Blythe eye mechanism patent from 1973

This is a PDF file consisting of patent claimed for Blythe’s eye mechanism. The illustration shows a curious doll at early stage of development, both the doll itself and the mechanic works are very different to what we are used to see.

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  1. Donna

    Wow! This is so cool and fascinating, thank you for sharing. How come it is 1973? Do they not get copyright for a product before they manufacture it?

  2. admin

    If you see on the kenner copyright text I believe it says Pat Pending (I don’t know for sure because I don’t have any kenners with original bodies) so they have had yet to receive the patent before the doll manufacturing.

  3. Donna

    Ooh, interesting! :)
    I loved the drawings on this, very different to how Blythe ended up.

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