What Automotive Patent Would You Hang on Your Wall?

what automotive patent would you hang on your wall

The fine brain trust at How a Car Works has a great idea: print out free high-res patents and frame them because all our money goes to cars and not decorations, obviously.

It got our motors running. What would we want to hang on the walls?

How a Car Works has the Willys Jeep patent available ( here if you want to spend money on a print):

A 1938 drawing of an internal combustion engine would do nicely:

Wankel’s rotary engine from 1958:

Ballamy’s differential gear from 1950:

Anything we missed?

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  • Lon888 Lon888 on Aug 19, 2015

    The patent for the electric parking brake - so I can throw darts at it!

    • Cls12vg30 Cls12vg30 on Aug 20, 2015

      You know, before last week I would have agreed with you. But then I bought a manual Jeep Renegade, and the execution of the electronic parking brake makes it a non-issue for me. Between the slope-detecting hill-holder function, the auto-engage when shutting off the engine, and auto-disengage if you start to slip the clutch while it's on, I actually kind of like it.

  • Autojim Autojim on Aug 20, 2015

    My own automotive patent: https://www.google.com/patents/US8011899 (At USPTO: http://goo.gl/OdfvDu ) I'd also put my oilfield-related patent on the wall.

  • FreedMike Alfa had its’ shot in this market, and it didn’t work out. Of course, based on Alfa’s horrid history of reliability record, scathing quality related reports like this one certainly didn’t help. Yes, the base models weren’t that bad, but this kind of atrocious press was the worst possible thing for a brand that got drummed out of this market over quality issues. Besides, Dodge is a LOT more viable in this market than Alfa Romeo. Let the Europeans have Alfas.
  • Dukeisduke That charging station in the picture looks like it's nailed to the back of an old utility pole and weather beaten chest of drawers. Lol, WTH?
  • Dukeisduke Corey, do you have links for some of those ads? I'd like to be able to zoom in on them.
  • Dukeisduke A free Model T Touring Car? Heck, I'd take one of those, even today. The ABC radio news ad has a few names I recognize - columnist Walter Winchell (he later narrated TV's "The Untouchables"), Drew Pearson, who was an accomplished journalist and writer, Dorothy Kilgallen, a columnist who later appeared on game shows in the '50s, like "What's My Line?", and Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons.
  • Dukeisduke The Hornet got plenty of hate on Instagram when Dodge announced it the other day, mainly from people who want Dodge to build nothing but Hemi-powered vehicles, in perpetuity.