Disston’s Jigsaw Patent!

Here’s an unexpected patent, assigned to a well-known manufacturer of hand saws. 1,995,959 issued March 26, 1935, Die For Cutting Puzzles and Like Cut-Outs by Arthur N. Blum of Philadelphia, PA assignor to Henry Disston & Sons, Incorporated.

The main object of my invention is to provide an outfit for cutting out jigsaw puzzles and the like.

This would be something along the lines of Ford Motor Company patenting a cookie cutter. Sure they could do it, but why, what’s the backstory? I call events like finding this patent ,”chair moments”, as in I nearly fell out of my chair when I came across it! There is even a blog category, “Chair Moments”, should you wish to peruse it, just don’t blame me if you fall out of your chair.

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