oklahoma patents website


An index of United States patents issued to individuals residing in Indian and Oklahoma territory
1880 - 1907

Indian and Oklahoma territory to statehood


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Oklahoma Inventors Facts

First Oklahoma Patents

The first patent issued was in 1880 to Wallace C. Freeman, Fort Reno, Indian Territory, for the Stove Pipe, U.S. patent 228883.

Gordon J. Keeney, Kingfisher, was the first to receive a patent in Oklahoma Territory, U.S. patent 431362, Fender for Vehicle Wheels.

The first state of Oklahoma patents were 871316 in 1907, the Three or Four Horse Hitch (the first patent issued after Oklahoma statehood, according to date in Official Gazette) and 873158 in 1907 Knotter for Harvesters (the first patent that refers to the 'State of Oklahoma' within the text).


Military Patents

The military patent issued during the 1880-1907 period was 297840 in 1884, Intrenching Tool, patented by John H. Patterson, Officer in the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Supply, Indian Territory. The assignee is the U. S. Army.

Women Inventors

The first patent issued to a woman inventor was 446778, Perspiration Powder in 1891. Sarah G. Hull lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory.

Following is the listing of patents issued to Oklahoma women during 1880-1907:

504248 1893 Automatic Folding Trunk
507011 1893 Window Screen
546337 1895 Album (Woman Inventor?)
548326 1895 Neck Yoke Center (Co-inventor)
557605 1896 Canopy for Bicycle
563215 1896 Cabinet (Assignee)
595650 1897 Combination Padlock (Co-Assignee)
618496 1899 Cooking and Drying Apparatus
638598 1899 Churn
651246 1900 Incubator
658524 1900 Reversing Valve (1/2 Assignee)
659021 1900 Door Stop
660692 1900 Washing Machine
677390 1901 Hair Crimper
680229 1901 Mixing Apparatus
680296 1901 Trunk Harness
692233 1902 Clothes Pin (Co-inventor)
711672 1902 Washing and Wringing Machine
730325 1903 Cotton Picking Sack or Receptacle (Co-Inventor)
733481 1903 Washing Machine
733482 1903 Mechanical Movement
737580 1903 Coffin Frame
765092 1904 Heat Radiator
781004 1905 Garment Fastener
781499 1905 Curling Iron
797225 1905 Churn Attachment
805599 1905 Ore Separator (Woman?)
806279 1905 Lemon Juice Extractor
808056 1905 Batter Spoon
820553 1906 Pie-Crimper and Crust Cutter
824707 1906 Window Shade Fixture (Co-inventor with husband)
827338 1906 Foldable Stand
836010 1906 Protective Cover for Picture Frames
836918 1906 Belt Tightener
858393 1907 Fruit Jar Holder
858628 1907 Kitchen Cabinet
865563 1907 Mixing Apparatus
870633 1907 Floor Cleaning Machine
870752 1907 Clothes Line Prop


African American Inventors

The first patent issued to an African American inventor in Oklahoma was 604726 in 1898, Vehicle Wheel, to Langston Lee R. Chamblis and Clement B. Black. Other patents issued to African Americans included:

726642 1903 Agricultural Implement
745190 1903 Cotton Harvester
772238 1904 Jack


Interesting Patents

Following is a list of selected Oklahoma patents of interest. Although given the history of Oklahoma woven with agriculture and petroleum, patents issued do not necessarily reflect these trends.

395486 1889 Tobacco Pipe (Stops Nicotine Intake)
418777 1990 Suspension Bridge
463878 1891 Corn Popping Machine
496819 1893 Combined Crate and Fruit Dryer (1st Stillwater Patent)
504987 1893 Landmark (Stops Squatters)
578411 1897 Sail Attachment for Bicycles
585754 1897 Ice Cream Freezer
592190 1897 Cyclone Refugee
598738 1898 Bookbinder
599048 1898 Bicycle Wind Powered
622255 1899 Gold Washing Machine
643721 1900 House Moving Truck
648442 1900 Windmill
679679 1901 Dough Raiser
700281 1902 Parachute Kite
701729 1902 Match Safe
711989 1902 Magazine for Firearms
718065 1903 Transposition Chart
722561 1903 Sound Beam for Violins
725280 1903 Ship's Propeller
734941 1903 Ironing Board
738171 1903 Water Velocipede
747252 1903 Indicator for Bath Rooms and Water Closets
747506 1903 Oscillating Propeller
753351 1904 Camera
755114 1904 Fountain
763215 1904 Hat Fastener
769721 1904 Flying Machine
782461 1905 Lawn Hose Support
789641 1905 Boat Propelling Mechanism
790932 1905 Asphaltic Composition
794353 1905 Adding & Subtracting Machine
803266 1905 Portable Mail Box
806622 1905 Roof Climber
808288 1905 Storm Shield for Buggies
810094 1906 Mechanical Fly Trap
810388 1906 Machine for Exploring and Developing Photographic Films
813745 1906 Aerial Tramway
814213 1906 Hymn Indicator
817324 1906 Combined Walking Cane and Stool
818222 1906 Machine for Calculating Interest and Percentages
818570 1906 Magazine Firearm
821503 1906 Refrigerator
822438 1906 Mutoscope
826806 1906 Boot Cleaner
832392 1906 Fly Trap for Screen Door
835060 1906 Dish Washing Machine
836260 1906 Amusement Apparatus
844492 1907 Campaign Device
846167 1907 Washing Machine
846757 1907 Grave Filler
858229 1907 Bowling Pin Setting Apparatus
861316 1907 Change Machine and Cash Register
862929 1907 Vending Machine
866123 1907 Banana Crate
866126 1907 Soap Dispenser
866672 1907 Flying Machine
873396 1907 Round Stick Candy Making Machine