I’m either a little late for the 74th or early for the 75th anniversary of a good day for Disston, a day on which three of their saw logos became registered trademarks. The etching upon the goods then had legal protection, other saw manufacturers couldn’t use similar etches without risking legal action.
These posts are specifically about trademarks and not as whimsical as those in trademark fun.
Another E. C. Atkins trademark
Here’s another of E. C. Atkins & Co.’s saw trademarks. I like that it mentioned a patent date, which turns out to be 204,369, Improvement in saws, assigned to E. C. Atkins & Co. The registration certificate is stamped “Best Available Copy” which is unfortunate. The text mentions the arbitrary word Dexter which is hard … Continue reading “Another E. C. Atkins trademark”
A Simonds Saw Trademark
Here’s another saw manufacturer’s trademark from the heyday of hand saws. The trade mark has been continuously used and applied to said good in the business of said corporation since May 1st, 1924. The trade mark is applied or affixed to the goods by etching the same thereon. US Registration Certificate .
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”
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.
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”
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”
Disston’s Keystone Trademarks
Disston made handsaws a long time ago. Often there was a logo etched onto the saw’s blade, and many of them were trademarked to keep competitors from putting a similar etch on their saws. As mentioned in my article on trademarks, 10,000 or so dead trademarks are not available on the US Patent Office’s site. … Continue reading “Disston’s Keystone Trademarks”