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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
D131,498 Mar. 03, 1942 Design for a vise Hugh W. Vogl Wilmette, IL This is the earliest patent we have found for the famous Wilton bullet-style bench vise. See also the earlier German patent 685,893 that was used by York.
2,430,458 Nov. 11, 1947 Automatic screw control Leo F. Farrell South Haven, MI This patent number was seen on a Wilton 3½" Triple Duty Vise. The patent covers a quick-release mechanism where the threads engage when turned in one direction but release when turned in the other direction.
D154,001 May. 31, 1949 Design for a bench vise or similar article Hugh W. Vogl Wilmette, IL
D164,143 Jul. 31, 1951 Vise or similar article Hugh W. Vogl Wilmette, IL This is Wilton's "Shop King" vise with unusual Art Deco styling.
D169,873 Jun. 16, 1953 Lawn sprinkler or the like Hugh W. Vogl Wilmette, IL Of interest because the inventor designed vises for Wilton Tool Manufacturing Co.
2,722,870 Nov. 08, 1955 Machine for manufacturing parcel carriers having looped handles Hugh W. Vogl Wilmette, IL Of interest because the inventor designed the famous Wilton bullet style bench vise.
D181,115 Oct. 01, 1957 Woodworker's vise Hugh Vogl Northbrook, IL
D184,268 Jan. 13, 1959 C Clamp Hugh W. Vogl Northbrook, IL
D184,413 Feb. 10, 1959 Swivel base vise Hugh W. Vogl Northbrook, IL
3,007,358 Nov. 07, 1961 Universal turret vises Hugh W. Vogl Delray Beach, FL
    Universal turret vises Alexander J. Vogl Glenview, IL  
3,171,454 Mar. 02, 1965 Means for adjusting positions of jointer cutters William B. Boice Toledo, OH
3,377,061 Apr. 09, 1968 Adjustably mountable woodworker's vise Jerry J. Watson Lombard, IL
3,492,886 Feb. 03, 1970 Quick acting screw-threaded device Edward M. Naureckas Gurnee, IL
3,669,440 Jun. 13, 1972 Quick engaging and disengaging nut mechanism Ray Gloridso Oak Park, IL
    Quick engaging and disengaging nut mechanism Ray Kartasuk Lincolnwood, IL  
3,675,916 Jul. 11, 1972 Vise assembly Walter Smierciak Elgin, IL
    Vise assembly Raymond H. Kartasuk Lincolnwood, IL  
3,768,797 Oct. 30, 1973 Vise assembly Walter Smierciak Elgin, IL
    Vise assembly Raymond H. Kartasuk Lincolnwood, IL  
4,534,547 Aug. 13, 1985 Rapid Acting Clamp Edward A. Cox Olympia Fields, IL Trexler, Bushnell & Wolters - patent attorneys



Abstract
A rapid acting C-clamp is provided. A housing in the base of the C-clamp has a generally semi-cylindrical wall and an internal arcuate rib therein. The C-clamp has a threaded spindle extending through the housing, and a nut member in the housing is provided with a threadless bore through which the spindle extends for rapid advancement. The nut member also has a partially offset and partially threaded bore which is selectively engageable with the threaded spindle for threaded advancement of the spindle. The external surface of the nut is comprised of two semi-cylindrical portions overlapping so as to provide definite lines of demarcation between the portions. A friction member in the nut is resiliently pressed against the threads of the spindle to cause the nut to turn with the spindle in either direction. The nut cooperates with the arcuate rib, and depending on the direction of turning shifts the nut to cause the non-threaded bore to cooperate with the spindle for rapid advancement of the spindle, or to cause the partially threaded bore to cooperate with the threads of the spindle for threaded advancement of the spindle. The nut comprises a steel investment casting, while the frame of the C-clamp is forged steel, and the threaded spindle is copper coated for lubrication without the necessity of petroleum base lubricants.

6,135,435 Oct. 24, 2000 Woodworker's Vise Ambrose Schmitz Lake Barrington, IL Wilton's quick release woodworkers vise.
6,378,407 Apr. 30, 2002 Multiblade Screwdriver Emerson Purkapile Scottsdale, AZ Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery - patent attorneys
Abstract
A hand-held screwdriver assembly having interchangeable blades which are held within a hollow handle and are available to be selected and moved through a cross-slot in a cap assembly on the handle to a stop position, and then to be secured in a chuck for use. Rotation of the cap assembly is prevented when the blade is secured in the chuck, thus precluding the introduction of a second blade into the cross-slot.