• Short Summary

    Animated diagrams illustrate some odd American inventions.

  • Description

    Titles read: "There's a fortune in it! Uncle Sam has issued about two million patents for all sorts of Inventions. Gene Lockhart will show you a few weird ones and explain all about them."

    United States of America.

    Various shots of an inventor at work, hammering, drilling and planing bits of wood and drawing diagrams.

    Animated drawings illustrate some odd inventions through the years that have received patents. The Anti-Snore Device is a ball that is strapped onto the back. The Air-Conditioned Bowler Hat has holes drilled in the side of the hat and a clockwork air-conditioning unit in the top. The last invention is the Grapefruit Juice Reflector - a grapefruit spoon with a little umbrella on the handle to catch squirting juice so that it doesn't go in the eater's eyes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1616.04
    Media URN:
    51696
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:55:00 / 01:07:12:00
    Canister:
    PSP 809

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