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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
10,491 Feb. 07, 1854 Lathe Edward Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
    Lathe William Sellers Philadelphia, PA  
17,236 May. 05, 1857 Improvement in couplings for shafting William Sellers Philadelphia, PA This patent was granted an extension by Act of Congress.
    Improvement in couplings for shafting Coleman Sellers Philadelphia, PA  
27,979 Apr. 24, 1860 Improved feed-water apparatus for steam-boilers Henry Giffard , France An 1860 catalog for the Tredegar Iron Works of Richmond, Va., has a page on "Giffard's patent self-acting water injector for feeding boilers. Made by William Sellers & Co., sole manufacturers and licensees..."
36,113 Aug. 05, 1862 Planing Metal Wm. Sellers Philadelphia, PA
36,112 Aug. 05, 1862 Improvement in boring-mills for metal William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
39,313 Jul. 21, 1863 Improvement in the Giffard injector William Sellers Philadelphia, PA Wm. Sellers & Co. was the exclusive US licensee of "Giffard's patent self-acting water injector for feeding boilers." This patent provides improvements on Giffard's patent 27,979, to improve the packing between the steam and water chambers, and to reduce size and weight of the injector.
42,797 May. 17, 1864 Planing Machine for Metal William Sellers Philadelphia, PA The objects of my invention are, first, to effect the lifting of the tool from the work on the back-stroke of the planer in any position of the slide-rest; second, to provide a thorough protection to the wearing-surface of the slides from the chips or dirt incidental to the working of the machine; third, to insure a constant and uniform lubrication of the slides without undue loss of oil. All planing-machines for metal of improved construction are so arranged as to be able to adjust the feed for planing horizontal, vertical, or angular surfaces, and such planers are advertised as having positive geared feeds self-acting in all directions. The horizontal feed is in every case obtained from the motion of the saddle on the cross head, while the vertical and all the angular feeds are obtained from the slide-rest upon the saddle, which may be set vertically or have its line of motion adjusted to any angle with the cross-head. This, of course, necessitates the turning of a portion of the saddle on a center, and through this center the power to operate the downfeed is in most cases conveyed. In order to relieve the tool from needless wear during the back-stroke of the planer-table, it is hung in what is called an " apron," so adjusted as to allow the tool to swing loose on the backstroke of the planer-table, but to be held rigidly when cutting. In large planers, when the weight of the tool is great, and in all fine planing, this liberation of the tool is not sufficient of itself, but some arrangement must be added whereby the tool-point shall be actually lifted clear of the work on the back-stroke and dropped into place ready for the cut after the article to be planed has passed under it. By my invention I am enabled to lift the tool in every position of the slide-rest, and to do so from within the cross-head without interfering with any of the machinery for working the feeds, which, as I have before said, occupy the center about which the adjustable part of the saddle rotates.

43,137 Jun. 14, 1864 Metal Planing Machine William Sellers Philadelphia, PA The objects of my invention are to provide a means of dressing plane surfaces of metal in a more rapid and perfect manner than has heretofore been done, and also to provide a means of dressing the opposite sides or ends of the same piece at the same time. I effect this object by making use of rotary cutterheads, which carry a succession of tools acting consecutively upon the metal to be planed, the cutter-heads having their bearing or support so arranged as to give great steadiness to the cut, while the work is held upon tables which admit of ready adjustment.
46,714 Mar. 07, 1865 Machine for Rifling Gun Barrels William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Machine for Rifling Gun Barrels Coleman Sellers Philadelphia, PA  
55,723 Jun. 19, 1866 Machine for Planing Metal William Sellers Philadelphia, PA In nearly all planing-machines for metal the work is fastened to a table sliding back and forth on ways which control its position. To the ways are secured uprights, and to the uprights are fastened what is termed the "crosshead," this being the cross-slide of the compound slide-rest holding the planing tool. The crosshead is adjusted upon the uprights at varying distances above the table to suit the size of the work to be planed. Some few machines have been built with the cross-head attached to slides moving and guided in ways fastened to walls of masonry, motion being communicated to the slides and cross-head by means of screws or chains attached to and supported by the ways, and the materials to be planed resting on platforms in the pit formed by the side Avails. The crosshead having no vertical adjustment, the platforms which support the work are raised or depressed to suit the varying heights of the material. A modification of this form has also been employed that is to say, in order to decrease the depth of the pit, short uprights have been used, sliding in ways on top of the walls, the cross-head having an adjustment vertically upon these; but all machines of this class have heretofore used platforms to support the material to be operated upon, which are either adjustable in height to suit the varying heights of the material, or require that this, when small, should be elevated above the platform, to come within reach of the planing tool. Supposing the disadvantages overcome in this form of machine, it would be found well adapted to the heavier class of work, as it "would take up much less room, the moving parts could always be of the same weight, and generally much lighter than the work to be operated upon, so that it would require less power to drive it. The object of my invention is to overcome the disadvantages in this class of planing-machines and the nature of it consists in supporting the work to be operated upon on a stationary platform and the cross-head upon uprights or posts, as in machines of ordinary construction; but these uprights are so arranged as to slide in ways provided for that purpose in the sides of the stationary platform, so that the slides which govern the position of the tool are below the work to be operated upon in place of above it, as heretofore, and the cross-head can be elevated and depressed upon the uprights to suit the varying heights of the work, in place of elevating and depressing the platform.

127,142 May. 28, 1872 Improvement in Machines for Planing the Facets of Polygonal Bars, Nut, etc. William Fothergill Batho Warwick county,, England Henry Baldwin jr. - patent attorney
127,929 Jun. 11, 1872 Improvement in Turning Lathes William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
136,101 Feb. 18, 1873 Improvement in machines for forming cutters for cutting the teeth of wheels William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
139,482 Jun. 03, 1873 Improvement in wheel-quartering machines William Sellers Philadelphia, PA "My invention relates to machines of that class especially adapted for boring crank-pin holes in the driving-wheels of locomotives..."
172,056 Jan. 11, 1876 Metal-Drilling Machine William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
172,508 Jan. 18, 1876 Revolving Puddlers George H. Sellers Wilmington, New Castle County, DE
174,014 Feb. 22, 1876 Feed-Motion for Drilling and Boring Machines Coleman Sellers Philadelphia, PA
195,220 Sep. 18, 1877 Improvement in devices for lifting work into and out of lathes Elis Knight Evanston, WY
224,762 Feb. 24, 1880 Injector for Feeding Boilers John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
238,254 Mar. 01, 1881 Mechanism for Operating the Slide Rests of Lathes William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
243,634 Jun. 28, 1881 Feed Gearing for Machine Tools William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Feed Gearing for Machine Tools John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA  
248,263 Oct. 11, 1881 Turning Lathe William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Turning Lathe John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA  
260,791 Jul. 11, 1882 Friction Clutch William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
270,366 Jan. 09, 1883 Drill John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
    Drill William H. Thorne Philadelphia, PA  
331,178 Nov. 24, 1885 Injector John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
374,908 Dec. 13, 1887 Planing Machine for Metals William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Planing Machine for Metals John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA  
376,315 Jan. 10, 1888 Injector Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA
417,659 Dec. 17, 1889 Means for Operating the Die Heads of Bolt Threading Machines John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
419,589 Jan. 14, 1890 Coupling Shafting Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA
421,178 Feb. 11, 1890 Machinery for Transmitting and Arresting Motion Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA
421,345 Feb. 11, 1890 Tool Holder for Slotting Machines Samuel Benson Butte City, Silver Bow County, MT
454,801 Jun. 23, 1891 Boring and Turning Mills Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA
460,497 Sep. 29, 1891 Tool Grinding Machine John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA Original application filed 12 May 1887. Divided and this application filed 15 Nov 1889.
491,968 Feb. 14, 1893 Bending-roll Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA On 1893-06-06 his patent was cancelled due to errors made in the drawings by the Patent Office and reissued as patent 500,286.
497,754 May. 16, 1893 Planing Machine for Metal Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA
500,286 Jun. 27, 1893 Bending-roll Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA This patent was originally issued as no. 491,968 but that issue was cancelled due to errors made in the drawings by the Patent Office and reissued as patent 500,286.
508,268 Nov. 07, 1893 Machine for Sharpening Drills John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
520,748 May. 29, 1894 Method of Operating Electric Motors John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
541,620 Jun. 25, 1895 Injector Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA
543,815 Jul. 30, 1895 Bending Rolls William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Bending Rolls Wifred Lewis Philadelphia, PA  
552,873 Jan. 07, 1896 Testing Machine William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Testing Machine John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA  
    Testing Machine Carl G. Barth Philadelphia, PA  
625,267 May. 16, 1899 Injector Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA
642,009 Jan. 23, 1900 Hydraulic Press William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Hydraulic Press Coleman Sellers Philadelphia, PA  
    Hydraulic Press Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA  
646,397 Mar. 27, 1900 Grinding-Machine John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA Co-inventor William H. Thorne co-founded The Atlantic Works, which became an important maker of woodworking machinery.
    Grinding-Machine William H. Thorne Philadelphia, PA  
668,718 Feb. 26, 1901 Lathe William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
    Lathe Wilfred Lewis Philadelphia, PA  
724,514 Apr. 07, 1903 Machine Tool William Sellers Philadelphia, PA
734,799 Jul. 28, 1903 Tool Grinding Machine John Sellers Bancroft Philadelphia, PA
764,622 Jul. 12, 1904 Translucent Color-Comparator or Color-Screen Alexander E. Outerbridge Jr. Philadelphia, PA
826,130 Jul. 17, 1906 Swivel Punch Holder Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
878,256 Feb. 04, 1908 Centrifugal Pump William H. Thorne Mount Airy, Philadelphia County, PA
881,373 Mar. 10, 1908 Lathe Driver John Burt Narberth, Montgomery County, PA
887,985 May. 19, 1908 Turret Tool Rest Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
911,566 Feb. 09, 1909 Feed Mechanism for Metal Planing Machines and the Like George H. Benzon Jr. Philadelphia, PA
936,301 Oct. 12, 1909 Turret Tool Holder for Lathes John Burt Narberth, Montgomery County, PA
941,475 Nov. 30, 1909 Lathe Lars H. Vold Westville, NJ
945,081 Jan. 04, 1910 Tool Holder John Burt Narberth, Montgomery County, PA
981,724 Jan. 17, 1911 Automatic Chuck for Boring and Turning Mills Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
990,421 Apr. 25, 1911 Belt Driving Mechanism for Reciprocating Parts of Machines George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, PA Howson & Howson - patent attorneys
1,072,533 Sep. 09, 1913 Loading and Unloading Apparatus Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
1,080,793 Dec. 09, 1913 Work Feeding Mechanism Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
1,107,731 Aug. 18, 1914 Means for Eliminating Vibrations in Rotary Shafts Lars H. Vold Westville, Gloucester County, NJ
1,111,391 Sep. 22, 1914 Valve Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA
1,380,699 Jun. 07, 1921 Planer George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, PA Frank S. Busser - patent attorney
1,455,556 May. 15, 1923 Clamping Mechanism for Machine Tools William H. Thorne Philadelphia, PA Frank S. Busser - patent attorney
1,525,793 Feb. 10, 1925 Drive for Machine Tools George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA
1,567,705 Dec. 29, 1925 Lathe John Burt Narberth, Montgomery County, PA
1,629,712 May. 24, 1927 Injector Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA
1,712,148 May. 07, 1929 Process of Continuosly Supplying Steam at Low Pressure to Injectors Strickland L. Kneass Philadelphia, PA Original application filed 05 Aug., 1924. Divided and this application filed 01 Jul., 1925.
1,810,747 Jun. 16, 1931 Differential Gear George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA
1,835,842 Dec. 08, 1931 Feed Mechanism George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, PA Howson & Howson - patent attorneys
Original application filed 28 Dec, 1928. Divided and this application filed 20 Mar, 1930.
1,948,725 Feb. 27, 1934 Safey Connection John D. McClintock Philadelphia, PA
2,047,052 Jul. 07, 1936 Planer and Similar Machine George H. Benzon Jr. Jenkintown, PA Howson & Howson - patent attorneys
2,112,896 Apr. 05, 1938 Apparatus for Cleaning Heat Exchangers and the Like Robert M. Husband Bala-Cynwyd, Montgomery County, PA
2,114,911 Apr. 19, 1938 Antifriction Bearing Center for Boring Mills John Burt Narberth, Montgomery County, PA
2,142,923 Jan. 03, 1939 Drill grinding machine Roderick P. Stocking Drexel Hill, PA Patent number seen on a Type 1-G drill grinder from William Sellers & Co.
2,153,463 Apr. 04, 1939 Index Plate for Boring and Milling Machines Charles L. Grover Philadelphia, PA
2,176,682 Oct. 17, 1939 Method and Apparatus for Washing Ireneé P. Pedrick Philadelphia, PA
2,181,701 Nov. 28, 1939 Injector Hermann E. F. C. Lingenbrink Philadelphia, PA
2,248,249 Jul. 08, 1941 Injector Ireneé P. Pedrick Philadelphia, PA
2,252,655 Aug. 12, 1941 Rotatable Tool Holder Harry Russell Young Lower Merion, PA Howson & Howson - patent attorneys
    Rotatable Tool Holder Roderick P. Stocking Drexel Hill, PA  
2,253,413 Aug. 19, 1941 Spindle Drive Control for Machine Tools Harry Russell Young Merion, Montgomery County, PA
2,303,270 Nov. 24, 1942 Spindle Speed Control Mechanism for Machine Tools Charles L. Grover Philadelphia, PA
2,340,199 Jan. 25, 1944 Feed Control for Planers and the Like William R. Miller Philadelphia, PA Howson & Howson - patent attorneys