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Invention Case: Toying with Invention

Toying with Invention

This new changing exhibition case complements the Lemelson Hall of Invention on the first floor.
Jerome Lemelson: Toying with Invention
On view in this case are notebooks with sketches of toy ideas and examples of some of the toys Jerome Lemelson invented. Lemelson earned more than 600 patents; some 70 of them describe toys -- inflatable toys, jumping toys, toys with propellers, toys that run on tracks, target games, dolls, and more. In fact, Lemelson's first patent, issued in 1953, was for a new kind of propeller beanie. The objects in this case are examples of Lemelson’s toy ideas and show some of the stages in inventing a new plaything.

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633-3656, Lemelson Center