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US Patent: 1,862,793

Valve Spring Lifter Patentees: Harry W. Kulp - Lancaster, Lancaster County PA , Martin C. Dellinger - Lancaster, Lancaster County PA Granted:1932-06-14

"Over-center lock lever" with a cam stop is the activating component of a "C" frame valve spring compressor. The stop prevents the handle pinching the operator's hand. Several adjustment means are suggested to adapt the tool to different styles and sizes of engines and valve layouts. Models conforming to this patent may be marked No. 385, and have the patent number. This design evolved in patent no. 1,913,084 to the form in the K-D Tools 380 valve spring compressor for overhead valve & "L-Head" engines. Harry W. Kulp and Martin C. Dellinger were the founders of KD Mfg. Co. of Lancaster, PA.
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US Patent: 1,961,605

Standard Spindle Nose Patentees: Alfred E. Drissner - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County OH , Frank O. Hoagland - West Hartford, Hartford County CT , Max E. Lange - Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County OH , Nils Ivar Lundberg - Madison, Dane County WI , John E. Lovely - Springfield, Windsor County VT Granted:1934-06-05


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US Patent: 1,798,482

Ratchet lever Patentees: Edward Henry Peterson - Chicago IL , Norris F. McNaught - Chicago IL Granted:1931-03-31

Looks identical to the second form shown and described in parallel patent no. 1,784,481's drawings & specifications. A close reading of the relative specifications & claims shows some slight additional elaborations in this patent. The DURO ratchet handle is marked with patent no. 1,798,481.
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US Patent: 1,770,899

Valve Spring Lifter Patentee: John A. Anderson - Bridgeport, Fairfield County CT Granted:1930-07-22


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US Patent: 630,323

Anvil Patentee: David Buel - Columbus, Franklin County OH Granted:1899-08-08


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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 12, 2017 - 7:26pm
Means and apparatus for propelling and guiding baloons Patentee: Charles Richard Edouard Wulff - Paris France Granted:1887-05-17

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 560,351 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 1,689,376

Multiple Bit Tool Patentee: John Zilliox - Orchard Park NY Granted:1928-10-30

Multiple bit slide-out screwdriver blades; Zilliox patented several types of tools made of stamped parts.
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US Patent: 1,662,002

Wrench Patentee: John H. Dowd - Hartford CT Granted:1928-03-06

Compare the "ears" supporting the adjusting nut to the version appearing in patent no. 1,495,751 produced by Armstrong Bros. Tool Co. T. Clay Lindsey - patent attorney
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US Patent: D31,038

Combination Tool Member Patentee: John C. Johnson - Uniontown PA Granted:1899-06-20

One "lever" for a tongs or pliers type tool. This half has a tack puller, pliers jaws, half a wire cutter, and a scraper or screwdriver end on the handle. Term of patent 7 years.
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US Patent: 1,534,537

Holder for Socket Wrench Sets Patentee: Edwin S. Miller - Buffalo, Erie County NY Granted:1925-04-21


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US Patent: 221,855

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 8, 2017 - 6:43pm
Improvement in fire-escapes Patentee: Benjamin B. Oppenheimer - Trenton TN Granted:1879-11-18

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 305,102 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 484,455

Milling Machine Patentee: Charles H. Phillips - Providence RI Granted:1892-10-18


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US Patent: 1,417,725

Tool Kit Patentee: George R. Fullenwider - Maple Valley, King County WA Granted:1922-05-30

The specifications describe the tool kit in terms of emergency automobile repair. The components include hammer, rim wrench, spark plug wrench, screwdriver, and punch. The hammer is the primary tool with the other components nested in the handle. The patent claims numerous aspects of the components and how they combine for particular applications.
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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 6, 2017 - 6:31pm
Massage apparatus Patentee: Louis W.G. Flynt - Chicago IL Granted:1916-03-14

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 256,265 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 1,396,863

Pliers Patentee: Joseph L. Mayhew - Williamstown, Berkshire County MA Granted:1921-11-15

The cutting blade attached to one handle and corresponding slot in the other were intended to cut "loom;" tubular insulating material used in the installation of "knob & tube" electric wiring.
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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 5, 2017 - 6:21pm
Eye protector for chickens Patentee: Andrew Jackson Jr. - Munich TN Granted:1903-06-16

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 1,175,513 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 148,691

Metal Drilling Machines Patentee: William Gleason - Rochester, Monroe County NY Granted:1874-03-17


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US Patent: 1,666,467

Pliers Patentee: Joseph A. Peterson - College Station TX Granted:1928-04-17

The jaw linkage in this pliers is similar to that employed in Peterson's self adjusting wrench (patent no. 1,587,362). Gearench registered "GEARPLIER" as a trade mark, claiming first use in July 1926.
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US Patent: 560,351

DATAMP Wacky Patents - November 2, 2017 - 7:17pm
Device For Producing Dimples (human) Patentee: Martin Goetze - Berlin Germany Granted:1896-05-19

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 556,248 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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Patent Quality Chat

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar series continues Nov. 14 from noon – 1 p.m. ET with “How Is An Examiner’s Work Product Reviewed?”  Experts from our Office of Patent Quality Assurance (OPQA) and Patent Operations will be on hand to discuss how quality fits in to a patent examiner’s performance appraisal plan and how the OPQA reviews and provides feedback to examiners.We look forward to hearing your feedback about how a USPTO patent examiner’s work product is reviewed. Please send your input and questions to patentquality@uspto.gov before and during the event.The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.  No registration is necessary; the link to join is available on the series web page.
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