Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 26)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 1, 2017

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 4,455,816: Pedal operated mower.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A pedal operated mower assembly comprising a tricycle frame having a front wheel mounted in a fork, a central frame mounting a pedal sprocket and a wide fork frame at the rear supporting a reel-type mower assembly, the mower assembly having spaced support plates mounted on the wide fork frame, the support plates supporting a shaft having a rear sprocket about a midpoint of the shaft for chain engagement with the pedal sprocket, separate arrays of cutter blades spaced about the shaft on opposite sides of the rear sprocket respectively, said arrays of blades being mounted upon the shaft for rotation therewith and defining a gap therebetween in which is located the rear sprocket, a drive chain connecting the pedal sprocket and the rear sprocket, the drive chain being received in said gap, and…

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