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They Invented What? (No. 209)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 12, 2011

U.S. Pat. No. 1,497,342:  Device for shaping the upper lip.

What is claimed is:

1. A device for shaping the upper lip of a person, comprising a matrix and a clamping means adapted to grip the lip inside and outside at opposite points and centrally of the bow of the lip, said clamping means being movable to draw the lip into the matrix.

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  1. patent litigation said, on October 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This patent is just begging for some kind of joke about a stiff upper lip; unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to come up with one.

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