Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great-Grand Father Invented What?

Have you ever had some one in your family say that your Great-great grand father had invented something and you thought they were just stories. Well now maybe you can found out if it was true or not. This page will have the names of 127, inventers and what they invented.

Those of you who didn’t find a name here can have a look up by request in the Patent book of 1850, which hold all the patentees names and what was the inventions or discoveries, it also gives the patentees State he lived in and the date of the patent.

Note. Although I will only list the name and what was invented and a date, there are reports for all the names on this page, which you can have on request. This will not be possible for the book of 1850, just the information I stated above. If you would like to make a request my address can be found in my profile.

1. Etienne Bernot, an improved machine for cutting files, 1860.

2. James Smith, improvements in the self-acting mule for spinning cotton and other fibrous materials, 1838.

3. Joseph R. Morris of the city of Houston, in the State of Texas, on the thirteenth day of April, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-one, filed his petition, affidavit, specification, and drawing, and made application for a patent for ''a new and useful improvement in furnaces,'' and paid the customary fee on such application; that on the fifteenth day of April aforesaid. he deposited his model of said improvement according to law in the Patent Office aforesaid; that on the eighth day of June thereafter, said invention was examined by the examiner, and patent duly ordered to be issued; that on the eleventh day of June thereafter, a circular was issued by said Patent Office to the effect that said patent was ordered to be issued in accordance with said application upon the payment of the final fee of twenty dollars: and whereas it appears that said Joseph R. Morris was prevented from obtaining his patent by the state of civil war which interdicted all communication between the State of Texas and the Patent Office at the city of Washington.

4. Obed Hussey, improvement, being a machine for reaping or cutting all kinds of small grain and grasses, 1833.

5. Charles M. Keller, “a new and useful improvement in propelling steamships, 1836.

6. Grafton Page, induction apparatus and circuit breakers, 1868.

7. Thomas Blanchard, a machine for turning or cutting irregular forms, 1820.

8. Jethro Wood, improvements in the construction of a plough, 1834 or 1848.

9. Bancroft Woodcock, improvement in the self-sharpening plough, 1832.

10. William Woodworth, improvement in the method of planning, tonguing, grooving, and cutting into mouldings, or either plank, boards, or any other material, 1828.

11. William Green, junior, a method of manufacturing sheet iron, known in trade as Russia sheet iron, 1836.

12. Charles M. Keller, improvements in the method of propelling vessels and canal boats, before 1844.

13. Thaddeus Hyatt, improvements in vault covers, 1854.

14. John Shly, improvement on the saw cotton gin, 1836.

15. William Perkinson, a machine for rifling or cutting the spiral grooves in the barrels of rifles, 1819.

16. Thomas J. Godman, invention in the apparatus for scalding hogs by steam, 1835.

17. Samuel F. B. Morse, invention, denominated the American Electro-Magnetic Telegraph, 1840.

18. Richard M. Hoe, for improvement in printing presses, 1847.

19. Angier March Perkins, invention of an improved method of warming buildings, and heating and evaporating fluids, 1831.

20. John Howard Kyan, for his invention of an improved method of preserving vegetable substances from decay, date unknown.

21. Timothy P. Anderson, improvement in the economy of water power, by means of a graduated spout or trough, date unknown.

22. Frederick E. Sickels, new and useful improvements in the manner of constructing the apparatus for lifting, tripping, and regulating the closing of the valves of steam engines. 1842.

23. William H. Bell, inventions for pointing cannon, 1829.

24. Samuel T. Jones, au invention in the manufacture of the white oxide of zinc, 1852.

25. John G. Mini, an improvement in the manufacture of lampblack, 1852.

26. Nehemiah Hodge, improvement in the mode of operating brakes for cars, 1849.

27. Samuel Pierce, for improvements in stoves, 1845.

28. Thomas D. Burrall, improvements in corn-shellers, 1845.

29. Oliver C. Harris, improvement in paint mills, or manner of grinding paints, indigo, &c., &c., 1832.

30. Hiram Moore and John Hascall, improvements for cutting, thrashing, or cleaning grain, known as “Moore & Hascall’s Harvesting Machine,” 1836.

31. Sylvanus Sawyer, improvement in machinery for cutting ratan, 1851.

32. William E. Ward. improved machine for making rivets and screw blanks, 1852.

33. Delia A. Fitzgerald, improved method of dressing treenails, 1849.

34. Calvin Emmons, invention of, or improvement in or to, a threshing machine, or threshing machines, 1829.

35. Ross Winans, improvements in the construction of the axles or bearings of railway or other wheeled carriages, 1831.

36. Hazard Knowles, “an improvement in the machine for cutting grass, wheat, rye, barley, oats, &c. by animal or other power,” 1836.

37. Stephen R. Parkhurst, improvements in machines for ginning cotton and burring wool, 1845.

38. Thomas W. Harvey, certain improvements in machines for making wood screws, 1846.

39. Cyrus H. McCormick, new and useful improvements in the machine for reaping all kinds of small grain; 1834.

40. Zebulon Parker, improvement in the application of hydraulic power, 1851.

41. Charles L. Fleischman, invention of an apparatus for manufacturing beet sugar on a small estate, and also an apparatus for evaporating the juice, to enable families to manufacture sugar for their own use, 1836.

42. Josiah Copeland, a new and useful improvement in boot crimps, 1844.

43. Charles M. Shaffner, improvement in steam-generators, before 1872.

44. Isaac Adams, new and useful improvements in the printing—machine called the power printing—press, 1830.

45. Uri Emmons, a new and useful improvement in the mode of planning floor plank, and grooving, tonguing, and straightening the same, planning boards, straightening and planning square timber, &c., by machinery, at one operation, called the cylindrical planning machine, 1829.

46. Milton Finkle, “improvements in machinery for making wire heddles,” Before 1864.

47. Nathan Scholfield, improvement in a machine to regulate the motion of water-wheels, 1836.

48. Gideon Hotchkiss, improvement in the construction of reacting water-wheels and their appendages, 1837.

49. Samuel N. Miller, an improved compound anchor, 1852.

50. Cadwallader Evans, “a new and useful improvement in steam boilers and apparatus to be used on board of steamboats to prevent the explosion of boilers,” 1839.

51. Frederick E. Sickels, “new and useful improvements in the manner of constructing the apparatus for lifting, tripping, and regulating the closing of the valves of steam engines ;“ 1842.

52. James G. Holmes, an improvement in “chairs for invalids,” 1844.

53. Charles Newbold for a cast-iron plough, 1798.

54. William R. Nevins, “rolling and cutting crackers and biscuit,” 1836.

55. Daniel Fitzgerald, “improvement in fire-proof chests and safes,” Before 1864.

56. Jonathan Ball, “an improved mode of coating the interior side of metallic water-pipes with hydraulic cement,” Before 1864.

57. Thatcher Perkins and William McMahon, improvements in the manner of constructing cast-iron wheels for locomotive steam engines, cars, trucks, and so forth, 1843.

58. Thomas Crossley, improvements in machines for printing woollen and other goods, 1854.

59. William Crompton, an improvement in the power-loom for weaving figured and fancy goods, 1837.

60. James Herron, “a percussion cannon-lock, and compound primers,” 1831.

61. Frederick P. Dirnpfel, improvement in steam-boilers, 1850.

JANUARY 31 1859.
To authorize the issue of patents, in certain cases, to negro slaves, for the use of their owners.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the several acts of Congress now in force in relation to the issuing of patents shall hereafter be extended to cases where a negro slave shall he an inventor, and the patent in such cases shall issue in the name of the inventor and vest the rights conferred thereby in the owner or owners of such negro slave.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted That the owner or owners of such negro slave shall have the right, in his or their own name or names, to maintain all actions and appeals, to make application for extension and execute assignments, and to exercise and enjoy all the rights and privileges conferred by law on other applicants and patentees, in as full and ample a manner as if such patent had issued in his or their own name or names; and if the owner of such negro slave shall be a citizen of the United States, or an alien who shall have been resident in the United States for one year next preceding, and shall have made oath of his intention to become a citizen thereof, the fees shall be the same as now required by law of applicants and patentees who arc citizens of the United States.

SEC. :3. .And be it further enacted, That all applications for a patent under this act shall, in addition to the facts now required to be set forth by other applicants, be required to state that the inventor is a negro slave and the name or name of his owner or owners; and the oath of such inventor shall be verified by the oath of his owner or owners to the best of his or their knowledge and belief; and such cases shall be decided in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations that apply to other applications for patents.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That when a negro slave inventor shall be owned by a minor or other person not legally qualified to act the guardian or trustee of such person may make the oath required by this act, and the patent shall vest in such guardian or trustee, to be held in trust for the person or persons for whose use the slave shall be held.

62. John Arnold, a new and useful improvement, in a machine for forming a web of cloth of wool, hair, or other suitable substances, without spinning or weaving, 1829.

63. George B. Simpson, a mode of insulating telegraph wires,before 1866.

64. George Faber for a “magnetic water gauge for boilers,” 1845.

65. Almond D. Fisk, a “new and usefulf improvement in coffins, 1848.

66. Wright Duryea, a certain “card exhibitor, 1865.

67. James D. Willoughby, an improvement in seed-planters, 1858.

68. John Goulding, improvement in machinery for the manufacture of wool and other fibrous substances, before 1862.

69. George B. Simpson, “a submarine telegraphic cable,” Before 1862.

70. Levi W. Pond, and Eau Claire Lumber Company, an “Improved device for sheering booms, 1863.

71. James C. Cook, improvement in machines for forming button backs and connecting the eyes thereto, 1852.

72. William A. Graham, a novel method of or means for extinguishing fires, 1837.

73. Alexander Douglas, improvement in bustles, 1857.

74. Nathaniel Sylvester, invention of a new and useful preparation for paper, to prevent frauds in Bank Checks and other writings, About 1824.

75. Samuel Brown, invention of a new and useful engine for producing power by which water may be raised, machines worked, and vessels propelled, without the aid of steam, About 1824.

76. James M. Miller, “improvement in surface condensers for steam engines, 1856.

77. Josiah George Jennings, an improvement in water-closets,1870.

78. Andrew Law, discovery in the manner of printing music, about 1802.

79. Joseph Grant, improvement in the mode of manufacturing hat bodies, 1835.

80. John Ames, improvements in the machinery for making paper, 1836.

81. Moses Shaw, for a mode for blasting rocks, 1830.

82. Alexander Douglas, improvement in bustles, 1857.

83. Andrew Diliman, improvement in corn-shellers, 1857.

84. Joseph Fox, a machine for making crackers, 1859.

85. David Hoke, an improvement on plows, 1858.

86. Francis B. Ogden, “an engine for producing motive power, whereby a greater quantity of power is obtained by a. given quantity of fuel than heretofore,” About 1834.

87. Grafton Page, induction apparatus and circuit breakers, Before 1867.

88. Horatio Gates Spafford, alleged discoveries of new principles of power in mechanical philosophy, carried into practical operation by appropriate machinery, around 1832.

89. Joseph Rodefer, improvement in bedstead fastenings, 1855.

90. Thomas Oxley, for his invention of a machine and engine, called “the American Land Clearing Machine, and Land Clearing Engine,” 1821.

91. Richard M. Green, machine for bending chain cable links, connecting shackles and htackle hooks, before 1870.

92. Thomas Thompson, an improved machine for folding paper, 1856.

93. James Jones, invention of certain improvements in the making of rovings, spinning and doubling of cotton, silk, flax, and other fibrous substances, before 1834.

94. John Adamson, improvement, called a “Floating Dry Dock,” 1830.

95. Samuel Browning, improvement called a “magnetic separating machine,” 1828.

96. James Story for the purpose of enabling him to perfect his discovery and patent known as the flexible ocean-cable shield, 1872.

97. Jearum Atkins, an improvement in rakes for harvesters, 1871.

98. Jonathan Lucas, Jr., improvement in a machine 1822.

99. William Sellers and Coleman Sellers, improvement in coupling for shafting, 1857.

100. Daniel Pettibone, the circular bullet-mould, for making or casting balls and shot, 1819.

101. Chauncey Bulkley, the invention of a plan for making shovels, spades, and scythes,
by welding iron and steel together, and rolling the same. Before 1828.

102. Adolphus G. Trott, his invention of a new and useful dye, for the coloring of cloths, 1825.

103. Henry M. Shreve, the inventor of the snag-boat, 1842.

104. Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner, improvement in power-looms, 1870.

105. John J. Roane, his invention of the “the antipyric rail-way ;“ 1836.

106. James M. Lilley, improved instrument for surveying and calculating areas, 1857.

107. John J. Adams, a patent for flattening cylinder window glass, 1848.

108. Walter Hunt, the manufacture of paper collars, 1854.

109. Benjamin Tyler, improvements in the construction of corn and other mills, 1800.

110. Robert Eastman, an invention called a Circular Saw Clap-board Machine,” 1834.

111. Zebulon Parker, improvement in the application of hydraulic power, 1829.

112. G. S. Blodgett and P. T. Sweet, for oven for baking, 1854.

113. Richard A. Stewart, improvement in clarifying and defecating cane juice, 1859.

114. Andrew Morse, Jr., for an improvement in capstans, 1836.

115. William D. Ludlow, improvement in refrigerators, 1858.

116. Ormrod C. Evans, for improvement in spading-machines, called terra-cutters or rotary diggers, 1856.

117. S. P. Kase, the patent suction and force or fire engine pump, 1850.

118. M. P. Mix, a machine called a “manger stopper,” 1846.

119. John and Charles Hanson, a new and useful method of manufacturing leaden water-pipes by certain machinery, 1846.

120. Samuel Raub, “Daub’s self-acting safety-valves.” 1840.

121. James P. Espy, conical ventilator, 1847.

122. Daniel Woodbury, invention known as au improvement in horse power, 1846.

123. Henry Jenkins, improvement in the. process of manufacturing wire grating, 1847.

124. Richard Wilcox, invention of a rotary portable oven, 1820.

125. William C. Jardine, improvement in brake and rest for carts, 1869.

126. Marcus P. Norton, “post-marking of letters, packets, and so forth, and cancellation of postage stamps thereon,” 1863.

127. Hiram W. Hayden, for machinery for making kettles and articles of like character from disks of metal, 1866.

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