Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Schrader Valve Patent - 1892

Schrader Valve Patent (1892)
A patent for a product used widely to this day

The Schrader valve had a patent application in 1892 and the patent was issued in 1893 - and they are used on bicycle and car tires even now. (Racing bikes usually use Presta valves, however.) Every once in a while, looking at these old patents, one sees something like this.


  1. I believe Schrader accepted a pump sum instead of an amount per valve sold and therefore never made much from his patent. Is this true ???

  2. That should have been lump sum.