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US Patent: 662,748

Tool Handle Patentee: Winthrop E. Wood - Boston MA Granted:1900-11-27

A pocket tool which can be carried "closed" and quickly placed in operative position. A stud on the shank of the working portion of the tool slides in a slot. A friction spring provides tension to help keep the working portion of the tool in position. An outer tube encloses handle. The drawings show the working portion as a screwdriver; the specifications note other small tools which could employ this handle structure. Appears in a 1904 WESTERN ELECTRIC Co. catalog as the "Up-To-Date" pocket screwdriver in three sizes.
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US Patent: 965,716

Farrier's nail driving hammer Patentee: William J. Kelly - Denver CO Granted:1910-07-26

One of these appeared in a Martin J. Donnelley auction
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US Patent: 1,562,543

Screw Driver Patentee: Seth J. Cox - Franklin PA Granted:1925-11-24

This is an improvement to Patent 1412550, the improvement is the ability of the screw engaging jaws to be moved to a non engaged position, allowing screws to be removed as well as completely tightened. This Patent was farther improved in Patent 2185910 also by Seth Cox. Samples marked,"S.J.Cox,Franklin,PA. Pat.No.1562543."
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US Patent: 831,477

Tool Patentee: Arthur Sandall - York NE Granted:1906-09-18

Pliers type tool with wire cutting notches and gripping surfaces near the pivot. One jaw has a tapered opening with one flat face and one ridged face; this opening providing a wire gripping area.
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US Patent: 958,807

Tool Patentee: Niels Martin Hansen - Dundee MI Granted:1910-05-24

Side cutter jaw structure for parallel jaw pliers. The underlying pliers structure is based on Allen DeVilbiss, Jr. patent no. 753,374. May and June 1910 MACHINERY articles about the manufacture of DeVilbiss pliers show stages in the manufacture of these cutter jaw parts. See the DATAMP entry for patent 753,374 for views of the pliers and links to the MACHINERY articles.
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US Patent: 920,008

Cork Puller Patentees: Albert Baumgarten - Freeport IL , Johanna Baumgarten - Freeport IL Granted:1909-04-27

This patent was awarded to Albert Baumgarten posthumously
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US Patent: 363,037

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 7, 2019 - 12:18pm
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: 1,117,945

Nutcracker Patentee: Foster W. Fort - Waco TX Granted:1914-11-17

Bench or table top clamp nutcracker. fixed and movable cup faced jaws brought together by a screw. The patent shows a couple of options for connecting the screw and movable jaw. Described as an "un-named" new product in Febr. 1914 POPULAR MECHANICS, and appears as the PERFECTION NUT CRACKER in subsequent advertisements in household journals, etc.
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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - January 6, 2019 - 11:36am
Clothes pin Patentee: Robert John Schulz - Saginaw MI Granted:1915-11-09

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 363,037 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 668,467

Pipe Wrench Patentee: Moses Z. Viau - Plattsburg NY Granted:1901-02-19

This self-adjusting pipe wrench has two bearing areas in the "hook jaw" and multiple gripping areas on the shank to accommodate different ranges of pipe sizes. Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930" cites a 1901 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN notice as evidence Viau produced the wrench. In another 1901 issue, Viau was advertising to sell the patent or produce the wrench on a royalty basis. The ad noted samples were available.
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US Patent: 551,967

Raisin Seeder Patentee: Charles M. Horton - Reading MA Granted:1895-12-24

Produced by Horton as the GEM RAISIN SEEDER. In operation the seeds would stick to the rubber roller, while the raisin pulp was pressed into the grooves and scraped out by the comb teeth. The patented features are those parts of the design to facilitate disassembly for cleaning and subsequent reassembly.
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US Patent: 813,036

Saw Clamp Patentee: Charles W. Cardwell - Jamaica NY Granted:1906-02-20

Saw vise with an elongated jaw and the clamping bar eccentrically mounted. Examples are marked "ALL STEEL NEVERBREAK / PATENTED FEB. 20, 06 / CLIPPER TOOL CO, BUFFALO, N Y".
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US Patent: 922,080

Micrometer Screw Driver Patentee: George W. Bowers - Somerville CT. Granted:1909-05-18

This Patent relates to screw drivers and the ability to measure the amount of rotation of the screw. This is is especially important in adjusting the timing screws,( or mean time screws) on a watch balance wheel. The screws regulate or adjust the the arc or balance of the wheel. Sold as K&D #423 Micrometer screwdriver, a small micrometer on the blade keeps track of micro rotations on the blade. Sample marked "K&D Patented May 18, 09"
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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 31, 2018 - 10:13am
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: 742,238

Jar Holder Patentee: Alfred Roesch - Bridgeport CT Granted:1903-10-27

The patent is described as an improvement on James B. Erwin's Feb. 11, 1902 patent (no. 693,353). Roesch's improvement puts the clamping levers outside the circumference of the spring bands so that the levers do not touch the jar and cause it to break. Both patent dates are cited on a metal band type jar wrench (some also marked WOLVERINE SUPPLY CO). It was advertised in 1905 as the jar holder for the WOLVERINE FRUIT JAR HOLDER AND OPENER from Wolverine Supply Co., Pittsburgh, PA. Wolverine Supply Co. subsequently was the assignee for Sept. 13, 1910 pat. no. 970,365.
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US Patent: 730,918

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 30, 2018 - 9:57am
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: RE5,737

Improvement in lubricators Patentee: John R. Sees - Philadelphia PA Granted:1874-01-20


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US Patent: 18,691

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 29, 2018 - 9:57am
Improvement in methods of floating horses, &c., across rivers Patentee: Samuel P. Heintzelman - Newport Barracks KY Granted:1857-11-24

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 730,918 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 556,248

DATAMP Wacky Patents - December 28, 2018 - 9:39am
Saluting Device Patentee: James C. Boyle - Spokane WA Granted:1896-03-10

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 18,691 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 2,123,393

Tool Handle Patentee: John F. Windsor - Fairfield, Fairfield County CT Granted:1938-07-12

Handle construction for screwdrivers, chisels and the like where the end of the handle is capable of withstanding hammer or mallet blows, and the force of such blows is transmitted through an interior metal block to the shank. The end portion may be made of a non-conducting material such as pyralin. Sample marked 'BLUE POINT Kenosha. WIs. Made in the U.S.A. Pat.No. 2123393' Belivied to been made by Brigeport Manufacturing for Snap-On
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