Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Invention Week! Iowa Inventors!

Such a cool thing.The State Library of Iowa created an Iowa Inventors Database. You can wander through the patents by keyword or location. You can find out if someone, anyone from Aurelia has patented objets d'function. Why, it turns out Aurelia is a veritable hotbed of innovation! According to the database, Frank and Irving Minor of Aurelia invented the wheel. Hmmmm... could there be a connection to Asia Minor? Or was it a specific, mysterious type of wheel? Alas, the database does not reveal those details. But we do have a patent number of 1011987 and a date of 1911. Someone out there knows. Have fun trolling the Iowa Inventors Database!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool resource