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US Patent: 690,925

Nippers Patentee: George J. Capewell - Hartford CT Granted:1902-01-14

The construction of the nippers with intermeshing jaw pieces, etc. is to keep the cutting edges parallel and provide resistance to twisting when cutting wire at the outer ends of the nipper jaws.
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US Patent: 305,102

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Illuminating device for frightening rats and mice Patentee: John H. Nelson - South Lima NY Granted:1884-09-16

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 92,379 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 221,855

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 19, 2018 - 1:25pm
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: 256,265

DATAMP Wacky Patents - May 18, 2018 - 1:13pm
Device for waking persons from sleep Patentee: Samuel S. Applegate - Camden NJ Granted:1882-04-11

1 of 12 patents in the Parker Brothers Inventor's Game. Another is 221,855 Here as part of Russ Allen's MWTCA Gadgets, Gizmos, and Mechanical Marvels display.
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US Patent: 1,644,619

Saw Patentee: Sidney Marion Tepper - Cleveland OH Granted:1927-10-04


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CA Patent: 46,598

Driving Mechanism for Machinery Patentee: Francis H. Crafts - Buffalo, Erie County NY Granted:1894-07-16

This mechanism was patented in the U. S., #499,159.
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US Patent: 10,985

Vise or Chuck For Holding Cylindrical Bodies Patentee: Charles Gregg - Brooklyn NY Granted:1854-05-30


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US Patent: 402,673

Appliance For Uniting and Repairing Rubber Hose Patentee: Charles E. Hudson - Leominster MA Granted:1889-05-07

The patent comprises the tubular core with external grooves, the band wire with its hooked ends that face each other, and the "pliers" type tool for manipulating the wire. The specifications note general awareness of other wire and band type hose clamps, and differentiate this form from them. The pliers tool received patent no. 445,834 on Feb. 3, 1891. The metal band is the primary focus of Canadian patent CA-30,988 granted March 22, 1889, although the tool and tubular coupling are also mentioned in the claims and shown in the drawings. The pliers tool (with patent date Feb. 3, 1891), tubular core and wire (with patent date May 7, 1889) are shown in 1890s ads from C. E. Hudson & Co. Leominster, Mass.
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US Patent: 632X

Cotton Gin Patentee: John McBride - Nashville TN Granted:1805-08-08

Most of the patents prior to 1836 were lost in the Dec. 1836 fire. Only about 2,000 of the almost 10,000 documents were recovered. Little is known about this patent. There are no patent drawings available. This patent is in the database for reference only.
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US Patent: 684,489

Manufacture of Wrench Jaws Patentee: Pardon A. Whitney - Southington CT Granted:1901-10-15

Drop forging dies and series of forging processes to produce halves of a movable wrench jaw which would be welded together. (Only the initial and final stage images appear in the edited image.) One option would result in a movable jaw similar to the result of the forging process in parallel patent 684,488. See that DATAMP entry for links to additional related information.
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US Patent: 784,959

Combination Tool Patentee: John R. Morris - Jewell, Jewell County KS Granted:1905-03-14

Produced as the NATIONAL HATCHET DETACHABLE JAW tool. Advertising noted hatchet, hammer, wire cutter, leather punch, nail puller, screw driver, hoof trimmer, pruning knife, pipe wrench, stock marker, etc. It is an expansion on Morris' July 19, 1898 patent (no. 607,448). A photo owned by a Morris descendant shows a high polish finish "show piece" example of the tool accompanied by component parts. Warren D. House - patent attorney
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US Patent: 3,384

Bench-vise Patentee: Jeremiah Peck - Waterbury CT Granted:1843-12-20

A writeup on this patent in the August 1848 Journal of the Franklin Institute gave credit to "Mr. J. Peck, and Mr. L. Pardee, of New Haven". Pardee was presumably Leonard Pardee, a joiner in New Haven at the time, who became a successful carriage maker. We speculate that Pardee was responsible for integrating the treadle mechanism to operate the vise, which improved on the handwheel in Peck's patent A. D. Jones' Gazetteer for Connecticut for 1857-8 lists Jeremiah Peck as a machinist in New Haven. There was a planing mill, L. Pardee & Co., in New Haven. A classified ad in the 1848-11-11 Scientific American: " PECK'S PATENT VISE WITH FOOT LEVER. THIS Vise is worked entirely by the foot and is admitted by all who have used them to be the best and, strength, saving of time and convenience considered, the cheapest Vise in use. For sale by QUINCY & DELAPIERRE, 71 John st. New York; Geo H. Gray & Co., Boston; Curtis & Hand, Philadelphia; Way & Brothers, Hartford, Ct.; and by the proprietor. J. S. GRIFFING, New Haven, Ct."
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US Patent: 1,114,077

High-pressure prime mover Patentee: Henry E. Warren - Ashland MA Granted:1914-10-20

"This invention relates to governors especially adapted for use with prime-movers subjected to a high head of water..."
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US Patent: 979,903

Tool-holder for lathes Patentee: Frederick D. Van Norman - Springfield MA Granted:1910-12-27


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US Patent: 1,159,804

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 29, 2018 - 6:37am
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: 198,777

File Handle Patentee: William T. Nicholson - Providence RI Granted:1878-01-01

Handle with tapered socket, three or four radial slots, and "elastic compress" to hold file tangs, or double-taper square or triangular files -- the corners of the files or tangs entering the slots. One known example (found in spring 2018) has lost the "elastic compress" and shows three radial slots.
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US Patent: 1,175,513

DATAMP Wacky Patents - April 23, 2018 - 4:57am
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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