In honor of National Inventors Month, the NYS Library's May exhibit featured Capitol Region inventors. A month-long event celebrating invention and creativity, National Inventors Month began in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors' Digest magazine.
The primary areas of the Capitol Region highlighted by the display were the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy. Local inventors from the National Inventors Hall of Fame as well as well-known inventors such as George Westinghouse were featured.
Inventions that originated in this three-county area include knitting machines, stoves, improvements to pianos, and technical research at places such as the General Electric Research Laboratory.
The case on the left contained inventors from the Schenectady area, with emphasis upon the research of General Electric.
The center case contained examples of some of the many inventors of the Albany area.
The case on the right contained examples of inventors from Troy, including Sanford Cluett of Cluett Peabody.
Materials on display were from these sources:
Exhibit curated by Stephanie Barrett