Latest Addition to the Directory of American Tools and Machinery Patents (DATAMP)

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US Patent: 190,467

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Wire-Band Cutting Implement Patentee: Charles H. Chadbourn - Rochester MN Granted:1877-05-08

Tool with a hand guard and hook on one handle, and elliptical cutter on the other handle. Springs work to spread the handles. Designed to facilitate lifting wire-bound grain bundles on to the feed table of a threshing machine, and to cut the binding wire. Known example marked with the patent date. The design is very similar to 208,046 granted Sept. 17, 1878, and a tool shown in that DATAMP entry most likely actually reflects this patent.
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CA Patent: 57,858

June 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Improvement in grain-grinder plates Patentees: James Melvin Jones - Preston ON Canada , Emerald Elson Jones - Preston ON Canada Granted:1897-10-21

Of interest because co-inventor James Melvin Jones went on to establish the Jones Safety Device Co., makers of safety guards for woodworking and metalworking machinery. This patent describes James Melvin Jones as a manufacturer and Emerald Elson Jones as a miller. The two men were brothers, according to genealogical information found online.
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US Patent: 208,046

June 14, 2017 - 8:07am
Improvement in wire band cutters Patentee: William E. Snediker - Trenton NJ Granted:1878-09-17

Submitted to mwtca.org as a What's It. The date on the tool was illegible but not close to being correct. It appears to be May 2, 1876
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CA Patent: 150,778

June 11, 2017 - 7:53am
Wrench Patentee: Thomas Hinds - Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Granted:1913-09-30

From the claims: "A wrench for varying sized pies presenting a fixed jaw presenting as common gripping point for the various sizes of pipes, and a co-acting pivotally mounted rotary jaw having portions of the margin therof cut away to present re-entrant curves of varying radii corresponding to the radii of the various pipes..." Corresponding U.S. patent 1,105,782 was granted August 4, 1914; a known example of the wrench is marked with British patent number 102960 of 1916.
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CA Patent: 58,859

June 10, 2017 - 7:42am
Improvements in Wrenches Patentees: Henry Alexander Burton - Unk Unk , Lucius Vastine Kennerly - Unk Unk Granted:1898-02-01

Reversible cam lever adjustable jaw with flat face for nut, and rounded toothed face for pipe. The fixed jaw includes a toothed concave section to grip pipe. The lever handle of the movable jaw has a screwdriver tip, the end of the handle is shown with a nail claw, and the head of the fixed jaw is shown with a hammer poll. Only the adjustable wrench features and screwdriver on the cam lever are described in the specifications and claims. The cover sheet which contained the patentee's addresses is not present in the Canadian Patents Database; the certification was made at the patent attorney's New York office.
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CA Patent: 62,141

June 8, 2017 - 7:13am
Axle Nut Wrench Patentee: Harris L. Wallace - Halifax Nova Scotia Canada Granted:1898-12-21

Adjustable jaw "brace wrench." A wing nut and screw provide clamping pressure so the jaws will hold the axle nut after it is loosened.
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US Patent: 658,478

June 6, 2017 - 6:09am
Mechanical Movement Patentees: Harvey D. Williams - Ithaca NY , Horace G. Hoadley - Waterbury CT Granted:1900-09-25

The second of two "Williams Patents" cited in early 20th Century ads for the Armstrong Universal Ratchet; the other being 613,950. N. E. Simond - patent attorney
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US Patent: 206,259

June 4, 2017 - 5:20am
Improvement in Wantage Rods Patentee: Eli S. Prime - Baltimore MD Granted:1878-07-23

Combines both the "out-stick" and "in-stick" (used when less than 1/2 full) functions in one instrument as well as an adjustable gage lip. Known example is marked: ELI S. PRIMES/WANTAGE SCALES/PAT'D.JULY.23.1878
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US Patent: D57,252

June 2, 2017 - 5:08am
Handle For Pliers or Similar Gripping Surfaces Patentee: Earl W. Myers - New York NY Granted:1921-03-08

The design is the pattern of circular grips resembling suction cups. Earl W. Myers was President of Forged Steel Products Co. Several types of pliers incorporating this handle design were produced. Many were labeled "VACUUM GRIP." Some appear in early 1930s Snap-On catalogs.
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