History Hop Tags - Patented

Patented - Notable Historical Events

George WestinghouseApr 13, 1869

Thomas EdisonAug 31, 1897

Robert GoddardJun 9, 1931

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Patented - Historical Events
Date Event
1714-01-07

Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

1766-04-08

1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain

1792-05-12

Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented

1803-02-14

Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn

1806-10-07

Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

1824-06-08

Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec

1834-06-14

Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine

1834-06-14

Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont

1837-02-25

1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport

1837-12-29

Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine

1839-02-24

Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia

1841-03-22

Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)

1841-09-30

Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1841-11-16

Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)

1842-02-21

1st known sewing machine patented in US, John Greenough, Wash DC

1843-12-04

Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass

1845-03-17

Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

1846-06-28

Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax

1849-04-10

Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400

1849-06-12

Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky)

1850-02-05

Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY

1850-06-04

Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England

1853-01-21

Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass

1854-08-29

Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)

1855-10-17

Bessemer steelmaking process patented

1856-02-19

Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio

1858-03-23

Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Phila)

1858-03-30

Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)

1859-08-09

Elevator patented

1861-01-15

Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

1861-01-17

Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper

1861-02-05

Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila

1863-01-04

4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY

1863-01-13

Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC

1866-07-10

Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass

1867-06-25

1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio

1867-11-26

Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

1868-01-16

Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit

1868-03-05

Stapler patented in England by C H Gould

1869-04-06

1st plastic, Celluloid, patented

1869-04-13

Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)

1869-06-01

Voting machine patented (Thomas A Edison)

1869-06-15

Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY

1869-07-15

Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

1870-01-25

Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows

1871-01-03

Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY

1871-01-17

1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)

1872-02-20

Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin

1875-01-26

Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green

1876-09-19

1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

1877-01-16

Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop

1879-12-05

1st automatic telephone switching system patented

1880-03-23

Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)

1881-06-14

Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)

1882-06-06

Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC

1884-01-08

Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz

1886-01-29

1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe

1887-06-07

Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC

1888-01-03

1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC

1891-08-17

Electric self-starter for automobile patented

1892-02-02

Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)

1892-03-15

1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)

1892-09-27

Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company

1892-12-20

Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY

1894-01-30

Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit

1895-02-13

Moving picture projector patented

1896-08-20

Dial telephone patented

1897-08-31

Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

1897-11-23

Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

1899-01-24

Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan

1899-03-06

"Asprin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer

1899-05-09

Lawn mower patented

1901-02-05

Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot

1901-02-18

H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner

1904-08-23

Automobile tire chain patented

1905-01-17

Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago

1907-01-15

3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest

1908-05-12

Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield

1913-11-13

1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob

1915-01-19

Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude

1922-01-24

Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)

1924-01-29

Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland

1925-10-27

Water skis patented by Fred Waller

1926-12-07

Gas refrigerator patented

1928-01-17

1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented

1928-04-24

Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented

1930-02-25

Check photographing device patented

1931-06-09

1st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (Robert Goddard)

1931-12-08

Coaxial cable patented

1932-02-21

Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin

1932-11-22

Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered

1933-12-26

FM radio is patented.

1935-01-08

Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

1937-01-12

Plow for laying submarine cable patented

1938-06-14

Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin

1938-12-30

Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin)

1945-10-29

First ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented

1945-12-07

Microwave oven patented

1953-10-13

Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

1955-12-12

1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell

1958-01-28

The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

1975-03-10

Dog spectacles patented in England

1978-02-14

1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments

1983-09-20

Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented

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Patented - Birthdays
Date Event
1776-12-29

Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric

1863-12-15

Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)

Patented - Deaths
Date Event
1991-08-24

Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87


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