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Tiny inventions

Posted August 10, 2009 6:56 a.m. EDT

From 1790 to 1870, patent law required inventors to submit a physical model of their idea.  Dozens of the models are on display at Harvard right now.  Wired magazine has a gallery of some of those models.

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