Expired patents turned into design files for 3D printers
"If you look at the figures in older patents, the 19th century patents are really beautiful. They’re really works of art," said Galese to New York Times. Now with 3D printing these items can be brought to life showing the brilliant ideas of the past.
Galese has posted some of these forgotten inventions on Tumblr, called "Patent-able", with drawings and CAD models of objects. He has also uploaded them to Thingiverse community where you can download them and print your own.” ~ 3ders.org