A Swedish Saw Trademark

Here’s another hand saw trademark, but this time the company is located in Sweden. The trademark was originally registered in Sweden and then again in the US. Said trade-mark has been registered in Sweden, No. 3921, dated June 11th, 1888, and renewed on February22nd, 1927. from the US registration certificate And because the internet is … Continue reading “A Swedish Saw Trademark”

Disston’s Jigsaw Patent!

Here’s an unexpected patent, assigned to a well-known manufacturer of hand saws. 1,995,959 issued March 26, 1935, Die For Cutting Puzzles and Like Cut-Outs by Arthur N. Blum of Philadelphia, PA assignor to Henry Disston & Sons, Incorporated. The main object of my invention is to provide an outfit for cutting out jigsaw puzzles and … Continue reading “Disston’s Jigsaw Patent!”

An Atkins Saw Trademark

Here’s a saw trademark of E. C. Atkins & Company’s, to prove that Disston wasn’t the only game in town. The pdf online of the registration certificate is corrupted, but the top half showing the logo is fine. Also legible is that The trade mark is applied or affixed to the goods by etching into … Continue reading “An Atkins Saw Trademark”

An Ohlen Bishop Trademark

Here’s one of Ohlen-Bishop’s saw trademarks that says The trade-mark has been continuously used and applied to said goods in applicant’s business since January 29, 1895. The trade-mark is applied to the goods by means of an etching process.

Withdrawn Patents

As I mentioned in an earlier post, patents get withdrawn from time to time. The patent office’s list of them is here, and they add to it all the time. Sometimes patents are withdrawn before they are issued and sometimes it is afterwards. In either case, data for a withdrawn patent can sometimes be found, … Continue reading “Withdrawn Patents”

Slinky IP

The “Toy and Process of Use”, better known as a Slinky, has both a patent and trademark! Like I needed more reasons to love them, though I do remember a childhood incident when my slinky collided with my brother’s. Neither walked down stairs, alone or in pairs after that.

Disston v. Pennsylvania Saw Corp

Pennsylvania Saw was a manufacturer and competitor of the better known maker of hand saws, Henry Disston & Sons. In 1942, Pennsylvania Saw applied to get the trademark shown. Disston successfully opposed its registration, as it was too similar to a trademark of theirs. To quote the patent offices’ ruling, “Disston’s Quaker and Pennsylvania’s Quaker … Continue reading “Disston v. Pennsylvania Saw Corp”

An Early Disston Trademark

Trademarks began with registration number 1 in October of 1870. This is the sixth earliest Disston trademark that I am aware of. (I’m from the Midwest, where we are required to dangle prepositions.) The registration certificate is a little hard to read, but not illegible as some are, and it clearly says that “This trade-mark … Continue reading “An Early Disston Trademark”

Patented Axe Gets Used

Yesterday I needed to split a log with a long origin story that I’ll skip for now. I got to use my ridiculous looking, patented, log-splitting axe! It was a yard sale acquisition, costing only a dollar or two. I bought it because of the patent number on it. I wasn’t sure I’d ever use … Continue reading “Patented Axe Gets Used”

An Unexpected Disston Trademark

A cool thing about trademarks is that the item had to exist in order for the trademark to be registered. This is unlike patents, where something could be patented but never produced commercially. Here’s an unexpected trademark registered to Disston, a company better known for the handsaws it produced. I’ve never seen a Disston Cigarette … Continue reading “An Unexpected Disston Trademark”