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Patentee Name  Description of Patent Assigned To: Residence
  272,069 2-23-82 2-13-83 Theodore MACE Knob made of two parts to hold wire   Plainfield, NJ
  279,274 2-20-83 6-12-83 William R. PATTERSON Knob with grooves to wrap line wire around Western Electric Co. Chicago, IL
  296,688 11-30-83 4- 8-84 David/Stephen HAINES/LAKE Knob for holding wires   New York, NY/Brooklyn, NY
  349,788 3- 6-84 9-28-86 Nathan T. FITCH Knob   Chicago, IL
  386,111 10-21-87 7-17-88 Henry H. CUTLER Knobs paired to hold wire in trees   Newton, MA
  398,025 12-28-88 2-19-89 Warren C. BROWN Knob   Tarrytown, NY
  403,727 4- 2-89 5-21-89 Jacob C. BERRANG Knob - self-tying   Asbury Park, NJ
  440,042 8- 8-90 11- 4-90 William KESSLER Knob - 2 piece   Lafayette, IN
  450,384 12-12-90 4-14-91 Daniel A. BERTOLETTE Knob with two grooves and side petticoat   Norristown, PA
S 464,770 10-30-90 12- 8-91 John Jay/George C. GREEN/BROWN Nail knob with matching caming grooves. Rotating cap tightens it against the insulated covered wire and the screw or nail secures the cap in that position.   Elizabeth, NJ/Elizabeth, NJ
  469,940 9-30-91 3- 1-92 Charles N. HAMMOND Knob - self-tying   Boston, MA
  477,980 2-21-90 6-28-92 Herbert C. WIRT Knob The Thomson-Houston Electric Co. Boston, MA
S 479,134 1-20-92 7-19-92 Chauncey E. CONOVER Self-typing nail knob with arm that secures the wire   Cincinnati, OH
  480,011 3-24-92 8- 2-92 John Jay GREEN Knob - self-tying The Security Insulator Co. Boonton, NJ
  483,771 3- 5-92 10- 4-92 Albert P. SEYMOUR Knob - self-tying Patent was owned by Pass & Seymour.   Syracuse, NY
  485,106 3-17-92 10-25-92 Charles T. LEE Knob of mica with side groove to hold wire The Johns-Pratt Co. Boston, MA
  525,001 2-13-94 8-28-94 Leonard W. BRADLEY Knob - 2 piece   Cleveland, OH
  526,472 7-26-94 9-25-94 George WEBSTER Knob - self-tying 1/2 to Arthur Ingraham & Samuel Brown Philadelphia, PA
  531,635 5-29-94 1- 1-95 Albert ISKE Knob - 2 piece   Lancaster, PA
  549,443 9-23-95 11- 5-95 Joseph COLLINS Knob   Washington, DC
  588,048 12-24-96 8-10-97 George ASHBY Knob with grooves and bracket   Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  627,366 1- 4-99 6-20-99 John TRELEAVEN Knob - self-tying Harry Painter and Christopher Turton Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  660,271 12-10-97 10-23-00 Robert H./John G. HENDERSON/HENDERSON Knob - self-tying   Chicago, IL/Chicago, IL
  664,176 7-25-00 12-18-00 Emil RISLER Knob - self-tying via screw cap   Freiburg, Baden, Germany
S 682,831 4-18-01 9-17-01 Henry D. MURDOCK Knobs with various fluted sides grouped to hold wire   Pittsburg, PA
S 697,001 12- 6-01 4- 8-02 William H. NICHOLS 2-piece reversible nail knob 1/2 to Elmer Larrabee Bennington, VT
S 699,761 1-27-02 5-13-02 Henry F. KRETZER Lightning rod insulator tie wire knob   St. Louis, MO
S 724,329 6-17-02 3-31-03 Robert H. POLK Self-tying nail knob with three flanges on top for tying wire around the knob and saw-toothed bottom edge to prevent the knob from turning.   Birmingham, AL
S 745,999 1-21-03 12- 8-03 Sigmund BOWER Nail knob with conical projection on the bottom part that fits in a conical recess in the top part and projections in the wire groove and cap to secure the wire. 1/2 to Joseph Levy New York, NY
  753,398 11- 8-02 3- 1-04 Emory C. HUNT Knob - 2-piece with base cut at an angle 1/2 to Charles Snyder Belle Plaine, IA
S 753,399 11- 8-02 3- 1-04 Emory C. HUNT Nail knob with hole in the top and two side groove for tie-wire (see Western Electrician 4-29-1905) 1/2 to Charles Snyder Belle Plaine, IA
  776,514 1-26-04 12- 6-04 Emory C. HUNT Knob - split 1/2 to C. W. E. Snyder Belle Plaine, IA
  783,348 3-18-04 2-21-05 Evans C. WRIGHT Knob - self-tying 1/2 to Francis McHenry Portland, OR
  804,115 5- 5-05 11- 7-05 Gilbert W. GOODRIDGE Knob - self-tying   Bridgeport, CT
S 806,588 5 - 5-05 12- 5-05 Herbert SINCLAIR Oval shaped nail knob with saddle top for cap to fit over the saddle   Trenton, NJ
  815,471 3- 8-05 3-20-06 George L. RICKS Knob - split   Yuma, AZ
  818,186 7-17-05 4-17-06 Henry D. MURDOCK 2-piece single wire cleat   Wilkinsburg, PA
  825,954 10-27-05 7-17-06 Charles C. BLAKE Knob - split made from wood or composition   Brookline, MA
  834,533 9-11-05 10-30-06 James F. NICOLS Knob - split vertically to clamp wire 1/2 to C. D. Stevens Plainfield, AR
  840,336 2- 7-06 12-25-06 Alfred JOHNSON Knob   Quincy, IL
  845,544 11-20-05 2-26-07 Waldo C. GORDON Knob The Electric Good Mfg Co. Windsor, VT
  849,896 3-24-06 4- 9-07 Charles GRIFFITH Knob with cam device to hold wire   Elizabeth, PA
S 855,208 2-19-07 5-28-07 Herbert SINCLAIR Nail knob with top part fitting inside the bottom and with an offset nail hole. Specimen was found at Star Porcelain Co. dump with embossed marking IDEAL.   Trenton, NJ
S 864,947 5- 1-07 9- 3-07 Elisha W. BUFFINTON Knob 1/2 to Marietta Huggett Fall River, MA
  876,059 10-11-06 1- 7-08 William H. IRONS Knob   Beaver, PA
S 878,302 7-10-07 2- 4-08 Harley R. MARKEL Nail knob, square shaped with reversible matching halves   Dayton, OH
  879,033 8- 7-07 2-11-08 John CALDWELL Knob   Philadelphia, PA
  887,520 9- 6-07 5-12-08 John W. REHLING Knob - self-tying   Allegheny, PA
  897,669 1- 3-06 9- 1-08 Frank J. SIEGWART Knob - self-tying   Pittsburg, PA
S 907,251 6-10-08 12-22-08 Harry W. LAWRENCE Nail knob with side projection on each part to secure the wire.   Denver, CO
S 917,207 7-21-05 4- 6-09 August WEBER, Jr. Knob with offset screw August Weber, Sr. Schenectady, NY
S 919,386 1-11-08 4-27-09 Ferdinand SCHAUB Knob for holding two wires (see article 7273)   Jersey City, NJ
S 948,321 6-12-07 2- 8-10 Sergius P. GRACE Knob or spool to support a pair of insulation covered wires Western Electric Co. Pittsburg, PA
S 954,596 8-19-07 4-12-10 Albert L. STADERMANN Knob (Fireplug)   Terre Haute, IN
  964,586 11-29-07 7-19-10 John R. TUFTS, Jr. Knob - self-tying 1/2 to F. W. Clark Weymouth, MA
S 965,723 5-29-09 7-26-10 John F. MALTHANER Nail knob with ball holder. Known as the Paragon knob, which was sold by the Paragon Electric Co.   Chillicothe, MO
S 971,683 8-13-09 10- 4-10 Harley R. MARKEL Knob   Columbus, OH
S 977,262 4-28-10 11-29-10 Neal Jay BIGHAM Knob - self-tying Harry A. Robertson Detroit, MI
  981,074 4-14-10 1-10-11 Henry H. DUPONT Knob triangular shaped   Indianapolis, IN
S 992,570 7- 1-10 5-16-11 Harley R. MARKEL Knob with reversible L-shaped halves   Columbus, OH
  1,014,934 8-11-10 1-16-12 George BAKER Knob   Torrington, CT
S 1,021,059 1- 4-11 3-26-12 Willis R. MARKLEY Knob   Findlay, OH
  1,029,980 12-23-11 6-18-12 John ELLIS Knob - self-tying (see reissue 13,748 on 6-16-1914)   Salem, MO
S 1,032,545 4- 5-12 7-16-12 Robert D. HILTY Knob 1/2 to Ira Zeis Carey, OH
S 1,042,372 4- 8-12 10-22-12 John R. HARRIS Knob   Chartiers Township, PA
S 1,048,850 4- 6-12 12-31-12 John W. MOORE Findlay reversible "Buckeye" split-knob for crossovers   Carey, OH
  1,049,405 7- 9-08 1- 7-13 Ferdinand SCHAUB Knob   Jersey City, NJ
  1,060,886 10-30-11 5- 6-13 John E. BICKNELL Interchangeable nail knob parts Findlay Electric Porcelain Co. Findlay, OH
  1,079,239 12-16-12 11-18-13 John R. HARRIS Knob   Crafton, PA
  Re13,748 4-28-13 6-16-14 John ELLIS Knob - self-tying (reissue of 1,029,980)   St. James, MO
S 1,127,776 4- 4-12 2- 9-15 Charles W. KETTRON Reversible nail knob Illinois Electric Porcelain Co. Macomb, IL
S 1,139,748 1-31-12 5-18-15 Thomas W. BEATTY Knob   New Cumberland, WV
S 1,144,153 6-15-12 6-22-15 William H. NICHOLS Knob   Bennington, VT
S 1,147,498 11- 1-12 7-20-15 Edgar H. FREEMAN Reversible nail knob Trenton Porcelain Co. Trenton, NJ
  1,177,996 1- 7-15 4- 4-16 William J./William A. CURRY/ANDREWS Knob with two nail holes   East Liverpool, OH/East Liverpool, OH
  1,179,127 1- 9-14 4-11-16 Harley R. MARKEL Knob, split with metal clip to hold the parts together   Columbus, OH
  1,186,862 9- 9-15 6-13-16 Otto P. SWARTZ Knob   Mount Pleasant, PA
  1,194,747 12- 3-15 8-15-16 Herbert R. KELLS Knob   New York, NY
  1,201,325 12-26-13 10-17-16 Harley R. MARKEL Knob   Columbus, OH
S 1,213,011 7- 6-16 1-16-17 Philip C. RAGOTZKY Odd cylindrical knob with off-center screw hole and external grooves for attaching wires to buildings (see reissue 14,312 on 6-5-1917)   Philadelphia, PA
  1,217,315 4-27-16 2-27-17 Julian H. KENDIG Knob   Pittsburg, PA
S 1,218,181 2-24-15 3- 6-17 John W. HOMER Nail knob made by Cook Pottery Co. known as the "Wedge".   Greencastle, PA
  Re14,312 3- 7-17 6- 5-17 Philip C. RAGOTZKY Odd cylindrical knob with off-cent screw hole and external grooves for attaching wires to buildings (reissue of 1,213,011)   Philadelphia, PA
S 1,232,354 11-28-16 7- 3-17 John E. MAIR Nail knob Brunt Tile & Porcelain Co. Pittsburg, PA
  1,273,313 8- 9-17 7-23-18 Thomas W. BEATTY Knob with metal clip   Carey, OH
  1,284,799 3-22-17 11-12-18 Lambert J. SINDELAR Knob with two vertical grooves and lag screw for mounting to building   Howell, NE
  1,290,540 3- 6-18 1- 7-19 Gustave GLOCKER Knob   North East, MD
  1,302,158 7-11-17 4-29-19 John R. HARRIS Knob   Chartiers Township, PA
S 1,311,483 11-28-17 7-29-19 Frank M. AMOS Nail knob, cap has radial ridges flush with rim of cap and base has ribbed grooves. Wheeling Tile Co. Wheeling, WV
  1,314,682 3-10-19 9- 2-19 Oscar W. MCKNIGHT Machine for making nail knobs (see 1,517,084) Brunt Tile & Porcelain Co. Columbus, OH
  1,326,962 5- 1-17 1- 6-20 Alfred M. POINDEXTER Nail knob with nail split in the center   Denver, CO
S 1,329,656 4- 3-14 2- 3-20 Arthur H. FARGO Nail knob made by Triangle M (Illinois Electric Porcelain Co.) with captivated nail. Charles Tremain Poughkeepsie, NY
  1,335,634 5- 7-19 3-30-20 Frank M. AMOS Knob Wheeling Tile Co. Wheeling, WV
S 1,354,396 10-20-15 9-28-20 Harry E. HOENIG Knob with ribs on nail to prevent separation 1/2 to Josiat Smith East Liverpool, OH
  1,376,307 4- 9-20 4-26-21 Frank M. AMOS Knob Wheeling Tile Co. Wheeling, WV
  1,390,118 6-16-19 9- 6-21 Peter Christian Carl FRIDRICHSEN Knob   Wheeling, WV
  1,427,953 6- 6-18 9- 5-22 Arthur W. HARRISON Knob Porcelain Appliance Corp. Winthrop, MA
  1,429,079 2- 4-16 9-12-22 Charles W. KETTRON Knob Illinois Electric Porcelain Co. Macomb, IL
  1,429,369 1- 8-15 9-19-22 William M. PARKER Knob J. H. Parker & Son, Inc. Parkersburg, WV
  1,474,736 5-21-20 11-20-23 Ferdinand SCHAUB Knob   Jersey City, NJ
  1,512,430 11-19-23 10-21-24 John G. LOY Machine for assembling nail knobs Federal Porcelain Co. Carey, OH
  1,517,084 8- 4-21 11-25-24 Oscar W. MCKNIGHT Machine for making nail knobs (see 1,314,682) Brunt Tile & Porcelain Co. Columbus, OH
  1,521,433 4-17-23 12-30-24 Robert W. CHARLTON Knob   Pineville, LA
S 1,527,318 8-10-21 2-24-25 Edwin LEWIS Knob with multiple side grooves American Telephone & Telegraph Co. New York, NY
  1,530,298 2-21-23 3-17-25 Young J./Ammie L. CHAMBLESS/LEE Knob with side grooves   Panama City, FL/Panama City, FL
  1,532,110 8- 6-23 3-31-25 John G. LOY Machine for assembling nail knobs Federal Porcelain Co. Carey, OH
  1,532,111 6-14-24 3-31-25 John G. LOY Machine for assembling nail knobs Federal Porcelain Co. Carey, OH
  1,583,458 12-12-21 5- 4-26 Timothy Henry HANLEY Machine for making nail knobs Federal Porcelain Co. Cincinnati, OH
  1,589,939 4-17-22 6-22-26 Francis M. CASE Machine to manufacture nail knobs Federal Porcelain Co. Cleveland, OH
  1,592,042 3-26-23 7-13-26 Maurice H./William A. NEWMAN/GILARDIN Knob   Alameda, CA/Oakland, CA
  1,602,918 3-11-22 10-12-26 Woodward J. MARTINEZ Knob   Berkley, CA
  1,640,815 2-17-22 8-30-27 Horace D. BROOKMAN Knob - self-tying   East Liverpool, OH
  1,664,172 7-20-26 3-27-28 John R. HOLLER Knob with metal hook to hold wire   Ellwood City, PA
  1,668,581 9-24-25 5- 8-28 Donald M. BROWN Knob (Canada)   Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
  1,736,043 10- 4-23 11-19-29 William D. KYLE Knob Line Material Co. Milwaukee, WI
S D108,489 11-29-37 2-15-38 Rolland E. DALTON Standard Porcelain No. 57 Porcelain Products, Inc. Fostoria, OH
S D115,530 1-21-39 7- 4-39 Ludwig A. STOHL Fence knob (Wisconsin Porcelain Co. president) Wisconsin Porcelain Co. Sun Prairie, WI
  D121,705 12-18-39 7-30-40 Ralph R. SMITH Fence knob   Lakewood, OH
  2,213,425 7-28-38 9- 3-40 Harry M. YOUNG Knob and bracket pin Western Wire Products Co. Webster Groves, MO
S D126,721 8- 2-40 4-22-41 Lorell John SCHILLING Surge fence knob Babson Brothers Co. Brookfield, IL
S D126,722 8- 2-40 4-22-41 Lorell John SCHILLING Surge fence knob Babson Brothers Co. Brookfield, IL
S 2,307,277 6- 6-41 1- 5-43 Edward L. KLINGEL Knob - self-tying   St. Paul, MN
  2,343,576 12-28-42 3- 7-44 Ralph R. PITTMAN Knob   Pine Bluff, AR
  2,517,221 5-27-1948 8- 1-1950 Raymond A. LOUX Knob - specimens exist called "pencil holder"   Nashwauk, MN
  2,688,654 10-10-1949 9- 7-1954 Aloysius B. BUSSMANN, Jr. Knob (for fence posts)   St. Louis, MO
  2,935,553 8-13-1958 5- 3-1960 Robert L. SHOWMAN Nail knob with center bushing to secure nail A. B. Chance Co. Carey, OH

 

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