Strange, interesting, bizarre, inexplicable, wacky, useful, and sometimes just plain perverted patents, issued from the U.S. and around the world, updated every week (mostly)!
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Patent of the Week
Strange, interesting, bizarre, inexplicable, wacky, useful, and sometimes just plain perverted patents, issued from the U.S. and around the world, updated every week (mostly)!

 

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Since 1790, the best official source of information on the collective insanity of the human race has been patent documents. Each section following contains patents from a particular historical era, appropriate to the craziness therein. I am still in the process of paging through the vast collection compiled over the past 200 years, so new patents will be included for each era as soon as I can convert them.
1996-NOW The Patent o' the Week
My collection of over 200 patents.
1956-1995 Post-Modern Society
More inventions than ever before, fewer good ideas than ever before.
1917-1955 The Electric Age
Utilizing incredible new technology to achieve...not much, really.
1866-1916 The Great Age of Invention
Or maybe not so great.
1790-1865 The birth of the patent office
They had no clue what they were in for.
Flight
If man were meant to fly, God would have given him better inspiration.
Historical & Famous
Not every invention is ridiculous.

I'll be adding dozens more patents as I can, so keep your eyes peeled!
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