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Two Adair County inventions, 1922

Mr. Albia Eubank gasoline pump; and Mr. Sam Bridgewater's carbide lighting plant, both from fertile Adair County Minds of 90 years ago - 1922

By Jim

Since this article: Jim: Patent pending: some Adair County inventors and inventions, appeared on CM a year or so ago, two more Adair County inventors and their inventions have come to light.

Mr. Albia Eubank's gasoline dispensing tank, 1922
In August, 1922 came the report that Mr. Albia Eubank of Columbia had patented "a liquid dispensing tank, especially for gasoline," the notable features being that the said tank was "free from pumps and float valves." He had been at the patent office in Washington, D.C., the previous week "and made application for a pattern" with high hopes of it going through, "as the force in the [patent] office were highly pleased with it."

Mr. Eubank and his business partner in the venture, Mr. W.H. Sandusky, had not yet decided whether to manufacture the device themselves or to turn it over to someone else to manufacture with them (Eubank and Sandusky) to receive royalties from the sales thereof. (Mr. Eubank was about 28 at the time. He was the son of Sam F. Eubank, mentioned in the earlier article about Adair County inventors and inventions.)

Sam Bridgewater's Carbide Lighting Plant, 1922
About a month later, an ad from Sam Bridgewater of Columbia in the September 12, 1922 paper stated "I have a Carbide Lighting Plant of my own invention, that I can sell at a greatly reduced price, and will guarantee it to work perfectly."

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