- Rockin’ Patent: US Patent No. 3,154,995
- Filed: 4 December 1962
- In the name of: Kenner Products Company
- Title: Musical Toy
- What’s claimed: “A musical toy comprising, a drone tube having means for producing a musical tone upon the introduction thereto of air under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure, a chanter tube having means for producing a variable musical tone upon the introduction thereto of air under pressure greater than atmospheric pressure, a wind box, means connecting said tubes to said wind box, a flexible, substantially airtight bag connected to said wind box, a mouthpiece connected to said wind box, and valve means in said wind box selectively positionable in two positions, in a first position said valve means connecting said mouthpiece to said bag, and in a second position said valve means connecting said bag to said drone tube and said mouthpiece to said chanter tube.”
- Why this patent rocks: As with some of the other rockin’ patents we’ve seen, this one has a fantastic Figure (above). The invention itself relates to a musical toy which simulates Scottish bagpipes but is adapted for a child to learn to play the instrument easily and within their physical limitations.