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I found a United States Patent submitted by John N. Maskelyne dated December 28, 1880 (application filed July 26, 1880) Patent No. 236,053 for an Apparatus for Issuing and Registering Tickets. However I am unable to locate the patent on the US patent office site (there doesn't seem to be a way to go to a specific patent and a search for his name reveals nothing). --Bil Simser (talk) 13:57, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Correct. Another person with the same name (born 1892, died 1960) was a model railroad engineer who produced many drawings. Based on the dates on this page (http://www.slightlybetterbooks.com/jnmaskelyne.html) his grandfather was John Nevil Maskelyne, the subject of this article. --Bil Simser (talk) 13:43, 11 April 2012 (UTC)