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Manufacturers Index - Waterous Engine Works Co.

Waterous Engine Works Co.
Brantford, ON; Winnipeg, MB; St. Paul, MN, Canada
Company Website: http://www.waterousco.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
482 Nov. 08, 1854 Machine for making nuts and washers from a heated bar of metal Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
On 1856-04-14, the Colonial Office of Newfoundland issued a patent to Charles H. Waterous for "Machine for making nuts and washers from bars of heated metal".
185,500,242 Jan. 31, 1855 Improvements in machinery for forging nuts and washers Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada "This invention comprises a method of cutting from a bar of metal a blank, and punching, compressing, or swedging the same into shape at one operation, by a described combination of parts—a method of instantly discharging the nut or washer from the die box in which it is formed by the backward stroke of the piston—the combination of a punch and dies with a piston driven by steam or compressed air, &c."
582 Dec. 24, 1855 Useful improvements in the construction of steam and water circular saw mills Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
10 Apr. 14, 1856 Machine for making nuts and washers from bars of heated metal Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada See also Canada patent 482. There was also a similarly-titled British patent granted to Waterous on 1854-11-08.
1,044 Jan. 27, 1860 An improvement in the application of steam power, and in the manner of making such application, for the purposes of moving and working steam ploughs, steam fire engines, &c., &c., &c. Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
1,141 Sep. 25, 1860 A new mode of packing and preserving hops Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
1,201 Mar. 04, 1861 Water drawer Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
1,372 Jun. 06, 1862 A centripetal churn and centripetal agitator, for refining and fitting for use rock oil, or petroleum and coal oil Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
1,392 Jul. 08, 1862 Improved machine for manufacturing the shoes of horses and other animals Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
1,961 Feb. 23, 1866 Improvement in the steam engine, known as "Waterous' Combined Portable and Stationary Engine" Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
2,608 May. 26, 1868 Machine for sawing logs and cants into lumber Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada XC patents are Canadian patents issued between 1824 and 1869.
90 Oct. 02, 1869 A set gauge for sawing machines Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada
801 Feb. 08, 1871 Improvement on fire protection and water supply Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada
935 Apr. 18, 1871 Machine for regulating the pressure of water in street mains and water pipes J. E. Waterous ON, Canada
1,333 Feb. 07, 1872 Improvements in steam boilers Julius Edgerton Waterous ON, Canada
2,023 Feb. 03, 1873 Removable saw set socket Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada It appears that this invention was the work of James E. Emerson, and the others were listed to get around the laws that made it difficult for non-Canadians to be granted Canadian patents. Wilkes and Waterous were partners in C. H. Waterous & Co., which in April 1874 became the Waterous Engine Works Co., Ltd., wholly owned by the Waterous family. The Waterous companies made a diverse line of products including sawmills, and presumably also including this saw set.
    Removable saw set socket George H. Wilkes ON, Canada  
    Removable saw set socket James E. Emerson Beaver Falls, PA  
2,094 Feb. 21, 1873 Improvements on saws Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada
    Improvements on saws George H. Wilkes ON, Canada  
    Improvements on saws James Ezekiel Emerson Beaver Falls, PA  
3,292 Apr. 10, 1874 Lever feed for shingle sawing machines Robert Smallwood PE, Canada The inventor describes himself as a machinist. The patent covers a mechanism that draws the block back faster than it advances. This patent was extended as patent 9,829. An 1885 catalog from Waterous Engine Works Co. shows "Smallwood's No. 2 (Large Size) Patent Self-acting Lever Feed Shingle Mill" for $285. The smaller No. 1 was $230.
3,637 Jul. 16, 1874 Shingle machine Isaac Milton House ON, Canada The inventor was described as a shingle manufacturer. Other House patents related to saw sharpening were manufactured by B. R. Mowry & Sons of Gravenhurst, Ont. An 1885 catalog from Waterous Engine Works Co. shows "'The Boss,' or House's Patent Shingle Mill".
7,735 Aug. 09, 1877 Spark arrester Robert Brayton Fremont, OH This appears to be equivalent to U.S. Patent 190,275.
    Spark arrester David June Fremont, OH  
    Spark arrester Oratus S. French Fremont, OH  
9,829 Apr. 08, 1879 Lever feed for shingle machines Robert Smallwood PE, Canada This patent is an extension to patent 3,292
218,005 Jul. 29, 1879 Improvement in lumber-trimming machines John G. Emery Bay City, MI The 1883 catalog from Waterous Engine Works Co. of Brantford, Ontario, Canada features "Emory & Garland's Bay City Patent Lumber Trimmer".
17,617 Sep. 10, 1883 Lumber trimming machine Willard B. Swartwout Three Rivers, MI This is the Canadian equivalent of US patent 250,174.
295,791 Mar. 25, 1884 Saw-mill David Ferguson Milne Rochester, NY James Thompson Milne was a "citizen of Great Britain". A bit more than a year after this patent was issued, he was living in Canada and was granted a Canadian patent, 21,961, for a sawmill carriage. He began manufacturing sawmills under his own name but within a few years he was designing sawmills for Waterous Engine Works of Brantford, Ontario.
    Saw-mill James Thompson Milne Clay City, KY  
358,952 Mar. 08, 1887 Portable engine Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada
29,180 May. 19, 1888 Shingle machine James N. Peel ON, Canada The inventor was a machinist. "The object of this invention is to secure a more uniform thickness of shingle, and as it is very often the case that an unsound knot or other defect is found at or near one end of the single block, which, if cut in the usual way, would make all those shingle bad which had the defect in the butt end, or at least of second quality, but by being able to change the alternating to a continuous set of either end of block to saw, so as to leave the defect in the point end of shingle, it very often makes a first quality shingle."
29,938 Oct. 02, 1888 Straw burning attachment for boilers Charles Horatio Waterous Jr. ON, Canada The patentee describes himself as a manufacturer.
33,584 Feb. 04, 1890 Friction clutch pulley James Normansell Peel ON, Canada
    Friction clutch pulley Charles Horatio Waterous ON, Canada  
447,217 Feb. 24, 1891 Friction-clutch pulley James N. Peel ON, Canada This device was also patented in Canada, no. 33,584, granted 1890-02-04.
    Friction-clutch pulley Charles H. Waterous Jr. ON, Canada  
455,635 Jul. 07, 1891 Bandsaw mill James T. Milne ON, Canada No patent drawing in the USPTO online database, although it is referenced in the patent specification. See Canada patent 38,375, which is believed to be the same invention.
38,375 Feb. 29, 1892 Band saw mill James Thompson Milne ON, Canada In 1887 Milne had been making sawmills on his own, but the cover sheet for this patent shows that correspondence was going through Waterous Engine Works of Brantford. Since Milne had moved to Brantford by that time, it seems safe to assume that Milne was working for Waterous. Furthermore, U.S. patent 455,635 appears to be equivalent to this one, and it was explicitly assigned to Waterous.
43,712 Jul. 21, 1893 Pulley Charles H. Waterous ON, Canada This is the Canadian equivalent of US patent 499,617.