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Making Patent Drawings by Henry Radzinsky. Published by Macmillan, NY 1946. This vintage book's provenance adds to its interest: A de-accessioned library book from the patent office of a private company. Stamped Title page: "from the patent Office Gleason Works, Rochester, NY."

A fascinating look at patent drawing before the use of computers to do the work. A great discourse on how to draw patents-- what works and what doesn't in making effective patent drawings and why.

In the pre-computer age, anyone who studied any kind of industrial design, architecture or engineering had to to become a master of mechanical drawing. These old drawings had a beauty all their own, and the captions and noted that accompanied them were also written in a finely executed and lovely style. They were no small achievement, requitring skills that are largely forgotten today.

Condition: A well-used ex-library book with spine label and stampings. Cloth covers have a few stains and some wear and abrasion at edges, corners and spine extremities. There is some creasing to half title page and to several other pages here and there in the text. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked.

A wonderful book that celebrates the human hand and what it can do.




Making Patent Drawings Vintage Book 1946 Drafting Prototypes Inventions


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, ink, cloth
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