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

On this day in 1893, James R. Gallagher was granted U.S. Patent No. 505,455 for a STREET SWEEPER.

A portion of the patent states:

My invention relates to street sweeping machines, and the objects of my improvements are to gather in the sweepings expeditiously and economically and at the same time to distribute the shocks and thereby diminish the noise made in working the machine, and also to diminish the raising of dust.


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