A patent print poster of an Improvement In Fire-Escapes invented by Benjamin B Oppenheimer. The patent was issued by the United States Patent Office on November 18, 1879. Described as an “improvement in fire escapes”, Oppenheimer’s invention aimed to save the lives of people trapped in burning multi-story buildings. Oppenheimer’s ‘parachute hat’ was granted the patent – but as expected, his invention did not take off (or jump off). More than a century later the US Army picked up on Oppenheimer’s shock-absorbing boots, citing his idea in a 1996 patent application for improved footwear for paratroopers.
Patent prints allow you to have a piece of history in your Home, Office, Man Cave, Geek Den or anywhere you wish to add an interesting touch.
COLORS AND SIZES
Prints are available in many colors and in all popular sizes. You can select your size and color while you order. Larger sizes and additional print are available. If you would like a larger size or would like a different print format or finish, please contact me directly for pricing.
WHAT MAKES OUR PATENT PRINTS DIFFERENT
You won’t find any Patent Art like these. I carefully select each patent for its historical and artistic value. Often, various sections of the patent document are assembled into one beautiful print. I also painstakingly remove most imperfections and flaws in the original document and do extensive digital restoration while maintaining the integrity of the original patent. This will make the print crisp and clear – almost like the day it was filed. I don’t use regular printers and paper to print this art. Instead, I use a high end lab and the prints are made on professional photo printers using high quality a archival inks and acid-free archival Lustre paper. Lustre is a premium finish on a heavier paper and offers the vibrant colors of glossy with the fingerprint-resistant finish of matte. This avoids glare on the print.
Prints are packaged to avoid any damage in transit. Usually prints will be flat-packed (not rolled) and shipped in a rigid box with material to protect the finished print. Some larger prints will be shipped in a rigid mailing tube with material to protect the finished print. Please see the shop’s policies page for additional information on shipping.