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MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Huddersfield Railway Modellers club members attend the 50th anniversary dinner at Meltham Golf Club
For those who would like to start their own collection there will be more than 150 traders in the modellers' marketplace.
John Tapsell, vice president of the International Plastic Modellers Society (UK), said he was surprised by the revelation.
Team members included representatives from Newcastle company The Magic Box, Dennis Dillon, president of The Magic Circle, balloon modeller Darren Bonas and two balloonist magicians from party company Balloon XE UK.
Earl King, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire O Gauge Modellers, said: "Model railways are for everyone - we have people who make the models and we have people here today who just like looking at them."
The show - organised by the Shropshire Scale Modellers and the International Plastic Modellers Society - had models displayed in a number of aircraft hangars and involved figurines and scaled down versions of a whole of different vehicles.
Version 5.5 includes a new graphical interface that assists modellers in arranging, navigating and communicating complex diagrams