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They Invented What? (No. 222)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 31, 2012

U.S. Patent No. 2,095,511:  Anesthesia demonstration device.

JW Note:  Wishing our readers a Safe and Happy Halloween 2012!  Hat Tip to the USPTO Facebook page for bringing this “scary” patent to our attention!

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is: —

1. A device for demonstrating local anesthesia comprising: a model of a portion of the human body; electrical contacts concealed below the surface of said model at points corresponding to nerve location in the human body; a signal system in circuit with said contacts; and a probing member in the circuit of said system so that when the probing member is inserted through the surface of the model, an indication will be given provided one of the contacts is contacted by said probing member.

They Invented What? (No. 221)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 5, 2012

U.S. Patent No. 110,760:  Precautionary attachment for bottles containing poison.

JW Note:  An old patent (circa 1871), but located just in time for the Halloween season!  Hat tip to the United States Patent and Trademark Office Facebook page for bringing this one to our attention.  LIKE!


A band for poison-bottles, etc., consisting of an elastic ring with projecting spikes, as described.


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