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They Invented What? (No. 180)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on August 18, 2010

U.S. Pat. No. 7,246,802:  Towable bag.

JW Note:  I’d bet this kid gets beat up at school.

 

The invention claimed is:

1. A towable bag comprising: a body having at least one wheel, a first tow bar comprising a plurality of articulated sections, a first end of the first tow bar being releasably attached to the body of the bag and a second end of the first tow bar being adapted to releasably engage a coupling means being worn by the user; wherein the articulation in the first tow bar is such that two adjacent sections may rotate relative to a vertical axis when the first end of the first tow bar is attached to the body of the bag and the second end of the first tow bar is engaged with the coupling means worn by the user; wherein the joint between any two adjacent sections of the first tow bar includes locking means for locking the two sections of the first tow bar in a fixed position relative to each other. 

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