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Doll Construction
Sept 2017 Wacky Patent

 

U.S. Patent Number: US 2,884,739

Patented May 5, 1959

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Henry Ketchank

 

Colitz Catchphrase:

"A Denise The Menace Doll that can throw spears and hold hammers. What could go wrong?

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ABSTRACT
I have devised a doll's hand which is formed of a resilient plastic material which, at the finger and thumb portions of the hand, is thickened so as to provide sturdiness and enhanced grasping ability. The thumb is bent inwardly toward the other fingers in such a way so that a space of almost complete circularity is defined by the thumb and fingers. A great many objects which are conventionally grasped in the hand, i.e., hammers, spears, pencils, pens, etc., are substantially round in cross-section.

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