Monday, September 15, 2014

Charles Horan - inventor of cork head guard

About 96 years ago a small newspaper article appeared. Charles Horan had dabbled with cork and bamboo and came up with something new in the way of a head guard.
The Flint Daily Journal - September 25, 1920
It appears that the patent wasn't issued until the following April.

I know you want to see what it looked like.  Here you go.

Apparently it was groundbreaking enough to be referenced in other patents as recently as 1995.

images from and Google's Patents page

1 comment:

  1. And, worst case, at least your head would float if you fell into water. :-)