Patent US-1881-250417

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Propulsion system based on giant 'screws'; planned cars getting more & sophisticated:

  • "...cabins cut into compartments, comprising the machinery, engine, and store rooms, coal-bunkers, gas-condensers, &c,"
  • "I want it distinctly understood that in the construction of my vessel I make my gas-bags, vessel's hull, ducks, ceilings, cabin-floor, and state-rooms fire-proof, and fit up, furnish, and provision my vessel as sea-going vessels are now provided with furniture, beds, bedding, &c."

Patent filed in March 1880, renewed in May 1881, & finally granted in December 1881.

1/4 assigned to Eugene F. Falconnet

  • Inventor location: Nashville, Davidson county, TN (FIPSloc=47037, imputed by HistPat)


Year filed 1880
Year granted 1881
Office US
Patent number 250417
Inventors Albert Livingstone Blackman
Inventor country US
Applicant person Albert Livingstone Blackman
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? Yes
Original title Vessel for aerial navigation and machinery for propelling the same
English title Vessel for aerial navigation and machinery for propelling it
Tech fields LTA, balloon, frame, car, cargo, propulsion, propeller, navigation, safety, compartments, passenger
Filing date March 5, 1880
Full specification filed date
Application number
Grant date December 6, 1881
Granted? Yes
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number
Patent agent
Assigned to Eugene F. Falconnet
National tech categories USPC 244/30
IPCs IPC B64B1/00
CPCs CPC B64B1/00
Family year 1880
First filing? Yes
Cites these patents
Citations from after 1930
Application ID
Number of text pages 6
Number of diagram pages 6
Number of figures 17
Number of claims 30