Gaylord Spotlight on Rothschild Patent Model Collection
Gaylord Brothers, the library supplies, furniture, and archival solutions company, recently featured the Rothschild Patent Model Collection in its "Spotlight on Museums, Libraries and Archives" series:
In 2010, Rothschild was approached by the director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to do a very unique, two-year long exhibit. Titled “Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection,” the exhibit opened November 11 and will run until November 2013 with a special opening night ceremony on December 1. The 32 models in the exhibition will be displayed by categories, including domestic life, leisure and machinery, on the second floor in the museum’s Allan J. and Reda R. Riley Gallery. There will also be a display of “mystery models” with clues to allude to the models’ intended purpose.