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Inventive Thinking and Creativity Gallery
A photo gallery to accompany lesson plans and activities for teaching about inventions, inventive thinking and creativity.

Inventive Thinking and Creativity Gallery
A photo gallery to accompany lesson plans and activities for teaching about inventions, inventive thinking and creativity.

Statue of Liberty
Perhaps the most famous of all design patents is the Statue of Liberty. Page 5.

1870 Mousetrap Patent Text
1870 Mousetrap Patent Text. Inventors. Page 2.

1870 Mousetrap
1870 Mousetrap. Inventors.

James Doubt - Mousetrap Patent
James Doubt - Mousetrap Patent. Inventors. Page 4.

Charles Jenkins - Radiovision
Charles Jenkins - Radiovision. Inventors. Page 6.

John Logie Baird - televised human face
John Logie Baird - televised human face. Page 5.

Parts of a Cathode Ray Tube
Parts of a Cathode Ray Tube. Inventors. Page 7.

Paul Gottlieb Nipkow
Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. Inventors.

Paul Nipkow
Paul Nipkow. Inventors. Page 2.

Vladimir Zworykin
Vladimir Zworykin. Inventors. Page 3.

Vladimir Zworykin
Vladimir Zworykin patent drawing for television. Page 4.

History of Television - Historical Photo and Patents
Photod of historical televisions pioneers and patents

Pneumatic Tube Carrier
Pneumatic Tube Carrier. Inventors.

Alfred Benjamin - Black Inventor
Black inventor Alfred Benjamin patented in 1962 - steel scouring pads. Page 24.

Alfred Benjamin
Black inventor Alfred Benjamin invented stainless steel scouring pads. Page 25.

Patricia Bath Patent #4,744,360
Patricia Bath became the first black woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention. Page 17.

Otis Boykin
Otis Boykin invented an improved electrical resistor. Page 33.

Andrew Jackson Beard - Black Inventor
Andrew Jackson Beard invented an improved car coupler. Page 19.

Bertram Baker
Bertram Baker invented an automatic cashier. Page 8.

Bertram F Baker
Bertram F Baker invented an automatic cashier. Page 6.

Bertram Baker
Bertram Baker invented improvements to the automatic cashier. Page 7.

Charles Bankhead
Charles Bankhead invented a printing process. Page 11.

David Baker - Signal Apparatus
David Baker invented a signal apparatus. Page 9.

George Barnes
George Barnes designed a very unusual design for a sign. Page 12.

George Becket - Black Inventor
George Becket. Inventors. Page 22.

George E Becket #483,525
George E Becket - read his patent. Page 23.

George E Becket
George E Becket invented an improved letter box. Page 21.

Henry Blair - Black Inventor
Henry Blair invented a corn planting machine and was the second black inventor to patent. Page 27.

Henry Blair - African American Patent Holder
Henry Blair was the second African American to receive a patent. Page 28.

Henry Blair - Famous Black Inventor
Henry Blair was an early black inventor. Page 29.

Henry Blair
Henry Blair invented a corn-planting machine. Page 26.

James Bauer - Black Inventor
James A Bauer invented a coin changer mechanism. Page 20.

Ned Barnes
Ned Barnes patent drawing. Inventors. Page 13.

Patricia Bath
Patricia Bath invented a laser apparatus for surgery of cataractous lenses. Page 18.

Sarah Boone - Patents for Sarah Boone
Sarah Boone invented an improved ironin board - read the patent. Page 32.

Sarah Boone - Black Inventor
Sarah Boone. Inventors. Page 31.

Sarah Boone - Invented an Improved Ironing Board
Sarah Boone - patent for ironing board. Page 30.

Sharon Barnes #4,988,211
Sharon Barnes #4,988,211. Inventors. Page 14.

William Bailis
William Bailis invented an improved ladder. Page 4.

William Ballow - Combined Hatrack and Table
William Ballow. Inventors. Page 10.

William Barry
Mail-canceling machine. Inventors. Page 15.

David L Joseph
David Joseph invented a virtual vehicle transmission test cell. Page 8.

Donald K Jones
Black inventor Donald K Jones invented a foam matrix embolization device. Page 5.

Henry A Jackson - African American Inventor
Henry Jackson designed a kitchen table.

John Love - Plasterers hawk
Black inventor John Love invented an improved plasterers hawk and received a patent. Page 18.

John Love - Pencil Sharpener
John Love invented an improved pencil sharpener and received a patent. Page 19.

Joseph Lee - Bread crumbing machine
Black inventor Joseph Lee invented a bread crumbing machine. Page 16.

Joseph Lee - Kneading machine
Black inventorn Joseph Lee invented an improved kneading machine. Page 15.

Lewis Howard Latimer - Lamp Fixture
Black inventor Lewis Howard Latimer invented an improved lamp fixture. Page 14.

Lewis Latimer - Water Closet For Railroad Cars
Lewis Latimer - Water Closet For Railroad Cars. Page 12.

Patrick Pierre Jordan
Black inventor Patrick Pierre Jordan invented a smoke detector. Page 7.

Wilbert Jones - Black Inventor
Wilbert Jones invented an ornamental design for a set of crutch handle covers. Page 6.

Charles Orren Bailiff
Charles Orren Bailiff - black inventor. Page 3.

Gaetano Brooks
Gaetano Brooks. Inventors. Page 34.

Janet Emerson Bashen
Janet Emerson Bashen. Inventors. Page 16.

Leonard Bailey - Black Inventor
Leonard Bailey - Black Inventor. Inventors.

Leonard Bailey - Folding Bed
Leonard Bailey - Folding Bed. Inventors. Page 2.

Marcelleaus P Baines
Marcelleaus Baines invented a motor vehicle engine immobilizer security system. Page 5.

Norman K Bucknor
Norman Bucknor invented a family of transmissions for General Motors. Page 35.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Jack Johnson - Inventor
Inventor Jack Johnson was also the world's first African-American heavyweight champion. Page 2.

James King - Black Inventor
James King invented a combination cotton thinning and cultivating machine. Page 11.

Lewis Howard Latimer - Book supporter
Black inventor Lewis Howard Latimer invented a book supporter. Page 13.

Lonnie G Johnson - Super Soaker
Black inventor Lonnie G Johnson invented the toy water gun called the Super Soaker. Page 3.

Marjorie Stewart Joyner - Permanent waving machine
Black inventor Marjorie Stewart Joyner invented an improved permanent waving machine. Page 9.

Mary Beatrice Kenner - Bathroom tissue holder
Black inventor Mary Beatrice Kenner invented an improved bathroom tissue holder. Page 10.

Willis Johnson - Egg Beater
Black inventor Willis Johnson invented an improved egg beater. Page 4.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Albert Richardson - Insect destroyer
Albert Richardson - Insect destroyer. Page 9.

Anthony Phills - KeyRules
Anthony Phills - KeyRules. Inventors. Page 5.

Cecil Rivers
Cecil Rivers invented a circuit breaker with a single tst button mechanism. Page 11.

Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator
Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator. Page 10.

Prism Mailbox
Prism Mailbox. Inventors. Page 12.

John W Outlaw - Horseshoe
John W Outlaw - Horseshoe. Inventors.

Charles Brooks - Street Sweeper
Charles Brooks - Street Sweeper. Inventors. Page 2.

Charles Brooks - Street Sweeper
Charles Brooks - Street Sweeper. Inventors.

Alice H Parker - Heating furnace
Alice H Parker - Heating furnace. Page 2.

Lloyd Ray - Improved Dustpan
Lloyd Ray - Improved Dustpan. Inventors. Page 8.

Robert Pelham - Pasting device
Robert Pelham - Pasting device. Inventors. Page 4.

Willam Purvis - Fountain pen
Willam Purvis - Fountain pen. Inventors. Page 6.

William Queen invented a quard for companion ways or hatches and received patent 458,13 on 8/18/1891
William Queen - Guard for companion ways or hatches. Page 7.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

John Percial Parker - Portable screw-press
John Percial Parker - Portable screw-press. Page 3.

Robert Dedmon - Combined sleigh and boat
Robert Dedmon - Combined sleigh and boat. Page 3.

Thomas Elkins - Chamber commode
Thomas Elkins - Chamber commode. Inventors. Page 6.

Thomas Elkins - Combined dining, ironing table, and quilting frame
Thomas Elkins - Combined dining, ironing table, and quilting frame. Page 5.

Thomas Elkins - Refrigerating apparatus
Thomas Elkins - Refrigerating apparatus. Page 7.

William Davis - Game Table 2
William Davis - Game Table 2. Inventors. Page 2.

William R. Davis Jr - Game table
William R. Davis Jr - Game table

William Deitz - Upper Shoe
William Deitz - Upper Shoe. Inventors. Page 4.

African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Garrett Morgan - Later Gas Mask
Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel

The Garrett Augustus Morgan Traffic Light Signal
The Garrett Morgan traffic signal was a T-shaped pole unit that featured three positions.

The Garrett Augustus Morgan Traffic Signal
The inventor sold the rights to his traffic signal to the General Electric Corporation for $40,000.

Photos and Drawings of Garrett Augustus Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan - Cleveland inventor and businessman who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector aka gas mask.

Garrett Augustus Morgan - Later Gas Mask
A refined model of his early gas mask won a gold medal at the International Exposition of Sanitation and Safety, and another gold medal from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Earlier Version of Gas Mask by Garrett Morgan
In 1914 Garrett Morgan was awarded a patent for a Safety Hood and Smoke Protector.

Nanosensor Probes
Tiny nano needle probes can detect cancer.

Nanotechnology Inventions
Nanotechnology is changing every industrial sector - view nanotechnology inventions.

How to View Nanoscale Objects
Atomic scale microscopes are needed to view nanoscale objects.

Nanoengineers Invent New Biomaterial
The invention from nanoengineers marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue.

Turbofan Jet Engine
A turbofan jet engine has a large fan at the front which sucks in air - most of today's airliners are powered by turbofans.

Ocean City
Our invention is a city on stilts that is located on the ocean.

Kid Invention - The Tree Planting Machine
Our invention helps solve the problem of deforestation.

The Peace Chip
The peace chip is a device that when implanted in a person's body through surgery makes the person hate war and fighting

Universal Re-cycling Machine
The Machine is fully automatic and run by a powerful computer.

Cleaner-Up
This is a rocket that will be launched into space and stay there.

Kid Inventions - Inventions for School
Young inventors and their school inventions - safety fingerprint gun - peace chip - ocean city - cleaner-up - tree planting machine - oil-sucker-upper - universal recycling machine.

The Safety Fingerprint Gun
This gun will help prevent criminal acts and careless mistakes

The Pick-up-Pollution Bomb
My invention is called The Pick-up-Pollution Bomb.

Kid Inventors - Kid Inventions
More from the minds of children - peace bombs - artificial planets - change garbage into pizza.

The Food Maker
This machine's purpose is to feed everyone that is hungry or poor with any kind of food.

The Planet Allmack - A Brand New Planet
This planet is a man-made planet that is made from a special and very rare mineral called Allmack.

The Flying House
My invention is a home that will blast off in space.

Or What about a Floating Continent?
Everyone needs this product. Inventors.

The Bug Robot
My invention is a robot that swats little bugs

Freeze-A-Bomb
My invention freezes a bomb with little ice pellets and it is only supposed to be used by the bomb squad and the police.

The Hover Car
The wiggly lines you see are electric waves pulling the car away from the earth.

The Vegetarian Food Machine
My invention is the vegetarian food machine.

Inventions and Achievements of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod - iron furnace stove - bifocal glasses and odometer - sp Ben Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin Invented the Franklin Stove
Benjamin Franklin developed a new style of stove - Franklin Stove - with a hoodlike enclosure in the front and an airbox in the rear.

Benjamin Franklin Invented Bifocals Glasses
Ben Franklin developed bifocal glasses for reading near and far

Map of The Gulf Stream
Ben Franklin always wondered why sailing from America to Europe took less time than going the other way

Who Invented Daylight Savings Time?
Ben Franklin believed that people should should use daylight productively.

The Odometer
Benjamin Franklin invented a simple odometer

Armoured Car
Armoured Car a pen drawing dated 1487 by Leonardo Da Vinci. Page 7.

Automatic Igniting Device for Firearms Designed by Leonardo da Vinci
Automatic Igniting Device for Firearms Designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 11.

Design for a Flying Machine
Design for a Flying Machine. Inventors. Page 6.

Eight Barrelled Machine Gun Designed by Leonardo da Vinci
Eight Barrelled Machine Gun designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 10.

Giant Crossbow by da Vinci
Drawing of giant crossbow by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1485 to 1487. Page 8.

Leornardo Da Vinci Parachute Drawing
Leornardo Da Vinci Parachute Drawing. Page 12.

Machine for Storming Walls
Machine for Storming Walls. Inventors. Page 9.

The Ornithopter Flying Machine Designed by Leonardo da Vinci
The Ornithopter Flying Machine Designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 4.

Design for a Flying Machine by Leonardo da Vinci.
Design for a Flying Machine is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 5.

Designs for a Boat - Leonardo da Vinci
Designs for a Boat is part of a series of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 3.

Artillery Park Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci
An Artillery Park is a 1487 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

Depth Charge - History of Submarines and Depth Charges
The depth charge is a weapon used by ships or aircraft to attack submerged submarines - developed by the British for use against German submarines.

Depth Charge Projector
During World War II depth charges were further developed.

Depth Charges During a Tour of Duty.
A submarine's trials with depth charges during a tour of duty.

Allied Destroyer Dropping Twin Depth Charges
Allied Destroyer Dropping Twin Depth Charges

Depth Charge Operator
Depth Charge Operator. Inventors.

The Cotton Gin Patent - Eli Whitney - X72
Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin on March 14 1794.

Cotton Gin Patent - Eli Whitney
The cotton gin was patented on March 14 1794 by Eli Whitney.

Eli Whitney - X72 - The Cotton Gin Patent
The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney on March 14 1794.

Eli Whitney - X72 - Cotton Gin Patent
On March 14 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin.

Model of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin
Model of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

Portrait of Eli Whitney - Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Portrait of Eli Whitney - Inventor of the Cotton Gin

Example of a Design Patent
Patent laws grant design patents to any person who has invented any new and nonobvious ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Design Patent D436,119
Design patent example D436,119. Inventors.

Design Patent D436,119 Drawing Sheet 1
Design Patent D436,119. Inventors.

Design Patent D436,119 Drawing Sheets 2
Design Patent D436,119 Drawing Sheets 2

Design Patent D436,119 Drawing Sheets 3
Design Patent D436,119 Drawing Sheets 3

The Parts of an Airplane - Engine
The different parts of an airplane - the engine. Page 6.

The Parts of an Airplane
The different parts of an airplane.

The Parts of an Airplane - Tail
The different parts of an airplane - the tail. Page 5.

The Parts of an Airplane - Wings
The different parts of an airplane - the wings. Page 2.

The Parts of an Airplane - Ailerons
The different parts of an airplane - the ailerons. Page 4.

The Parts of an Airplane - Flaps
The different parts of an airplane - the flaps. Page 3.

The Parts of an Airplane - Fuselage
The body of the plane is called the fuselage.

The Histories of Best Known Razors and Shavers
A couple of inventors of razors have made the process of shaving easier over the years, and their names and inventions are still known and widely used today.

The History of Radar and Doppler Radar
Radar has been around since 1935 but the original concept has been improved on over the years in various ways, making it what it is today.

The Origin of the Popsicle
The Popsicle began as a mistake by a young boy and evolved into an immensely popular treat, selling about two billion a year.

Young Thomas Edison
Young Thomas Edison. Inventors.

1904 Fireworks Image
Wonderful fireworks, at opening of new bridge circa 1904 - looking from Manhattan east to Brooklyn, New York. Page 14.

Blue Fireworks over Buckingham Palace
A fabulous fireworks image, blue fireworks over Buckingham Palace and how firework colors are made. Page 2.

Chinese Firecrackers
Firecrackers are used to celebrate the lunar New Year and bring good luck. Page 6.

Dragon Dance as Sparks Fly from Fireworks
A eerie fireworks image of Dragon Dancers celebrating the lunar New Year in China. Page 5.

Spectacular Fireworks Image at Diamond Jubilee
This is an amazing fireworks image from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London.

Beautiful Fireworks Image Over Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by fireworks. Page 10.

Fireworks Image Over Big Ben
A new type of fireworks display behind Big Ben in London to celebrate New Years Eve. Page 7.

China Celebrates The Lantern Festival With Fireworks
Fireworks celebrate the Lantern Festival in China and represents the lunar new year. Page 4.

Puck's Pyrotechnics - Fourth of July Fireworks
Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a

Pyrotechnists
Fireworks Sanderson & Lanergan, Pyrotechnists. Page 12.

Pyrotechnic Fountain
Herr Granada, Alma Fedora in their own invention, the revolving pyrotechnic fountain marvelous high wire artists. Page 16.

Opening of Williamsburg Bridge, New York City
Fireworks celebrate the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. Page 15.

Blue and Yellow Fireworks Display
How do they get the olors to go exactly. Page 17.

Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait
Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait. Page 4.

Edison's home, Menlo Park, New Jersey from a sketch by Theo. R. Davis
Edison's home, Menlo Park, New Jersey from a sketch by Theo. R. Davis. Page 2.

Six views showing Menlo Park and exterior of Edison's laboratory, and electric light apparatus
Six views showing Menlo Park and exterior of Edison's laboratory, and electric light apparatus. Page 3.

Visual Timeline of Thomas Edison Inventions
What better way to learn about Thomas Edison inventions using actual photos and illustrations to make the world of genius called Thomas Edison come alive.

Fireworks at the Diamond Jubilee - Buckingham Palace Concert
Fireworks at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee concert in London, England. Page 3.

San Francisco Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Golden Gate Bridge With Fireworks
A gorgeous photo of fireworks over the Golden Gate Bridge. Page 9.

Fireworks at Sporting Event
Fireworks displayed at a San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies game. Page 11.

Golden Gate Bridge Celebration with Fireworks Display From Bridge
Fireworks explode over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Page 8.

Fireworks Images
Images of fireworks from around the world both modern and historical fireworks images

Fireworks Images
Images of fireworks from around the world both modern and historical fireworks images

The first successful test of an atomic bomb
The first successful test of an atomic bomb, Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Page 2.

Atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki
Atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki. Page 7.

Fat Man Atomic Bomb
The second nuclear weapon to be detonated. Page 6.

Hiroshima in ruins
Hiroshima in ruins after atomic bomb drops. Page 5.

Little Boy, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Little Boy, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Page 3.

Nuclear Chain Reaction
This drawing depicts the historic Dec. 2, 1942, event -- the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

History of the Atomic Bomb in Photos
The Manhattan Project was committed to expediting research that would produce a viable atomic bomb.

Ambrotype
Ambrotype. Inventors. Page 12.

Camera Obscura
Alhazen a great authority on optics in the Middle Ages invented the first pinhole camera - the Camera Obscura - and was able to explain why the images were upside down.

Daguerreotype By Louis Daguerre
Boulevard du Temple, Paris - Daguerreotype taken by Louis Daguerre. Page 4.

Example of a Dry Plate Photograph
Example of a Dry Plate Photograph. Page 17.

The oldest known photograph in the world.
The oldest known photograph in the world. It is a photograph of a 17th century Flemish engraving, showing a man leading a horse. It was made by the French inventor Nicephore Niepce in 1825, with an heliography technical process. Page 3.

Louis Daguerre
Louis Daguerre introduced the daguerreotype process to the public on August 19, 1839 at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris. Page 5.

Key West Florida 1849
Daguerreotype - Key West Florida 1849. Page 9.

Prints of Nitrocellulose Film
Prints of Nitrocellulose Film. Inventors. Page 19.

The Calotype Process
Window in the South Gallery of Lacock Abbey made from the oldest photographic negative in existence. Page 13.

The Magic Lantern - Lantern Slide
The Magic Lantern was the forerunner of the modern slide projector. Page 18.

Members of the 75th Ohio Infantry in Jacksonville
Members of the 75th Ohio Infantry in Jacksonville. Page 14.

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay
Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Illustration of Camera Obscura In Use
Illustration of Camera Obscura use

Buckminster Fuller Commemorative Stamp
Buckminster Fuller Commemorative Stamp. Page 6.

Dymaxion Car
Dymaxion Car. Inventors. Page 8.

Dymaxion House
Dymaxion House. Inventors. Page 7.

Daguerreotype - Portraut of Samuel Morse
This head-and-shoulders portrait of Morse is a daguerreotype made between 1844 and 1860 from the studio of Mathew Brady. Page 7.

Daguerreotype
Daguerreotype Photograph - Mount of the Holy Cross 1874. Page 11.

Daguerreotype - Confederate Dead
Confederate dead from one of Stephen D.Lee's batteries lying east of the Dunker Church, Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, September, 1862. Page 10.

Example of a Wet Plate Photograph
Taken near Savannah Georgia this photograph shows a typical field set-up of the Civil War era. Page 16.

An Illustrated History of Photography
An illustrated tour of how photography has advanced through the ages.

An Illustrated History of Photography
An illustrated tour of how photography has advanced through the ages.

Glass Negatives: the Collodion Wet Plate
Glass Negatives: the Collodion Wet Plate. Page 15.

Daguerreotype Photography by Robert Cornelius
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre was the inventor of the first practical process of photography named after himself. Page 6.

Geodesic Dome Patent 3197927 Drawing 2
Geodesic Dome Patent 3197927 Drawing 2. Page 3.

Inventors Killed By Their Inventions
What happens when inventors become too daring, overzealous, or careless with their inventions. Unfortunately it has led to the fatal demise of those inventors.

Intelligent Whale
Intelligent Whale. Inventors. Page 6.

Robert Fulton's Submarine
Robert Fulton's Submarine. Inventors. Page 2.

Royal Navy Newest Submarine
Inventors. Page 18.

USS Seal
USS Seal. Inventors. Page 8.

First Thanksgiving
As early as 1621, the puritan colonists of Plymouth, Massachusetts set aside a day of thanks for a bountiful harvest. Page 8.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
Thanksgiving Proclamation. Inventors. Page 10.

Thanksgiving embossed insert for baking pan
Thanksgiving embossed insert for baking pan. Page 11.

Year-round decorative lights with selectable holiday color schemes
Year-round decorative lights with selectable holiday color schemes. Page 12.

A Gallery of Unusual Thanksgiving Day Inventions
A photo gallery of unusual thanksgiving day inventions

A Proclamation For a Publick Thanksgiving,
A Proclamation For a Publick Thanksgiving, Page 9.

Giant Floats Are Readied For Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
The giant balloon floats need to be held down while waiting for the Macy's Day Parade to begin. Page 3.

Balloons Prepped For Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
How the balloons and floats are prepared for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Legendary Thanksgiving Day Parade Winds Through New York City
The Pillsbury Doughboy sneaks in on the action at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Page 4.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Volunteers help inflate the Energizer Bunny flotation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Page 2.

Po from Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda
Po of Kung Fu Panda arrives in NYC for the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade. Page 7.

Spiderman at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Spiderman suddenly appears at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Page 6.

SpongeBob SquarePants Balloon
SpongeBob SquarePants does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Page 5.

Demolition Man Pinball Machine
Demolition Man Pinball Machine. Inventors. Page 11.

Doctor Who Pinball Machine
Doctor Who Pinball Machine. Inventors. Page 12.

Dracula Pinball Machine
Dracula Pinball Machine. Inventors. Page 13.

Flintstones Pinball Machine
Flintstones Pinball Machine. Inventors. Page 14.

Montegue Redgrave
Montegue Redgrave. Inventors. Page 15.

Pinball Bumpers
Pinball Bumpers. Inventors. Page 3.

Pinball Flippers
Pinball Flippers. Inventors. Page 4.

David Bushnell's Turtle Submarine
David Bushnell's Turtle Submarine

The First U.S. Navy Submariners
The First U.S. Navy Submariners. Inventors. Page 9.

Forward Torpedo Room
Forward Torpedo Room. Inventors. Page 15.

USS Tusk SS 426 Guppy type submarine
USS Tusk SS 426 Guppy type submarine. Page 14.

H. L. Hunley - U.S. Naval Historical Center
H. L. Hunley - U.S. Naval Historical Center. Page 3.

Loading Torpedos
Loading Torpedos. Inventors. Page 16.

The Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley
The Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. Page 4.

The Alligator Submarine
The Alligator was the first submarine purchased by the US Navy. Page 5.

US submarine L1
US submarine L1. Inventors. Page 11.

Pictures of US Submarines AL9, AL11, in dock
Pictures of US Submarines AL9, AL11, in dock. Page 10.

USS Flasher SS 249 High scoring Sub for WW II
USS Flasher SS 249 High scoring Sub for WW II. Page 13.

USS Holland (SS-1)
USS Holland (SS-1). Inventors. Page 7.

USS Nautilus
USS Nautilus. Inventors. Page 17.

Typical WW II Submarine layout
Typical WW II Submarine layout. Inventors. Page 12.

Submarine Photo Gallery
Photos and drawings of historical and modern submarines

Submarine Photo Gallery
Photos and drawings of historical and modern submarines

Attack From Mars Pinball Machine Detail
Attack From Mars Pinball Machine Detail. Page 9.

Attack From Mars Pinball Machine
Attack From Mars Pinball Machine. Page 8.

Bumpers & Flippers - Pinball Machine
Bumpers & Flippers - Pinball Machine. Page 2.

Modern Pinball Machine
Modern Pinball Machine. Inventors.

Retro Arcade
Retro Arcade. Inventors. Page 6.

Superman Pinball
Superman Pinball. Inventors. Page 7.

Aviator Glenn Curtiss
Aviator Glenn Curtiss. Inventors. Page 2.

Seaplanes - History of the First Seaplane
In 1910 the first successful seaplane took flight off the water at Martinque France. Page 4.

June Bug 1908
June Bug. Inventors.

Modern Seaplane
Modern Seaplane. Inventors. Page 8.

Red Wing
Red Wing. Inventors. Page 3.

Flying Clipper Seaplane
Inventors. Page 6.

Just for Fun - The Bride 13 Seaplane
Motion picture poster for Bride 13 episode nine Hurled from the clouds. Page 9.

Glenn Curtiss, The June Bug, Seaplanes
The June Bug was an aircraft designed by Glenn Curtiss and built in 1908

Blackwater 100 Pinball Machine
Blackwater 100 Pinball Machine. Inventors. Page 10.

Ball Fore Miniature Golf Course and Driving Range (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Ball Fore Miniature Golf Course and Driving Range (Sierra Vista, AZ). Page 2.

Miniature Golf Course in Shopping Mall
Miniature Golf. Inventors.

Miniature golf game board
Miniature golf game board. Inventors. Page 7.

People playing miniature golf
People playing miniature golf. Inventors. Page 12.

Golfing Globe
Golfing Globe. Inventors. Page 10.

Books on the History of Television
Books about the complete history of television

Timeline of Nuclear Technology and the Atomic Bomb
A timeline of nuclear innovations and famous figures in radiation history and the building of the atomic bomb

Timeline of Nuclear Technology and the Atomic Bomb
A timeline of nuclear innovations and famous figures in radiation history and the building of the atomic bomb

Timeline of Inventions and Technology
Timeline of inventions - complete with leads to detailed articles and photos

Timeline of IBM History
A timeline of the major achievements of IBM.

Timeline of IBM History
A timeline of the major achievements of IBM.

Timeline of IBM History
A timeline of the major achievements of IBM.

History of Board Games, Playing Cards, and Puzzles
We have been keeping ourselves entertained for centuries with board games, playing cards, and puzzles. Learn the history behind our most entertaining inventions.

History of Board Games, Playing Cards, and Puzzles
We have been keeping ourselves entertained for centuries with board games, playing cards, and puzzles. Learn the history behind our most entertaining inventions.

Explorer I Satellite - Model
Explorer I Satellite - Model. Inventors.

Physics Illustrations - Slinky - Slinky in Motion
View a Slinky in motion - Richard and Betty James invented the slinky.

Nanotechnology - The Nanoscale
How do we measure the size of nanotechnology materials?

First United States Satellite and Space Launch Vehicle
The first United States satellite and space launch vehicle.

Explorer I Satellite Photo
Explorer I Satellite Photo. Inventors.

The Jupiter C Rocket
The Jupiter C rocket. Inventors.

The Jupiter C Rocket - Photo of Explorer 1 Satellite Launch
The Jupiter C Rocket - photo of Explorer 1 launch

Jupiter C Rocket Engine
Jupiter C Rocket Engine. Inventors.

Loading of Explorer 1 Satellite
Loading of Explorer 1 Satellite. Inventors.

How Hydrogen Fuels Cells Work
Hydrogen fuel cells are the answer to the energy needs of the next millenium invented in 1839 by William Grove fuel cells will soon be powering every car in the world.

Help For Hard Times
George Washington Carver educates farmers in what crops to plant and when.

Help For Hard Times - Page 5
Help For Hard Times - Page 5. Inventors.

George Washington Carver - Help for the Hard Times - Pamphlet
George Washington Carver wrote the pamphlet Help for the Hard Times

Help For Hard Times
Washington T Booker wrote the forward to George Washington Carver's Help For Hard Times

Help For Hard Times - Page 6
George Washington Carver gives the farmers suggestions.

Help For Hard Times - Page 8
George Washington Carver served as the Director of Agriculture for the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for Negroes.

History of Sports
The inventors behind the games and the history of sports equipment.

History of Sports
The inventors behind the games and the history of sports equipment.

Dr Anthony B Will
Dr Anthony Will invented a vehicle steering system with a electronic power regulation unit. Page 11.

Patrick B Usoro
Dr Patrick Usoro invented a family of transmissions for General Motors. Page 4.

Granville Woods - Amusement apparatus
Granville Woods invented an amusement apparatus and received patent #639,692 on 12/19/1899. Page 15.

James West - Noise reduction processing arrangement for microphone arrays
James West - Noise reduction processing arrangement for microphone arrays. Page 9.

James West - Technique for fabrication of foil electret
James West - Technique for fabrication of foil electret. Page 7.

James West - Technique for removing surface and volume charges from thin high polymer films
James West - Technique for removing surface and volume charges from thin high polymer films. Page 8.

James Young - Battery performance control
James Young - Battery performance control. Page 17.

John White - Lemon squeezer
John White - Lemon squeezer. Inventors. Page 10.

Joseph Ausbon Thompson - Moist/dry lavatory and toilet tissue
Joseph Ausbon Thompson - Moist/dry lavatory and toilet tissue. Page 3.

Joseph Winters - Fire escape ladder
Joseph Winters - Fire escape ladder. Page 14.

Paul Williams - Helicopter design
Paul Williams - Helicopter design. Page 12.

Paul Williams - Helicopter
Paul Williams - Helicopter. Inventors. Page 13.

Simon Vincent - Woodworking machine
Simon Vincent - Woodworking machine. Page 5.

Ulysses Walton - Denture
Ulysses Walton - Denture. Inventors. Page 6.

Valerie Thomas - Illusion transmitter
Valerie Thomas received a patent in 1980 for inventing an illusion transmitter. Page 2.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Kevin Woolfolk - Squirrel cage
Kevin Woolfolk - Squirrel cage having a cyclometer and method for monitoring the activity of an animal. Page 16.

Gerald L Thomas
Inventors.

Parachute Trivia
In 1837 Robert Cocking became the first person to die from a parachute accident

First Parachute Training Tower
The first parachute training tower.

History of the Parachute (Inventors and Innovations)
The history of parachutes dates back to medieval days.

Andrew Garnerin - First Recorded Parachute Jump
Andrew Garnerin was the first person recorded to jump with a parachute without a rigid frame.

Andrew Garnerin
When opened the Andrew Garnerin parachute resembled a huge umbrella

Parachute Trivia
Two parachutters claim to be the first person to jump from an airplane

Parachute Jumping
modern parachute jumping. Inventors.

Benjamin Banneker Picture - Farmers Almanac Cover
Benjamin Banneker Picture on the cover of the Farmers Almanac.

Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia
Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia. Page 5.

Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Benjamin Banneker
Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Benjamin Banneker. Page 4.

Benjamin Banneker - Pictures
Pictures and photos of Benjamin Banneker and his works.

Benjamin Banneker's Almanack and Ephemeris
Benjamin Banneker's Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland and Virginia Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1792. Page 2.

The Origins of Your Humble Office Machine
The history of the office machine from water cooler to super computers.

The Origins of the Olympic Rings
Perhaps one of the best known symbols of the games are the Olympic rings

Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin was the co-founder of the modern Olympic Games in 1937, and the man who designed the first Olympic rings.

Olympic Flame and Olympic Rings
Olympic flame on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

The Origins of Your Humble Office Machine
The history of the office machine from water cooler to super computers.

The Origins of Your Humble Office Machine
The history of the office machine from water cooler to super computers.

Malfunction of the Olympic Rings
The mechanical snowflake version of the Olympic rings failed to open as planned.

Drawing of Telegraph - 1854
Drawing of Telegraph - 1854. Inventors. Page 14.

Morse Code circa 1837
Morse Code circa 1837. Inventors. Page 13.

Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647
Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647. Page 3.

Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647
Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647

Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647
Samuel Morse - Patent U.S. #1,647. Page 2.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 4.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 7.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 8.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 9.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 5.

Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647
Samuel Morse - U.S. Patent #1,647. Page 6.

Samuel Morse - sketches of a magnetized magnet
Samuel Morse magnetized magnet. Inventors. Page 10.

Samuel Morse - Telegraph Patent #1,647
The history of the telegraph - drawings from the telegraph patent belonging to Samuel Morse.

Samuel Morse - Telegraph Patent #1,647
The history of the telegraph - drawings from the telegraph patent belonging to Samuel Morse.

First Telegraph Message by Samuel Morse
First Telegraph Message by Samuel Morse. Page 11.

Sketch by Samuel Morse
Sketch by Samuel Morse. Inventors. Page 12.

Build a Submarine Simulation - Lesson Plan Questions
Lesson plan on how to build your own submarine simulation.

Invention and Inventor Info Links - Science for Kids
Science for Kids - The basics of how inventions are made, why inventions are important, and how an inventor does it - a primer for teachers.

Build a Submarine Simulation - Lesson Plan Procedure
Lesson plan on how to build your own submarine simulation.

Invention and Inventor Info Links - Science for Kids
Science for Kids - The basics of how inventions are made, why inventions are important, and how an inventor does it - a primer for teachers.

How a Laser Works
Lasers are possible because of the way light interacts with electrons.

How a Laser Works - Step 1
How a Laser Works - Step 1. Inventors.

How a Laser Works - Step 3
How a Laser Works - Step 3. Inventors.

How a Laser Works - Step 2
How a Laser Works - Step 2. Inventors.

How a Laser Works - Step 4
How a Laser Works - Step 4. Inventors.

The Top Ten Most Popular Inventors
The top ten most popular inventors. Who does everybody what to learn more about? Do you agree with this list?

Jumbotrons in Sports Stadiums
Jumbotrons are used in sports stadiums to bring the closeups to the stadium crowds.

The First Jumbotron Television
The very first giant television or Jumbotron was first exhibited at the 1985 World's Fair

Jumbotron World Records
What are the largest video displays or jumbotrons in the world?

How Does a Jumbotron Work?
How jumbotrons work and who invented them. Take a look at a few amazing jumbotrons from around the world.

The First Patent For The Ouija Board
While the Ouija boards have been around a very long time, in 1890 the Ouija Board was first patented. Learn where the word Ouija originated from.

Who Invented the Ouija Board
The Ouija board is a small wooden board with numbers and letters written on it that supposedly allows you to communicate with spirits. History of the Ouija Board

Patent Searching For New Inventors - Searching By Patent Number
How to find a patent by searching by a patent number.

Click On The Search Button - Patent Searching
When you have entered the patent number, click on the search button.

Now Practice Patent Searching
Above you can see the results on the

Fill In The Patent Number - Patent Searching
Filling in a patent number during a patent search.

Results Page - Patent Searching
After pushing the search button, you will be sent to the patent page belonging to patent number you entered.[

How to Patent Number Searching On The Advanced Search Page
Patent number searching on the advanced search page

Click On The Images Button - USPTO Patent Searching
When you click on the images button you will be able to view high resolution images of the patent.[

How to Become a Successful Inventor
Learn the relationship between patents and the market value of inventions - the need for counsel - the need for prior art searches and about being skeptical of invention promoters Learn the many different aspects of invention step by step.

Top Ten Inventions - Automobile, Telephone, and More
The top ten most popular inventions. Well why stop at ten, we are still adding to this list

History & Bios - Famous Inventions & Famous Inventors
Explore the history behind your favorite inventions and the biographies of famous inventors.

Bad Predictions - Great Inventions Nobody Believed In
Some of the greatest inventions in the world at one point in time received bad predictions that they would not succeed.

Difference Between an Emoticon and an Emoji
An emoji and an emoticon are almost the same thing, however, the emoji originate from Japan and there a view distinct differences.

Scott Fahlman - Father of the Smiley Face Emoticon
Scott Fahlman is credited with creating the first emoticon, a smiley happy face that he used on a online bulletin board that indicated when something was meant as a joke.

How to Make an Emoticon
Learn the keyboard stroke shortcuts for creating an emoticon, the icons that show emotions. These all work on facebook.

Who Invented Emoticons?
Emoticons and emoji - what are they and who invented them? There is a fascinating history behind these little icons. So put on your happy face.

Big 4 Tractor Plowing
Big 4 Tractor Plowing. Inventors. Page 2.

Big 4 Tractor
Big 4 Tractor. Inventors.

Disking with Big 4 Tractor
Rear view of disking with Big 4 tractor. Page 3.

Geiser Steam Plow Tractror
Geiser steam plow Highland Farm Fullerton. Page 4.

Minneapolis Steamer Tractor
Jack Anderson's Minneapolis steamer tractor and John Deere plow. Page 5.

Peerless Tractor Steam Lift Plow
Peerless Tractor Steam Lift Plow. Page 6.

Twin City Tractor 20-35 pulling plow.
Twin City Tractor 20-35 pulling plow. Page 8.

Twin City tractor hauling lumber.
Twin City tractor hauling lumber. Page 7.

Antique Tractor Photos - Historical Antique Tractors
Photos of famous antique tractors

What is a Nickel Cadmium Battery? - How a Battery Works
The Nickel Cadmium Battery is rechargeable, so it can cycle repeatedly. Page 2.

The Beginner's Guide to How a Battery Works
What exactly is a battery aka energy cell.

What is a Nickel Hydrogen Battery?
The Nickel-Hydrogen battery can be considered a hybrid between the nickel-cadmium battery and the fuel cell.

What is a Lithium Battery?
A type of a battery composed of Lithium, the lightest metal and the metal that has the highest electrochemical potential.

Famous Automobile Makers
The men and women behind the over 100,000 patents that created the modern automobile.

Free Brain Games - What Smart People Do
What do smart people do when they have time off. Keep their minds nimble and sharp with a few brain games that improve spatial recall, logic, memory, problem solving and more. All while keeping them very entertained.

Selling Ideas - Learn The Art of Selling and Marketing Your New Invention
How to succeed at selling and marketing your products and inventions. New ideas, new invention; are you going to manufacture and sell your own products, or are you going to sell your new idea to someone else?

Lesson Plans and Kid Inventors
Find a lesson plan for teaching about invention and inventors and other science lesson plans for grades K to 12 - Fun experiments all about inventing - inventions made by kids - workshops courses and summer camps for kid inventors and contests kids can submit their inventions to.

Wacky Weird Gadgets
Wacky patents and wacky gadgets of an unconventional and humorous nature.

verywell
verywell. Inventors.

The Early History of Communication
People have long sought to communicate with one another in many forms and across long distances.

The History of Transportation
From horses to spaceships, the journey of man's quest to get around were spurred by ingenuity and moments of awe.

History of Steam-Powered Cars - Who Invented the Steam Car?
Historians who accept that early steam-powered road vehicles were technically automobiles consider A Frenchman to be the inventor of the first automobile.

The History of Computer and Video Games - Who Invented Video Games?
Video and computer games have gone through a long and winding journey of advancements, with numerous inventors all playing a pivotal role.

Biography of Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell may be known for inventing the telephone but he also dabbled in everything from renewable energy to aircraft.

Michael Faraday: Inventor of the Electric Motor
Michael Faraday's discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis led to the invention of the first electric motor.

Who Invented the Car? - History of the Automobile
A Frenchmen made the first automobile, but its evolution was a worldwide effort.

Who Invented the Toilet?
Until fairly recently, only royalty and the affluent were afforded the privilege of a crapper.

What is Snapchat?
How Snapchat emerged from just another messaging app to one of the most widely used in the world.

Who Invented 3D Printing? - History of 3D Printing
Technology that allowed objects to be manufactured rapidly, layer by layer goes back to the 1980's.

The History of Steamboats
With the help of American inventor Robert Fulton, the steam engine revolutionized boats as a form of mass transportation.

Who Invented the Spinning Jenny?
A machine that improved textiles also threatened a lot of workers' jobs.

Copyright Protection: How Long Does It Last?
When does a copyright work become public domain (how long does copyright protection for an individual work last)?

The History of Potato Chips
Who invented potato chips and why can't you eat more than just one?

The History and Inventors of the Ice Cream Cone
Several inventors have been credited as having invented the first ice cream cone.

The History of Vending Machines
The first commercial coin operated vending maching was introduced in London in the early 1880s it dispensed post cards.

Who came up with Fathers Day?
The history of how Fathers Day became a nationally accepted date. Learn whose father inspired the first Father's Day.

Q&A: Waterless Urinal Inventor Klaus Reichardt
For the creator of the waterless urinal, going flush-free is the way of the future.

Inventor Urban Legends
Some people still believe Microsoft invented the computer and that Al Gore created the internet. It's time to bust some myths.

What You Need to Know About the Project Ara Smartphone
Get the lowdown on the innovative modular smartphone that will be coming out sometime this year.

How Dyson's Supersonic Hair Dryer Works
Dyson's invention combines his signature cutting-edge sensibilities with a pleasingly minimalist aesthetic.

A Short History of Duct Tape
One of the world's most versatile fixer-uppers only came about because of one persistent woman's plea to the President.

Who Invented Karaoke?
The Japanese inventor responsible for a global phenomenon walked away with surprisingly little money.

Who Invented the Kettlebell?
The Kettlebell goes as far back as Ancient Greece, but a Russian doctor deserves credit for spreading it to the masses.

Who Invented Bluetooth?
The short answer is Swedish telecomm Ericsson, though a famous Hollywood star played a pivotal role as well.

Inventors - History and Biography Resources
Inventor biography and history databases with indexed and alphabetical listings.

European Inventions By Country - Famous European Inventions
European inventions listed by country.

Who Invented Velcro?
Velcro fasteners were invented by a Swiss engineer named George De Mestral after he took a walk in the park with his dog and noticed something curious.

A Chilling History of Frozen Food
Clarence Birdeye's hunch that faster freezing under colder temperatures led him to invent a process to preserve and sell foods that would still taste fresh.

A Brief History of Prosthetics
The earliest prosthetic limb was unearthed in ancient Egypt and the contributions of several inventors have since improved upon its function.

Where to Get a Patent Trademark or Copyright Application Form
Where to get a patent, trademark, or copyright application form - to apply for a patent or to register a trademark or a copyright.

Product Reviews
Reviews and product profiles - innovations.

Prototypes for Inventions - Plastic and Other Prototypes
Information on plastic and other prototypes with articles explaining the benefits of prototypes and how to find the right prototyper.

A Brief History of the Tampon
Historical records credit the ancient Egyptians for creation of the first tampons, but the modern-day tampon was invented here in America.

Broadcasting History - The History of Audio Visual Media
The history of audio visual media and broadcasting including television radio sound and video recording and more.