Schwartz, W. B. - 1896-08-29Patents were issued to Indianians Tuesday as follows: M. T. Deck, Milton, wire fencing; J. M. Dodridge, Milton, harvesting machine; G. W. Grimes, Bluffton, pumping power; P. J. Harrah, Bloomfield, combined vise and drill; S. W. R. Mitchell, Burrows, nut lock; F. Norkus, Indianapolis, cabinet; L. Rostetter, Ft. Wayne, wood rim bending machine; W. B. Schwartz, Indianapolis, typewriting machine; E. J. Stansbury, Plymouth, guide loop for check reins; W. K. Thompson, Alexandria, manufacturing edged tool; T. L. Wallace, Indianapolis, saw filing machine.

“State News,” Logansport Times (Logansport, Indiana), 29 August 1896, p. 7, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive ( : accessed 4 March 2014).

“U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1790-1909,” database, ( : 4 March 2014), W. B. Schwartz, Type Writing Machine, patented 18 August 1896.

2 thoughts on “Patents

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well, this is interesting. Never heard of “Indianians” before! And the various inventions are fascinating. Surely Schwartz didn’t invent THE typewriter.


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