Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent Of The Day.

On this day in 1916, William Erastus Williams was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,181,279 for a STREET CLEANING MACHINE.

The object of this invention is to produce a street cleaning machine that will automatically take up all the material usually found on the street, including small stones and the like and semi-liquid matter, and deposit the same in a carrier box provided on the machine and will when desired, discharge the contents of the box into a vehicle, sacks. or other receptacle provided, or discharge the contents on to a dump therefor.

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