US Patent Office Models

A feature last month in Wired magazine, details the intricate scaled models that were required for submission in patent applications, in times gone by. These tiny reductions combine refined craftsmanship with communication, transmitting the idea and mechanisms of the patent application through existing as a 3d diagram. Above is a paper bag making machine.

See more at:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/pl_artpatentmodels/?pid=7274

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