In reference to the patent: US860486
The term of a patent is (now) 20 years after the date of filing. Before 1995 the term of a patent was 17 years from the date of grant.
The patent you linkes was granted on 16 of July 1907. It probably expired 17 years later.
There is no way to claim this patent anymore because it does not protect anything anymore. A patent grants an exclusive right in return for the publication of an invention and free use for everyone after the expiry of that right, which is what happened here.