Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rail Patents 1890 - 1910

Here’s the last installment in old railroad-related patents by local inventors. This set is from 1800 - 1910, so these inventors were starting to be credited as from "Rensselaer, NY" now.

Joseph Robison, of Greenbush, Assignor to Robert J. Pratt, of. Greenbush Heights, New York.
MACHINE FOR SAWING METAL. Letters Patent No. 423,278, March 11, 1890. Witnesses: John S. Diack, Lewis F. Alrtjtz.

Aaron Fryer, of Bath-on-the-Hudson, New York, Assignor of One- Half to David Wiggins, of same place.
MEANS FOR MULTIPLEX TELEGRAPHING BETWEEN CARS OF RAILWAYS. Letters Patent No. 528,902, November 6,1894. Witnesses: Charles Selkirk, A. Selkirk,

Aaron Fryer, of Bath-On-Hudson, New York.
CAR-FENDER. Letters Patent No. 552,383, December 31, 1895. Witnesses: Percy T. Griffith, A. M. Cusack.

Willard Spencer, of Bath, New York, Assignor of One-Half to James A. Houck, of Albany, New York.
STREET-CAR FENDER. Letters Patent Mo. 557,161, March 31,1896. Witnesses: Frederick W. Cameron, Mary M. Flanagan.

Edwin Priest, of Bath-On-The-Hudson, New York.
TOOL FOR REDRESSING CRANK-PINS OF LOCOMOTIVE-WHEELS. Letters Patent No. 586,244, dated July 13, 1897. Witnesses: Charles Selkirk, A. Selkirk, Jr.

William A. Buckbee, Of Rensselaer, New York.
LOCOMOTIVE EXHAUST-PIPE. Letters Patent No. 633,566, dated September 26, 1899. Witnesses: Alex. Selkirk, Charles Selkirk.

John A. Kimber, of Rensselaer, New York.
CONTROLLING AND OPERATING MEANS FOR WATER-SCOOPS FOR LOCOMOTIVES. Letters Patent No. 675,223, dated May 28, 1901. Witnesses: E. J. Guilfoil, R. G. Stewart.

Edwin C. Van Nouhuys, of Rensselaer, New York, Assignor of One-Half to Emanuel B. Toedt, of Albany, New York.
COAL-CONVEYER. Letters Patent No. 833,141. Patented Oct. 9, 1906. Witnesses: Walter E. Ward, Lottie Prior.

Robert Burns, Of Rensselaer, New York.
VENTILATOR FOR LOCOMOTIVE-CABS. Letters Patent. No. 867,701. Patented Oct. 8, 1907. Witnesses: J. C. MacCulloch, A. A. Newton.

William E. McPherson, of Rensselaer, New York, Assignor of Seventy One- Hundredths to Himself, Fifteen One-Hundredths to J. M. Rodgers, and Fifteen One-Hundredths to J. Fletcher, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
DUPLEX RAILWAY-HOPPER. Letters Patent 965,400. Patented July 26, 1910. Witnesses: W. D. Walker, J. F. Felton.

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