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The American Patented Brace

1890 to 1899

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Beginning Patent Date: 1820 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 through 1930
Beginning Patent #: 0.347 30487 98933 223484 421420 643120 947002 to 1805330
Patentee: A to C D to G H to J K to M N to Q R to S T to Z

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Patent #: 421420
Patent Date: 02/18/1890
Patentee: McCoy, William H.
Location: Erving, MA
Manufacturer: Miller's Falls Tool Co.
Source: N/A
Description: jaws of bit-braces and tool holders
Comment: assigned to Miller's Falls Co.

Patent #: 426827
Patent Date: 04/29/1890
Patentee: Long, Thomas C.
Location: West Chester, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet attachment for bit stocks.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 428984
Patent Date: 05/27/1890
Patentee: Wilcox, Lewis C.
Location: Buffalo, NY
Manufacturer: assignee
Source: yes
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: assigned to American Bit Brace Co., Buffalo, NY.

Patent #: 432180
Patent Date: 07/15/1890
Patentee: Davis, Leonard L.
Location: Springfield, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 438338
Patent Date: 10/14/1890
Patentee: Zirikelback, Joseph
Location: Buffalo, NY
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 441854
Patent Date: 12/02/1890
Patentee: Putnam, Fred E.
Location: Clinton, Maine
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: no
Description: Wrench
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 443989
Patent Date: 01/06/1891
Patentee: Davis, Winfield S.
Location: Florence, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 452589
Patent Date: 05/19/1891
Patentee: Wright, Ludwin F.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combined Ratchet drill, brace and breast-drill.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 460005
Patent Date: 09/22/1891
Patentee: Fraser, Henry C.
Location: Charleston, SC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-brace.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 460256
Patent Date: 09/29/1891
Patentee: Steward, John F.
Location: Chicago, IL
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Handle for rotary tools.
Comment: Assignor 1/2 to Elias M. Watson, Beloit, WI.

Patent #: 460922
Patent Date: 10/06/1891
Patentee: Minnich, Simon B.
Location: Landisville, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit holder, compensating
Comment: assigned to M.C. Minnich.

Patent #: 461617
Patent Date: 10/20/1891
Patentee: Peck, Obed
Location: Rowe, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 463440
Patent Date: 11/17/1891
Patentee: Cameron, William
Location: Milpitas, CA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 465542
Patent Date: 12/22/1891
Patentee: Shell, John E.
Location: Monticello, AR.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Wrench.
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 468771
Patent Date: 02/09/1892
Patentee: Larson, Gustav
Location: Alexandria, MN
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace
Comment: assigned to W.C. Smith and F.T. Moore, Waldena, MN.

Patent #: 468911
Patent Date: 02/16/1892
Patentee: Holt, Gardiner L.
Location: Springfield, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 478248
Patent Date: 07/05/1892
Patentee: Alden, Oliver R.
Location: Nicholson, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: assigned 1/2 to H.W. Lord, Lathrop. PA.

Patent #: 480666
Patent Date: 08/09/1892
Patentee: Louden, George W.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Adjustable bit holder
Comment: probably for major machinery

Patent #: 481526
Patent Date: 08/23/1892
Patentee: Derlon, Arthur C.
Location: Paris, France
Manufacturer: assignee
Source: yes
Description: Universal-jointed brace
Comment: assigned to National Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, PA.

Patent #: 484231
Patent Date: 10/11/1892
Patentee: Nolan, William P.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet drill brace
Comment: *

Patent #: 487123
Patent Date: 11/29/1892
Patentee: Knudsen, Andrew
Location: Tucson, AZ
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 488691
Patent Date: 12/27/1892
Patentee: Goodell, Albert D.
Location: Worcester, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 488701
Patent Date: 12/27/1892
Patentee: Smith, Theophillis O.
Location: Oxford, England
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace, bit attachment
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 492118
Patent Date: 02/21/1893
Patentee: Snyder, John T.
Location: N/A
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Drilling machine (for mining coal, but brace configuration).
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 495335
Patent Date: 04/11/1893
Patentee: Hitch, John E.
Location: Wilmington, OH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 495055
Patent Date: 04/11/1893
Patentee: Parker, John N.
Location: Coldwater, MI
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination-tool.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 500382
Patent Date: 06/27/1893
Patentee: Fulton, David M.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet brace for drills (double crank gear mechanism).
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 500153
Patent Date: 06/27/1893
Patentee: Parman, William S.
Location: Sedan, KS
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 501110
Patent Date: 07/11/1893
Patentee: Smith, Henry V.
Location: Hartford, CT
Manufacturer: Holt Mfg. Co. Serial No. 456,630
Source: yes
Description: Tool holder
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 505611
Patent Date: 09/26/1893
Patentee: Smith, Henry V.
Location: Hartford, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 506931
Patent Date: 10/17/1893
Patentee: Nolan, William P.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-drill brace
Comment: *

Patent #: 510046
Patent Date: 12/05/1893
Patentee: Parker, Homer Newton
Location: Winchendon, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Pawl and ratchet coupling for rotating tools.
Comment: Assignor 1/2 to Orlando Mason.

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Patent #: 512237
Patent Date: 01/02/1894
Patentee: Strayer, George D.
Location: Stroudsburg, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Angling boring brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 514127
Patent Date: 02/06/1894
Patentee: Meahl, Jacob
Location: Cleveland, OH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Double-acting ratchet drill
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 518938
Patent Date: 05/01/1894
Patentee: Colvin, Frederick J.
Location: Hamden, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: articulating chuck with snap-in jaws
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 520502
Patent Date: 05/29/1894
Patentee: Swan, James
Location: Seymour, CT
Manufacturer: James Swan Mfg. Co.
Source: yes, boxed.
Description: Hollow auger
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 521579
Patent Date: 06/19/1894
Patentee: Alley, John F.
Location: Norton, VA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Gage brace - to regulate drilling depth.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 521997
Patent Date: 06/26/1894
Patentee: Whitus, Charles, Wilks, John W. and Whitus, N
Location: Chester, SC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace and bit gage
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 525573
Patent Date: 09/04/1894
Patentee: Andrew, Moses L.
Location: Delhi, OH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit shank and chuck
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 526314
Patent Date: 09/18/1894
Patentee: Hay, Francis M.
Location: Erie, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock (with fast-acting rotary chuck)
Comment: assigned 1/2 to James McGavin McKerrow, Oil City, PA.

Patent #: 526658
Patent Date: 09/25/1894
Patentee: Polis, Horace
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Wrench and bit stock
Comment: assigned 1/2 to Lawrence F. Mooney.

Patent #: 528137
Patent Date: 10/30/1894
Patentee: Banner, John William
Location: Banner's Elk, NC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace and bit
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 529023
Patent Date: 11/13/1894
Patentee: Duff, John W.
Location: Old Orchard, ME
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Rotary suppport for hand drills.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 530419
Patent Date: 12/04/1894
Patentee: Johnston, Samuel J.
Location: Leesburg, VA
Manufacturer: Lowentraut, Newark, NJ
Source: yes
Description: Combination tool (Brace wrench), serial no. 518,017
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 533407
Patent Date: 01/29/1895
Patentee: Barton, Edward L.
Location: Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Thread-cutting brace.
Comment: Assignor 1/2 to John C. Rutter, Jr., Bloomsburg, PA.

Patent #: 534449
Patent Date: 02/19/1895
Patentee: Parker, John N.
Location: Coldwater, MI.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination-tool.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 534830
Patent Date: 02/26/1895
Patentee: Hoge, Albert S.
Location: Wise, VA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: no
Description: Boring Machine (bench holder for brace)
Comment: Assignor 1/2 to Emory E. Hoge, Washington, DC

Patent #: 535682
Patent Date: 03/12/1895
Patentee: Dillenbeck, Jacob J.
Location: Pulaski, NY
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-brace.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 536116
Patent Date: 03/19/1895
Patentee: Worthington, Horace G. and Wheeler, William
Location: Washington, DC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Extensible bit-stock
Comment: assignor 1/3 to J.M. White

Patent #: 538323
Patent Date: 04/30/1895
Patentee: Cutts, Charles D.
Location: Fairfield, ME
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace and hand drill
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 542448
Patent Date: 07/09/1895
Patentee: Smith, Henry V.
Location: Hartford, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 544411
Patent Date: 08/13/1895
Patentee: Landfair, Herbert D.
Location: Westminster, CA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Drill chuck
Comment: assigned to Goodell Brothers, Greenfield, MA.

Patent #: 545827
Patent Date: 09/03/1895
Patentee: Silcott, Louden
Location: Mount Vernon, OH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: "Screwing and boring hand tool"
Comment: three-chuck geared attachment for brace.

Patent #: 546761
Patent Date: 09/24/1895
Patentee: Fink, James T.
Location: Washington, EC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Drill-chuck
Comment: assigned to self and Albert Stephan.

Patent #: 547053
Patent Date: 10/01/1895
Patentee: Williams, Charles A.
Location: New Whatcom, WA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-drill (engineer's)
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 549661
Patent Date: 11/12/1895
Patentee: Smith, Allan A.
Location: Grand Island, NE
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-drill (engineer's)
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 549837
Patent Date: 11/12/1895
Patentee: Weir, David
Location: Hartford, CTH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes?
Description: Drill-chuck
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 550306
Patent Date: 11/26/1895
Patentee: Welch, William T.
Location: Milton, PA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet drill
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 553226
Patent Date: 01/21/1896
Patentee: Brockett, Herbert W.
Location: Hamdon, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 560351
Patent Date: 05/19/1896
Patentee: Goetze, Martin
Location: Berlin, Germany
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Device for producing dimples (human).
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 562329
Patent Date: 06/16/1896
Patentee: Coolidge, Henry A.
Location: East Jeffery, NH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Wrench attachment for brace.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 568381
Patent Date: 09/29/1896
Patentee: Thompson, Charles E.
Location: Leesburg, VA.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination-tool.
Comment: Very similar to Robinson and Johnson tools.

Patent #: 568382
Patent Date: 09/29/1896
Patentee: Thompson, Charles E.
Location: Leesburg, VA.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination carriage-jack.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 568932
Patent Date: 10/06/1896
Patentee: Wilcox, Samuel W.
Location: Mendon, MA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-centering device
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 569896
Patent Date: 10/20/1896
Patentee: Cauwenberg, Edmund Van
Location: New York, NY
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit gage
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 571267
Patent Date: 11/10/1896
Patentee: Gray, John W.
Location: Stillwood, SC
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 582413
Patent Date: 05/11/1897
Patentee: Davis, Soloman B.
Location: Powhatan Point, OH
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: assigned 1/3 to G.W. McMurry.

Patent #: 583922
Patent Date: 06/08/1897
Patentee: McCellan, Stephen
Location: San Marcos, TX
Manufacturer: Miller's Falls Tool Co.
Source: yes
Description: Bit-brace with right-angled "V" guide frame.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 584099
Patent Date: 06/08/1897
Patentee: Van Lenten, Abraham
Location: Paterson, NJ
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit handle (cross)
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 585531
Patent Date: 06/29/1897
Patentee: McClellan, Stephen
Location: San marcos, TX
Manufacturer: Miller's Falls Tool Co
Source: yes
Description: Bit-brace (cornering)
Comment: assignor of 2/3 to T.H. Wheless, Austin, TX and D. Nonan, NYC

Patent #: 587232
Patent Date: 07/27/1897
Patentee: Quinby, Harris H.
Location: Omaha, NE
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Ratchet-brace.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 589608
Patent Date: 09/07/1897
Patentee: Mohr, William H.
Location: Plantsville, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit holder
Comment: assigned 1/2 to I.S. Bailey.

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Patent #: 596604
Patent Date: 01/04/1898
Patentee: Marlin, Kemuel L.
Location: Theta, TN
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 597101
Patent Date: 01/11/1898
Patentee: Collings, Francis Otto.
Location: Vancouver, WA.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Wrench.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 598382
Patent Date: 02/01/1898
Patentee: Morrison, John H.
Location: Prescott, Arizona Territory
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes
Description: Brace (multispeed)
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 601302
Patent Date: 03/29/1898
Patentee: Johnston, Samuel J.
Location: Leesburg, VA.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: yes.
Description: Combination-tool.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 603825
Patent Date: 05/10/1898
Patentee: Barber, Melvin
Location: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: assigned 1/4 to L.E. Johnson.

Patent #: 606395
Patent Date: 06/28/1898
Patentee: Shaw, Elver H.
Location: Sedalia, MO.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination-tool.
Comment: Assignor 1/2 to W.A. Fraser, Sedalia, MO.

Patent #: 609478
Patent Date: 08/23/1898
Patentee: Sturgis, Francis M.
Location: Shelbyville, IL
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 612924
Patent Date: 10/25/1898
Patentee: Grenier, Peter S.
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock expansion wrench
Comment: assigned 1/2 to R.W. Lockwood, Providence, RI.

Patent #: 614385
Patent Date: 11/15/1898
Patentee: Granum, Ole
Location: Montevideo, IL
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Drill-brace.
Comment: N/A

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Patent #: 617462
Patent Date: 01/10/1899
Patentee: Davis, William W.
Location: Corsicana, TX
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Combination tool.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 617742
Patent Date: 01/17/1899
Patentee: Harter, Jacob.
Location: North Manchester, IN.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Axle nut wrench.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 618512
Patent Date: 01/31/1899
Patentee: Kerry, Aaron
Location: Marysville, MI.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace and Drill (chain vise).
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 625209
Patent Date: 05/16/1899
Patentee: Stear, Elmer E.
Location: Millstone, PA.
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace-wrench.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 629294
Patent Date: 07/18/1899
Patentee: Heady, George H.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Brace-operated lock- mortising machine.
Comment: N/A

Patent #: N/A
Patent Date: 10/03/1899
Patentee: Wallace, Harris L.
Location: Halifax, Canada
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Design for a brace and wrench member.
Comment: Design Patent No. 31593

Patent #: 635307
Patent Date: 10/24/1899
Patentee: Ewing, Thomas H.
Location: Elreno, Oklahoma Territory
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Tool (Combination-tool).
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 635902
Patent Date: 10/31/1899
Patentee: Snow, Levi T.
Location: New haven, CT
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-brace
Comment: N/A

Patent #: 637735
Patent Date: 11/21/1899
Patentee: Harrison, William Henry Craine
Location: Woodville, South Australia
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: no
Description: Tool holder: multiple bits on brace arm.
Comment: Similar to design of James Holley.

Patent #: 639842
Patent Date: 12/26/1899
Patentee: Barber, Melvin and Kramer, Louis F.
Location: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory
Manufacturer: N/A
Source: N/A
Description: Bit-stock
Comment: N/A


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