Patent of the Month

Written on: October 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

The National Archives contains many archival gems. To share some of my favorites, I am starting a new feature for the blog, Patent of the Month.

Eye Protector for Chickens

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Eye Protector for Chickens, Patent 730918, June 16, 1903. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. National Archives and Records Administration (Page 2)

 

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Eye Protector for Chickens, Patent 730918, June 16, 1903. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. National Archives and Records Administration (Page 1)

 

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Eye Protector for Chickens, Patent 730918, June 16, 1903. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. National Archives and Records Administration (Page 3)

3 Responses to “Patent of the Month”

  1. Edward W. Baptist said:

    Pecking each other’s eyes out seems to be an inherent property of chickens, much to the dismay of the city dwellers who are now allowed to keep a few hens in the back yard for egg laying only.


    (October 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm)

  2. Chris Rusbridge said:

    This patent, along with a couple of others (a device to stop people standing on toilet seats, and a device to allow trains to pass one another on a single railway track!) formed part of one of the most memorable training courses I ever went on. Two technical and education colleges were merging to form a univesity, and managers went off for a somewhat eclectic training course, which I suspect was mainly a “getting to know you” exercise. Teams had to pick a patent and devise and present a marketing plan for the device. One of those days where you hurt laughing!


    (October 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm)

  3. Lane Acker said:

    I remember seeing that and other inventions/patents when playing this game long time ago:

    http://boardgamegeek.com/image/16794/the-inventors


    (October 25, 2013 at 9:40 am)