‘The Man with the Patent Passion’ at next session of IRP

At the March 15 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) Alan Rothschild, patent model collector and president of Rothschild Co., will share how he became a patent collector and discuss his models, which include models from famous inventors such as Eli Whitney, Christian Steinway and B.F. Goodrich. An inventor himself, Rothschild has two patents for labeling technology.

The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum is the largest privately owned viewable collection of United States Patent Models in the world. Containing nearly 4,000 patent models and related documents, the collection spans America’s Industrial Revolution.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, visit http://uc.syr.edu/irp, call 315-443-4846, or e-mail cmkarlho@syr.edu.

IRP is a community program established by University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.