The Wacky Patent of the Month is devoted to recognizing selected inventors and their remarkable and unconventional patented inventions.
Prior Wacky Patents of the Month:
U.S. Patent No. 1,428,216 to S. H. Chase
U.S. Patent No. Des. 134,115 to Maxwell B. Litwin
Design For An Animated Amusement Device
U.S. Patent No. 790,537 to Cirilo Henriquez Diaz
U.S. Plant Patent No. 3,317 to Ralph Moore
MINITURE ROSE PLANT
A Bouquet of Best Wishes for the Holiday Season
U.S. Patent No. 2,718,083 to H. GERNBACK
U.S. Patent No. 687181 to F. C. DILTHEY
HOT AIR BATH
U.S. Patent No. 586,025 to ROBERT MARTIN GARDINER
COMBINED GROCER'S PACKAGE, GRATER, SLICER, AND MOUSE AND FLY TRAP
U.S. Patent No. 2,725,931 to W. C. Snell
U.S. Patent No. Des. 245,635 to John Campbell
Combined Golf Ball and Model Aircraft Engine Novelty Device
U.S. Patent No. 3,467,375 to H. C. Bush
Jumping Device With Driven Airlift Blades
U.S. Patent No. 274350 to Vaughn Schaaf
U.S. Patent No. 3483572 to G. Hallum
U.S. Patent No. 1,926,420 to Rennie Renfro
Combined Racing Greyhound Harness and Rider Supporting Means
U.S. Patent No. 606.887 to J. B. Campbell
Electrical Extraction of Poisons
U.S. Patent No. 1,046,177 to William Graham
DEVICE TO PREVENT DOGS FROM WORRYING SHEEP
U.S. Patent No. 3,137 to R.S. Moore
MINIATURE ROSE PLANT
U.S. Patent No. 1,091,310 to F. C. Dunn
U.S. Patent No. 4,133,315 to Edward J. Berman et al.
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING OBESITY
U.S. Patent No. 2,479,956 to Leonard E. Nash
SUPPORTING STICK AS PART OF STICK AND RING TYPE OF GAME APPARATUS
U.S. Patent No. 3,091,237 to C. N. Skinner
FACIAL MUSCLE AND TISSUE CONDITIONING DEVICE
U.S. Patent No. 4,308,449 to Clair S. Kelley
TACTICAL NUCLEAR SLIDE RULE
U.S. Patent No. 1,115,674 to Mary P. Jacob
U.S. Patent No. 3,154,063 to James F. White
COMBINATION HUNTER-FISHER SURVIVAL UNIT
U.S. Patent No. 560,351 to Martin Goetze
Device For Producing Dimples
U.S. Patent No. 819,814 to John Milton Seibert
MULTIPLEX MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
U.S. Patent No. 481,451 to John H. Wheeler
MULTIPLEX MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
U.S. Patent No. 2,139,001 to Blanche B. Cole
SCALP COOLING DEVICE
U.S. Patent No. 221,855 to B. B. OPENHEIMER
U.S. Patent No. 4,120,053 to FRANK NEMIROFSKY
OBJECT-DISPENSING WEARING APPAREL
AN ENTERPRISING APPROACH....
U.S. Patent No. Des. 82,802 to Walter E. Disney
DESIGN FOR A TOY OR SIMILAR ARTICLE
No doubt about it, the one and only....
U.S. Patent No. 2,884,739 to H. K. Ketcham
U.S. Patent No. 3,120,359 to L. E. Sprecher
AIRCRAFT WITH EQUI-SPACED POWER PLANTS
U.S. Patent No. Des 99,740 to E. F. Wagner
DESIGN FOR A TAILLESS MONOPLANE WITH LONGITUDINAL SIDE WINGS
U.S. Patent No. 2,198,234 to L. L. D. STRATTON
CIGAR OR CIGARETTE LIGHTER
U.S. Patent No. 22,418 to j\J. PERRY
U.S. Patent No. 460,451 to L. H. Shaw
U.S. Patent No. 2,292,387 to H. K. Markey ET AL.
In response to last month's wacky patent, we received many e-mails refering to a Heddy Lammar patent. So here it is.
U.S. Patent No. 4,003,094 to Julie Newmar.
Pantyhose with Shaping Band for Cheeky Derrier Relief
I was once in love with actress Julie Newmar but now I know the truth. Can anyone add to
my list of women patentees who were famous for other than their inventions?.
U.S. Patent Des. 156,687 to Robert Y. Allen et al.
U.S. Patent No. 4,091,481 to Hallie G. Redman
It would be hard for the "tooth fairy" to miss this tooth.
U.S. Patent No. 490,964 to Thomas W. Helm
Combined clothes-brush, flask, and drinking-cup
For taking the edge off after a hard day of work.
U.S. Patent No. 515,001 to William R. Lamb
A perfect lure for vain fish..
U.S. Patent No. 748,284 to Joseph Karwowski
Method of Preserving the Dead
Taxidermy taken to a new level..
U.S. Patent No. 1,303,851 to George. Carlson
There just isn't anything worse than a dirty egg..
U.S. Patent Des. 86,224 to Max Fleischer
Design For a Doll or Similar Article
Betty Boop--the Queen of Cartoons--still going strong at 66..
U.S. Patent 850,978 to Ignatius Nathaniel Soares
Avoid plastic surgery--do it yourself..
U.S. Patent 2,079,053 to John E. Torbert, Jr.
An invention that shows ingenuity and horse sense.
U.S. Patent 1,046,533 to Arnold Zukor
With this invention, the chances of you being burglarized are
all washed up.
U.S. Patent 730,918 to Andrew Jackson, Jr.
Eye Protector for Chickens
...but what really knocked me out was her cheap sunglasses - ZZ TOP
U.S. Patent 55,677 to L. M. Lance
With L. M. Lance's invention, all food is fast food.
U.S. Patent 4,608,967 to Ralph R. Piro
Pat On the Back Apparatus
Feeling unappreciated? Well then, give yourself a pat on the back.
U.S. Patent 186,962 to William Tell Steiger
Improvements in Foot-Warmers
Keep your feet toasty-warm all winter long.
U.S. Patent 2,882,858 to Bertha A. Dlugi
Sanitary Appliance for Birds
...a.k.a. Polly's Pooper Protector
U.S. Patent 90,298 to Francis Peters and George Clem
According to most scholors, modern society owes its existence to three
discoveries: (1) the wheel; (2) the written word; and (3) the Privy-Seat.
U.S. Patent 4,634,021 to John W. Davis
Is it cold outside? This invention--which brings to life a familiar old saying--will give you the answer.
U.S. Patent 4,537,788 to Valerie A. Proctor and Franklin E. Cunningham
Egg Jerky Product and Method of Preparation
An eggcentric foodstuff.
U.S. Patent 4,507,805 to Nicolae I. Calutoiu
Ambulatory Sleeping Bag
Solves the age-old problem of what to do when "nature calls" during a chilly sleep out.
U.S. Patent 4,5244,71 to Mansour N. Mansouri
Power Operated Separable Beds and Support Therefor
Instead of making your husband sleep on the couch after a spat, try this.
U.S. Patent 4,634,549 to Marion D. Case
The perfect fragrance for hayfever sufferers.
U.S. Patent 4,641,560 to William Kolberg
Portable Self-Powered Band Saw
Be careful! An inattentive workout on this invention
might truly cause you to "cut a figure."
U.S. Patent 4,583,939 to Richard Brickwedde
Combination Cigarette Lighter and Perfume Dispenser
|Please choose the correct answer. This inventon is:|
|a) a clothing accessory.|
|b) a convenient package that performs several useful functions.|
|c) a personal injury attorney's dream come true.|
U.S. Patent 4,623,551 to Claude Giddey and Georges Dové
Method for the Fabrication of a Cheese Foam
In this invention, "cheese is melted under heating and an emulsion of air or a non toxic gas
in an aqueous solution is incorporated therein, by providing a laminar and non-turbulent mixing under heating."
Kind of makes your
mouth water, doesn't it?
U.S. Patent 4,531,737 to James Jacobson and Thomas E. McCormick
...a.k.a. "The Long Bomb"
U.S. Patent 2,632,266 to Herbert W. Sellwood
Novelty Keyhole Finder
Mr. Sellwood has developed the perfect way for advertisers to expose their products to the Peeping Tom market.
U.S. Patent 3,216,423 to George B. Blonsky and Charolette E. Blonsky
Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force
...as if the pain of childbirth alone isn't enough to make a woman's head spin..
U.S. Patent 465,548 to William H. White
Annunciator for the Supposed Dead
... for preventing the commission of grave errors.
U.S. Patent 3,123,044 to Hans Eugen Birch-Iensen
Apparatus for Recording Poultry Egg Production
No doubt that "fowl play" was involved in the development of this invention.
U.S. Patent 1,370,316 to
--> Harry Houdini
"The Master of Escape" works his magic on a diver's suit.
U.S. Patent 395,189 to Walter Stanton
There might have been no "Big Bird" or "Barney" without the trailblazing work of inventors like Mr. Stanton
U.S. Patent 1,143,835 to Michael Kispéter
Life Saving Apparatus
Mr. Kispéter must have really used his head when developing this invention.
U.S. Patent 912,152 to Pasquale Nigro
You might say that only a birdbrain would use this invention.
U.S. Patent 4,152,784 to James D. McGalliard
Nylon Hose Treated With Microencapsulated Hair Dissolving Solution
Keep your legs silky smooth.
U.S. Patent 898,379 to Louis F. Liebhardt
Give your wife what she desires most--a good night's sleep.
U.S. Patent 1,392,095 to Stanley Valinski
Bank robbers and burglars, beware!
U.S. Patent 556,248 to James C. Boyle
Never again forget to tip your hat in courtesy.
U.S. Patent 2,947,013 to Milton B. Silverman
Audible Tooth Brush
Recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed.
U.S. Patent 2,608,083 to Richard J. D. Stokes and Alfred P. D. Stokes, Jr.:
Washing Machine Having Means for Attaching Same to a Vehicle Wheel
Racing enthusiasts! Use this invention to clean up on the competition.
U.S. Patent 11,942 to Alpheus Myers:
This invention is just a little hard to swallow!
U.S. Patent 586,025 to Robert Martin Gardiner:
Combined Grocer's Package, Grater, Slicer and Mouse and Fly Trap
If a man can make a better mousetrap, though he builds his house in the woods the world will make a beaten path to his door.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Copyright 1995 Michael J. Colitz, Jr.