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    Zeppo Marx Wristwatch Invention Copyright Agreement. The youngest of the Marx Brothers, Zeppo took over the straight man after his brother Gummo left the act during their vaudeville days, later joining Gummo to work as a talent agent. A serious-minded amateur inventor and machinist, Zeppo had great mechanical skills and later owned a company that machined parts for the war effort during World War II (including the clamps used to hold the Hiroshima bomb in place inside the Enola Gay). He also invented a wristwatch that would monitor the pulse rate of cardiac patients and sound an alarm if they went into cardiac arrest. Featured here are the original patent application description and design sketches for said wristwatch, filed in Switzerland and dated June 6, 1967, as well as other documents pertaining to the design and patenting of the watch. One sketch is signed by Marx's co-inventor, A. Dale Herman, but not by Marx himself. The items are in excellent condition with light wear and a couple of fold creases.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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