Framed Space Suit Patent Print
- Printed in the U.S.A.
- 11 X 14 inch framed and matted print
- Two-inch black wood frame
- Antiqued blackboard finish
Essential for life, the space suit protects astronauts from the extreme conditions of space. The suits made for astronauts through the Apollo missions were one-time-use space suits. This patent print is from the Apollo era, patented in 1973. A great piece for a space enthusiast, it is printed on card stock with archival ink and is finished with a distressed, vintage effect.
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.