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They Invented What? (No. 123)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 21, 2019

JW Note: Wishing a Happy Holidays to all! See you in 2020!

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U.S. Pat. No. 7,258,592:  Santa Claus visit kit.

JW Note:  Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2009!


What is claimed is:

1. A kit for creating an illusion that suggests a Santa Claus visit in a premises, said kit comprising:
         a) items revealed to a child audience comprising
                    i) a displayer Christmas diorama that, when assembled, at least partly bounds a region in which small items can be placed, said diorama having a plurality of panels, a first image being imprinted on one of said panels;
                    ii) amusement items for use by at least a member of said child audience in carrying out steps that said child audience is invited to believe will assist Santa Claus in making said visit; and
          b) items at least temporarily concealed from the child audience, said concealed items comprising means for making boot print…

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