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They Invented What? (No. 233)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on October 16, 2013

U.S. Patent No. 4,833,729: Shark protector suit.

JW Note:  Hat tip to the “Creepy IP Series” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for bringing this one to our attention.

spikesuit

We claim:

1. A suit for protecting its wearer from attack by sharks comprising:

rubber suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s body;

closed helmet means including a face mask attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s head;

glove means attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s hands;

shoe means attached to the suit means for substantially completely covering the wearer’s feet;

elongated spike means for repelling sharks extending outwardly from the suit means and helmet means; and rigid plate means attached to an outer surface of the suit for protecting the wearer.

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