You can't beat the collection of gadgets, gizmos, and mechanical marvels found at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.gov). In 1974 Parker Brothers produced the game displayed here. It is based on twelve actual patents each of which could be described as a gadget, gizmo, or mechanical marvel.
|Home| FAQ||Search:Advanced|Person|Company| Type|Class|
|Patents for Parker Brothers|
|18,691||Nov. 24, 1857||S.P. Heintzelman||Horse water wing jacket|
|92,379||Jul. 06, 1869||C. Singer||Air conditioned rocking chair|
|221,855||Nov. 18, 1879||B.B. Oppenheimer||Parachute hat|
|256,265||Apr. 11, 1882||S.S. Applegate||EZ wake alarm|
|305,102||Sep. 16, 1884||J.H. Nelson||Light up mouse frightener|
|363,037||May 17, 1887||C.R. Wulff||Bird powered flying machine|
|490,964||Jan. 31, 1893||T.W. Helm||Combined clothes brush, flask and drinking cup|
|556,248||Mar. 10, 1896||J.C. Boyle||Tipping cap|
|560,351||May 19, 1896||M. Goetze||Device For Producing Dimples (human)|
|730,918||Jun. 16, 1903||A. Jackson, Jr||Eye protector for chickens|
|1,159,804||Nov. 09, 1915||R.J. Schulz||Adjustable clothes pins|
|1,175,513||Mar. 14, 1916||L.W. Flynt||Pounds away weight reducer|
¹ I've update the search example. Recently the ability to
search by issue date was added to the pre-1976 patents!
Also there are now over 57,000 tool patents in datamp.