Eli Whitney Famous American Inventor Sculpture Bust on Box Plinth
A realistic sculpture bust of Eli Whitney in PLA. The box plinth has his name and lifetime on the front and the text on the back "An invention can be so valuable as to be worthless to the inventor"
Choose from 5 different base colors for the bust and the box plinth.
Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. Whitney's invention made upland short cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the United States. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost many profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton gin. Thereafter, he turned his attention into securing contracts with the government in the manufacture of muskets for the newly formed United States Army. He continued making arms and inventing until his death in 1825.
Perfect for display on the library shelf, entertainment center, office space, collector’s gallery, and more. Makes a great gift for the history enthusiast in your life, or simply to add to your own collection of people who inspire you.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
- 7-inch. 3.5" wide, 4" deep, 7" tall, and weighs 5 - 7 oz depending on geometry.
- 12-inch. 6.25" wide, 5" deep, 12" tall, and weighs 1 lb.
Note: Approximate measurements. The height measured includes the base.
- Lightweight - Multiple busts can be displayed on floating shelves
- Unique - Original artwork
- Collectible - Over 140 subjects in our ever-growing library
- 3D Printed - Intersection of technology and art to bring a unique presentation
Washable in lukewarm soapy water.
This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machines to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine. Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics, but also the intended use. If I'm not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!
POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA PLASTIC)
Every item in my shop is made from Polylactic Acid (PLA), which is a non-toxic organic thermo-polymer made from corn starch or sugarcane and is industrially compostable under very specific and expensive conditions. It will not break down if buried or submerged in water and will last for a very, very long time. 3DPD makes every effort to repurpose and transform waste plastics such as support material and failed prints. One example of this is that our PLA waste is ground up into shards and suspended in the filled and premium bust product lines. Additionally, in-house colors such as black make use of a small percentage of waste plastics to recycle them. Anyone that makes the claim that PLA is “eco-friendly” or “biodegradable” is simply misinformed and has copy/pasted the erroneous marketing materials made available by the manufacturers. 3DPD will aspire to reduce, repurpose, recycle, or upcycle its waste streams and prevent as much material as possible from being sent to the landfill, and a portion of your purchase will be used to fund this ongoing research and development.