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Saluting Device
December 2015 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: US 556,248

Patented Mar. 10, 1896


James C. Boyle


Colitz Catchphrase:

"Never again forget to tip your hat in courtest during the busy holiday season.”

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This invention relates to a novel device for automatically effecting polite salutations by the elevation and rotation of the hat on the head of the saluting party when said person bows to the person or persons saluted.

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