resourcestour schedule
Doodles, Drafts, and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian  
Explore the ExhibitionView the ObjectsInnovators Gallery

Working It Out

Works in Progress

These aren't final. They're preliminary thoughts, sketches, or drafts. They would be redrawn--neater, more precise, perhaps--before they're put to use.

Displaying 1 to 12 of 12 Matches

Brannock device, 1920s
Charles F. Brannock, Syracuse, New York
ink and pencil on paper

Electro-mechanical fly catcher, 1943
Everett Huckel Bickley, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
pencil on paper

Accessible Snowboard, first concept drawing, 1996
ink, pencil, crayon on paper

Fighter control panel improvements, late 1930s-early 1940s
pencil on paper

Goose decoy in carrying case, 1950s
ink and pencil on paper

Goose decoy, 1950s
pencil on paper

Hunting blind, 1991
ink and pencil on paper

Notebook of sound-related inventions, 1882
Charles Sumner Tainter, Washington, D.C.

Paint pot from “Invention Diary and Sketchbook,” 1939
Earl S. Tupper, Leominster, Massachusetts
pencil on paper

Resister, 1996
Felix Zandman, Malvern, Pennsylvania
ballpoint pen on paper napkin

Telescoping shopping cart, Frame, 1948
purple ink (transfer) and pencil on paper

Telescoping shopping cart, 1948
purple ink (transfer) and pencil on paper