Just in â€” A 9" green "DUR-X GLASS FRUIT AND CAKE KNIFE
", with box and most of the printed tissue paper wrapping.
See Walter Lemiski, Glass Knives
1. The patent.
The knife is marked "PAT.D.112059" and the box "PATENT D.112059". What does the "D" stand for? "Draft", perhaps, like a provisional patent? The number could also be an American-style date, November 20, 1959.
How did Lemiski find "a gadget designed and patented by a certain John Didio of Buffalo, New York in November 1938"?
2. The printed tissue wrapping.
Lemiski only provides an edited version, and frustratingly mine is missing most of the bottom line, which ends:
... ... ... ...ll, Ashbury Park, N. J.
Please would some kind person help me out with the first part of this line of text.
3. Any ideas on the manufacturing glassworks?
Thanks for your interest.