Father’s Day Gift Suggestions from the Patent Files

Need a last-minute gift idea for Dear Old Dad?

Whatever Dad’s hobby or interest, patent files are full of quirky gems. The largest selection is in the series Utility Patent Drawings, 1837 – 1911 NAID 305888 among the Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, Record Group 241, but there are patent drawings in other series, including court records. Search our catalog to find a personal favorite, or choose from the selection here. You can download the images from the catalog.

For the sporty dad:

For the dad who likes to entertain:


For the adventurer:

For the traditionalist:

Does Dad need a chair that cools him while he rocks? Here are two options:



4 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gift Suggestions from the Patent Files

  1. AAAAAH! the latest inovations delivered to my in box! Happy retro-Fathers day! Happy Father’s day Jim,

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