Best Wiper Blade - On June 18, 1903 Mary Anderson applies for a patent on his "window cleaner."
This device is similar to wiper early days of the automobile.
It is operated by the driver or passenger manipulating a lever or crank in the passenger compartment. A patent was granted on November 10, 1903 Mary Anderson who tried to market the device for automotive companies, was not found in the location all interested parties. The patent was stuck and expired in a drawer.
The competition was almost instantly.
Almost simultaneously, James Henry Apjohn patented a device in the UK in 1903, drew a pair of wiper blades up and down in a vertical plate windshield glass.
The shortage of places to use the wiper delay interest.
Part of the problem with early versions of window cleaning equipment was the lack of windows in the cars of the time. For many car windows were an option. In 1929, envelopes, available as an option, window was a status symbol. But the problem, to obtain the window with a squeegee was to promote enough inventors long before closed cab vehicles become standard.
A store rain is a hotbed of invention.
1911 April, a patent was filed Sloan windscreen washer and Lloyd Barnes, a patent attorney from Liverpool, England to Gladstone Adams, Whitley Bay. Claims on the cleaning device comes from the United Kingdom of rain and pianist Josef Hofmann Mills Munitions, Birmingham, both the first patent to have claimed.
A car accident that strengthened the development of technology wipers.
The story wiper received a big boost in a rainy night in 1917. John R. Oishei, the theater in Buffalo, New York, was taken in possession by a cyclist while driving in his National Roadster. Despite the fact that the cyclist's injuries were not serious, Mr Oishei made the determination that this kind of accident should not happen again. He formed the Tri-Continental Corporation, the first wiper said introduced "rubber rain."
Again creeps competition like a vulture.
In 1919 William Folberth applied for a patent for the first installation of the wiper motor. The patent was granted operated for the wiper system vacuum in 1922nd Void is a byproduct of automobile engine operation and has been chosen to feed his style. operated vacuum cleaner were installed as standard equipment to about 1960. As owner of specialty car Folberth Cleveland, Ohio, a dispute arose between Folberth and Tri-Continental Corporation.
An equitable solution is reached on the wiper system powered vacuum.
As a means to resolve the dispute, the Tri-Continental Corporation bought the company Cleveland. Tri-Continental became known vacuum operated for its wiper systems. While working well enough to keep the windshield clean, they were known for not in the acceleration of the vehicle quickly and to be delayed.
Tri-Continental became known as TRICO and has grown to be one of the leading manufacturers of wiper blades and refills. Another innovation this company was pneumatically operated wipers for trucks, military vehicles and diesel engine boats.
A change is coming in the late 1950s.
In the late 1950s and 1960s saw the transition to electric wiper motor apparatus. During intermittent flushing system in use for the vacuum power systems was maintained electric motors its speed and versatility in various speeds and modes allows and enables a greater and greater wiper windshield size.
The development of the intermittent windshield wiper.
Robert Kearnes, mechanical engineering professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, invented the modern intermittent windshield wiper system that first offered in 1969 Mercury line of the Ford Motor Company. to have Kearnes claims come with the idea of ??the effect of human eyelid, the intermittent sweeps the entire area.
Keep clean and bright lights.
1970 was the introduction, in order to see the advance the most recent major Wischtechnik with the introduction of clean headlamps of the company Saab Automobile. These have not seen widespread use in the United States, except cars come equipped.