Car Patent by Albert E. Cullen
Applied for March 27, 1936 Received on March 22, 1938
courtesy of Richard Cullen, Grandson
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18 July 1939, a second patent on the Slot Car was applied for.
Albert E Cullen
History of Albert E Cullen
Albert was born and raised in England.
in the British Navy studying to be a telegraph operator, knew nothing about
boxing, but his classmates forced him into the ring to fight. He lost the match.
Next day his head was ringing from match, causing him to fail his telegraph test
the next day.
was then transferred to the British Army. Served with "The Royal Fusaliers",
carried a Lewis gun, and was gassed in the trenches.
won a scholarship to Art school by winning second place in an art contest.
by the London Times, drawing clothing ads.
hired by Pitcairn to go to France and Italy to copy stained glass and mosaic
from the old masters. This assignment lasted 10 years.
to England and married Jessie Rose. Albert & Jessie immigrated to United
States in 1929.
by Pitcairn designing & constructing stained glass windows for Bryn Athyn
Cathedral. (located in Bryn Athyn, Pa.)
in "World War II" he was laid off by Pitcairn. He secured a position
with Eastern Aircraft in Trenton, NJ., building Grumman Avengers aircrafts.
working for Caloric Range in Topton Pa. he assisted in inventing the removable
oven door (Which gave easy access for oven cleaning). This is still used today
in most ovens.
invented an Anti-Aircraft ordinance that he patented and gave to the Department
to the the invention of the slot car: He had an offer for his invention by
"Gilbert" & also "Marx" toy companies; however, the
offer was not what he would accept.