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They Invented What? (No. 116)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 22, 2008

U.S. Pat. No. 5,103,585:  Cricket gun.

 

 

What is claimed is:

          1. A cricket gun for holding and dispensing crickets comprising a holding container and an intergral chamber with dispensing means; said holding container comprising a removable cap at one end, and a funnel at the opposite end with a wide portion of the funnel intergral with the holding container, a rod inside the holding container, a cork attached to a first end of the rod inside the holding container, and the opposite end extending through the removable cap and attached to a handle; a narrow portion of said funnel having an opening and including a chamber, said dispensing means adjacent said chamber and including a sliding carriage and a trigger;
          whereby said cork abutts the funnel to keep crickets in the holding container, said handle is operated to displace the rod and cork allowing a cricket to enter the chamber and then the trigger is operated to slide the carriage to expose the opening, thereby releasing a cricket.

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