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 1841
U 2,056 April 19, 1841 Improvement in the Mode of Connecting the Rods of Lightning Conductors, Etc.
Lightning rod attached to building with a hook clip
STRONG, Justin E.
Lightning Rod  
 1854
U 11,217 July 4, 1854 Improvement in Lightning Rods for Vessels
Lightning rod system tied to the ship's masts and grounded to the copper sheathing on the hull
FORBES, Robert B.
Lightning Rod  
U 11,261 July 11, 1854 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheets of copper to form ribbed or vanes along its length and attached to buildings with lignum vitea wood insulators
LYON, Amos
Lightning Rod  
 1856
U 15,491 August 5, 1856 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of tubular metal with fins
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
 1857
U 18,963 December 29, 1857 Improved Device for Attaching Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of corrugated copper sheets and attached with iron spikes
ELLIOTT, J. B.
Lightning Rod  
 1858
U 19,819 March 30, 1858 Improvement in Lightning Conductors
Lightning rod made of iron wires wrapped with copper sheets
WHITE, Oren
Lightning Rod Henry C. Janes
U 21,905 October 26, 1858 Improved Method of Insulating and Supporting Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with adjustable caps
ROGERS, Elkanah C.
Lightning Rod  
 1859
U 25,077 August 9, 1859 Improved Construction of Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet metal formed with spiral-fluted sides
BALDWIN, L. S.
PARKS, Lucius
Lightning Rod L. S. Baldwin
U 25,823 October 18, 1859 Improved Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made by wrapping thin copper sheet metal around a steel rod
HALL, William
Lightning Rod  
 1860
U 29,398 July 31, 1860 Improved Construction of Lightning Rods
Combined lightning rod and water gutter
PATTERSON, Jacob M.
Lightning Rod  
U 29,933 September 4, 1860 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Method of connecting hollow lightning rods
WOOSTER, David
Lightning Rod  
U 30,560 November 6, 1860 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made up of continuous strips or tubes of metal
BRITTAN, N.
Lightning Rod  
 1864
U 44,880 November 1, 1864 Improvement in Lightning Rod Conductors
Lightning rod made of two types of sheet metal forming a galvanic current to protect the copper
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 45,632 December 27, 1864 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made up of a core of twisted wires
PRATT, James
Lightning Rod  
 1865
U 47,310 April 18, 1865 Improvement in Lightning Conductors
Lightning rod made up of an iron core and covered with triangular twisted metal
JOHNSON, Isaac
Lightning Rod  
 1866
U 52,411 February 6, 1866 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made with a center copper core and outer layer of iron
HAWLEY, Louis J.
Lightning Rod  
U 52,541 February 13, 1866 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with four ribs where halves with two ribs slide together to make any desired length
CUSHMAN, S. D.
Lightning Rod  
 1867
U 61,741 February 5, 1867 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made from an iron rod with grooves and strips of copper slid into the grooves to make ribs
JILLSON, Clark
Lightning Rod  
R 2,601 May 14, 1867 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of flat metal made tubular for the rods and points (see 43,565)
BRITTAN, N.
Lightning Rod  
U 65,775 June 11, 1867 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a continuous strip of copper wound and corrugated into rods
STEARNS, Charles
Lightning Rod Jacob A. Kissell and Nathan Blickensderfer
U 66,854 July 16, 1867 Improvement in Corrugated Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a continuous flat strip of copper corrugated longitudinally
KISSELL, Jacob A.
BLICKENSDERFER, Nathan
Lightning Rod  
U 70,741 November 12, 1867 Improvement in Lightning Conductors
Lightning rod with braided copper wire as connecting joints that can be easily turned as desired
PIKE, William G.
Lightning Rod  
 1868
U 74,406 February 11, 1868 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made with twists and folds
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
R 2,888 March 3, 1868 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made by wrapping thin copper sheet metal around a steel rod (see 25,823)
HALL, William
Lightning Rod  
U 77,729 May 12, 1868 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of wire or iron with a sheet of copper wrapped several times around it
HALL, William
Lightning Rod  
U 79,618 July 7, 1868 Improvement in Pointed Brackets for Lightning Rods
Lightning rod brass supporting bracket with point attached
WELLS, Martin
Lightning Rod  
U 80,205 July 21, 1868 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of strands of triangular shaped wire twised into rope and ends of the strands bent out to make multiple points
OTIS, George W.
Lightning Rod  
U 84,210 November 17, 1868 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of flat U-shaped metal that can be easily fastened together
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
 1869
U 86,151 January 26, 1869 Improved Mode of Constructing Lightning Rods
Method of welding galvanized and copper wires to form a lightning rod
HAMILTON, G. B.
STEVENES, J. S.
Lightning Rod  
U 90,949 June 8, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of two long strips of metal rivited together and twisted
KINSEY, Theodore T.
Lightning Rod  
U 91,530 June 22, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of iron with strips of copper attached longitudinally and twisted (see reissue 8,459)
FARLEY, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 92,551 July 13, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Star shaped lightning rod made of 4-edged angle iron with a sheet of copper pressed over the outer surface and then twisted (see reissue 8,429)
VERMILYA, Leland D.
REYBURN, William S.
HUNTER, Edmund A. W.
Lightning Rod  
U 93,609 August 10, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Method of making star shaped lightning rods with silver plated points
FOOT, David A.
CHADWICK, Avery
Lightning Rod  
U 94,773 September 14, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet metal and formed into star shape with four projections
REYBURN, William S.
MARTIN, F. J.
Lightning Rod  
U 96,268 October 26, 1869 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Improvement of 92,551 by using a sheet zinc core with sheet copper covering to make a star shaped lightning rod
REYBURN, William S.
MARTIN, F. J.
Lightning Rod  
 1870
U 99,184 January 25, 1870 Improvement in Lightning Rods and Conductors
Lightning rod stamped out of sheet metal into a flat rod with raised edges
HANKERSON, James W.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Winslow Baker
U 99,381 February 1, 1870 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Square hollow lightning rod connected with square plug that fits inside the ends and secured by crimping with a punch
WEST, J. D.
Lightning Rod  
U 100,549 March 8, 1870 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of two sheets of metal forming double tubing with flanges and twisted
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 106,426 August 16, 1870 Improvement in Clasps for Lightning Rods
A lightning rod holder made of two parts held together with a clip and point to drive into the building
STREET, Richard
Lightning Rod  
U 109,455 November 22, 1870 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made from several sheets of metal strips, twisted together in a spiral, and ends connected with a metal pin
ROW, George
Lightning Rod  
 1871
U 110,778 January 3, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Hollow lightning rod made from sheet metal and without internal support
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 111,052 January 17, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of stiffened copper wire and threaded joint on the ends to attach a point
FRICKE, Joseph R.
Lightning Rod  
U 112,137 February 28, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made from wrapping multiple layers to build up desired diameter cable
FRICKE, Joseph R.
Lightning Rod  
U 112,426 March 7, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of three or more galvanized iron wires with copper wire laid over and in the grooves between the iron wires to form a metal rope
CUSHMAN, Sylvanus D.
Lightning Rod  
U 113,154 March 28, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of hollow copper star rod with iron wire filling the inside and annealed wire in the star points
FOOT, David A.
KNAPP, George S.
Lightning Rod  
U 119,043 September 19, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made by wrapping angular copper wire around an iron core
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 120,457 October 31, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Conductors
Lightning rod conductor made of wires twisted together and wrapped and twisted around a metal tube (see reissue 7,063)
PRESTON, Othniel
Lightning Rod  
U 121,884 December 12, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of two metal plate with one ribbed in the center each edge curved into a circle
MINER, Stephen H.
Lightning Rod  
U 122,055 December 19, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a solid copper core covered with twisted iron wires
PHELPS, Myron D.
Lightning Rod  
U 122,290 December 26, 1871 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a zinc strip for strength covered on one side with copper
SNOW, Charles P.
Lightning Rod  
 1872
U 123,600 February 13, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of soft iron flat on the back side and fluted on the front side then covered completely with sheet copper
WELLS, Warren A.
HOUSE, George
Lightning Rod  
U 123,958 February 20, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet metal crimped multiple times and curved to a circle to form a hollow rod with multiple deep flutes
WELSH, Dwight F.
Lightning Rod  
U 124,264 March 5, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made by fastening two metal strips together by indentation, opening to form a star shape, and twising
GOODWIN, Frederick O.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Frank Goodwin
U 127,094 May 21, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a flat strip of copper with two galvanized wires fixed to the center on each side and then twisting to form a helical shaped rod
MOTT, John M.
Lightning Rod  
U 128,617 July 2, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of two stips of zinc curved and joined to form a hollow oval then covered with two strips of copper curved to form a hollow tube around the zinc oval
HANKENSON, James W.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Mohola Brawley
U 128,818 July 9, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a core of hollow copper wire covered with twisted hollow copper wires
SCHOONMAKER, John C.
Lightning Rod  
U 129,675 July 23, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of several ropes of twisted angular copper wire twisted around themselves
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 129,676 July 23, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of several ropes of twisted angular copper wire twisted around an iron core to reduce cost
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 129,677 July 23, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of several ropes of twisted angular copper wire twisted around themselves with iron wire laid in the twist to reduce cost
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 129,683 July 23, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with sheet metal coupling and sheet metal bracket for holding the rod
ROBERTSON, James
Lightning Rod  
U 132,615 October 29, 1872 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of hollow or solid iron dipped several times in molten copper to coat entire surface with multiple layers
YANCEY, Edwin L.
Lightning Rod  
 1873
U 135,574 February 4, 1873 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of iron wire cable core with sheet copper wrapped around the outside and edges tucked in between the cables
MUNN, William B.
Lightning Rod  
U 139,841 June 10, 1873 Improvement in Coupling Tubular Lightning Rods
Means of coupling tubular lightning rods
WESTON, James H.
Lightning Rod  
U 143,862 October 21, 1873 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with twisted flanges that is split on the ends where it fits snugly with the split in the adjoining rod with said joint secured with metal pins
WHITE, Joseph J.
Lightning Rod  
U 145,641 December 16, 1873 Improvement in Couplings for Tubular Lightning Rods
Means of coupling tubular lightning rods
FRITSCH, Joseph W.
Lightning Rod  
U 145,851 December 23, 1873 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of tubular metal with annular corregations on each end that fitted together to connect two rod sections
DREW, Joseph
Lightning Rod  
 1874
U 152,153 June 16, 1874 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet metal rolled to form four tubular sections with two of the tubes fitted with dowell pins to connect the rod sections
MOTT, John M.
Lightning Rod  
 1875
U 159,007 January 19, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet metal formed with spiral-fluted sides with edges locking together and crimping the edges of the star wings to on each end of two sections to secure them together
WILMOT, Samuel R.
Lightning Rod  
U 159,961 February 16, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Improvement on patent 122,055 by using smaller wires in greater number to improve flexibility
PHELPS, Myron D.
Lightning Rod  
U 160,151 February 23, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with horseshoe steel magnets for points and wrapped with zinc wire
BRYAN, James Chapman
Lightning Rod  
U 160,154 February 23, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with nickel steel magnets pointed north and south and batteries
BRYAN, James Chapman
Lightning Rod  
U 162,828 May 4, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of corrugated or ribbed hollow metal braced on the inside with pitchfork like multiple tines for the point
KLECKNER, John A.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Henry F. Sholty
U 163,807 May 25, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rod Standards
Lightning rod stand with three legs
REYBURN, William S.
MARTIN, Frederick J.
Lightning Rod  
U 167,415 September 7, 1875 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod system tied into the existing gutter of a home or building
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
 1876
R 6,835 January 4, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod system tied into the existing gutter of a home or building (see 167,415)
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 171,744 January 4, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of a copper sheet wrapped around a metal bar with copper wrapped wires on either side and the whole twisted
SMITH, Charles H.
Lightning Rod  
U 173,905 February 22, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sealed tubular metal with indentions running around the outside as the threads of a screw adding strength and allowing easy joining of sections
COE, Henry L.
Lightning Rod The Manhattan Brass Co.
U 173,963 February 22, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with solid supporting rod fitted inside and screwed into the rod coupling on each end
JOHNSON, Isaac
PRICE, David A.
Lightning Rod Reyburn, Hunter & Co.
U 174,451 March 7, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod ground point made of sheet copper arranged concave or fluted
WESTON, James H.
Lightning Rod  
U 175,933 April 11, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of sheet iron folded over wires with sections joined with slip joints
COLE, Robert S.
Lightning Rod  
R 7,063 April 18, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Conductors, Rods, or Cables
Lightning rod conductor made of wires twisted together and wrapped and twisted around a metal tube (see 120,457)
PRESTON, Othniel
Lightning Rod  
U 176,820 May 2, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made by bending a strip of metal to form two right angle triangles placed back to back and twisted
VERMILYA, Leland D.
Lightning Rod 2/3 to Edwin Pickering and Barton Pickering
U 183,370 October 17, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lighning rod connecting sleeve to ground point to allow rainwater to wet the ground around the point and flanges to dissipate the charge
COLE, Robert S.
Lightning Rod  
U 184,164 November 7, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a core of twisted copper wire with twisted copper wire strands wrapped around the core and the whole finished cable plated with tin or nickel
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
U 185,430 December 19, 1876 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod with flat face to fit flush against a building and ribbed on the opposite side
COLE, John J.
Lightning Rod  
 1877
U 188,444 March 13, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of copper sheathed iron wire with several iron wires twisted and wrapped around it
VAN LOON, Nicholas
Lightning Rod  
U 189,286 April 3, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod of twisted sheet metal fitted with a serrated strip
VERMILYA, Leland D.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Henry Webbert
U 190,391 May 1, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of a central galvanized iron rod twisted around with several galvanized rods all soldered together then intertwined with strips of copper that are soldered to the core
VAN LOON, Nicholas
Lightning Rod  
U 193,469 July 24, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of water pipes running from the gutters to a water tank buried in the ground (see reissue 7,939)
ADAMS, Lawson
Lightning Rod  
U 193,654 July 31, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made by wrapping a corrugated strip of metal spirally around a metal tube
HEWITT, John
Lightning Rod  
U 196,235 October 16, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made with a spirally fluted tubular core with one or more smaller tubular wires wrapped around in the fluted depressions with coupling having a male thread on each end to screw into end of rod which has female threads
KNAPP, George S.
Lightning Rod  
R 7,939 November 6, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of water pipes running from the gutters to a water tank buried in the ground (see 193,469)
ADAMS, Lawson
Lightning Rod  
U 198,471 December 25, 1877 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of sheet metal formed into a pair of tubes with rod laying between the tubes and multiple tubes and rods can be used
SMITH, Charles H.
Lightning Rod  
 1878
U 204,359 May 28, 1878 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod that is hollow and ribbed with galvanized iron core and points fitted along the rod
MUNSON, David
Lightning Rod  
R 8,429 September 24, 1878 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Star shaped lightning rod made of 4-edged angle iron with a sheet of copper pressed over the outer surface and then twisted (see 92,551)
VERMILYA, Leland D.
REYBURN, William S.
HUNTER, Edmund A. W.
Lightning Rod Rights of Vermilya to Reyburn, Hunter, and Byron P. Moulton
R 8,459 October 22, 1878 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of iron with strips of copper attached longitudinally and twisted (see 91,530)
FARLEY, Henry W.
Lightning Rod Charles H. Smith and John Hewitt
 1879
U 212,608 February 25, 1879 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod composed of two metal strips twisted around a rod in the middle and encased in a copper tube
KNAPP, George S.
Lightning Rod  
U 213,367 March 18, 1879 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod that passes through a copper tank filled with water and buried in the ground
ADAMS, Lawson
Lightning Rod  
R 8,635 March 25, 1879 Improvement in Lightning Rods
Lightning rod made of iron with strips of copper attached longitudinally and twisted (see 91,530)
FARLEY, Henry W.
Lightning Rod Charles H. Smith and John Hewitt
U 218,708 August 19, 1879 Improvement in Lightning Conductors
Lightning rod supported by four twisted metal legs
CAIN, George W.
Lightning Rod  
 1880
U 229,382 June 29, 1880 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod supported by three twisted metal legs tha attached to the roof
COLE, John J.
Lightning Rod  
U 234,173 November 9, 1880 Mode of Protecting Oil Tanks from Lightning or Fire
Method of protecting oil tanks with lightning rods using CD 317 (see 194,220 and 224,504)
CHAMBERS, Josephus C.
Lightning Rod Chambers National Lightning Protection Co.
U 234,484 November 16, 1880 Lightning Guard for Oil Tanks
System of lightning rods to protect oil tanks with the protection wires brought up high above the center of the tank
KNUDSON, Adolphus A.
Lightning Rod  
 1881
U 243,630 June 28, 1881 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod composed of a zinc tube covered with copper surrounded by twisted spiraling tubes of the same combination
SCHOONMAKER, James H.
Lightning Rod 4/5 to H. D. Morse and N. C. Gault
R 9,934 November 15, 1881 Lightning Rod
Reissue of R6,835 which was a reissue of 167,415; Lightning rod system tied into the existing gutter of a home or building
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 250,950 December 13, 1881 Electrical Conductor for Oil Tank Protection
Lightning rod protection system for an oil tank
NEWHALL, Walter P.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to James Casey
 1882
U 258,130 May 16, 1882 Means for Protecting Oil Tanks from Lightning
Lightning rod protection system for an oil tank
SACKET, Frederic G.
Lightning Rod  
U 263,423 August 29, 1882 Stand for Lighting Rods
Lightning rod tripod stand supported on insulators mounted on the feet
MUNN, William B.
Lightning Rod  
U 269,018 December 12, 1882 Protecting Apparatus for Buildings
Lightning rod system with adjustable supports at ground level
CROWELL, Ezra
DAWSON, Elisha C.
Lightning Rod  
 1883
U 270,379 January 9, 1883 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of hollow copper filled with non-metallic material and special connectors on each end
BRANDON, John H.
Lightning Rod  
U 271,029 January 23, 1883 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod of tubular copper fitted with a funnel shaped point to collect water during the storm to more readily conduct electricity to ground
BROWN, William
Lightning Rod  
U 271,733 February 6, 1883 Tripod Standard for Lightning Rods
Tripod stand for lightning rod with brackets to hold the rod
PATEE, Theodorus H.
RIDGE, Thomas D.
Lightning Rod Theodorus H. Patee
U 273,179 February 27, 1883 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod system with an extended earth terminal utilizing a fence
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 274,564 March 27, 1883 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod system using funnels with points and gutter type downcomers to ground
COON, James H.
Lightning Rod  
U 282,449 July 31, 1883 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of twisted copper or iron rods with points along the length exactly like barbed wire
DODGE, Thomas D.
Lightning Rod  
U 284,082 August 28, 1883 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod system of two or more rods and grounded to earth
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 286,086 October 2, 1883 Electrical Conductor for Oil Tanks
Lightning protection system for oil tanks (see 167,415)
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 289,076 November 27, 1883 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod made of twisted copper or iron rods with points along the length similar to barbed wire
DODGE, Thomas D.
Lightning Rod  
 1884
U 293,612 February 12, 1884 Lightning Diffuser
Lightning rod with special bracket to hold the rod away from the building
WOOLLEY, Leonidas G.
Lightning Rod  
U 298,357 May 13, 1884 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod system using barbed wire
DODGE, Thomas H.
Lightning Rod  
U 303,591 August 12, 1884 Lightning Rod
Method of employing lightning rods so they are the most effective
PRESCOTT, George S.
Lightning Rod 1/2 to Edwin Prescott
 1885
U 311,115 January 20, 1885 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod system using flexible braided wire rod and ridgid tips
FRICKE, Joseph R.
Lightning Rod  
U 314,385 March 24, 1885 Holder for Lightning Rods
Split holder for lightning rods
LAWSHE, Spencer R.
Lightning Rod Theodore H. Patee
U 315,679 April 14, 1885 Lightning Conductor
Barbed wire conductor and netting array to protect buildings or tanks
UPTON, Francis R.
Lightning Rod  
U 328,071 October 13, 1885 Grain Stack Protector
Lightning protection for grain stacks using a portable system
SCHAUER, Florian
Lightning Rod  
U 332,383 December 15, 1885 Lightning Rod Stand
Tripod stand for lightning rod with brackets to hold the rod
COLE, James W.
KNUDSEN, Henry
Lightning Rod James W. Cole
 1887
U 356,531 January 25, 1887 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod of two or more tubes
GRIMES, Cornelius H.
Lightning Rod  
U 359,940 March 22, 1887 Lightning Rod Standard or Brace
Tripod stand for lightning rod with brackets to hold the rod
PATEE, Theodorus H.
LAWSHE, Thomas D.
Lightning Rod  
U 361,520 April 19, 1887 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod with openings for water near the point to allow water to travel down the inside of the rod and a ground point with holes to allow the water to enter the ground
HILL, Charles F.
Lightning Rod  
U 362,064 May 3, 1887 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod with holes in the upper end and lower end to allow air to to draft through
DANIELS, Eugene Ora
Lightning Rod  
U 362,801 May 10, 1887 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod a water tank with overflow pipes to ensure tank is full of water
WESTCOTT, Fred
Lightning Rod  
U 364,605 June 7, 1887 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod composed of a hollow core wrapped with small hollow wire which has been wrapped with soft wire and the whole encsed in a copper covering
SCHOONMAKER, James H.
Lightning Rod 2/3 to Henderson D. Morse and Nathaniel C. Gault
 1889
U 407,660 July 23, 1889 System of Protection from Lightning
Method of protecting oil tanks from lightning
HILL, Charles F.
Lightning Rod  
 1890
U 433,459 August 5, 1890 Lightning Rod Tower
Lightning rod tower used to protect a group of houses or buildings
FERRELL, Isaac M.
Lightning Rod  
U 437,526 September 30, 1890 Lightning Protector for Oil Tanks
Method of protecting oil tanks from lightning
SPANG, Henry W.
Lightning Rod  
U 443,048 December 16, 1890 Method of Protecting Building from Lightning
Lightning rod with non-conducting box filled with soot to break the electric current forcing it to disperse
HODGES, Nathaniel D. C.
Lightning Rod  
 1891
U 446,130 February 10, 1891 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of sheet copper angularly bent and twisted into a spiral with corrugations between the angles
DOWNEY, George W.
Lightning Rod  
U 452,796 May 26, 1891 Hollow Braided Lightning Rod
Flexible lightning rod made of hollow plaited cable
KRESS, George R.
Lightning Rod  
U 452,983 May 26, 1891 Grounding Device for Lightning Rods
Grounding device for lightning rods
RADFORD, Cassius M.
Lightning Rod  
 1892
U 470,514 March 8, 1892 Lightning Conductor
Hollow conductor rod with slip fittings
SIMPSON, Harvey
Lightning Rod  
 1893
U 494,286 March 28, 1893 Apparatus for Protecting Buildings from Lightning
System replaces lightning rods by using batteries to put a charge on wires run along the edges of the roof to prevent a lightning strike
BARTLETT, Jonathan B. L.
Lightning Rod  
U 505,106 September 19, 1893 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod designed with varying resistance to current flow and gaps between the rod sections to resist the flow of electric current
HODGES, Nathaniel D. C.
Lightning Rod  
U 508,068 November 7, 1893 Lightning Conductor
Strong, durable lightning rod easily attached to a building with conductor passing through the hollow casing (also patented in England, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France)
WALCH, Gustav Theodor
Lightning Rod  
 1895
U 538,603 April 30, 1895 Lightning Rod
Hollow lightning rod with cup to divert water into the lower sections of the rod to improve conduction of current to ground
SIMPSON, Harvey
Lightning Rod  
 1897
U 589,566 September 7, 1897 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod with two crowns or points and endless cables attaching them together to equalize the current
MARSHALL, Elbridge
Lightning Rod 9/10 to Ed Stein, J. H. Cannon, D. M. Moore, E. A. Dupree, J. H. McEwen, C. A. McEwen, and W. L. McEwen
U 595,543 December 14, 1897 Tubular Tripod Brace for Lightning Rods
Lightning rod tripod support with tubular legs and male connection for conductor between the legs
KRESS, George R.
Lightning Rod D. W. Dearing
 1899
U 636,081 October 31, 1899 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod and conductors with wind-powered current charging a battery to intermittently pass current through the system to aid in lightning protection
STUART, Harry J.
WOODMAN, David D.
Lightning Rod  
 1901
U 667,366 February 5, 1901 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod with spring metal core wrapped with braided rope conductor
HANSON, Ebbe J.
Lightning Rod  
U 674,792 May 21, 1901 Revolving Truck for Flag Poles
Lightning rod in combination with a revolving rope guide
MCGRATH, Sylvester S.
LAWLOR, John J.
Lightning Rod  
 1902
U 708,188 September 2, 1902 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod system with better grounding to make it more sensitive to passing storm
WILSON, James O.
Lightning Rod  
 1906
U 813,660 February 27, 1906 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod and point made of a system of wires across the roof
MINER, Thomas H.
Lightning Rod  
 1907
U 852,572 May 7, 1907 Lightning Conductor
Lightning rod conductor made of braided wire with ends of the wire pushed through the braiding of the other to make a good connection
MCCULLOUGH, William H.
Lightning Rod  
 1908
U 877,442 January 21, 1908 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of sheet metal with bent or curved under edges
MAST, Lavake L.
Lightning Rod  
U 895,916 August 11, 1908 Lightning Rod Terminal
Lightning rod terminal with a broad compartment filled with charcoal to aid in conductivity
TURNER, John P.
Lightning Rod  
U 904,969 November 24, 1908 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod with Y-shaped tubular support from the point down to the conductor with slip collar attaching the Y support to the conductor
KRESS, George R.
Lightning Rod  
 1909
U 940,742 November 23, 1909 Water Retaining and Conveying Attachment for Cable Lightning Rods
Method of retaining water in the ground to aid in conducting the current to ground
SIMPSON, Harvey
Lightning Rod  
 1910
U 950,181 February 22, 1910 Lightning Rod Support
Lightning rod tripod support
MAHER, Jeremiah J.
Lightning Rod  
U 950,454 February 22, 1910 Lightning Rod
Conductor cable made by spiralling one wire around a straight wire and making a cable using multiple pairs
MOORE, George J.
Lightning Rod Moore Brothers Lightning Rod Co.
U 963,496 July 5, 1910 Lightning Conductor Point and Point Rod Protector
Means of protection lightning rods and points from oxidation when used on stacks
BAJOHR, Carl
Lightning Rod  
U 963,830 July 12, 1910 Lightning Rod Construction
Lightning rod Y-shaped tubular support for points
THOMPSON, Thomas
Lightning Rod  
U 964,297 July 12, 1910 Lightning Rod Upright
Lightning attached to conductor with bracket formed out of sheet metal and bolted to rod
MOORE, George J.
Lightning Rod  
U 965,207 July 26, 1910 Electric Cable Lightning Rod
Conductor cable made from straight wires
MAST, Louis L.
Lightning Rod  
U 970,642 September 20, 1910 Lightning Conductor
Inexpensive and easily installed lightning rod system made of a conductor wire strung through a chain
REDMOND, Edmond
Lightning Rod  
U 974,396 November 1, 1910 Lightning Rod
Lightning conductor composed of a water-retaining fibrous cored covered by a helical winding with a braided wire covering
KRESS, Edward J.
Lightning Rod William M. Leatherman
 1911
U 984,175 February 14, 1911 Lightning Rod
Means of directing rain water down into the ground tip and retain the water in the ground to aid in conduction of the current to ground
YARIAN, Charles E.
Lightning Rod  
U 995,638 June 20, 1911 Brace for Lightning Rod Tops
Lightning rod tripod to support rod with ball ornament
SHINN, William C.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,003,285 September 12, 1911 Lightning Rod Brace
Lightning rod tripod to support rod with Y-clips to hold conductor insulator or conductor
MILLER, George A.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,004,681 October 3, 1911 Lightning Rod Cable
Light weight, flexible conductor cable made of twisted and braided wires
PARKER, Edward Henry
Lightning Rod  
 1912
D 42,173 February 13, 1912 Design for Lightning Rod Terminal
Lightning rod stand with twists and curls supporting glass ball, weather vane arron, and point
KRETZER, Sidney D.
Lightning Rod St. Louis Lightning Rod Co.
 1914
U 1,098,738 June 2, 1914 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod system with multiple points along the crest and eaves and conductor with multiple ground connections
KRETZER, Sidney D.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,112,634 October 6, 1914 Lightning Conductor
Improvement of a previous application (see 1,119,973) by inserting a metallic disc in the coupling to aid in conduction through the coupling
MAST, Louis L.
Lightning Rod Delbert H. Mast
U 1,119,973 December 8, 1914 Lightning Conductor
Conductor composed of a strong metal core covered with a sheath of copper to form a ""star"" shaped lightning rod
MAST, Louis L.
Lightning Rod Delbert H. Mast
U 1,122,434 December 29, 1914 Lightning Rod Brace
Lightning rod with short bracket to attach to roof peak with weathervane arrow
STEFFES, Anton J.
Lightning Rod  
 1915
U 1,125,064 January 19, 1915 Lightning Rod Fastener
Flat spring metal clip easily fastened to walls with screws and lightning rod snaps into the clip for easy installation
CONNELL, James R.
Lightning Rod Wisconsin Iron and Wire Works
U 1,127,696 February 9, 1915 Lightning Rod Low Top
Lightning rod attached to peak of roof with four feet
SWENSON, John S.
Lightning Rod Electra Lightning Rod Co.
U 1,128,261 February 9, 1915 Lightning Rod High Top
Lightning rod tripod attached to peak of roof and Y-connection for rod to conductor
SWENSON, John S.
Lightning Rod Electra Lightning Rod Co.
U 1,129,358 February 23, 1915 Lightning Rod Conductor
Lightning rod attached to conductor with flat sheet metal end
MITCHELL, Melvin G.
Lightning Rod National-Standard Co.
U 1,135,940 April 13, 1915 Lightning Rod Cable
Flexible lightning rod conductor made of twisted and spiralled wire cable
JUEL, Peter J.
Lightning Rod H. S. Rottenborg and H. C. Hansen
U 1,140,582 May 25, 1915 Bracket for Lightning Rod Points
Support or bracket for lightning rod point made of flat copper that can be easily bent for installation
DODD, Thomas W.
Lightning Rod Dodd & Struthers
U 1,150,907 August 24, 1915 Lightning Rod Terminal
Lightning rod ground terminal to keep the earth wet to improve conduction to ground
THOMPSON, George E.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,153,617 September 14, 1915 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of flat metal coiled helically to form a hollow tube and then wires spiralled around the outside
GOETZ, Julius F.
Lightning Rod  
 1916
U 1,170,260 February 1, 1916 Lightning Rod
Tubular lightning rod points with Y-shaped attachment to conductor
HOOVENS, Amasa G.
Lightning Rod  
 1917
U 1,214,652 February 6, 1917 Lightning Rod Structure
Tubular lightning rod points with Y-shaped attachment to conductor by means of a sheet metal connector folded at various points during installation to secure the rod to the conductor
CURTI, John E.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,244,118 October 23, 1917 System of Lightning Conductors
System of lightning rods to form a metallic cage surrounding the building
MULLEN, George Allen
Lightning Rod  
 1918
U 1,266,175 May 14, 1918 Lightning Protector
Lightning rod elevated above the building with multiple downwardly curving points
TESLA, Nikola
Lightning Rod  
 1919
U 1,303,739 May 13, 1919 Lightning Rod
Tubular lightning rod with flat end that is folded around the conductor and secured with a screw
SWENSON, John S.
STEHLIK, Frank E.
Lightning Rod  
 1923
U 1,467,922 September 11, 1923 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod for roof peaks with Y-shaped connector bolted below the conductor and nailed to the roof
CREIGHTON, Melvin
Lightning Rod  
 1924
U 1,513,931 November 4, 1924 Lightning Rod Point Support
Lighting rod with supporting feet for tiled roof peaks that fit over ridge tiles and under the tile edges
REA, Ernest C.
Lightning Rod  
 1925
U 1,538,946 May 26, 1925 Lightning Rod Connector
Lightning rod with Y-shaped connector pressed out of sheet metal, folded in half around the conductor, and halves secured together by bending over the metal tabs
MOORE, Ira M.
Lightning Rod  
 1927
U 1,649,697 November 15, 1927 Lightning Rod Support
Lightning rod with supporting feet for tiled roof peaks that fit over ridge tiles and under the tile edges
HOOVENS, Amasa G.
Lightning Rod  
 1928
U 1,666,326 April 17, 1928 Lightning Rod
Lightning rod made of locked seam copper tubing that can be easily formed, wrapped around other rods and conductors, and with ends that slip together and readily riveted
DALLAS, Charles D.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,666,670 April 17, 1928 Lightning Rod Air Terminal Bracket
Lightning rod with attachment bracket to secure conductor and fit over tiled roof peaks, metal roof peaks, or raised edges of buildings
SCHNOEBELEN, Clement A.
Lightning Rod  
U 1,682,288 August 28, 1928 Lightning Rod Construction
Lightning rod with ornamental support stand and method of attaching to roof peaks or sloped roof
KRETZER, Sidney D.
Lightning Rod  
 1931
U 1,818,494 August 11, 1931 Lightning Rod Point Connection
Lightning rod with swiveling support that can be screwed to the roof
MERSHIMER, Lawrence M.
Lightning Rod  
 1953
U 2,644,026 June 30, 1953 Radioactive Lightning Protector with Accelerating Elements
Lightning rod with porcelain disk coated with radioactive material
GRENIER, Joseph Pierre
LESCIEUX, Pierre Edouard Eugene
Lightning Rod Ste. Helita
 1957
U 2,815,395 December 3, 1957 Radioactive Lightning Protector
Lightning rod with a porcelain insulator just below the point with bands of radioactive material on its surface and a much larger hollow metal spoked ring below with bands of radioative material on the surface
DONELLI, Benedetto Luigi
Lightning Rod  

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