||Calling all Tiki Archaeologists
Joined: Jun 12, 2013
|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.
[ This Message was edited by: johnnyvelvet 2013-07-05 08:02 ]
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|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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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
|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.