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Wacky Patent of the Month


Pat on the Back Apparatus
June 2014 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: 4,608,967

Patented May 31, 1985




Colitz Catchphrase:

“June! Graduation! A pat on the back!“

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original patent


A self-congratulatory apparatus having a simulated human hand carried on a pivoting arm suspended form shoulder supported member. The hand is manually swingable into and out of contact with the user's back to give an amusing or an important pat-on-the-back.

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