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Fort Wayne Inventor

Post by Notch 8 » Sat May 21, 2016 8:26 pm

I'm under the understanding that there is someone that lived/lives in Fort Wayne that invented and
patented many devices that were railroad in nature.... Who is this person and what are some of the
things that were invented ? I guess just cause you get a US Patent doesn't mean it was a popular item.

Just a story I was told recently

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Re: Fort Wayne Inventor

Post by Hotbox » Sun May 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Sticking my neck out, are you talking about Thomas S. Taylor, founder of the Fort Wayne Journal (1860s), he patented printing press apparati and a railroad switch http://www.google.com/patents/US224310

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Re: Fort Wayne Inventor

Post by Notch 8 » Sun May 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Hotbox wrote:Sticking my neck out, are you talking about Thomas S. Taylor, founder of the Fort Wayne Journal (1860s), he patented printing press apparati and a railroad switch http://www.google.com/patents/US224310
I was thinking the Foundries that occupied Fort Wayne (Bass) but this sounded more recent like in the last 50 years ?

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Re: Fort Wayne Inventor

Post by cjberndt » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:03 am

E.B. Kunkle, Kunkle Valve Co., patented a boiler safety valve, reportedly while working in the PRR shops in Ft. Wayne, but his patent was 1892, so not the past 50 years.

http://www.google.com/patents/US477945

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Re: Fort Wayne Inventor

Post by Hotbox » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:36 pm

It's gotta be Eugene Fontaine.

http://www.google.com.gt/patents/US139053
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... ntaine.htm

The Fontaine Friction engine was Demo-ed to a nationwide assortment of engineers in Fort Wayne

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