♪ ♪ Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing. And today I’d like to talk about retro patents! More specifically, the artwork of the patents, not necessarily the whole broad idea of
trademarks and patenting in the United States, that’s a different topic.
But, you know, just the art in general that’s on these things, I think it’s interesting. It’s very technical, but it’s made to be
approachable and easy to understand. And I just— it has a neat look to it, I’ve always thought. And apparently I’m not the only one!
There’s this company called Retro Patents. It has a website and they’re selling
their own prints of these patents. Things like game controllers, computer peripherals, and all sorts of fascinating retro tech. They actually sent me and email and said, “Hey, we like your videos,
would you like to make one on our prints?” and I said “Yeah, sure, why not?” I can say anything I want about them and they’re not paying me,
so that’s my kind of deal. So yeah, they sent me a tube. Let’s look at what’s inside the tube! Sweet. Let’s get this opened up. And in lieu of proper weights…
[chuckles] I’ve got some pint glasses here. Heh.