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They Invented What? (No. 89)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 7, 2019

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 5,380,237:   Snowman accessory kit.

 snowman

What is claimed is:

1. An accessory kit for a snowman having a head, an upper torso body and a lower torso body, all made of packed snow, which comprises:
     a) a set of decorative articles having a circumference and a longitudinal axis;
     b) means for inserting each of said decorative articles into the packed snow of the head, the upper torso body and the lower torso body, to enhance the appearance of the snowman; and
     c) retaining means on each of said articles having a plurality of appendages, each of said appendages being circumferentially spaced from every other appendage and each of said appendages further being longitudinally spaced from every other appendage whereby when an article is inserted into said snowman and turned, each of said appendages follows the same insertion path in a corkscrew-like manner, thus…

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  1. Michael Edits said, on March 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I’m so glad they invented this. Otherwise it would have never occurred to me to accessorize my snowman.


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