Framed Space Capsule Patent Print

Framed Space Capsule Patent Print

  • Printed in the U.S.A.
  • 11 X 14 inch framed and matted print
  • Two-inch black wood frame
  • Antiqued blackboard finish
  • NASA’s 1963 patent of "manned space capsule configuration for orbital flight and atmospheric reentry" showed the diagram of what we now easily identify as a space capsule. A terrific piece for space enthusiasts, 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.