Typewriter Canvas Patent Print
Typewriter Canvas Patent Print
Typewriter Canvas Patent Print

Typewriter Canvas Patent Print

  • Printed in the U.S.A. on canvas with archival ink
  • 16 X 20 inch patent print
  • Restored and digitally enhanced while maintaining the integrity of the original document
  • Antiqued blackboard finish
  • $30 flat fee shipping 
  • A great decoration for your office, and home, you won't need white-out to fix this 1938 typewriter patent, elegantly printed on canvas with archival ink. It is finished with a distressed vintage effect bringing character and atmosphere.

    "This invention relates to improvements in typewriters and more particularly to a typewriter of such character that speed and volume of work are of secondary importance, but with which cost and educational value are of prime importance. . . . One of the objects of the invention is to provide a typewriter which may be manufactured at relatively small cost due to the fact that many moving parts of conventional typewriters are eliminated."--Joseph Lee Sweeney. Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office May 13, 1938.

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  • The patent act of 1790 established the rules for submitting a patent application. Each application had to be submitted with specifications, a patent drawing, and if possible a model of the invention. Eventually, models were no longer required.

    The National Archives holds nearly three million patent case files from 1836-1956.