How to Invent pp 138-166 | Cite as

Some of our Inventions

  • M. W. Thring


In order to illustrate the processes that go on in the mind of the inventor, this chapter gives some examples of the way in which we have arrived at ideas and developed them to at least the first prototype working model stage.


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