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Calling all Tiki Archaeologists
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From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 2013-07-05 08:00 am   Permalink

On 2013-06-23 07:48, TikiTacky wrote:

Also, as bigbrotiki mentioned in that post, patents are also a good place to look. Can you do a free patent search online going back this far?

As I read this sentence the first time, I thought it said '...parents are also a good place to look.' And it occurred to me - surely there must be a dated photograph in a family album somewhere, showing a night out on the town, with drinks on the table in the aforementioned mugs. None in my family, though they remember a local Houston place called Tiki Tiki that served in the mugs starting around 1960.

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Hale Tiki
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-07-05 08:13 am   Permalink

Yes and No. But the patent thing has been discussed quite a few times here on TC. Too busy to find the threads at the moment.

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Posted: 2013-07-05 08:20 am   Permalink

I found a few posts, but didn't see any indicating a way to search for patents prior to 1963 without just browsing through the images. I didn't uncover anything new when I tried, just the Vic Bergeron patents mostly.

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Fez Moai
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Joined: Dec 01, 2013
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Posted: 2014-01-04 12:33 am   Permalink

Maybe someone could look up these people and see if they are still around.


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-04 03:04 am   Permalink

They are not.

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