Alpenglow Ski Mountaineering History Project Home
Ome C. Daiber - Inventions Notebook
This notebook, which Matie Daiber allowed me to borrow and photocopy, contains drawings, descriptions and patent documentation of Ome's inventions. They include:
Additional pages include advertisements or descriptions of Aquadux cloth and canvass waterproofing, Sno-Seal leather waterproofing, King Sure-Grip loggers calks, mountaineer shoe nails, dehydrated foods, and an axe-head stabilizer.
- Pac-Jacket (U.S. patent #2,165,348): A combination day-pack and jacket.
- Rucksack Saddle: Increases the load bearing surface of a Norwegian style rucksack for greater comfort.
- Penguin Sleeping Bag (U.S. patent #2,121,788): A garment-like sleeping bag, "offering the unique feature of permitting the user to 'get up' without getting out of bed."
- WarmAire Hood (U.S. patent #2,376,345): Enables a person in a parka or sleeping bag to breathe preheated air for greater comfort and insulating efficiency.
- Directional "V" Tube Down Insulated Structure (U.S. patent #2,464,380): Makes it easy to redistribute down to the top of a sleeping bag or other garment with a few shakes.
- Poncho Sleeping Bag: A combination poncho and sleeping bag, for greater versatility and to eliminate the weight of extra clothing.
- Hammock Sleeping Bag: An alternative to sleeping on cold, wet ground. Also makes an ideal emergency stretcher.
- Arctic Breather Mask: Protects the face from frostbite and freezing and preheats the air for breathing.
- Rope Thread Ski Mitt: A mitt with a thread of leather stitched to the palm. The thread is aligned to mesh with the lay of a rope tow, eliminating the slippage that tires the skier.
- Ski Tow Gripper: A gripper with a cord fastened to the user's waist to eliminate arm strain. The gripper releases from the rope when the user lets go.
- Totem Packboard (U.S. patent #2,421,244): A demountable packboard with no metal hardware, which can be disassembled and rolled up for compact transport.
- Mitten (U.S. patent #2,380,633): A mitten with a trigger finger, for use by troops in cold weather. The mitten has a strap across the palm to retain the finger stall when not in use.
- Lacquer Soluble Ski Wax: Enables the user to apply a new coat of lacquer to the ski base without having to remove every trace of wax.
- Zipelope: An envelope with a thread in the end which enables the user to quickly open it (like a band-aid wrapper).
- Lastic-Sheath: A belt with an elastic core and leather sheath which, when used in suspenders, prevents pulling buttons off the trousers. (An attached advertisement for the Pioneer Stretchway Belt may be prior art.)
- Heatomat Canned Foods: A can with a central container holding a chemical combination which, when in contact with water or other elements, generates sufficient heat to warm the contents of the main can. (An attached advertisement for Spaghetti With Cheese Sauce from the Hotcan Corporation may be prior art.)
- Barb Screw: A sheet metal screw that locks in place and won't be loosened by jarring or vibration. (An attached advertisement for Scrivets from the National Screw & Mfg. Co. may be prior art.)
- Jack Knife Safety Clip: Prevents any possible contact of the knife blade and carrying ring, which would otherwise result in a badly nicked or dulled blade.
- Clothes Hanger: Includes a spring loaded guard that prevents the hanger from falling off the hanger rod.
Return to the Alpenglow Ski Mountaineering History Project home page