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Patents - Hornby / Hornby Dublo

Listed below are all those patents throughout the world which I have so far managed to discover relating to Hornby Railways and Hornby Dublo. Pdf copies of the actual patents can be downloaded by clicking on the links.

Hornby Railways and Hornby Dublo
Description Country Application No. Patent No. Patent Title Date submitted Date granted Comments
Operating mechanisms for Points UK 7783/25 250378 Improvements in and relating to the tracks of toy railways 23 Mar
1925
15 Apr
1926
 
France - 610980 Dispositil perfectionné pour voies de chemins de fer jouets 11 Feb
1926
17 Sep
1926
 
USA 95521 1690448 Track for toy trains 18 Mar
1926
6 Nov
1928
 
Hornby Track Improvements UK 7732/25 253236 Improvements in and relating to the tracks of toy railways 23 Mar
1925
17 Jun
1926
 
France - 610981 Perfectionnements apportés aux voies de chemins de fer-jouets 11 Feb
1926
17 Sep
1926
 
USA 91020 1603466 Track for toy trains 27 Feb
1926
19 Oct
1926
 
Hornby Clockwork Locomotive Improvements UK 33659/30 356567 Improvements in spring driven toy locomotives 8 Nov
1930
10 Sep
1931
 
France - 701450 Perfectionnements aux locomotives jouets mues par un ressort 29 Aug
1930
16 Mar
1931
 
Switzerland - 152920 Locomotive jouet mue par un ressort 26 Dec
1930
16 May
1932
 
Hornby Automatic Train Coupling UK 34652/30 365701 Improvements in automatic couplings for railway vehicles, specially applicable to toy railways 18 Nov
1930
28 Jan
1932
 
France - 719036 Attelage automatique pour véhicules sur rails, spécialement applicable aux chemins de fer jouets 23 Jun
1931
1 Feb
1932
 
Switzerland - 157977 Attelage automatique pour véhicules sur rails, principalement pour chemins de fer jouets 26 Jun
1931
2 Jan
1933
 
Model train tunnel and packing UK 4505/31 366291 A model tunnel for toy railway tracks available also as a packing element 13 Feb
1931
4 Feb
1932
 
France - 715933 Tunnel pour chemin de fer jouet, utilisable comme emballage 23 Apr
1931
11 Dec
1931
 
Improved Clockwork Motor Winding Key UK 6648/31 368975 Improvements in winding keys 4 Mar
1931
17 Mar
1932
 
Track actuating/reversing lever for Hornby Locos UK 32872/31 389188 Improvements in and relating to ramps for toy railway tracks 27 Nov
1931
16 Mar
1933
 
Modular Railway Scenery UK 4655/32 397533 Means for constructing miniature models of rural scenery, landscapes, or the like from interchangeable units 17 Feb
1932
17 Aug
1933
 
Hornby Electric Locomotives UK 3084/34 428525 Improvements in and relating to electrically driven toy locomotives 30 Jan
1934
31 May
1935
 
France - 779612 Perfectionnements aux locomotives-jouets actionnées électriquement 12 Oct
1934
10 Apr
1935
 
Simple Coupling for Hornby Trains UK 3984/38 509333 Improvements in couplings for toy trains 9 Feb
1938
14 Jul
1939
 
Improvements to the Hornby Dublo Coupling UK 32720/45
20614/46
605283 Improvements in or relating to Automatic Couplings for Model Railway Stock 4 Dec 1945
10 Jul 1946
20 Jul
1948
 
Train Rerailing Ramp UK 26338/50 689656 Device for guiding the wheels of rolling stock of toy or model railways into position on the rails of the track 28 Oct
1950
1 Apr
1953
 
France - 1042767 Dispositif pour guider les roues des véhicules des trains-jouets vers leur position sur les rails de la voie ferrée 6 Mar
1951
3 Nov
1953
 
Track with lever for reversing Hornby locos UK 11265/50 686025 Improvements in or relating to model railway tracks 2 Feb
1951
14 Jan
1953
 
France - 1032096 Dispositif pour actionner les mécanismes de freinage ou d'inversion de marche des véhicules de chemins de fer en miniature 6 Feb
1951
29 Jun
1953
 
Germany - 938837 Vorrichtung zur Betaetigung des Brems- oder Umschaltmechanismus von Modell- oder Spielzeugeisenbahnfahrzeugen 11 Feb
1951
9 Feb
1956
 
Electric Solenoid for Points UK 17380/53 740574 Improvements in or relating to model railways 23 Jun
1953
16 Nov
1955
 
France - 1102744 Perfectionnements aux maquettes de voies de chemin de fer 19 Jun
1954
25 Oct
1955
 
Switzerland - 318862 Dispositif de désaccouplement pour maquette de voies de chemin de fer 22 Jun
1954
15 Mar
1957
 
Canada 543072D 543072 Model Railways -- 2 Jul
1957
 
Overload Cut-out UK 21226/53 761661 Improvements in or relating to electrical circuit current limiting devices 31 Jul
1953
21 Nov
1956
 
France - 1105836 Perfectionnements aux limiteurs de courant pour circuits électriques 30 Jul
1954
8 Dec
1955
 
Switzerland - 323448 Depositif limiteur de courant 28 Jul
1954
14 Sep
1957
 
2-rail Point Mechanism France 821279 1251117 Mécanisme perfectionné de commande d'aiguillage pour chemin de fer de modèle réduit 14 Mar
1960
13 Jan
1961
 
Germany 21120 1813466 Vorrichtung zur betaetigung von weichen 17 Feb
1960
15 Jun
1960
 
Automatic Coupling for Trains Switzerland - 361749 Automatische Kupplung für Spielzeug-Eisenbahnen 22 Mar
1962
15 Jun
1962
This patent was taken out by Alfred Ruggiero. However it is identical to and refered to by the other patents
UK 33102/62 1012646 Automatic coupling for toy railways 29 Aug
1962
8 Dec
1965
 
France - 1350577 Attelage automatique pour chemins de fer jouets 18 Mar
1963
24 Jan
1964
 
Operating Lifting Road Barrier France 928348 1483008 Passage à niveau miniature 21 Apr
1966
2 Jun
1967
 
Automatic Switching for Electric Trains Germany 58534 1901182 Automatische Umschaltvorrichtung 10 Jan
1969
4 Sep
1969
 

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