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E. S. Anderson (1898)
Genius Rewarded. Delaware - William Culveyhouse and E. S. Anderson, Dover, Composition for stopping leaks in cycle tires.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Thursday, February 24, 1898]

George W. Baker (1895)
Delaware Inventors. Washington, Nov. 9, - George W. Baker of Wilmington has been granted three patents on his improved leather working machines for stretching, shaping and smoothing the grain to lessen labor on leather where ironing is done in order to smooth it. The machines are especially designed for "staking" on leather requiring a smooth, soft and flattened grain, which is the reverse of what is wanted in glove leather, where the grain is raised or swelled to little hills resembling pebble grains. The inventions provide an improved arrangement of staking tool, carrier and its adjuncts, and an improved clamp for holding leather to the table curing operation.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) November 9, 1895.]

Thomas Baldwin
Snuff, manufacturing. Thomas Baldwin, New Castle, Del. June 22, 1819.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Mark S. Bassett (1854)
List of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office, for the week ending June 20, 1854: Mark S. Bassett, of Wilmington, Del. - For flour sifter and renovator.
[Source: Evening Star (Washington DC) June 20, 1854]

Alfred Betts (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - We find in the last two numbers of the Official Gazette that patents have been granted to the following Wilmingtonians: . . . Alfred Betts, device for changing the speed of machinery; . . .
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) December 11, 1873]

Mahlon Betts (1825)
Steam, by the use of anthracite in generating. Mahlon Betts, Wilmington, Delaware. Nov'r 26, 1825.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

W. A. Bonwill (1867)
Local Affairs.
A patent has been granted to W. a. Bonwill, of Dover, for a patent shoe string fastener.
[Source: Delaware State Journal and Statesman (Dover, DE) July 4, 1867] mkk

J. C. Brison (1897)
MANY NEW INVENTIONS. Delaware - Howard L. Pyle, L. Lichtenstein and J. C. Brison, Wilmington, apparatus for generating acetylene gas.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, September 29, 1897]

Ed. and John Brooks
Winnowing machine. Ed. and John Brooks, Wilmington, Del. Feb. 1818.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Philip M. Cabell (1897)
PATENTS GRANTED. Delaware - Philip M. Cabell, Wilmington, method of and device for fine stenciling.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, November 24, 1897]

Henry L. Casperson (1903)
Three Delaware inventors have been granted patents. Henry L. Casperson of Wilmington got letters of patent on a novel sign for street cars.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Dec. 12, 1903.]

James Clark
Wooden springs. James Clark, Kent co. Delaware. July 31, 1818.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Henry B. Cobb (1884)
DELAWARE INVENTORS.
In the list of patents granted February 19, 1884, are found the following: . . . Henry B. Cobb of Wilmington a machine for laying electric wires;
[Source: The Morning News (Wilmington, DE) Feb. 23, 1884.]

J. Copes
Grist mill, improvement in. J. Copes, George-town, Del. May 2, 1805.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

William Culveyhouse (1898)
Genius Rewarded. Delaware - William Culveyhouse and E. S. Anderson, Dover, Composition for stopping leaks in cycle tires.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Thursday, February 24, 1898]

Francis I. du Pont (1903)
Three Delaware inventors have been granted patents. . . . Francis I. du Pont was granted letters on an apparatus for molding smokeless powder.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Dec. 12, 1903.]

Jonas P. Fairlamb
Canal locks, impt. in. Jonas P. Fairlamb, Wilmington, Delaware. Nov. 27, 1823.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Jonas P. Fairlamb

Mr. Jonas P. Fairlamb, has invented a machine for splitting leather. It was Mr. Fairlamb's intention we are informed, to split the whole hide at once. A model of his machine was made at Messrs. Betts, Harlan, & Hollingsworth, and the machine tried, but with what success we are not informed. We are however assured by a currier, that it works on a different principle, and is an improvement on the old leather splitting machine.
[Source: Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.), October 27, 1847, page 2, submitted by Robin Line]

Thomas Ferry (1879)
Wilmington Inventors. Among the patents issued from the patent office at Washington, yesterday . . . to Thomas Ferry for a carpet cleaning machine.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Aug. 27 1879.]

William Fields (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - We find in the last two numbers of the Official Gazette that patents have been granted to the following Wilmingtonians: Wm. Fields, dumping wagon; . . .
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) December 11, 1873]

James Greenwood (1818)
Wooden springs for carriages. James Greenwood, New Castle, Delaware. April 28, 1818.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

M. J. Haines (1856)
New Patents Issued. M. J. Haines, of Delaware City, Del., for improvement in seed planters.
[New York Herald - New York, New York, Tuesday, October 7, 1856]

John J. Harris (1884)
DELAWARE INVENTORS.
In the list of patents granted February 19, 1884, are found the following: . . . John J. Harris of Wilmington, a machine for making paper.
[Source: The Morning News (Wilmington, DE) Feb. 23, 1884.]

Henry and Ezra Hoopes (1830)
Revolving rake, improvement in. Henry and Ezra Hoopes, WIlmington, delaware - - - July 26, 1824.
[Source: The Patentee's Manual by William Elliot, 1830] mkk

J. W. Howgate (1889)
DELAWARE INVENTORS.
J. W. Howgate of Wilmington has been granted a patent for an ingenious crutch.
[Source: The Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE) Nov. 20, 1889.]

A. V. Hysore (1878)
PATENT ISSUED. Among the patents issued by the United States to inventors, for the week ending June 25th, 1878, is one to A. V. Hysore, this city, for a dyeing apparatus.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) July 13, 1878.]

Abel Jeans
Kiln for burning lime, imp't in the. Abel Jeans, Milcreek, Hundred, Delaware. Feb'y 15, 1827
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Thomas P. Jones (1827)
Wind-mill, imp't in the. Tho's P. Jones, New Castle, Del. Feb'y 6, 1827.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

Martin V. Kingsberry (1895)
A DELAWARE INVENTOR.
Patent was issued by the United States Patent Office last week to Martin V. Kingsberry of Dover, Del., for invention of a hand car. WARDEN.
[Source: The Morning News (Wilmington, DE) April 12, 1895.]

Henrik J. Krebs (1897)
Lucky Inventors. One Delawarean, Henrik J. Krebs, of Wilmington, received a patent. His invention is a distilling apparatus.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, September 1, 1897]

L. Lichtenstein (1897)
MANY NEW INVENTIONS. Delaware - Howard L. Pyle, L. Lichtenstein and J. C. Brison, Wilmington, apparatus for generating acetylene gas.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, September 29, 1897]

George Lobdell (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - We find in the last two numbers of the Official Gazette that patents have been granted to the following Wilmingtonians: . . . Geo. G. Lobdell, steam boiler . . .
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) December 11, 1873]

Nathan O. Lounsbury (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - Nathan O. Lounsbury, of this city, has been granted a patent for machinery for pebbling and graining wet skins. The claim, as set forth in the Official Gazette, consists in a machine for graining and pebbling skins, the arrangement, with or without the cover, of the two graining-rollers, turning in the same direction horizontally parallel with each other, so that the skin will gravitate into the space between said rollers, together with operating devices.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) July 24, 1873.]

Samuel F. Marshall (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - Back Band of Harness-Saddles - To Samuel F. Marshall, Wilmington, Del. The shaft-tug is made to swing on a pivot, and may be detached from the back-strap.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) March 3, 1873]

Christian B. Miller (1854)
New Patents Issued. Christian B. Miller, of Wilmington, Del. - For improvement in processes for galvanizing metals.
[Richmond Whig - Richmond, Virginia, Tuesday, June 6, 1854]

John and James Mills (1879)
Wilmington Inventors. Among the patents issued from the patent office at Washington, yesterday, were one to John and James Mills, of this city, for an improved dumping wagon, . . .
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Aug. 27 1879.]

William Morgey (1868)
PATENTS. - The following residents of this city have just been granted letter patent: -
William Morgey, of Wilmington, Del., for improvement in bending fifth wheels.
[Source: Delaware Tribune (Wilmington, DE) July 23, 1868] mkk

Elizabeth H. Muldaur (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - Elizabeth H. Muldaur, of Dover, has been granted a patent for an alphabet block. The slides are separated from the blocks, and the exercise for the child is the putting the right slide back.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) July 24, 1873.]

John H. Parsons (1897)
MANY NEW INVENTIONS. Delaware - John H. Parsons, Wilmington, steam boiler.
[Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, September 29, 1897]

John H. Parsons (1908)
MANY ORDERS FOR SMOKE CONSUMERS.
John H. Parsons, the locomotive engineer who is now at the head of two million dollar corporations for the manufacture of his patent for consuming the chocking smoke of the locomotive engines and converting it back into more fuel has been to work in Pocomoke City the past week. Mr. Parsons had equipped two engines on the long and rather rough run from Delmar to Cape Charles with his patent smoke consuming device. One was a freight and the other a passenger engine. They gave such satisfaction that the Delaware engineer set about to equip the other engines of the N. Y., P. & N. line. The corporation has the contract for equipping all the engines of the entire Rock Island system, and a number of the New York Central locomotives of the heaviest type. Some time in August the Delaware inventor will go aboard to inspect the work of testing his device on engines in use in England and through the continent where there is great demand from the traveling public for a patent of this character.
[Source: The Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE) May 15, 1908.]

Wellington Pattin (1889)
DELAWARE INVENTORS.
Wellington Pattin of Bridgeville, Del., has taken out patent papers for an improved fruit basket.
[Source: The Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE) Nov. 20, 1889.]

Jacob Peirson (1849)
PATENTS. - Among the patents issued by the U. S. office in the week ending Dec. 25, is one to Jacob Peirson, of Wilmington, Del. For improvement in seed-planters.
[Sun - Baltimore, Maryland, Monday, December 31, 1849]

Charles L. Penny (1895)
Delaware Inventors. Charles L. Penny of Newark has patented an electro-magnetic switch to control or switch on or off dynamic electric currents, such as are employed in electric lighting and the transmission of power by means of an auxiliary electric current and improved switching mechanism. The governing current is distinct from the main currents and the system is so arranged that the governing current may be started stopped, or reversed without effecting the main current, except at the points to which the switching mechanism is applied.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) November 9, 1895]

J. Morton Poole
PATENTS. - The following residents of this city have just been granted letter patent: -
J. Morton Poole, of Wilmington, Del., assignor to self, W. t. Porter and T. S. Poole, of same place, for improved machine for turning cylinders.
[Source: Delaware Tribune (Wilmington, DE) July 23, 1868] mkk

Howard L. Pyle (1897)
MANY NEW INVENTIONS. Delaware - Howard L. Pyle, L. Lichtenstein and J. C. Brison, Wilmington, apparatus for generating acetylene gas.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, September 29, 1897]

Adam Reed (1903)
Three Delaware inventors have been granted patents. . . . Adam Reed of Middletown, for a patent collar fastener for horses.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Dec. 12, 1903.]

John E. Register (1875)
Among the late patents issued from the United States Patent Office is one to Dr. John E. Register, of Dover, for a patent fruit drier, an invention considered to be of great benefit to the fruit growing interests. It is claimed that the working capacity of this drier is equal to the best in use, and that it can be manufactured and operated for less than half the cost of any other drier now used. A company, under the title of "The Dover Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Company," was incorporated by the last Legislature, who expect to operate with the new drier and fully test its merits.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) April 12, 1875.]

Caesar A. Rodney (1882)
Delaware Patents Granted.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. - The following Dealware Patents were issued from the Patent Office yesterday:
Caesar A. Rodney, Wilmington, composite washer; . . .
[Source: The Daily Gazette (Wilmington, DE) Dec. 13, 1882]

Mr. Sebo
Mr. Sebo has invented an improved half bushel for measuring.
[Source: Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.), October 27, 1847, page 2, submitted by Robin Line]

George H. and William Sellers (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - We find in the last two numbers of the Official Gazette that patents have been granted to the following Wilmingtonians: . . . Geo. H. Sellers and William Sellers, rotary puddler.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) December 11, 1873]

Charles Smith Smart
Inventions.-Mr. Charles Smith Smart, of this city, is having a large model made of his machine, which from his description, comes very near perpetual motion. He intends exhibiting it to the public in a few weeks. When once started it will keep going of its own record, at least as long as the machinery will stand. A small model which he has working, succeeded, he informs us, to admiration.
[Source: Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.), October 27, 1847, page 2, submitted by Robin Line]

George R. Smith, C. H. Sneath, Thomas L. Sneath (1874)
PATENTS ISSUED. - The following patents were issued to Delawareans for the week ending September 3:
6,011. Dumping Wagons. - George R. Smith and C. H. Sneath, Wilmington, assignors of one-third interest to Thomas L. Sneath, Patent No. 71, 251, dated February 11, 1868, Filed September 27, 1873. The bearings on which the body tilts are fixed, and the axles are bent in a vertical plane downward from the line of the axis of the hind wheels.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Sept. 7, 1874.]

John Stoddard (1897)
PATENTS GRANTED. Delaware - John Stoddard, Wilmington, lubricating device for revolving bodies.
[Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) Wednesday, November 24, 1897]

Lemuel Tam
Cleave harrow, for clearing ground, Lemuel Tam, Sussex County, Delaware. July 11 , 1826.
[Source: Alphabetical List of All The Patents Granted by The United States, by S. Alfred Elliot, 1823] mkk

G. W. & S. Taylor (1884)
DELAWARE INVENTORS.
In the list of patents granted February 19, 1884, are found the following: G. W. & S. Taylor of Smyrna, an improved cultivator;
[Source: The Morning News (Wilmington, DE) Feb. 23, 1884.]

Charles F. Thomas (1874)
PATENTS ISSUED. - The following patents were issued to Delawareans for the week ending September 3:
154,299. Indexes. Chas. F. Thomas, Wilmington, Filed December 6, 1873. Each page of a set of alphabetically arranged pages is printed with horizontal and vertical alphabets. At the intersecting square determined by the first letter of the Christian and middle names upon the page of the index corresponding to the surname, the page number of the account is entered.
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) Sept. 7, 1874.]

Jesse Urmy (1851)
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE, December 4, 1851.
      On the petition of Jesse Urmy of Wilmington, Delaware, praying for the extension of a patent granted to him for an improvement in the arrangement of gearing for driving machinery, for seven years from the expiration of said patent, which takes place on the 6th day of February, A. D. 1852.
      It is ordered that the said petition be heard at the Patent Office on Thursday, the 5th day of February, 1852, at 12 o'clock, m.; and all persons are notified to appear, and show cause, if any they have, why said petition ought not to be granted.
      Persons opposing the extension are required to file in the Patent Office their objections specifically set forth in writing, at least twenty days before the day of hearing. All testimony filed by either party to be used at the said hearing just be taken and transmitted in accordance with the rules of the office, which will be furnished on application.
      Ordered, also, that this notice be published in the National Intelligencer, Republic, and the Union, Washington, D. C.; Express, New York; Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island; Daily Advertiser, Boston, Massachusetts; Pennsylvania, Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburg Gazette, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; and the Journal, Wilmington, Delaware, once a week for three successive weeks previous to the 5th day of February next.
THOS. EWBANK, Commissioner of Patents.
P.S. Editors of the above papers will please copy, and send their bills to the Patent Office, with a paper containing this notice. Dec 5 - law3w.
[Daily Union - Washington D. C., Tuesday, December 30, 1851]

John Willie (1882)
Delaware Patents Granted.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. - The following Dealware Patents were issued from the Patent Office yesterday:
. . . John Willie, Wilmington, window awning.
[Source: The Daily Gazette (Wilmington, DE) Dec. 13, 1882]

James F. Wood (1873)
PATENTS GRANTED. - We find in the last two numbers of the Official Gazette that patents have been granted to the following Wilmingtonians: . . . James F. Wood, false bottom for water coolers; . . .
[Source: The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) December 11, 1873]


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