One of the most recent donations, from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), includes the most comprehensive collection of automotive patents in existence. Formerly owned by the American Automotive Manufacturers Association in Detroit, the collection includes over 396,000 patents dating from 1790 to 1999.

The SAE collection also includes the personal papers of Andrew A. Kucher, a distinguished engineer and past president of the Society. The SAE was founded in 1905 and has over 80,000 members in 90 countries.

1963 Spark Plug Patent

1963 Spark Plug Patent

Please note: Permission must be granted for the use of any images located on the Archives website.