- Rockin’ Patent: US Patent No. 1,774,436
- Filed: 17 June 1929
- In the name of: Miguel Goubert
- Title: Musical Toy
- What’s claimed: “A musical instrument having the combination of an arbor, a frame freely rotatable on said arbor by the orbital movement of said arbor, a harmonica having the usual wind passages carried by said frame, a funnel on said frame in registry with said wind passages for the purpose of directing wind into said passages in the rotation of the frame, a perforated music sheet mounted on said frame for movement between said funnel and wind passages to control the admission of wind from the funnel into said wind passages for the purpose of playing the harmonica, and means on said frame operated by the rotary movement of the latter to effect the movement of said music sheet.”
- Why this patent rocks: This rockin’ patent relates to a musical instrument or toy designed to produce musical sounds via rotational movement of the instrument body. Wearing a sailor outfit whilst using the instrument is, presumably, optional.