Big Loo Patents From 1963 in Hi Res



Drawings on file for the Big Loo Robot at the US Patent Office are limited to the two following images.  These can be easily found at the Google Patents website by entering the official patent number:  USD197288S.  Original drawings of the moon robot are extremely fun to see and or presented here in high resolution.  The paperwork was filed on July 11, 1963 and the patent was granted for 14 years on Jan. 7, 1964.




The other area of collectability are the original blueprints.  One might even refer to this category as the holy grail of Big Loo original drawings.  A while back the Hakes Collectables auction website had the following under the hammer.  The blueprints below sold at auction for over $5,000.  Below is the text and photos from the Hakes auction:



Drawing #8-737 dated 8-13-63 from factory in Erie, PA. 36×51″ sheet of vellum has 34.25×49″ image area hand-drawn and hand-lettered in lead pencil showing components and parts used to make toy.  Many include matching part number.  Includes head front and rear, body front and rear half, legs front and rear, right arm with claw, battery box and more.  Lower right corner has printed stamp area with hand-lettered name and specification numbers including artist’s initials “RW.”.

Sheet has been rolled and has handling creases with barely noticeable .25″ tear at upper left near front half of body image.  A few tiny moisture marks at upper right corner in blank area and blank bottom margin edge is a bit tanned with age.  Will mat and frame to Fine/VF appearance.  Big Loo was released for the 1963 Christmas holiday season, standing over 3′ tall and retailing for $9.99. Considered one of the all-time Marx classic toys, the large detailed blueprint is impressive and unique.  An ultimate one of a kind item for Marx enthusiasts and an incredible item for display.







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