Slinky Canvas Patent Print

Slinky 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
  • $20 flat fee shipping 
  • Add some playfulness to your office, toy room, and home with this fun Slinky patent, beautifully printed on canvas with archival ink. It is finished with a distressed vintage effect bringing character and atmosphere.

    "My invention relates to toys primarily intended for amusement of children, but also for family use as parlor games and the like, and for advertising purposes. . . . A purpose of my invention is to provide a helical spring toy which will transfer its turns from one end to the other in an entertaining manner when it is bent into general semi-circular form and the ends are moved up and down."--Richard T. James. Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office August 21, 1946.

  • 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.