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Manufacturers Index - W. F. & John Barnes Co.

W. F. & John Barnes Co.
Rockford, IL., U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
105,627 Jul. 26, 1870 Improvement in machinery for cutting wax into sheets William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Patent is of interest because the inventor was a principal of W. F. & John Barnes Co., a major maker of treadle-powered woodworking machinery.
This machine was intended for the manufacture of artificial flowers.
114,514 May. 09, 1871 Improvement in mechanical movements John Barnes Rockford, IL
    Improvement in mechanical movements William F. Barnes Rockford, IL  
146,636 Jan. 20, 1874 Improvement in converting motion William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Seen on a W. F. & John Barnes Co. treadle-powered tablesaw.
164,413 Jun. 15, 1875 Improvement in mechanical movements William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Further improvements to the ratchet-and-pawl mechanism used to transfer reciprocating motion of the driven pulley to a continuous rotation of the balance wheel of the Barnes treadle machine. One patent application was split into two patents: this one, and patent 164,414.
    Improvement in mechanical movements John Barnes Rockford, IL  
164,414 Jun. 15, 1875 Improvement in mechanical movements William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Further improvements to the ratchet-and-pawl mechanism used to transfer reciprocating motion of the driven pulley to a continuous rotation of the balance wheel of the Barnes treadle machine. One patent application was split into two patents: patent 164,413 and this one.
    Improvement in mechanical movements John Barnes Rockford, IL  
172,951 Feb. 01, 1876 Improvement in scroll-saws John Barnes Rockford, IL A further improvement of the locking lever and clutch assembly used to convert oscillating motion of the driving pulley to continuous rotation of the balance wheel on the Barnes treadle saws.
    Improvement in scroll-saws William F. Barnes Rockford, IL  
175,010 Mar. 21, 1876 Improvement in foot-powers William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Velocipede (pedal) mechanism used on Barnes scroll saws.
    Improvement in foot-powers John Barnes Rockford, IL  
177,088 May. 09, 1876 Improvement in foot-powers William F. Barnes Rockford, IL This patent is for an improvement on patent 175,010.
    Improvement in foot-powers John Barnes Rockford, IL  
189,681 Apr. 17, 1877 Improvement in sawing-machines William Fletcher Barnes Rockford, IL Hand-cranked ripsaw with roller feed.
    Improvement in sawing-machines John Barnes Rockford, IL  
197,797 Dec. 04, 1877 Improvement in tenoning-machines Stephen M. Redfield Maryville, MO This tenoning machine was produced by W. F. & John Barnes Co. We have seen a machine marked with a patent date of "Oct 6 1877", which is actually the patent application date. Another example is marked with the correct date.
203,578 May. 14, 1878 Improvement in rotary cutters William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Invention is an inexpensive shaper or matcher cutter.
At the 2001 "Live Free or Die" auction, a Barnes treadle-powered shaper with 25 bits (16 of them marked with this patent date) sold for $2,750. (Such prices are not typical for Barnes machinery. This example is a rare model in excellent condition with all accessories.)
    Improvement in rotary cutters John Barnes Rockford, IL  
207,640 Sep. 03, 1878 Improvement in scroll-sawing machines William F. Barnes Rockford, IL This improvement puts the drive wheel to the side rather than between the pedals. The machine is a combination scrollsaw and borer.
    Improvement in scroll-sawing machines John Barnes Rockford, IL  
232,436 Sep. 21, 1880 Metal-turning lathe William F. Barnes Rockford, IL "...the object of our invention is to provide means for fixing the movable head-stock in position on the shears when adjusted, to provide an independent ledge on which to support the saddle of the tool-holder, and to provide a ready means for operating the screw-box of the lead-screw."
    Metal-turning lathe John Barnes Rockford, IL  
242,101 May. 31, 1881 Book Stitching Machine William Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Book Stitching Machine John Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
261,197 Jul. 18, 1882 Groove-cutter William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Cutter blades with end cutters bent at right angles to the plane of rotation. This blade was fitted to the Barnes "Combined Machine" for cutting grooves, rabbets, etc.
    Groove-cutter John Barnes Rockford, IL  
270,537 Jan. 09, 1883 Feed mechanism for drills John Barnes Rockford, IL A combined screw-gear and lever-ratchet feeding mechanism for a vertical drill.
    Feed mechanism for drills Benjamin F. Barnes Rockford, IL  
285,726 Sep. 25, 1883 Drilling-machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
    Drilling-machine John Barnes Rockford, IL  
304,594 Sep. 02, 1884 Press William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
328,377 Oct. 13, 1885 Scroll-sawing machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL This patent date has been seen on a Barnes No. 7 scrollsaw. Improvements in the treadle saw claimed in this patent include the adjustable spring supporting shaft and tension arm and the use of a belt attached to the treadle at one end and to the saw frame at the other end.
354,849 Dec. 21, 1886 Belt gearing Benjamin F. Barnes Rockford, IL The invention is for situations where a belt is to link a large pulley with a nearby small pulley. The large pulley is a standard, smooth, flat-belt pulley, but the small pulley has sprocket teeth, and the belt has suitably spaced holes to accept the sprocket teeth. The mechanism allows a much lower belt tension than would otherwise be required, with the attendant bearing wear. This invention has been seen on a W. F. & John Barnes Co. No. 4 tablesaw.
357,567 Feb. 15, 1887 Metal-turning lathe William F. Barnes Rockford, IL This patent covers the use of two feed-screws, one rotating forward and the other rotating backward. A "semi screw-nut" engages one or the other feed-screws to control the direction of carriage movement. It was used on Barnes metal lathes such as the No. 4½.
367,331 Jul. 26, 1887 Grindstone-frame William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
379,194 Mar. 06, 1888 Feed device for drilling-machines Benjamin F. Barnes Rockford, IL
413,475 Oct. 22, 1889 Mechanism for operating scrollsaws, etc. William F. Barnes Rockford, IL Patent date seen on a Barnes No. 7 scrollsaw. A perforated flat belt and sprocket is used to drive the same clutch mechanism used on earlier Barnes treadle saws. This prevented the usual slippage of the drive belt under a heavy load.
423,864 Mar. 18, 1890 Drilling-machine Thomas Farmer Jr. Bloomington, IL
427,495 May. 06, 1890 Lathe William F. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
449,571 Mar. 31, 1891 Reversible rotary cutter John Barnes Rockford, IL
461,253 Oct. 13, 1891 Drilling-machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL The patent covers a variable-speed friction-drive mechanism for sensitive drills.
466,916 Jan. 12, 1892 Drilling-machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
470,462 Mar. 08, 1892 Cutter-head Benjamin F. Barnes Rockford, IL "The object of my invention is to produce a rotary cutter-head to be used in any suitable machine—as, for instance, a milling-machine—and adapted to plane flat surfaces of metallic pieces..."
516,150 Mar. 06, 1894 Drilling-machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
521,754 Jun. 19, 1894 Lathe William F. Barnes Rockford, IL
529,013 Nov. 13, 1894 Milling Machine Benjamin F. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
549,559 Nov. 12, 1895 Drilling-machine William F. Barnes Rockford, IL "The object of this invention is to furnish means for counterbalancing the weight of the drill-spindle, which consists of a friction-contact between the main supporting-frame and drill-spindle."
556,658 Mar. 17, 1896 Gage for wood-sawing machines John Barnes Rockford, IL
699,440 May. 06, 1902 Tool Carriage for Lathes William F. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
735,012 Jul. 28, 1903 Speed Changing Mechanism William F. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL This patent was seen on a heavy drill press from W. F. & John Barnes Co.
749,603 Jan. 12, 1904 Groove-cutter John S. Barnes Rockford, IL
761,573 May. 31, 1904 Drilling Machine Attachment Joseph P. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
773,183 Oct. 25, 1904 Water Closet William F. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
782,214 Feb. 14, 1905 Movable Endless Grate Joseph P. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
803,522 Oct. 31, 1905 Change-speed gearing Joseph P. Barns Rockford, IL
823,201 Jun. 12, 1906 Gearing Joseph P. Barnes Rockford, IL This gearing patent was seen on a large drill press from W. F. & John Barnes Co., along with the patent date corresponding to patent 735,012.
824,331 Jun. 26, 1906 Chain Grate Joseph P. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
848,620 Apr. 02, 1907 Fountain Pen John S. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
928,240 Jul. 20, 1909 Speed-gearing John S. Barnes Rockford, IL
928,894 Jul. 20, 1909 Variable-speed gearing John S. Barnes Rockford, IL
948,472 Feb. 08, 1910 Drilling Machine Joseph P. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
973,843 Oct. 25, 1910 Drilling-machine John S. Barnes Rockford, IL "The object of this invention is to form a new feed connection between the driving shaft and drill spindle."
979,918 Dec. 27, 1910 Gearing for Drilling Machines John S. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Gearing for Drilling Machines John R. Vincer Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
998,227 Jul. 18, 1911 Variable Speed Gearing John S. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
1,024,818 Apr. 30, 1912 Variable Speed Gearing John S. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
1,043,724 Nov. 05, 1912 Drilling-machine Andrew W. Redin Rockford, IL Of interest because inventor Redin may have been partner in woodworking machinery maker Redin, Ekstrom & Co.
2,030,562 Feb. 11, 1936 Metal Working Apparatus John S. Barnes (deceased, estate of) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Metal Working Apparatus Hope Barnes (executrix) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
    Metal Working Apparatus Paul R. Guirl Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
2,042,379 May. 26, 1936 Metal Working Apparatus John S. Barnes Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Metal Working Apparatus Paul R. Guirl Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
2,114,284 Apr. 19, 1938 Machine Tool and Control Therefor John S. Barnes (deceased, estate of) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Machine Tool and Control Therefor Paul R. Guirl Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
    Machine Tool and Control Therefor Ernest J. Svenson Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
    Machine Tool and Control Therefor Hope Barnes (executrix) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
RE20,974 Jan. 10, 1939 Metal Working Apparatus Paul R. Guirl Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Metal Working Apparatus John S. Barnes (deceased, estate of) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
2,352,146 Jun. 20, 1944 Grinding and Polishing Machine Josef Desenberg Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
D144,103 Mar. 12, 1946 Optical Curve Generator Josef Desenberg Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
2,818,873 Jan. 07, 1958 Jar Washer Carl Raymond Carlson Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Jar Washer Robert S. Bonzi Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
2,906,072 Sep. 29, 1959 Can Cover Feed Elliot C. B. Carlson Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
2,909,985 Oct. 27, 1959 Food Sterilizer Victor R. Abrams Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
2,962,652 Nov. 29, 1960 Position Indicator Leander Jackson Bulliet Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Position Indicator Dave Paul Youngberg (deceased, estate of) Loves Park, IL  
    Position Indicator Shirley L. Spidle (legal representitive) Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
2,963,048 Dec. 06, 1960 Apparatus for Bending Wire Articles Clarence J. Smith Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
3,014,393 Dec. 26, 1961 Intermittent Feeding Mechanisn for use in Punch Presses and the Like Paul S. Jackson Rockford, Winnebago County, IL Original application 07 Feb 1952. Divided and this application 10 Jul 1957.
3,015,303 Jan. 02, 1962 Apparatus for Processing Can Ends Roger H. Stohiquist Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
3,045,130 Jul. 17, 1962 Heavy Duty Electrical Switching Apparatus Nelson P. Bashor Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
    Heavy Duty Electrical Switching Apparatus Werner Raap Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  
3,058,129 Oct. 16, 1962 Combination Drilling and Self-Leading Tapping Machine Tool Eugene B. Sullivan Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
3,100,450 Aug. 13, 1963 Hydraulically Actuated Machine Tool Ernest J. Svenson Rockford, Winnebago County, IL Original application 16 Jun 1954, now patent #2,921,437. Divided and this application 19 Mar 1959.