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Katherine Bowie Fuld Frederick
August 11th 1897 - June 21st 1981
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Katherine Bowie Frederick

Besides being beautiful, musically talented, and having a great sense of humor Katherine was a smart business woman. When her father William Fuld passed away in 1927 she helped her brother William Andrew run the business and continued to do so until it was sold to Parker Brothers in 1966. She had four U.S. non- Ouija patents in her name three of which are variations on the Fuld's wheeled toy line. The other is a hand held human face toy. What's that you ask? See below. Her first U.S. non-Ouija patent was registered on January 27, 1920 and her last patent on November 29, 1921. We aren't sure if William invented these and put them in Katherine's name though she would have been twenty-three to twenty-four when these patents were registered. It is entirely possible they were her inventions. If you look closely William's signature is found at the bottom under the witness section.

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Katherine Bowie Fuld
Patent No. 1,329,338

U.S. Patents
Patent No. 1,329,338
January 27th 1920

Sega's Frogger doesn't have anything on Katherine's toy frog! This is the first of Katherine's wheeled figure toys and features an active little hopper. It reads “Be it known that I, Katherine B. Fuld, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to toys and more particularly to that class of such devices known to the art as figure toys, and has for its object the provision of a device of the character described adapted to represent the distinctive movement of a certain animate object, as a jumping frog or the like, mechanism being provided whereby such movement is attained to produce a pleasing and amusing novelty. Reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which is illustrated an embodiment of the invention, like characters being used to indicate like parts as they occur.”

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Katherine Bowie Fuld
Patent No. 1,331,339

Patent No. 1,331,339
February 17th 1920

The drawing on this patent has a face only a mother could love. Though not a wheeled toy it is a moveable figured toy. We aren't fans of clowns here, and this one scares the hell out of us. The registration reads “Be it known that I, Katherine B. Fuld, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to toys and more particularly to that class of such devices known in the art as figure toys and has for its primary object the provision of a device of the character set forth adapted to represent a fanciful human face, mechanism being so constructed as to cause a change of expression thereof and a movement of the several facial appendages represented to produce an amusing effect. With other objects in view, as will be hereinafter apparent from the following specification, this invention consists in the peculiar arrangement and operation of the various parts of a toy as set forth, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.”

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Katherine Bowie Fuld
Patent No. 1,333,613

Patent No. 1,333,613
March 16th 1920

This poor mule, can imagine having to haul this guy around? Don't feel too bad for him because according to this drawing it’s the mule who gets the last laugh. The registration reads “Be it known that I, Katherine B. Fuld, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to toys and more particularly to that class of such devices known in the art as figure toys and has for its object the provision of an amusing and economical toy adapted to represent a comical subject, such as a mule and its rider, mechanism being provided whereby to produce a series of positions of the device to effectively imitate the varied antics thereof. With the forgoing and other objects in view as will from time to time hereinafter appear this invention consists in the peculiar combination and operation of the related parts of a toys described in the annexed specification and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.”

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Katherine Bowie Fuld
Patent No. 1,398,426

Patent No. 1,398, 426
November 29th 1921

While William sometimes assigned his patents and trademarks to his children, this patent registered by his Katherine shows his children assigned their patents back to him as well. Another wheeled toy patent, this one illustrates a dog riding a goat. It reads “Be it known that I, Katherine B. Fuld, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, and State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements Figure Wheeled Toys, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to toys and has for an object the provision of a wheeled toy of simple construction which shall have an amusing movement. A further object of the invention is the provision of a toy which with a very simple operating mechanism may provide movement of a plurality of figures. A further object is the provision of a toy which is cheap to manufacture and is not likely to get out of order.”