Vintage patents for adding audio promotions to packaging: records embedded on the sides of cereal boxes—six-packs with CDs, etc.
(More about these patents, after the fold…)
1. In Ladis H. Ottofy’s “Phonographic Devices“ from 1963 the grooved recording may be played manually by running a stylus by hand through the grooves on one or more sides of a box or the bottom of a paper cup, etc. (See also:CardTalk)
2. Max Meier-Maletz’s 1966 “Foil-Shaped Sound Record” is of the type that can be removed from the back of a cereal box and played on a turntable. (Max Meier-Maletz also held a patent for the manual “CardTalk” record player, mentioned above.)
3. Ronald J. May’s “Promotional Attachment for Beverage Packages” from 1985 provides a means for attaching CDs to six-packs.
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