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Posts Tagged ‘january 1911’

One to many horror movies?

Posted by innovativeip on January 20, 2011

Today’s Patent of the Day is a doll, invented 100 years ago.  A fully articulated, come-alive-when-you-are-sleeping doll, if you ask me. 

Yes, I probably have seen more than my share of horror movies.  But, after you take a look at this patent, number 980,096, issued January 17, 1911  (the entire patent may be found at

Jointed Schoenhut Doll Patent

take a look at the actual doll that was the subject of this patent, offered for sale online, and tell me you can’t just hear her eyes clicking open in the dark as she turns her head ever so slowly…  I love old patents.  The subject matter is so diverse.  It never ceases to interest me.  I hope you, too, Enjoy!


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