I am Daniel Zellers Seyler,
Great Grandson of Victor Penrose Rader.
This family story was repeated by Grandmother Seyler.
"Grandfather Rader worked for Thomas Alva Edison in his New Village, New Jersey Cement plant.
He always had stories about when Thom came to visit the plant. My father used to call him Thom,
I guess they were on first name basis. He said when Thom came to visit the plant he was so tired
he used to go to sleep in the coal bin." Grandmother claimed her father invented a Folding
Ironing Board that hung and stored on the wall. She claimed Penrose tried to get help from
Edison to file a patent. Edison never helped Penrose apply for a patent and Penrose used
to make Folding Ironing Boards and he gave them away as gifts.
I'm not sure how this invention process works. Personally, I think about problems and
meditate on a solution and then the solution just pops into my head. The problem I was
thinking about,"How can I make a CLOTHES TREE BASE WITH THREE FEET using three pieces of
Inventing is similar to the 'proverbial light bulb' switching on. In my case, it
was more like a light tap on the forehead. In late August or early September 2017 I had a
realization of how the problem could be resolved. Then I went to work making a prototype
and searching for "PREVIOUS ART" on the internet. PREVIOUS ART means, has it ever been
invented or is there any example of this item anywhere that it could have been copied from.
It seems too simple, there may be one out there someplace, but I couldn't find it.
In six weeks of searching online for this design of a clothes tree base or a
THREE PIECE MORTISE BLOCK PUZZLE, I found none, so I sent a patent request on
November 30, 2017.
YOU MAY WONDER: If I started out to make CLOTHES TREE BASES,
WHY did I send a patent request for a PUZZLE ?
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