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April 15, 2005


alfred schrader

August Schrader was quite a guy.
Well, I guess I'm continuing his tradition
because I just invented a whole new car.
Oh, and yes, it uses Schrader tire valves!

Alfred Schrader
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Alfred Schrader

My relatives were geniuses but the Schrader Valve was invented more than 100 years ago.
You would not believe what I'm working on in my small laboratory now.

Also, I'm setting-up a non-profit foundation
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For example, if the foundation can perfect superconductors, your electric bill might only be $2.00
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Ernest Vahle, also an immagrant from Germany, worked for A. Shrader Co. and was the actual mastermind behind the valve but being an employee of the company he could not have the patent in his own name. Although A. Shrader holds the patent, the actual inventor was Ernest Vahle.

Andrew Bouse

Ernest Vahle patented the gauge indicating member on May 8, 1928 (tire pressure gauge).
If the Schrader valve was patented in April 11, 1893; that would be 35 years later. We also know that Ernest Vahle was in the employ of Schrader's and Sons, Inc. in 1928. Ernest Vahle arrived in New York from Hamburg and was born in 1874. He lived in Hudson, New Jersey which was only 27 minutes from Shrader's Brooklyn headquarters. If the claim of Ernest Vahle's creation of the supposedly misnamed Schrader Valve is true. He would have invented it when he was only 19. Do you have any evidence to substantiate this claim? For instance dates of immigration? Or designs kept in the family, perhaps?


All I can tell you is that my great grand father was involved with the Shrader Valve so family lore goes. this is the first time I have seen it in print to corroberate it.

I know he worked for the shrader company was involved in the project. I have never heard in what capacity he worked on the project though.

Dorine Vahle Mahan

Ernest Vahle was my grandfather. He worked for A.Shrader Sons for 8 years. I used to have a copy of the actual patent for the Shrader Valve. Shrader had a valve in 1893 but the one we use today was perfected by Ernest Vahle and was patented couple of years later. His name is actually on the patent as the inventor for the Shrader Company. After 8 years with Shraders, Ernest Vahle established his own very successful machine shop in Union, New Jersey.
If I ever find what I did with the copy of that patent I will post it for all to see.

Dorine Vahle Mahan

Andrew Bouse, I wonder where you got your information about my grandfather Ernest Vahle. I need to make a couple of corrections.
Ernest Vahle was born in Barmen, Germany July 29, 1873. He came to America in 1892.
For 8 years from 1895 to 1903 Ernest A. Vahle worked for A. SCHRADER'S SONS as a "first class machinist and tool maker . . . exceptionally good at experimental work . . . sober, honest, and faithful" (as written in a letter by H. P. Kraft , Superintendant ) Ernest invented a tire valve and valve cap that removed the valve without extra tools. After some English cyclists outclassed all competition with their cushioned pneumatic tires at a race in Niagara Falls, one of the early tire manufacturers asked Schrader to develop an air-tight seal for pneumatic tires. IN 1896 the Schrader Valve designed by Ernest Vahle became the standard for the world and the nucleus for the Schrader Company's success. The very same patented valve is used on every motor vehicle in the world today. The design hasn’t changed in over 100 years. Ernest also designed diving gear and an air pump for A.Shrader's Sons which was an early prototype for diving gear used in WWII.
He was a brilliant man.. I'm so proud, can you tell?

Alfred Herman Schrader

Very interesting Dorine. I'm an actual living Schrader. And I have a laboratory same as my ancesters. Right now CERN is testing the graviton particle that I discoverd in the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. I've been able to grind photons off of protons & re-assemble them back together in accord with E = MC2 It's me verses Einstein & I'm in the lead. The kind of valves I can make now would blow your mind. Patents are only good for 17 years, so I don't even bother. It takes a year for a patent to be approved & in a year I already have a new model. The design for the Schrader Tire Valve could change any day now. Always think positive...Alfred Schrader

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