Martha Cole, GB189314883A

An Improved Toy Motor.

Image credit: Cole, M. (1893)

On June 9, 1894, Martha Cole, a toy manufacturer from Norton Folgate in Middlesex, obtained a patent for a novel toy motor. Her invention simplifies the traditional spinning methods used in toy motors, using a heavy spinning wheel mounted on a spindle, thus reducing the need for precise handling and timing.

Date of Application: 3 August 1893

Date of Issuance: 9 June 1894

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Francesca Chiaradia
Francesca Chiaradia
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My research interests include information economics, law and economics, economics of innovation.