FROG & SCRATCHER &

THE CHAPMAN FAMILY

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THE NORTH APPROACH 1930

Notice The Steeple On The East Moriches School

FLYOVER LATE 30's

1934 AERO SPORT

Hurry Up & Take The Picture,The Little Girl Wants To Go For A Ride

FROG & JACQUE

ANNA & DUTCH & The WACO

Mrs. Chapman with Morris "Dutch" Osterhaut. Dutch, who lived on Adelaide Av in East Moriches was a WW 2 Pilot.

He flew DC-3's after the war. That's his logbook in his flight suit

QUESTION

What Is It ?

NO IT'S NOT A BUILDING

It's One Of Scratcher's Inventions

and something we all have used more than once

MY THANKS TO HAROLD'S GRANDSONS ROBERT & GEORGE FROM AUSTRALIA, WHO SENT ME THE COMPLETE
PATENT PAGES THAT YOU CAN VIEW BELOW ALONG WITH THIS INFO ABOUT HAROLD'S INVENTION

Mr. Spooner: ....Here is an additional fact about Scratcher that may interest you. He invented the six-pack (even though he was vehemently a tee-totaler). My older brother requested a copy of the patent from the patent office. The ending of the story, unfortunately, is not endless riches for the Chapman family. My grandfather patented the invention (it was a collapsible, stackable masonite affair, sort of like a wooden puzzle) but then engaged a patent lawyer. The lawyer advised him to reject the one-off cash offer and hold out for a fraction of a cent on each six-pack produced. CocaCola walked away, made there own six pack and we as still waiting for our royalties. .... Regards, George

ORIGINAL PATENT SHEETS FILED 1942

SECOND PATENT FOR AN IMPROVED CARRIER 1948

FLYING AROUND THE GROUND IN 1948

Frog originallybuilt this merry go round for his grandson Bob Oftedal. Later on it was donated to Camp Pacquatuck and saw service there for many years.

No one seems to know what happened to it.

COMING IN FROM THE BAY ABOUT 1955

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