Search results 1 - 7 of 7 for the tag Toys

    • A creeping baby doll

      A creeping baby doll

      Robert Clay submitted this drawing in support of his patent application for a creeping baby doll in 1871. In his application, he claims that this will be “a very...


    • A house that fits under your bed

      A house that fits under your bed

      On August 17, 1886, Joseph P. Buckingham, was granted a patent for an improvement for collapsible toy houses. In his application, he explains the intricate details of...


    • Friend or foe?

      Friend or foe?

      Allied paratroopers received toy crickets like this one, which sent out a recognizable click that was used as a challenge and password. After landing on the ground,...


    • Like a duck to water

      Like a duck to water

      In 1870, Amos W. Hart of Washington, DC, submitted his patent application for an improved aquatic toy. His application explains that, in addition to propelling itself...


    • “Mirth-provoking” toy

      “Mirth-provoking” toy

      On January 4, 1876, Rueben A. Smith’s patent for toy gymnasts was granted. In his application, he states that he has designed the toy to allow for “a great...


    • “The Flying Comet”

      “The Flying Comet”

      In 1868, Howard Tilden applied to patent “the flying comet,” a toy bow gun for children. His application states, “the object of my invention is to provide for...


    • Toy horse

      Toy horse

      In 1867, William F. Goodwin, of Washington, DC, applied for a patent for an improvement in mechanical toys. His drawing shows a mechanical horse, but in his...

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