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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Clothespin patent models, 1852-87Clothespin patent models, 1852-87

Invention has always been a key part of the National Museum of American History's story of progress. In 1908 and again in 1926 the Patent Office transferred thousands of patent models to the Smithsonian, including these clothespins.

See also: Patent Models

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