Inside: How to find vintage patents and many free printable patent art prints.
Being interested in DIY and interiors, I’ve noticed things on the program that others might not, like the fabulous giant patent art hanging on the wall in Rachel and Mike’s flat in Suits. One of them is an old box camera and another typewriter.
I love the trend of hanging patent art prints of everyday objects on the wall. If you have a particular interest or hobby, you will easily find a patent matching it, whether it’s photography, guitar patents, sewing, tennis, etc. I bet whatever it is, you will be able to find something out there that’s related.
I’m interested in photography; I especially lovely the patent art of old-style cameras. Patent prints of camping and sports equipment, such as racquets and bats, look great on the wall, especially in dens and man caves.
I’ve seen the patent art decoupaged to furniture and trinket dishes and it looks really good. I’ve even made some cool kitchen patent DIY placemats for my home.
How to Find Printable Patent Art For Your Home
Did you know you can search for over 87 million patents using Google patent search?
Most of the patents found on google patents are simple black and white drawings. However, it is easy to transform these images into patent art inverting the images in a package such as Photoshop to create a blueprint effect.
The results of a Google patent search can be overwhelming and time-consuming to pinpoint the exact image you want. I have done the work for you and curated a collection of retro patent art that would look good in any home.
The images on Google patent searches are .png files. Just click on the patent title you want, and it will take you directly to the relevant Google page, where you can download the image for your personal use.
Converting the png images into jpg images is very simple. Just upload the png image into Windows Paint (free with your Windows software). Then in the file menu, click save as and choose the jpg extension before clicking save.
Quick Guide To Google Patent Search
If you would like to tackle google patent search your self then these instructions should help.
- Head to Google Patent Search at “https://patents.google.com“.
- Type in keywords or phrases related to the patent you’re looking for in the search bar. Be specific or use the patent number if you have it.
- Refine your search by using the filters on the left-hand side. You can narrow down results by patent type, filing date, or assignee.
- Check out the list of patents that match your search. Click on a title to see more details.
- Explore the detailed page to find the full text, drawings, and legal information about the patent.
- If you need a copy, use the “Download PDF” or “Print” buttons on the page.
Retro Free Patent Art For Your Home
To download your patent art print, click on the title above the illustration. A larger image will open as a new tab in your browser.
If you are looking for patent art for a beach house, check out the excellent collection of maritime patents in this collection of vintage nautical images.
This box camera is very much like that patent art print I spotted on Rachen & Mike’s wall in Suits.
Next, don’t forget the lovely retro typewriter image. I think this would look fabulous on the wall of a home office or study.
What about some patent art of a Singer sewing machine for your craft room.
You’ll find a watercolour print of a vintage sewing machine along with many other everyday objects in the Index of American Design.
Another fabulous patent image for the office this time one of the humble paper clip. There are more cool vintage art supplies and stationery images on Pictureboxblue.
This is a classic, the original patent image for Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb.
A retro roller skate patent design would look fabulous in a teen bedroom. Who knew that roller skates went as far back as 1881?
I will be getting a printout of the Shuttlecock patent image for my home as my husband and boys are all badminton obsessed and play regularly at a high level.
I’ve even tried to find ways to upcycle their badminton shuttlecocks.
I’m not sure if this is the original coke bottle design but it looks very similar.
I admit I love this patent for a time chart just because it has a map on it. I tend to love anything with a retro-style world map on it.
Finally, this patent for a reading lamp would look great in any home. I’ve also shown how the patent art would look if you invert it.
Personally, the roller skate patent is my favourite and I’m going to download it and frame it for my son’s room.
What would you like as a patent art? What are you going to search for with the Google patent search?
Something to do with one of your hobbies or perhaps a holiday-themed search. There are some great Christmas inventions patent prints available.
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