Friday, December 15, 2006

Patents for Buntin Seats, etc.

From: KyleKWyatt@gmail.com

Items for the Central Pacific Wason and Gilbert & Bush coaches as delivered in 1869. (Brakes also for the Silver Palace Cars.)

I've finally located the Buntin seat patent of 1867 - turns out to be a design patent.
Patent number: D2609
Issue date: April 2, 1867
Inventor: GEORGE BUNTIN

He also has a regular seat arm rest patent.
Patent number: 121486
Issue date: December 5, 1871
Inventor: GEORGE BUNTIN
reissued as
Patent number: RE5158
Issue date: November 26, 1872

Also several Creamer brake patents

Patent number: 10321
Issue date: Dec 20, 1853
Inventor: G. CREAMER

Patent number: 16004
Issue date: Nov 4, 1856
Inventor: WILLIAM G. CREAMER

Patent number: 73509
Issue date: Jan 21, 1868
Inventor: WILLIAM G. CREAMER

The Creamer seat patent may also have some relevance.

Patent number: 74510
Issue date: Feb 18, 1868
Inventor: WILLIAM G. CREAMER

There's also a nice selection of Creamer vents

Patent number: 33071
Issue date: Aug 20, 1861
Inventor: G. CREAMER

Patent number: 89974 - I know this one was used in the CP Commissioner's Car now at NSRM
Issue date: May 11, 1869
Inventor: WILLIAM G. CREAMER

Patent number: 164636
Filing date: Nov 17, 1874
Issue date: Jun 22, 1875

Patent number: 165797
Filing date: May 31, 1875
Issue date: Jul 20, 1875
Inventor: IMPROVEMENT IN CEILING-REGISTERS

—Kyle




Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

"Early George Buntin & Co. train seat that was manufactured in the 1870's, purchased out of a home, and was re-upholstered in the 1970's. The cast is loaded with fine details on both ends of the seat along with makers name, place, and the patent dates. Seat measures 42" wide x 28" high x 24" deep. Seat back flips over so passengers can face the direction that the train is traveling, when the train reaches the end of a run and reverses direction. Cast iron is signed in two areas, 'George Buntin & Co. Philadelphia, PA. Patented Dec. 5, 1871 Reissued Nov. 2nd 1872.' Also, under each armrest is the name 'G. Buntin.' Armrests are made of cast iron, and wooden foot rest for each travel direction was replaced when this item was refurbished around 1970."
Courtesy Allan Collette, owner, New England Salvage.




Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat

Buntin railroad seat
Buntin Seat, 4/2/1867
Courtesy Pat Treash.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: ptreash@aol.com
Subject: Buntin Seat 4/2/1867

I was researching the G. Buntin seat and found your website. I have one, with the date and name on the side. The seat has been replaced. Are there many of these still in existence?

—P. Treash

11/06/2016 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would this have a padded seat and back? Are there collectors of this type of antique, can you put me in touch?

11/06/2016 9:50 AM  

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