Punch,  41 (1861), 163.

Patent Potatoes



Notes, Drollery


Horticulture, Patents, Language, Gravity

    Discusses the implications of 'Patent Gravity Selected Potatoes', an advertisement for which he recently observed. Taking 'gravity' to connote austerity, suggests that other vegetables may be selected for their states of mind. Equally puzzled by the possibility of patenting potatoes.

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