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Max Fleischer’s Screen Song Patent

Submitted for your educational pleasure – another historical find from our friends at the Van Eaton Galleries: The patent for Max Fleischer’s bouncing ball cartoons (filed in 1925, granted in 1926).

Click on thumbnails below to read the convoluted legalese that Fleischer uses to describe his new technique. Note they use Daisy Bell (“A Bicycle Built For Two”) as a sample lyric. Great find – thanks Mike!