ingenious ideas - creative designs
Bad Burro Press, an imprint of Catalyst Publications, is proud to be the publisher of The Inventors series focusing on distinct collections of historical inventions. The inventors and inventions included in the series evidence dedication, determination and creativity. Each invention included in the series has been carefully selected from the archives of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, with edited commentary. Accompanying illustrations have been painstakingly restored and professionally formatted by Catalyst Photography NW using current technology to enhance quality and the reader's appreciation.
The third in The Inventor series focuses on baseball. This compilation of late 19th and early 20th century patent illustrations and accompanying inventor descriptions, together with topical events, news reports, photographs, illustrations, and author commentary provide a unique historical view of “base ball” as it evolved into “baseball”, the Great American Pastime.
The Inventors: Baseball is available through major booksellers and online retailers, including Amazon.
VELOCIPEDE / BICYCLE
The second in The Inventor series focuses on the velocipede and its evolution through the years. Chapter headings include: Velocipedes, Tricycles and Unicycles, Amphibious Bicycles, Garments and Gear, Bicycles as Transportation, and the inventions of Frank Schwinn.
The first in The Inventor series focuses on the game and development of football. The nine chapters address the design and evolution of the "ellipsoidal design" of the football, the evolution of helmets, the players' gear, the fundamental of practice, kicking objects and objectives, officiating the game, equipment beside and beyond the lines, playing flag football, and parlor games just for fun.