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Those below with an asterisk (*) accompanying the patent number are known to have at least one working prototype built.

  Patent Number Title Patent Issue Date

Applicant

Assignee

305 Framing of Locomotive Steam Engines July 29, 1837 Ross Winans -
308 Locomotive - Steam Engine July 29, 1837 Ross Winans -
1,653 Locomotive - Steam Engine June 27, 1840 Asa Whitney -
3,201 Locomotive - Steam Engine July 28, 1843 Ross Winans -
3,866 Locomotive - Steam Engine December 31, 1844 Edwin F. Johnson -
176,684 Improvements in Locomotives April 25, 1876 Nathen L. Repress -
186,146 Improvements in Steam-Cars January 9, 1877 Helem Merrill -
252,331 Locomotive-Engine January 17, 1882 Henry F. Shaw -
266,103* Locomotive Driving Gear October 17, 1883 William Crippen -
272,633* Locomotive February 20, 1883 Alanson A Blackman
Elhanan Blackman
Hyrcanus Blackman
-
274,480 Rotary-Engine Locomotive March 27, 1883 I. N. Forbes -
277,994 Locomotive May 22, 1883 William Edward Cole -
290,756* Logging Locomotive December 25, 1883 John Dolbeer -
353,395* Locomotive November 30, 1886 Henry K. Adams -
356,085 Locomotive-Engine January 11, 1887 Theodore T. Woodruff
Charles E. Convis (1/2 assignment)
New York, New York
367,335* Locomotive July 26, 1887 John Blasdale
Tanner & Delaney Engine Company
Richmond, Virginia
380,168* Locomotive March 27, 1888 John Blasdale
Richmond Locomotive & Machine Works
Richmond, Virginia
387,266* Locomotive August 7, 1888 William L. Sykes -
416,724 Locomotive December 10, 1889 Peter Faithfull
William Simpkin
-
419,637 Locomotive-Engine January 21, 1890 Monroe W. Carroll -
448,160 Locomotive Gearing March 10, 1891 Robert B. McWhirter
John Y. Burgoyne (1/4 assignment)
Lima, Ohio
462,556 Locomotive Engine November 3, 1891 A. J. Huber -
477,889 Street-Locomotive June  28, 1892 Ezra Dederick -
585,530 Locomotive June  29, 1897 William W. Maddox -
661,045 Mountain Locomotive November 6, 1900 George S. Fouts -
808,685 Locomotive Engine January 2, 1906 John Edward Roberts
R. Carnahan, Jr.  (1/2 assignment)
Onedia, Kentucky
831,948 Railway Motor-Truck September 25, 1906 Gilbert S. Gunderson -
840,442 Locomotive January 1, 1907 Gilbert G. Davis -
870,769 Locomotive November 12, 1907 John Earl Friermood -
882,618* Locomotive March 24, 1908 George H. Bothwell -
887,195 Truck May 12, 1908 Oscar C. Hopkins -
923,564 Locomotive For Logging
And The Like
June 1, 1908 John R. McGiffert
Clyde Iron Works
Duluth, Minnesota
934,944 Locomotive September 21, 1909 Hal R. Stafford
American Locomotive Co.
New York, New York
970,389 Locomotive September 13, 1910 Oscar G. Pendleton -
993,924 Locomotive May 30, 1911 John Walton -


1,180,763*

(Related: 1,516,957)



Locomotive Driving Wheel

See
Oak Grove & Georgetown Railroad #5
April 25, 1916 Matthew Livingston Davis, Jr. -
1,252,519 Gearing for Locomotives January 8, 1918 John Walton -
1,367,714 Locomotive Drive February 8, 1921 Samuel Pickering -
1,371,712 Locomotive March 15, 1921 Harry L. Turney
Antoine G. Labbe'
-
1,386,528 Driving Mechanism for Locomotives August 2, 1921 Samuel Pickering -
1,412,250 Propulsion Unit for Vehicles April 11, 1921 James A. McGrew
James T. Loree
-
1,428,464 Steam Engine September 5, 1922 James D. White
Dira S. Stout
-
1,435,374 Geared Locomotive November 14, 1922 William E. Bouschor -
1,481,679 Locomotive January 22, 1924 William E. Bouschor -
1,499,870 Driving Mechanism for
 Geared Locomotives
July 1, 1924 Samuel Pickering -
 

1,516,957*

(Related: 1,180,763)



Locomotive Driving Gear

See
Oak Grove & Georgetown Railroad #5
November 25, 1924 Matthew Livingston Davis, Jr. -
1,530,520 Locomotive Booster March 24, 1925 Montague H. Roberts -
1,537,368 Bearing Box May 12, 1925 Richard L. Neubert -


1,670,624

 

Geared Locomotive May 22, 1928 Oscar C. Hopkins -
1,878,838 Reversible Auxiliary Locomotive September 20, 1932 Clarence H. Froelich
Bethlehem Steel Company
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2,078,262 Locomotive April 27, 1937 John A. McGrew -
2,149,063 Locomotive February 28, 1939 John A. McGrew -
2,181,244 Propulsion Unit November 28, 1939 John A. McGrew -
2,197,373 Geared Locomotive With
 Twin-Shaft Engine
April 16, 1940 William J. Besler
Stanley J. Whitlock
-
2,214,424 Locomotive September 10, 1940 John A. McGrew -
2,235,957 Geared Two Crank
Locomotive Unit
March 25, 1941 William J. Besler
Stanley J. Whitlock
-
2,265,096 Geared Locomotive December 2, 1941 William J. Besler -
2,289,203 Locomotive July 7, 1942 John A. McGrew -

We are grateful to George R. Kadelak for his contribution of the majority of the patent numbers on this page.
 

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