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Sears | Craftsman
*, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.sears.com
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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DATAMP = Directory of American Tool And Machinery Patents . A sister site to VintageMachinery.org with information on patents related to machinery and tools. A much easier user interface than the USPTO's for finding information on machinery patents.

Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
1,210,145 Dec. 26, 1916 Folding grindstone-frame Lawrence V. Calhoun Glenellyn, IL
D108,245 Feb. 01, 1938 Design for a band saw John R. Morgan Oak Park, IL This is the design for Sears' Craftsman 10" bandsaw. It was manufactured by Central Specialty Co., and then by King-Seeley Corp. after that firm bought Central Specialty in 1944.
D115,575 Jul. 04, 1939 Design for a motor casing John R. Morgan Oak Park, IL Seen on a 1/2 HP induction motor from Sears, model number 315.1952. The maker's prefix of 315 corresponds to Diehl Manufacturing Co., "Ryan", and Ryobi. By far the most likely match is Diehl, which was a motor manufacturer active at the time. They were best known for supplying motors for Singer sewing machines.
3,208,318 Sep. 28, 1965 Quick Release For Socket Wrenches Peter M. Roberts Gardner, MA A spring-loaded central pin in the center of a ratchet driver has a indentation into which the spring ball or detent which holds a socket can retract.
The patent was the basis for SEARS, ROEBUCK & Co.'s quick release feature on CRAFTSMAN ratchets, and the center of protracted litigation between SEARS and the inventor.
Links point to "archived" newspaper accounts from the Los Angeles Times (1986) and an Associated Press piece that appeared in the Eugene, Oregon REGISTER-Guard (1989).