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Patent Models in the Oval Office « 717 Madison Place

Patent Models in the Oval Office

Incoming US Presidents typically redecorate the Oval Office at the White House.  C-span conducted an interview with President Obama recently.  One of the notable changes for readers of this blog is that patent models from the late 1800’s now adorn the shelves of the oval office:

 

Henry Williams’ 1877 feathering paddlewheel for steamboats

Henry Williams’ 1877 feathering paddlewheel for steamboats

John Peer’s 1874 gear-cutting machine

John Peer’s 1874 gear-cutting machine

Samuel Morse’s 1849 telegraph

Samuel Morse’s 1849 telegraph

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