225th Anniversary of the Patent Office
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First Patent issued July 31, 1790
Patent No. 9,000,000 Issued April 7, 2015
See Display Case, Library Lower Level
Visit the Patent Office Anniversary Display Case (lower level) to get your game card for the "What's So Great About That? Challenge". Match the letters on the patents displayed (on the periodicals side of the display case) to the numbered descriptions on the game card. Then look below to see how many patents you matched correctly.
__K__ 1. The first pencil with a built-in eraser.
__N__ 2. The original La-Z-Boy® recliner.
__O__ 3. The Popsicle®.
__Q__ 4. The first push-reel lawn mower.
__E__ 5. The Wiffle® ball.
__B__ 6. A new variety of Hosta, by a Connecticut inventor.
__C__ 7. The first U.S. Patent issued.
__G__ 8. The first Pez® dispenser.
__I__ 9. The first computer mouse.
__A__ 10. A new variety of Echinacea, by a Connecticut inventor.
__L__ 11. The first stapler.
__P__ 12. The first production helicopter.