Tuesday, September 22, 2009
History of a new type of light
In 1935, a Mr. Carl Otis filed a patent for a bubbling light idea. These were specifically designed to use on Christmas trees. Benjamin Franklin was the first person who had thought of the concept. Mr. Otis' patent was for an "Ornamental Illuminating Device" as he called it. In time, he applied for several more patents for variations of the same light. However, there were others who claimed fame to even other variations of the light. Unfortunately, Mr. Otis finally lost his patent rights to the light and along with it, his royalty payments from the Christmas lighting companies.