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Rubber Duck Design

Patent USD153708

Invention Design for a Toy Duck or similar article

Filed Saturday, 17th April 1948

Published Tuesday, 10th May 1949

Inventor Ludwig Leaf

Owner Empire Plastic Corporation

Language English

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Patented May 10, 1949 Des. 153,708
United States Patent Office
153,708 Design for a Toy Duck or similar article Ludwig Leaf, Forest Hills, N. Y., assignor to Empire Plastic Corporation, New York, N. Y. Application April 17, 1948. Serial No. 145,793. Term of patent 3½ years (Cl. D34—2)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Ludwig Leaf, a citizen of the United States, residing at Forest Hills, New York, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new, original, and ornamental Design for a Toy Duck or Similar Article, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part thereof, in which—

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a toy duck, illustrating my new design;

Fig. 2 is a side view of a toy duck illustrated in Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a front view of the toy duck illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.

I claim:

The ornamental design for a toy duck or similar article, substantially as shown.

Ludwig Leaf.


The following references are of record in the file of this patent:



D. 145,344White _____________ July 30, 1946


Infants' and Children's Wear, March, 1947, page 82, #1119.

Sears Roebuck, Christmas Catalog, 1945, page 177, #H, Duck Vase.

Sears Roebuck, Catalog No. 191, 1945, page 184, #E.