1932 banana-ice cream injector patent

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Someone named P. Marchio filed this patent for a “banana extractor and ice cream injector” in 1932. What a wonderful idea! Unfortunately, there’s no evidence that this was ever actually made, nor is there any sign that a banana with ice cream in it will ever replace the classic banana split.

[via Gizmodo]

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23 Responses to 1932 banana-ice cream injector patent

  1. Dave says:

    productized? read PRODUCED !!!! twerp.

  2. heydemann3 says:

    This exists today, from a company in Brazil. I haven’t been able to order one, even though I am a professional. I guess I need some one who can translate Portuguese.

  3. Anonymous says:

    is Cory going to get the EFF to fight to have this patent overturned and then have the banana ice-cream injector released under a Creative Commons license?

  4. Steve Schnier says:

    Why, with one of these – I COULD RULE THE WORLD!

  5. Rob Beschizza says:

    “is Cory going to get the EFF to fight to have this patent overturned and then have the banana ice-cream injector released under a Creative Commons license?”

    The patent is so old that it will have expired anyway!

  6. liatach says:

    There is a guy in Brisbane who sells banana’s piped full of different types of chocolate moose and resealed with wax. so you still get to peel the banana properly
    http://lifehacker.com/5311002/open-a-banana-like-a-monkey
    They are awesome, like why am I not eating one right now, awesome

  7. TJ S says:

    Is it weird, that the first thing I noticed here is the author’s impeccable penmanship?

  8. dculberson says:

    “I haven’t been able to order one, even though I am a professional.”

    I need to use that line in my life.

  9. FonHom says:

    I’d like to know how long it took before it was repurposed as a penis pump.

  10. buddy66 says:

    Two new words for me today: “productized” and “skeletalized.” BB’s a font of, um, knowledge.

  11. Semaine says:

    A variation of this did make it into production.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrccEj-nSXI

    Trust in Ron.

  12. Checkr says:

    “The device was never productized,”
    Productized? Lrn2English.

    “but I believe at least one working model must have been made to accompany the patent application (working models were a requirement for patenting until recently)”

    Only required through 1880.

  13. Frank W says:

    As a great sage once said, time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

  14. SednaBoo says:

    You just had to one-up yourself didn’t you?

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/12/12/odd-new-product-crem.html

  15. HornCologne says:

    ZOMG WANT!

  16. overunger says:

    Sweet Jeesus, why has this NOT been made!!!??

  17. FutureNerd says:

    “I.C. Wiener!?”

    Seriously, folks, productized is totally a word among people who, er, productize things.

    @TJ S: It very well may have been produced by a patent draftsman. Draftsmen used to do their letters and numbers by hand in prescribed styles; maybe patent illustrations had their own lettering style, it certainly looks patent-like.

  18. Piers W says:

    Nope. It’s a syringe with a handle.

  19. Gilbert Wham says:

    I might make one of these, the world needs this awesome device bringing back from the grave. You could make out like a goddamn bandit on a sunny day in the park, too.

    SSsssssshhhhh. Don’t tell the patent office though…

  20. Kerry says:

    I can see why this never caught on. The mental image is terrifying.

  21. flytch says:

    the idea seems cool… ice-cream in a chocolate covered banana :) Yuummmmmmm… but try finding constantly straight bananas (or constantly bent ones for that matter)… LOL

  22. JoshP says:

    seriously,
    noone else looks at that and sees caulk gun?

  23. SkullHyphy says:

    This would be great for carrying around just to be able to say “Hey, I got your banana injector right here!”

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