The U. S. Government Patent and
Trademark office has finished putting all their information on line. This
is a wonderful research tool for the reel collector. To view the patents
on line you must first download a tiff viewer supplied for free on the
USPTO web site. If you have any interest in those patent dates on your old
reels, you can now access and print out all the information easily. Just
follow the link and look around on the site.
|I spent many years
compiling patent information for my Meisselbach book. Now they are all
available at the click of a mouse.