Presidential Patent Model and Drawing on Display

February 17, 1998
Press Release Number:98-3

CONTACT:
Richard Maulsby
Paula Coupe
703-305-8341

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to hold a patent. For the first time since the mid-19th century, his original patent model and drawing for "Patent No. 6,469, A Device for Buoying Vessels over Shoals," will be displayed together as part of the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Museum exhibit, "A Moment in Time: The Art of Photography."

What: Abraham Lincoln Model and Drawing Display

When: Tuesday, February 24, 1998

4:30 press preview

5:30 opening reception

Where: U.S. Patent and Trademark Museum

2121 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA 22202