Kite Patent Blog
Received an interesting link today from fellow kite blogger Adi Shavit. Adi has created a blog that lists and discusses kite patents. Some really nice patents here, everything from complex cellular kites to early two line designs.
Adi Shavit writes
Historic kite patents are a freely available source of inspiration and ideas with their own kind of aesthetic appeal. Expired patents are often great kite plans for the DIY kite builder.
Update from Adi
Adi sent me some more information about his site…
I’ve noticed that many historical kites have been patented through the years and, though this is often stated, the actual patent numbers are often hard to come by. I wanted a single place where one might come to get a direct link to the original patent with the original figures and wording. Patents are in the public domain, and most are actually freely accessible through the web if you know where to look.
I try to put a wide varaiety of kites on the blog to keep things intereting.
Pre-1900 patents are the rarest, or more accurately, harder to find since there are no references.
I find that the early patents (up to ~1920s) have a certain naive charm.
In my searches I have found some real gems.
It is quite amazing how some inventions are actually re-inventions of past patents.
I’m glad you like it. I try to post one patent every day as time allows.
I’ve got hundreds more lined up so keep watching.
Check it out here.. http://kitepatents.blogspot.com/