Summary: The Westclox type of wheel-pinion assembly of steel pins, steel pivot wire and brass wheel held together by a metal alloy of lower melting point.
Application Date: 1902-06-18
Issue Date: 1902-10-28
Patent Number: 712325
Serial Number: 112134
Notes: This patent shows the pinion wires held at both ends by masses of metal. Stahlberg's 1885 patent showed the pinion wires held at one end. I cannot read the name of the second witness on the drawing page (Hon ??? ) and the name of the attorney.
Claim 1: A lantern-pinion consisting of a pivot wire, properly disposed pinion-wires, a gear-wheel, and two masses of metal molded in and about such parts so as to hold them in fixed relation, while leaving the pinion-wires exposed to form the lantern-pinion.
This is the basic form of wheel-pinion that Westclox used for many years. There are drawings with and without a small mass of metal bridging the space between the two large masses of metal.
Inventor Information: Andrew H. Neureuther, of Peru, Illinois, Assignor To the Western Cock Manufacturing Company of La Salle, Illinois, A Corporation of Illinois
Patent Type: Utility
Patent Country: United States
Patent Category: Clock Technology
Assignee: Western Clock Manufacturing Company
Inventor: Neureuther, Andrew
Witness: Hindman, Boyden
Witness: Johnson, Andrew
Patent URLs: U.S. Patent Database; Google Patents