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Toy Lantern
October 2014 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: 848,938

Patented Nov. 7, 1906




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original patent


The object of my invention is to provide a lantern representing a bogie-head and provided with a removable top that is detachably connected to a rod or handle by which the lantern can be carried. The lantern consists of an approximately spherical-shaped shell made of papier-mache or some other suitable material and preferably constructed to represent a pumpkin in which openings are formed to represent eyes, nose, and mouth.

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