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It certainley was a gaint leap, Staccatos were the worlds first and only asymetricle drums. Putting the invention and its inventor in a unique position as the only person to have done this, not only in the U.K. but thoughout the world. Being granted full world wide patents in 1978. The product received world-wide sales and has now become an icon, seen in many many music videos around the world to this day. A far more familar site on U.K. television than the clock-work radio, yet Pat has never received acknowledgement from the Bristish media as an inventor/designer/artist, Almost in the Divinci mold.