Basketball Canvas Patent Print
Basketball Canvas Patent Print
Basketball Canvas Patent Print

Basketball Canvas Patent Print

  • Printed in the U.S.A. on canvas with archival ink
  • 16 X 20 inch patent print
  • Slam dunk your office, game room, and home with this fun basketball patent from 1928, beautifully printed on canvas with archival ink. It has been restored and digitally enhanced while maintaining the integrity of the original document.

    "Application filed March 5, 1928. Serial No. 259,040.

    As heretofore constructed, basket balls have been made with the panels tapering down to narrow points which, in the assembly, extend into the polar regions of the ball. leaving so little room at these points that the valve enclosing seam structures have to be placed in the equatorial portion of the ball. Such construction establishes an unbalanced condition when the ball is held in the hands at the poles as it usually is. These points, furthermore, weaken the polar regions, rendering them less able to stand the stresses to which they are subjected. Also, in the cutting of the hides, the points are taken from the weaker sections of the hides and the greatest waste of material, where the centers of the panels are cut out to receive the points, occurs in the best part of the hide.

    The objects of the invention are to overcome and eliminate so far as possible the objections and faults above noted and to provide a basket ball construction in which the greatest strength will be had at the poles, in which the ball will be properly balanced and in which the best portions of the hide will be saved and used in the pole portions of the ball.

    These and other desirable objects are attained by certain novel features of construction, combination and relations of parts, as hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing.

    In the drawing, one practical embodiment of the invention is illustrated, but it should be understood that certain modifications and changes may be made without departure from the true spirit and broad scope of the invention."

  • The patent act of 1790 established the rules for submitting a patent application. Each application had to be submitted with specifications, a patent drawing, and if possible a model of the invention. Eventually, models were no longer required.

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