Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Hysterical Historical Patents to Modern Day Madness January 14, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 7 p.m.

toepuppetfig11Prepare to see absurdity stretched to the nth degree in this presentation by Janet Berkeley, who will show you some of the nuttiest patents ever to be granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  You’ll see weird, wacky and down-right silly devices for people and pets, including a toe puppet, an interest paying piggy bank, a 25 hour clock, apparatus for simulating a high five and what every household needs — a walking barrel for bullfighting.

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