US PATENTS IN 1860

DESCRIPTIONS AND CLAIMS OF US PATENTS ISSUED IN THE YEAR 1860

 

This list of patents is far than be complete, further researches will be done, including patents for Needles and Knitting Machines.

 

Number of applications for patents during the year ...................... 7.653

Number of patents granted, including designs, reissues and additional improvements ............................................................................... 4.819

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JANUARY 1860

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US 26.687                                 A. Leyden

January 3, 1860

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US 26.816                                  J. Dick

January 10, 1860

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US 26.948                           Albert F.  Johnson

January 31, 1860

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FEBRUARY 1860

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US 27.029                                F. A. Allen

February 7, 1860

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US 27.079                               J. M. Smith

February 7, 1860

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US 27.082                               J. Thomson

February 7, 1860

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US 27.132                              George Juengst

Sewing Machine

...what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. The combination of the rotating shafts F K, one of them carrying a revolving arm J and the other two revolving cranks G H, when the said shafts, arm and cranks are arranged and operate as herein shown and described.

2. The shuttle-driver, with its jointed horn i, ear r and spring p, applied and operating in combination with the guide m, n, o on one side of the shuttle-race and operating substantially as herein described. 

February 14, 1860

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US 27.179                         Calvin  D.  Wheeler

Marking Gage for Sewing Machine

February 14, 1860

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US 27.208                                 J. A. Davis

February 21, 1860

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US 27.214                                J. E. A. Glbbs

February 21, 1860

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US 27.260                                    J. Rowe

February 21, 1860

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US 27.279                                  A. W. Dopp

February 28, 1860

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MARCH 1860

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US 27.409                               George H. Horn

Needle-Holder of Sewing Machine

The object of my invention is to enable a person to readily adjust the needle of a sewing machine, either when such needle is first applied to the carrier or subsequently, in case of its becoming deflected out of its normal position. 

March 6, 1860

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US 27.412                                  A. R. Paine

March 6, 1860

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US 27.546                                  A. H. Jones

March 20, 1860

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US 27.577                                  J. Smalley

March 20, 1860

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US 27.593                                 J. J. Couch

March 20, 1860

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US 27.594                              L. W. Langdon

March 20, 1860

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US 27.620                                  J. Davis

March 27, 1860

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APRIL 1860

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US 27.761                                T. Newlove

April 3, 1860

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US 27.762                                 John Stevens

Threading Sewing Machine Needles

My invention consists in, first, the device, hereinafter described, for attaching the implement to the needle, so as to make its longitudinal adjustment to meet the eye of the needle certain and reliable, as hereinafter more fully set forth; second, the construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter described, for securing the lateral adjustment of the instrument to the eye of the needle with certainty; third, the combination with the jointed arm, as described, of the spiral spring attached to the needle-beam of a sewing machine, the whole being so constructed and arranged as to withdraw and raise the threading hook from the eye of the needle and out of the way of the operation of the machine, as set forth. 

Assignor to H. Brind

April 3, 1860

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US 27.867                                   W. Miller

April 10, 1860

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US 27.891                                   L. Daser

April 17, 1860

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US 27.926                                 J. Perkins

April 17, 1860

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US 27.944                      W. W. Allen & J. Molyneux

April 17, 1860

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US 27.948                                 C. G. Cross

April 17, 1860

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US 27.999                              J. S. McCurdy

April 24, 1860

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MAY 1860

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US 28.054                               Dana Brickford

   Sewing Companion

May 1, 1860

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US 28.097                                J. S. McCurdy

May 1, 1860

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US 28.139                                  G. B. Arnold

May 8, 1860

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US 28.144                                  E. E. Bean

May 8, 1860

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US 28.176                                    B. Holly

May 8, 1860

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US 28.287                                   G. Little

May 15, 1860

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US 28.290                           William H.  McNary

Knitting Machine

The principal object of my invention is to knit a stocking complete, with a properly shaped heel and toe, by the continuous operation of a knitting machine without any stop page to adjust the work in the machine and to manufacture by knitting any other articles, parts of which may be knitted of circular or tubular form and other parts without forming a complete circle or tube, by an uninterrupted operation and my invention consists in mechanism employed, in connection with a rotating series of needles, to constitute a machine to effect this result. It also consists in certain improved modes of operating the stitch-hooks, presses and thread-guides, which are applicable as well to circular-knitting machines in which the above-mentioned results are not sought to be obtained. 

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is the machine organized, as above described, for knitting a stocking throughout by a continuous automatic operation, composed of elements substantially, as detailed by the following separate claims, numbered from 1 to 7:

1. The threaded wheel D, with its movable. switch D', applied substantially as described, in combination with the needle-ring or other equivalent device, carrying the needles to produce the rotary or traverse movement of the needles in either direction, as may be necessary.

2. The revolving and longitudinally-studded cylinder H, applied and combined, with forked lever G and revolving buttons h h', or their equivalents and operating, substantially as described, for the purpose of shifting the switch as often as is desired to reverse the rotary, or traverse movement of the needles.

3. The regulating-wheel with its adjust able arms M M', applied and operating substantially as described, in combination with the needle-ring and with suitable apparatus. for throwing the studded cylinder into gear. with the main shaft for the purpose of regulating the length of the complete circular.

4. Combining the studded cylinder H with the disengaging apparatus by which it is made to throw itself out of gear with the main shaft when knitting all round the whole series of the needles is required to be resumed after knitting round a portion of the series only.

5. Combining the stitch-hook bar S2 with the main shaft or other rotary shaft of the knitting-machine by means of one or more cranks z z and controlling the movement produced by such crank or cranks by means of a slotted arm S2, working on a fixed guide pin 24, substantially as herein described, to produce the movement of the stitch-hooks to take off the loops from the needles.

6. Giving the stitch-hook bar the necessary lateral movement to complete the throwing off of the loops from the needles and to enable them to pass the needles as they descend to take another loop by means of the cams z' z' at the sides of the wrists of its driving-cranks, substantially as herein described.

7. Combining the rock-shaft which carries the thread-guides with the switch-wheel D by means of a fork U4, or its equivalent, substantially as and for the purpose herein described.

May 15, 1860

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US 28.371                                 L. Huffman

May 22, 1860

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US 28.452                             J. N. Chamberlin

May 29, 1860

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US 28.538                               H. RuddicK

May 29, 1860

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JUNE 1860

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US 28.610                           C. Scofield & C. Rice

June 5, 1860

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US 28.633                               Henry W.  Fuller

Means for Marking Cloth in Sewing Machine

... new and useful improvements in means for marking cloth in sewing machines, which I denominate the "Universal Marker for Plaiting and Tucking" ...

... The nature of my said invention, consists in a vibrating marking instrument or instruments that move in unison with the needle, so as to crease or mark the cloth at a given distance or distances from the needle and the same not pressing on the cloth, except while the needle is in the cloth, prevents such marking instrument obstructing the cloth in its movement by the feed and hence said mark can be made at any distance from the sewing and the cloth remain smooth. ...

Assignor to himself and Anthony W.  Goodell

extended seven years

June 5, 1860

Reissue dated:

February 26, 1878                 US RE 8.103

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US 28.642                              T. J. Alexander

June 12, 1860

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US 28.746                            Joseph Geiermann

June 19, 1860

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US 28.772                             Frederick  Plant

Improvement in Machinery for the Manufacture of Barbed and other Needles for Knitting and Sewing

June 19, 1860

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US 28.774                                   W. Price

June 19, 1860

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US 28.776                                  W. Rankin

June 19, 1860

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US 28.785                                 W. H. Smith

June 19, 1860

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US 28.788                             Jacob B.  Steiner

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

My invention relates to the manner of constructing the devices by which the needle, shuttle and hook of a sewing machine are worked, so that all these three shall be operated for button-hole work, but that the hook may be readily uncoupled from the machine and that the latter may then be used for plain sewing without modifying other parts of the machine. 

June 19, 1860

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US 28.804                               E. S. Yentzner

June 19, 1860

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US 28.814                              Israel M.  Rose

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

The nature of my said invention consists in the combination of a revolving hook, bobbin and reciprocating needle with an eye-pointed needle that perforates the cloth in such a manner that the under thread is interlaced or concatenated with needle-thread at the surface of the goods and the loop of needle-thread being passed around the bobbin of second thread prevents the loop of needle-thread drawing up through the cloth, so that I perform the operation of working a button-hole by the combined shuttle and double-loop stitch, or in any similar operation to that of making a button-hole may be performed in my said machine.

Assignor to Jno. R.  Morrell

June 19, 1860

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US 28.851                               J. E. A. Gibbs

June 20, 1860

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US 28.869                             George Juengst

Sewing Machine Shuttle

In sewing machine shuttles the bobbin is generally made with a male center at each end and held in place between two female centers provided in the shell of the shuttle and one of the latter is made movable for the purpose of permitting the introduction and removal of the bobbin and held up to the bobbin by means of a spring. This movable center and its spring are generally introduced from the exterior of the shell through an opening which extends right through the heel thereof, but which, after the center and the spring are inserted, is closed by a plug inserted in from the exterior and secured by soldering. Shuttles have also been formed with the movable spring-center in the point; but the same was inserted when being manufactured and no provision was made for introducing a new spring in case injury to that before inserted, or when one of a different strength was desired. My said invention consists in a movable bush, through which the center passes and which bush fills up the parallel hole containing the spring and is held in place by a clamping screw. 

June 26, 1860

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US 28.877                                  A. Leyden

June 26, 1860

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US 28.889                               W. P.  Mitchell

June 26, 1860

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US 28.920                             F. Toggenburger

June 26, 1860

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JULY 1860

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US 28.959                                   E. Booth

July 3, 1860

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US 28.993                                J. S. McCurdy

July 3, 1860

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US 28.996                                  H. Mueller

July 3, 1860

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US 28.999                      T. J. Penny & W. B. Botsford

July 3, 1860

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US 29.035                                    J. First

July 3, 1860

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US 29.138                              George Churchill

Spool-Pin for Sewing Machine

The nature of my invention consists in the construction and arrangement of a conical shaped pin with a thin elongated elastic spring tube surrounding and revolving on the same.

July 17, 1860

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US 29.202                                 W. A. Sutton

July 17, 1860

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US 29.224                        L. Planer & J. N. Siegle

July 17, 1860

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US 29.268                                 W. C. Hicks

July 24, 1860

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US 29.448                                C. H. Willcox

July 31, 1860

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AUGUST 1860

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US 29.648                            Frederick H Drake

Sewing Machine Needles

The object of my invention is to make the receding of the needle form the loop, which is to be caught up to make the seam with certainty whatever may be its speed or motion and my invention consists in making two or more eyes in the needle near its point, or where the eye of a sewing machine needle is ordinarily made, through which eyes the needle-thread is passed. 

Assignor to himself and Jonathan S. Christie

August 14, 1860

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US 29.785                                  D. Haskell

August 28, 1860

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US 30.012                                   D. Tracy

September 11, 1860

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US 30.031                              T. S. Washburn

September 11, 1860

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US 30.112                             G. B. & A. Arnold

September 25, 1860

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OCTOBER 1860

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US 30.478                            Albert F. Johnson

October 23, 1860

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US 30.518                                   G. Felter

October 23, 1860

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NOVEMBER 1860

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US 30.615                                 L. P. Collins

November 13, 1860

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US 30.634                                  R. Leavitt

November 13, 1860

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US 30.641                                R. S. Payne

November 13, 1860

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US 30.731                                  F. Heyer

November 27, 1860

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DECEMBER 1860

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US 30.854                               J. W. Hardie

December 4, 1860

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US REISSUED IN 1860

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US RE 915                                    Henry Burt

Knitting stockings

Improvements in Looms for Knitting Stockings, Shirts, Drawers and various other articles and that the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, constitutes a full and exact specification of the same.

February 28, 1860

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 3.275      September 23, 1843

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US RE 916                                    Henry Burt

Knitting stockings

Improvements in Looms for Knitting Stockings, Shirts, Drawers and various other articles and that the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, constitutes a full and exact specification of the same.

February 28, 1860

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 3.275      September 23, 1843

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USRE 1.073                               Robert M. Berry

Sewing Machine

My invention consists in the discovery and employment for the moving surface of the ordinary cork-wood of commerce and one method in which I employ it as a feed-surface ...

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 22.225                        December 7, 1858

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 DESIGNS IN 1860

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US D 1.206                          James E. A. Gibbs

Casting of Sewing Machine

February 21, 1860

 

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EXTENSIONS IN 1860

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US 4.750                                Elias Howe, Jr

Sewing Machine

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