REFLECTIONS

A Brief Word

| April/May 1994

  • Uncle Sam
    29/4/A
  • Gardenall Tractor
    29/4/4B
    William Annechini Jr.
  • Unidentified Engine
    29/4/6A
    Al McGee
  • Unidentified Engine
    29/4/6B
    Al McGee
  • Two-cycle engine
    29/4/6C
    Al McGee
  • Two-cycle engine
    29/4/6D
    Al McGee
  • Burall Corn Sheller
    29/4/15B
    Earl Resner
  • Burall Corn Sheller
    29/4/15A
    Earl Resner
  • Emerson-Brantingham tractor
    29/4/12
    Paul Tiggelbeck
  • Burall Corn Sheller
    29/4/15C
    Earl Resner
  • International Power Company
    29/4/B
  • Panther Cat
    29/4/17
    Raymond Gardner
  • Goodall Tritnmer

    Charles Wright
  • Rugg lawn tractor
    29/4/20
    Joseph R. Mezey Jr.
  • Sultan engine
    29/4/18
    ?Ian Kin-zie
  • Goodall Tritnmer

    Charles Wright
  • County Super Six tractor

    Ed Pedrick
  • County Super Six tractor

    Ed Pedrick
  • Aerothrust two-cycle engine

    Jeff Conner
  • Julien engine
    29/4/29
    Al Hauschildt
  • Aerothrust two-cycle engine

    Jeff Conner
  • Fairbanks-Morse generator
    29/4/24
    Robbins Douglas
  • Titan Junior engine
    29/4/30A
    R. W. Doss
  • Titan Junior hopper engine
    29/4/30B
    R. W. Doss
  • Reindeer
    29/4/C
  • Lawn-mower

    Woody Sins
  • Lawn-mower

    Woody Sins
  • Titan 1 HP model engine
    29/4/30C
    R. W. Doss
  • GEN engine
    29/4/32
    Mark Schultz
  • Stump puller
    RW-1
  • Stump puller
    RW-2
  • Stump puller
    RW-3
  • Auto-Marine
    29/4/D
  • Empire
    24/4/E
  • Foos trademark
    29/4/F
  • Gardenall Tractor
    29/4/4A
    William Annechini Jr.
  • Southern Engine &. Boiler Works
    29/4/G
  • Crescent
    29/4/H

  • Uncle Sam
  • Gardenall Tractor
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Two-cycle engine
  • Two-cycle engine
  • Burall Corn Sheller
  • Burall Corn Sheller
  • Emerson-Brantingham tractor
  • Burall Corn Sheller
  • International Power Company
  • Panther Cat
  • Goodall Tritnmer
  • Rugg lawn tractor
  • Sultan engine
  • Goodall Tritnmer
  • County Super Six tractor
  • County Super Six tractor
  • Aerothrust two-cycle engine
  • Julien engine
  • Aerothrust two-cycle engine
  • Fairbanks-Morse generator
  • Titan Junior engine
  • Titan Junior hopper engine
  • Reindeer
  • Lawn-mower
  • Lawn-mower
  • Titan 1 HP model engine
  • GEN engine
  • Stump puller
  • Stump puller
  • Stump puller
  • Auto-Marine
  • Empire
  • Foos trademark
  • Gardenall Tractor
  • Southern Engine &. Boiler Works
  • Crescent

As we've told many of you before, we acquired a complete run of the Patent Office Gazette several years ago. There's a wealth of information to be found in these, despite the fact that they take up about 400 linear feet of shelf space. At the present time, we're working on a couple of different titles that will illustrate many of the early trademarks used by engine manufacturers. Also included will be trademarks as used on tractors, implements, farm equipment, and automobiles. Illustration 29/4/A shows Trademark (TM) 38,637 for the Uncle Sam engine that was made at Chicago, Illinois. Here's a company that's rarely heard of in collector circles. In fact, it is listed in the index of American Gas Engines, but no living examples have been found, at least to our knowledge. Directly below the Uncle Sam TM is one registered by the Johnston Harvester Company at Batavia, New York.

In 29/4/B we have the 1907 trademark of the International Power Company. Early on, trademark applications carried a sentence like, 'Claims use since 19.' For several years in the early 1900s, this information does not appear in the POG listings, although it might show on a copy of the TM application. The problem is that copies of these documents are getting rather expensive, and to send to the Patent Office for a large number of them would also involve a heavy expenditure of funds!

In 29/4/C we have the 'Reindeer' trademark used on engines sold by Deere & Webber. In 1906, Deere 6k Webber was a branch house that sold primarily John Deere-built products, although other items were included. At this time, it appears that the Root 6k Vandervoort engines made at Moline, Illinois, were sold by Deere 6k Webber, either under the Reindeer trademark, the R & V trademark, or perhaps both.

On page 130 of American Gas Engines is a brief description of the Detroit Auto-Marine Company. This TM application (29/4/D) was filed in 1905, so obviously the company goes back that far in the engine business, and likely somewhat further.



The C. C. Riotte Company is briefly described on page 423 of American Gas Engines. Beyond this, not a single copy of their Empire engine has emerged to our knowledge. In their TM application of 32,963 the company claimed use of the Empire trademark since March 3, 1898.

It is important to note that one cannot take the serial numbers shown with these trademark applications and send in for a copy of the trademark! The serial number shown was issued while the trademark was published, and only as a reference until it was determined whether there was opposition to its being issued. Once this period passed, the trademark was granted, and was then given a trademark reference number. This system makes trademark research very complicated, since it requires poring through at least two different sets of indexes to find a trademark. The indexes are sometimes rather vague, so this research project has also included a visual search of the trademark applications published each week.



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