Elwood Haynes


Elwood Haynes was a talented scientist, inventor, and metallurgist of his day. Many of his innovations were incorporated directly into automobiles. One such innovation in 1895 was the incorporation of aluminum in engines. Many ideas were not only incorporated into the automobiles of the Haynes-Apperson company, but were also patented.

Haynes was granted three automobile related patents as follows:

  • 777,413 on December 13, 1904 - Multiple Feed Lubricating Pump
  • 791,192 on May 30, 1905 - Carburetor for Explosive Engines
  • 826,850 on July 24, 1906 - Gearing (sliding gears)

Haynes along with Elmer Apperson were granted four automobile patents as follows:

  • 607,116 on July 12, 1898 - Motor Vehicle
  • 658,367 on September 25, 1900 - Explosive Engine (Double cylinder arranged end to end)
  • 673,619 on May 7, 1901 - Motor Vehicle
  • 751,913 on February 9, 1904 - Carbureting Device for Explosive Engines

Haynes along with R. Wiley and H. Murden were granted an automobile related

  • 738,997 on September 15, 1903 - Steering Mechanism for Motor Driven Vehicles (allowed steering column to be tilted up for ease of entry and exit)

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