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Patent for a buckle. Illustration included.
Patent for a toboggan slide for use in amusement parks that is easily taken up and down and includes guard rails and ant-friction devices to help guide the toboggan down the slide. It also provides a method of easily moving toboggans from one slide to another.
Locking Device for Lubricating-Cups.
Patent for a locking device for lubricating cups that prevents the plug from coming out of the cup.
Patent for a multi-purpose tool to open barrels and similar closed items, to remove staples and nails in construction, including illustrations.
Patent for a knife used for cutting grass and shrubbery. Illustrations included.
Patent for a vegetable cutter that cuts cleanly, rapidly, and with force.
Patent for improvements in hot air bath cabinets in which it can employ for a foot or body bath, and be able to control or regulate the hot air current. (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included.
Electric Foot-Warmer
Patent for a device that uses electricity to provide warmth to a person's feet as well as any other parts of the body. It may be used in and out of a bed, and it may be used as "a light reflector for treating certain diseases by strong rays of light concentrated and applied directly to the body" (lines 17-20).
Patent for time indicators wherein the time noting figures are carried upon rotary disks that are constructed and arranged as to expose the proper time in hours, minutes, and seconds to a face plate.
Cotton or Hay Press.
Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "[a] duplex cotton or other press comprising connected pressing-boxes, each having a loose lower platen and platen-supports on its sides, devices . . . for raising said lower platens, a truck for supporting said boxes, traveling wheels or rollers journaled to said truck and having bevel or V-shaped treads or peripheries, a track mounted upon suitable supports and having a V-shaped or recessed top face to receive and guide said wheels or rollers during the reciprocatory movements of said truck and the thereto-connected boxes" (lines 15-27).
Patent for a cotton-compress in which the "cotton is fed to the compress direct from the gin, and is wound into a dense cylindrical bale, and the said invention consists in certain novel means for adding additional pressure to the bale as it is being rolled up, in readily detaching the finished bale from the machine, in providing a reservoir for the surplus cotton, when the gin is running and the machine has stopped" (lines 14-22).
Cotton-Baling Machine.
Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21).
Patent for a simple and inexpensive cotton press that gets cotton from a gin, forms it into a soft bat, and compresses it into a bale. The operator can tie a band around the bale. It consists of a frame, rollers, and gears.
Patent for an improved, inexpensive, and simple cotton press that is "adapted to compress cotton at the initial point of ginning and in a continuous operation with that of ginning, whereby [the inventor] avoid[s] the expense and labor occasioned by the handling of the cotton during its storage and transportation to the neighboring compress and the expense of said compression, and at the same time produce such compression or condensation of the cotton that I am enabled to secure the cheap rates of transportation accorded cotton which has been compressed to the standard degree of density" (lines 11-22).
Patent for an improvement in cotton-press to form cylindrical cotton bales, including illustrations.
Design patent for Sprayer Attachment for Washing Machines.
Design patent for a sprayer attachment for washing machines. Leading feature of the design is a conical base-plate that has a circular spout projection at its apex.
Patent for a combined lock and door hinge for a door where it "is automatically locked or held in a set position without special adjustment or manipulation, and by which, by the adjustment of a member provided for that purpose, the door may be locked permanently in any desired position" (lines 12-17). It is especially meant for screen doors, coach doors in railway cars, shutters, &c.
Wheel Cultivator and Planter Attachment Therefor.
Patent for an improved wheel cultivator, which includes a planter attachment, a hopper, a seed-dropping and fertilizer distributing mechanism, and covering plows.
Clothes Line
Patent for a clothes line. Illustration included.
Clothes Pin
Patent for metallic clothes pins. Illustration included.
Patent for a dirigible airship. Illustrations included.
Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
Powder-Dividing Machine
Patent for a machine used primarily by pharmacists to divide medicinal powders. Illustrations included.
Patent for a capsule filler which allows a prescriptionist to simultaneously fill multiple capsules with medication. Illustrations included.
Capsule Filler
Patent for a device that fills capsules with medicine. Illustration included.
Mode of and Means for Baling Fibrous Materials.
Patent for a mode of and means for baling fibrous materials, especially materials that can be made into a lap or web. The invention doesn't have the issues that other balers have and uses a core, supported by the base, to wind the material around. The bale it forms is square so it can be easily shipped and the risk of fire is decreased. Caps for the bale are secured before the bale leaves the compress.
Patent for an improved and inexpensive swing that is foot-operated. The swing is built into a frame, and connects to the frame on two points on each end of the swing.
Refrigerator or Cooler.
Patent for a refrigerator that has an "arrangement of parts whereby the articles to be cooled are protected from moisture while the space in which said articles are arranged is inclosed by a film of moisture, which is designed to cool the inclosed atmosphere by evaporation" (lines 11-16). The covering is absorbent and the shelves inside are perforated.
Door Check.
Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a disk pivoted on a plate and provided with a notch for receiving the corner of the door, and with a series of teeth with which a pawl engages for locking the disk in place after it has been adjusted" (lines 11-15).
Patent for a simple thill-tug that can be easily connected and disconnected, and is strong and durable. It does not use spring latches, and the device attaches to the harness.
Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.
Patent for a new mechanism by which corn planters may be converted into a machine for planting cotton.
Curtain-Hanging Apparatus.
Patent for an apparatus to hang curtains in pairs, designed in a way so that the curtains "may be simultaneously moved in opposite directions to open and close the same" and "to provide improved means for adjustably connecting each curtain to the supporting-pole, and also to provide improved means for hanging the pole" (lines 13-19), including illustrations.
Harvester-Platform and Carrier.
Patent for a harvester-platform and carrier that carries forward and elevates the grain. It has toothed bars, a framed, a crank-shaft that is connected to the toothed bars, a cross-rod loosely connected to the crank-shaft, and it is pivotally mounted on grain.
Cotton Cleaner and Feeder
Patent for an invention to feed cotton into a cleaner. Illustrations included.
Improvements in Corn-Shellers.
Patent for an improved "Combined Corn Husker, Sheller, and Cleaner" (lines 4-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Baling - Press.
Patent for a baling press, “an improvement in that class of automatic presses adapted for baling hay, cotton, excelsior and similar materials.” (lines 8-10) including illustrations.
Patent for a simple and durable latch hame-hook that holds trace links in place. It is two plates, one of which is slotted to hold the tongue of the other plate.
Patent for a work holder designed to hold structures such as doors, windows, and shutters while in construction. Illustrations included.
Printer's Galley.
Patent for an "invention to dispense with the usual quoins for locking up the printed matter in a galley and to provide in lieu thereof an adjustable lock-up device of novel construction." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Air-Brake Mechanism.
Patent for "a new and useful air-brake mechanisms in relation to a pressure controller and distributer designed to perform the several independent and joint functions of a triple valve, a pressure-retaining valve, and a pressure relief or reducing valve."
Air-Brake System
Patent for an air brake system for trains which does not require waiting between uses for the brakes to recharge with air.
Patent for an engine valve for air brake systems on trains, which governs the pressure of air released and keeps it steady.
Triple Valve.
Patent for a triple valve for train air brake systems, which is easier to operate and safer than other air brake systems,
Patent for a new garment-supporter, designed "to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device adapted to support the hose and lower garments from the shoulders and capable of permitting perfect freedom of movement of every part of the body without chafing the same" (lines 12-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Cotton Packer.
Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design consists in "the combination of a reciprocating plunger having an upright frame formed with a cross-piece at its top, a drum having means for revolving it in opposite directions, a chain attached to the plunger and to the drum winding upon the same, a spring secured at its middle to the cross-piece of the plunger-frame, and chains secured to the ends of the spring and to the drum winding upon the same in opposite direction to the chain from the plunger" (lines 93-103).
Cotton Packer.
Patent for a new and improved cotton-packer. This design consists "[i]n a press, the combination of a press-operating shaft having a wheel upon its outer end provided with parallel concentric flanges upon its face, a shaft having connection to the driving-power, and having a friction-pulley upon its inner end" (lines 99-104). It further consists in "a bearing for the inner end of the shaft having two longitudinal slots sliding upon bolts, a lever having its end pivoted to the sliding bearing for shifting it, and a brake bearing with its shoe against the wheel" (lines 1-5).
Lamp or Lantern.
Patent for a new and improved oil lamp. This design calls for transparent material (e.g., glass) to be installed on the top of the oil chamber, so one can better predict the fullness, which prevents overflowing. Additionally, a second opening to the side of the main opening allows the oil chamber to be safely refilled while already lit.
Patent for a simple foot tub that has a cover with openings for the feet and curved backing as a foot rest to allow the use of the tub while lying down such as in the case of an invalid. The tub also includes a spout for filling the tub that closes to keep heat and steam inside the tub.
Patent for a vertical hook car coupling that also couple air-brakes. In the invention "the drawheads are provided with interlocking tongues to prevent the disconnection of the drawheads by vertical movement; the interlocking faces of the drawheads are provided with sockets to receive a plug for completing the air passage for the train pipes; the drawheads are provided with means for receiving the ordinary hose-coupling on cars not provided with [the] drawhead, and finally other features of [the] invention are the means for securing the drawhead to the car and for uncoupling" (lines 14-25).
Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide a device to enable the shovels of the cultivator to yield when they strike an immovable object—such as a stone or stump—and thereby prevent the cultivator-shovels from being broken, and more especially in time-saving in readjusting the shovel for plowing" (lines 14-20).