Cuno Engineering Corporation designs, exhibitions, industrial design catalogues & historical information

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 24 September 2020 | Updated 11 February 2021
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Above, Cuno Engineering Corp. advertisement in The Meriden Daily Journal (17 April 1936). For more information, see the listings below.


A. Cuno Engineering Corporation industrial designs in collections


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1920s

1924-34 - cigarette lighter

Cuno Engineering Corporation. (1924-34). Cigarette lighter. (Accession no. 2004.090.4146. Viewed 27 September 2020. E01543).


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n. d. - cigarette lighter

Cuno Engineering Corporation. (undated). "Electric match" cigarette lighter. (Accession no. 2010.267.0a-d. Viewed 27 September 2020. AAA00034-151).

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B. Cuno Engineering Corporation industrial designs in exhibitions


1930s

1939 - Association of Iron and Steel Engineers exhibition, Pittsburgh

26 - 29 September 1939. Exhibition in connection with the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, 35th annual convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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C. Cuno Engineering Corporation industrial design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1910s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(1912-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines.


1913 patents

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1913 - patent - engine-starter

Charles H. Cuno. (7 January 1913; filed 16 February 1912). Letters patent no. 1,049,679; serial no. 677,971: Engine-starter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01597).

1913 - patent - gas-engine starter

Charles H. Cuno. (10 June 1913; filed 5 April 1912). Letters patent no. 1,064,055; serial no. 688,586: Gas-engine starter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01602).

1913 - patent - gas-engine starter

Charles H. Cuno. (11 November 1913; filed 27 January 1913). Letters patent no. 1,078,260; serial no. 744,287: Gas-engine starter. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01679).



c. 1915 - industrial design brochure / booklet

Cuno Engineering Corporation. (c. 1915). Electric lighting and ignition specialties for automobiles and motorboats. 16 pp. Meriden. (Viewed 27 September 2020. E01544).


1916 patents

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1916 - patent - timer

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (27 June 1916; filed 10 November 1915). Letters patent no. 1,188,906; serial no. 64,347: Timer. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01598).

1916 - patent - starting-switch

Charles F. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (12 September 1916; filed 27 December 1915). Letters patent no. 1,197,800; serial no. 68,625: Starting-switch. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01677).

1916 - patent - combined dash and trouble lamp

Charles F. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (12 December 1916; filed 6 June 1916). Letters patent no. 1,208,504; serial no. 101,885: Combined dash and trouble lamp. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01678).



c. 1918 - brochure or booklet

Cuno Engineering Corporation. (c. 1918). Cuno combination dash and trouble lamp. 6 pp. Meriden. (Viewed 27 September 2020. E01545).

1918 - company listing

(1918). Manufacturers and their products... Meriden... "Cuno Engineering Corp. ... Electrical supplies ... " In State of Connecticut Public Document No. 33; Sixth Biennial Report of the Factory Inspection Department to the Governor for the Two Years ending September 30, 1918, (p. 64). State of Connecticut: Hartford. (Viewed 1 October 2020. E01622-27).


1920s

1920 patents

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1920 - patent - automatic switch for cigar-lighters, etc.

Charles F. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (1 June 1920; filed 4 September 1919). Letters patent no. 1,342,015; serial no. 321,539: Automatic switch for cigar-lighters, etc. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01587).

1920 - patent - electric cigar-lighter

Charles F. Cuno. (13 July 1920; filed 8 March 1920). Letters patent no. 1,346,368; serial no. 364,260: Electric cigar-lighter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01596).

1920 - patent - automatic switch for cigar-lighters, etc.

Charles F. Cuno. (19 October 1920; filed 22 April 1920). Letters patent no. 1,355,943; serial no. 375,796: Automatic switch for cigar-lighters, etc. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01600).



1921 patents

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1921 - patent - cigar-lighter

Charles F. Cuno. (17 May 1921; filed 6 November 1920). Letters patent no. 1,378,013; serial no. 422,176: Cigar-lighter. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01680).

1921 - patent - switch

Charles F. Cuno. (17 May 1921; filed 12 February 1920). Letters patent no. 1,378,660; serial no. 358,042: Switch. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01683).

1921 - patent - automatic electric switch for cable-carrying drums

Charles F. Cuno. (23 August 1921; filed 8 May 1920). Letters patent no. 1,388,452; serial no. 379,750: Automatic electric switch for cable-carrying drums. (Viewed 15 January 1921. R00004).



1922 patents

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1922 - patent - electric switch for winding drums

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 July 1922; filed 3 February 1922). Letters patent no. 1,422,180; serial no. 533,828: Electric switch for winding drums. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01599).

1922 - patent - electric switch and stop for winding drums

Charles F. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 July 1922; filed 21 March 1922). Letters patent no. 1,422,181; serial no. 545,445: Electric switch and stop for winding drums. (Viewed 10 October 2020. F01470).

1922 - patent - switch

Charles F. Cuno. (19 September 1922; filed 12 February 1920). Letters patent no. 1,429,326; serial no. 358,043: Switch. (Viewed 15 January 2021. R00005).



1923 - patent - cigar lighter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (26 June 1923; filed 18 September 1922). Letters patent no. 1,460,095; serial no. 587,905: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01601).

1924 - patent - spool construction

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (29 July 1924; filed 9 June 1922). Letters patent no. 1,502,980; serial no. 567,050: Spool construction. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01586).


1925 patents

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1925 - patent - electric cigar lighter and the like

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (20 January 1925; filed 19 July 1924). Letters patent no. 1,523,585; serial no. 726,934: Electric cigar lighter and the like. (Viewed 10 October 2020. F01469).

1925 - patent - cigar lighter and the like

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (26 May 1925; filed 29 July 1924). Letters patent no. 1,539,545; serial no. 728,837: Cigar lighter and the like. (Viewed 10 October 2020. F01471).

1925 - patent - cigar lighter

Charles H. Cuno and Frederick L. Wood, assignors to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (6 October 1925; filed 6 February 1925). Letters patent no. 1,556,082; serial no. 7,257: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 15 January 2021. R00006).



1926 patents

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1926 - patent - electric-lamp mounting

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (2 March 1926; filed 12 June 1924). Letters patent no. 1,575,548; serial no. 719,536: Electric-lamp mounting. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01588).

1926 - patent - cigar lighter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (20 July 1926; filed 11 December 1924). Letters patent no. 1,593,116; serial no. 755,169: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 15 January 2021. R00006).



1927 - patent - combined trouble light and cigar lighter

Howard C. Liebing, assignor, by mesne assignments to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (30 August 1927; filed 20 November 1924). Letters patent no. 1,640,507; serial no. 751,033: Combined trouble light and cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00994).


1928 patents

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1928 - patent - filter for fluids

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (24 January 1928; filed 19 January 1927). Letters patent no. 1,657,346; serial no. 162,114: Filter for fluids. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01589).

1928 - patent - cigar lighter

Isaac Irving Hance, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (24 January 1928; filed 2 September 1926). Letters patent no. 1,657,358; serial no. 133,155: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00995).

1928 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (26 June 1928; filed 19 September 1925). Letters patent no. 1,675,293; serial no. 57,349: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01590).



1929 patents

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1929 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (5 February 1929; filed 3 October 1928). Letters patent no. 1,701,458; serial no., 309,966: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00996).

1929 - patent - ash receiver

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (7 May 1929; filed 26 September 1925). Letters patents no. 1,712,450; serial no. 58,727: Ash receiver. (Viewed 16 January 2021. R00009).

1929 - patent - attachment for cigar lighters, trouble lamps, etc.

Charles H. Cuno. (6 August 1929; filed 19 May 1924). Letters patent no. 1,723,645; serial no. 714,314: Attachment for cigar lighters, trouble lamps, etc. (Viewed 16 January 2021. R00012).

1929 - patent - cigar lighter

Sidney L. Wolfson and Charles C. Schoen, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (22 October 1929; filed 8 October 1928). Letters patent no. 1,732,784; serial no. serial no. 310,955: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00996).



1930s

1930 patents

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1930 - patent - filtering apparatus

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 February 1930; filed 16 April 1929). Letters patent no. 1,747,148; serial no. 355,506: Filtering apparatus. (Viewed 16 January 2021. R00010).

1930 - patent - filter-actuating mechanism

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 February 1930; filed 19 April 1929). Letters patent no. 1,747,149; serial no. 356,515: Filter-actuating mechanism. (Viewed 16 January 2021. R00013).

1930 - patent - automatic filter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (1 July 1930; filed 13 November 1929). Letters patent no. 1,769,502; serial no. 406,862: Automatic filter. (Viewed 31 January 2021. R00980).



1931 patents

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1931 - patent - filter for use on motor vehicles

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (17 February 1931; filed 17 February 1930). Letters patent no. 1,792,791; serial no. 429,017: Filter for use on motor vehicles. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00997).

1931 - patent - liquid level gauge

Charles H. Cuno and Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (13 October 1931; filed 1 October 1927). Letters patent no. 1,827,192; serial no. 223,414: Liquid level gauge. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01585).



1933 patents

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1933 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (9 May 1933; filed 21 June 1930). Letters patent no. 1,908,502; serial no. 462,757: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00998).

1933 - patent - electric lighter for cigars, etc.

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (30 May 1933; filed 11 April 1931). Letters patent no. 1,911,596; serial no. 529,373: Electric lighter for cigars, etc. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01055).

1933 - patent - filter

Clarence B. Perkins, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (12 September 1933; filed 10 April 1931). Letters patent no. 1,926,557; serial no. 529,039: Filter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R01000).



1934 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (6 November 1934; filed 10 April 1931). Letters patent no. 1,980,157; serial no. 529,033: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 4 February 2021. R00999).

1935 - patent - fluid filtering apparatus

Charles H. Cuno and Philip E. Ashton, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (15 January 1935; filed 5 August 1932). Letters patent no. 1,987,597; serial no. 627,546: Fluid filtering apparatus. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01592).


1936 articles

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1936 - article mention

(17 April 1936). The year each business was established [with mention: "Cuno Engineering Co. Est. 1912"]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 25 November 2020. F01935).

1936 - article mention

(17 April 1936). Chronological list of business firms [with mention: "1912— Cuno Engineering Co. ... "]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 26 November 2020. F01934).

1936 - article mention

Wilcox, William J. (17 April 1936). Manufacturers Association [with mention: "President... C. H. Cuno, 1928... "]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 25 November 2020. F01912).



1936 - advertisement

Cuno Engineering Corp. (17 April 1936). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Electric Automotive and Plant Equipment since 1912..." [with no illustrations]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 25 November 2020. F01939).


1936 patents

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1936 - patent - filter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (25 February 1936; filed 21 April 1933). Letters patent no. 2,031,935; serial no. 667,146: Filter. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01593).

1936 - patent - art of forming filters

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to Cuno Engineering Corporation. (25 February 1936; filed 21 April 1933; divided and this application filed 10 February 1934). Letters patent no. 2,031,936; serial no. 710,602: Art of forming filters. (Viewed 3 February 2021. R00993).

1936 - patent - cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (17 November 1936; filed 8 October 1934). Letters patent no. 2,060783; serial no. 747,377: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01030).

1936 - patent - auto oil filter

Isaac Irving Hance, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (8 December 1936; filed 24 November 1934). Letters patent no. 2,063,247; serial no. 754,585: Auto oil filter. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01031).



1937 patents

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1937 - patent - fluid filtering apparatus

Charles H. Cuno and Philip E. Ashton, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (20 April 1937; filed 8 January 1935). Letters patent no. 2,077,744; serial no. 821: Fluid filtering apparatus. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E10591).

1937 - patent - filter apparatus

Philip E. Ashton, Clarence B. Perkins, and Carlton A. Lind, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (27 April 1937; filed 30 November 1934). Letters patent no. 2,078,524; serial no. 755,272: Filter apparatus. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01032).

1937 - patent - electric heater

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (22 June 1937; filed 25 March 1936). Letters patent no. 2,084,966; serial no. 70,779: Electric heater. (Viewed 8 February 2021. R01049).

1937 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (14 September 1937; original application 10 April 1931; divided and this application 2 November 1934). Letters patent no. 2,093,116; original application serial no. 529,033; this application serial no. 751,127: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 8 February 2021. R01050).



1938 - patent - socket for cigar lighters, etc.

Charles H. Cuno and Clarence B. Perkins, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (5 April 1938; filed 11 July 1936). Letters patent no. 2,113,535; serial no. 90,070: Socket for cigar lighters, etc. (Viewed 10 October 2020. F01468).

1939 - spotlighted news mention - Cuno Engineering Corporation in Association of Iron and Steel Engineers exhibition, Pittsburgh

(18 September 1939). Connecticut industry marches on (with mention of Cuno Engineering [Corporation] as exhibitor in Association of Iron and Steel Engineers exhibition, Pittsburgh [26 - 29 September 1939]). Hartford Courant, p. 3. (Viewed 30 September 2020. H00473).

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1939 patents

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1939 - patent - igniter coil manufacture

Henry W. Bilger and Karl T. Kessel, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (2 May 1939; filed 20 August 1937). Letters patent no. 2,157,050; serial no. 160,046: Igniter coil manufacture. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01033).

1939 - patent - filtering apparatus

Charles H. Cuno and Sidney L. Wolfson, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (25 July 1939; filed 17 July 1936). Letters patent no. 2,167,322; serial no. 91,034: Filtering apparatus. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01594).



1940s

1940 patents

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1940 - patent - filtering liquid

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (28 May 1940; filed 21 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,202,191; serial no. 143,921: Filtering liquid. (Viewed 28 September 2020. E01584).

1940 - patent - cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 June 1940; original application filed 25 March 1936; divided and this application filed 21 May 1937). (Letters patent no. 2,203,662; original application serial no. 70,779, listed above), now letters patent no. 2,084,966; divided and this serial no. 143,924: cigar lighter. (Viewed 8 February 2021. R01051).

1940 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (3 December 1940; filed 24 August 1937). Letters patent no. 2,223,654; serial no. 160,590: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01056).



1941 - patent - liquid actuated motor

Philip E. Ashton and Sidney L. Wolfson, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 February 1941; filed 14 June 1938). Letters patent no. 2,231,355; serial no. 213,583: Liquid actuated motor. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01057).


1942 patents

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1942 - patent - electric lighter for cigars, cigarettes, etc.

Charles H. Cuno and Sidney L. Wolfson, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (6 January 1942; filed 12 September 1936). Letters patent no. 2,269,394; serial no. 100,406: Electric lighter for cigars, cigarettes, etc. (Viewed 29 September 2020. E01595).

1942 - patent - filter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (14 July 1942; filed 5 January 1940). Letters patent no. 2,289,539; serial no. 312,494: Filter. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01058).



1949 - patent - igniter and lamp plug

Alfred J. Kroll and Arthur W. Schnick, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (21 June 1949; filed 20 February 1948). Letters patent no. 2,473,890; serial no. 9,756: Igniter and lamp plug. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01059).


1950s

1950 patents

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1950 - patent - socket for receiving electric igniter plugs

Alfred J. Kroll and Henry W. Bilger, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (24 January 1950; filed 5 April 1949). Letters patent no. 2,495,657; serial no. 85,516: Socket for receiving electric igniter plugs. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01060).

1950 - patent - filter

Charles H. Cuno, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (10 October 1950; filed 22 March 1947). Letters patent no. 2,525,287; serial no. 736,467: Filter. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01034).

1950 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (28 November 1950; filed 25 July 1946). Letters patent no. 2,531,901; serial no. 686,188: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01061).



1951 patents

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1951 - patent - method of making a filter element

Louis E. Anderson, assignor, by mesne assignments, to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (30 January 1951; filed 5 May 1947). Letters patent no. 2,539,767; serial no. 745,908: Method of making a filter element. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01062).

1951 - patent - filter element and method of making the same

Louis E. Anderson, assignor, by mesne assignments, to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (30 January 1951; filed 5 May 1947). Letters patent no. 2,539,768; serial no. 745,909: Filter element and method of making the same. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01063).



1953 - patent - cigar lighter with luminous indicator

Alfred J. Knoll and Arthur W. Schnick, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (11 August 1953; filed 15 November 1949). Letters patent no. 2,648,758; serial no. 127,426: Cigar lighter with luminous indicator. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01064).

1954 - patent - cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (26 January 1954; original application 25 July 1946; divided and this application 10 January 1950). Letters patent no. 2,667,562; original application serial no. 686,188; this application serial no. 137,747: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 10 February 2021. R01065).

1957 - patent - electric cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (5 March 1957; filed 16 August 1951). Letters patent no. 2,784,290; serial no. 242,133: Electric cigar lighter. (Viewed 11 February 2021. R01067).

1958 - patent - circuit breaker lighter

Philip E. Ashton and Arthur W. Schnick, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (19 August 1958; filed 9 October 1956). Letters patent no. 2,848,590; serial no. 614,948: Circuit breaker lighter. (Viewed 11 February 2021. R01068).


1959 patents

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1959 - patent - filter

Philip E. Ashton, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (10 February 1959; filed 4 May 1954). Letters patent no. 2,873,030; serial no. 427,416: Filter. (Viewed 11 February 2021. R01069).

1959 - patent - magnetic filter

Marcel Clarence Sicard, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (19 May 1959; filed 27 May 1955). Letters patent no. 2,887,230; serial no. 511,653: Magnetic filter. (Viewed 11 February 2021. R01070).

1959 - patent - cigar lighter

Philip E. Ashton and Arthur W. Schnick, assignors to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (14 July 1959; filed 31 August 1955). Letters patent no. 2,895,036; serial no. 531,718: Cigar lighter. (Viewed 11 February 2021. R01071).



1960s

1960 - patent - combined filter housing and cap

Marcel Clarence Sicard, assignor to the Cuno Engineering Corporation. (23 August 1960; filed 28 March 1958). Design no. 188,688; serial no. 50,216: Combined filter housing and cap. (Viewed 7 February 2021. R01035).



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