Invention Knows No Age

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June 5, 2021

As a soon-to-be (and incredibly excited) father, it's natural to wonder when my child will invent the newest breakthrough gadget . . . right? Okay, maybe not, but it got me thinking about some everyday products that were, in fact, invented by children.

Here are some of my favorite ones:

Invented by: Frank Epperson
Age: 11

U.S. Patent No. 1,505,592
for "Frozen Confectionary"

Toy Truck
Invented by: Robert Patch
Age: 5

U.S. Patent No. 3,091,888
for a "Toy Truck"

Makin' Bacon
Invented by: Abigail M. Fleck
Age: 8

U.S. Patent No. 5,552,585
for "Microwave Cooking Vessel with Removable Food Supports"

The Hot Seat
Invented by: Alissa Chavez
Age: 14

U.S. Patent No. 9,000,906
for a "Vicinity Motion Detector-Based Occupant Detection and Notification System"

For even more child-invented products, see this article:
"20 Everyday Products You Never Knew Were Invented by Kids"