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Patent for improvements to fire engines, designed for rural use and places where water may be scarce by the inclusion of storage tank and a pump.
Patent for an improved plow that holds steady in different kinds of soil and under different operating conditions. The inclination of the share can be adjusted whenever necessary.
Screen Catch
Patent for a screen catch. This invention is a combined catch and lock design. It is "used for holding screen-doors, window-screens, and the like in a closed position" (line 15-17). Illustration included.
Fence Post
Patent for a fence post for use with line wires. Illustration included.
Cotton Elevating, Conveying, and Cleaning Apparatus
Patent for a cotton elevating, conveying, and cleaning apparatus for dealing with seed cotton. Illustration included.
Wire Stretcher
Patent for a wire stretchers. Illustration included.
Cotton-Handling Apparatus.
Patent for a new cotton-handling apparatus with cleaning mechanisms and a storage-house, including illustrations.
Patent for a mortising-tool which is a device for mortising door-frames to get a hinge.
Match-Dispensing Box
Patent for a match dispensing box designed solely for use in public places in which only one match be removed from the box at a time and also can be used to strike the match once removed from the box
Cotton Handling Apparatus
Patent for a cotton handling apparatus. Illustration included.
Binder For Books
" I invented new and useful improvements that relate to binders for books; and its object is to provide a simple, durable, and attractive device of this character adapted to detachably secure the leaves of a book so that any one or more of them can be readily removed." Crowder, Joseph. (1905). Binder for Books. United States Patents Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508756/.
Horse Collar
Patent for a horse collar. Illustration included.
Cultivator Disk
Patent for a cultivator disk. Illustration included.
Patent for a harrow. Illustrations included.
Grinding Attachment
Patent for a grinding attachment. This attachment is a grindstone that is turned via the hand-car. Illustrations included.
Machine for Grinding Disks.
Patent for improvements in grinding-machines in which it can “hold the disk rigidly at a desired angle and can be adjusted from or toward a grinding device;” (lines 13-15) by using a “combination of an adjustable gear, a grinding-wheel and means for imparting motion from the grinding-wheel to the gear; of a spring-pressed roller above the gear and adapted to hold a disk thereon in contact with the wheel.” (Page 2, lines 65-70) Illustration is included.
Patent for a stalk chopper that chops weeds, vines, and stalks into smaller pieces or kills them in order for the ground beneath to be readily cultivated.
Patent for new stalk rake design, “especially applicable as a rake for gathering corn or cotton stalks from the ground preparatory to plowing the same or otherwise fitting it for use”, (lines 13-17) including illustrations.
Grain-Car Door
Patent for a grain-car door.
Patent for "a new and improved washing-machine arranged for use on any kind of tub and adapted to insure a perfect uniform washing of all the clothes in the tub by the use of yieldingly-mounted pounders, which intermittently change their position relatively to the clothes under treatment" (lines 9-16).
Patent for new and useful improvements in cultivators, relating to an attachment which may be applied to use upon any variety of cultivator with carrying-wheels, which provides efficient means for cutting cotton-stalks or weeds after cotton harvest.
Patent for an improved washboard, that will be "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" while allowing water to fully drain from it after washing is finished, including illustrations.
Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus
Patent for Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus which "consists in the provision of a rack adapted to be connected to the bed of the wagon" (lines 17-19); including illustration and instructions
Patent for an envelop adapted "as a cover or wrapper for valuable papers, money, and the like." (Lines 10-13) Illustrations included.
Draft Equalizer.
Patent for improvement to draft-equalizers.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cutting nippers, including instructions and illustrations.
Grain-Door For Freight-Cars.
Patent for a new and improved grain door for freight cars, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful harness buckle, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn planters, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a new and useful improvement in moldboards.
Gate Latch
Patent for a new and useful improvements in gate latches.
Calculating - Machine
Patent for an improvements in calculating machines. This invention "relates to machines for making rapid and accurate calculations" (line 8-9).
Folding Car-Step.
Patent for "a supplemental folding step which may be lowered into position for use when passengers are boarding or leaving a [railway] car and which may be folded back out of the way when the train is about to leave the station." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a novel form of baling-press which will be readily transportable and owing to its peculiar construction can be manipulated by hand, a still further object being to provide such an improved baling-press that the wire ties can be wrapped around the bale after its formation easily and quickly and the bale can be readily removed from the press after it has been wired." (Lines 16-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in extension-steps which attach to vehicles and "do away with the boxes used to assist in getting up to the first or lower step" (lines 10-12). When not in use, the steps can be swiveled up. They are raised, lowered, and locked into position with a mechanism operated using a handle.
Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for "a moldboard adapted to any plow constructed of a series of spring-loops, sundry of which are movable at the top and sundry others having movement at the bottom of the board, the moveable loops being kept in motion by the earth passing over the board, whereby portions of the board are rendered vibratory and the earth is effectually prevented from clinging thereto" (lines 8-17).
Hand-Support for Writers.
Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for an adjustable plow-scraper that attaches to the plow and scrapes soil from the moldboard.
Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
Patent for a clothes pounder used in washing clothes. It is a pyramidal vessel that is open in the bottom and has perforations on the top of the inside of the vessel, a cap covering the top of the pyramid with an air-hole, a sleeve that goes through the top of the vessel and through the cap, a handle in the upper portion of the sleeve, a diaphragm with perforations in the base of the vessel, a rectangular box secured beneath the diaphragm, and inclined tubes open at both ends of the angles of the vessel.
Patent for an umbrella-stand. It is meant to display umbrellas, parasols, walking-canes, etc. The frame is made from tubing secured by wire, a channeled plate along the sides of the frame, and the base is adapted to support umbrella tips.
Patent for "a very cheap and simple tire which may be conveniently applied to any ordinary wheel, but which is especially applicable to wagon wheels, which when applied to the wheel has a perfectly smooth surface, and which has mechanism operated by the simple turning of a nut and adapted to tighten the tire to any desired extent." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Vault Cash-Indicator.
Patent for a vault cash-indicator meant to "provide a new and improved indicator, designed for indicating an amount of money, commercial articles, &c.; for instance, indicating the amount of money contained in a safe or vault" (lines 7-11).
Patent for a clock level that is made up of a wall-plate that is attached to the wall, arm braces that are attached to the wall-plate, thumb-screws in the lower shelf-plate, a shelf-plate, levels, plates secured to the edge of the shelf, and leveling nibs.
Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.
Patent for an improved combined stalk cutter and rake that has a main frame, a rake frame, a hanger attached to the axle-bar under the frame, arms at the back of the frame, a transverse rod in the hanger and slots in the arms, a rock-lever, connections for operating the frame, a rake at the end of the frame, and an operating lever.
Stovepipe or Flue Cleaner.
Patent for an improved stovepipe or flue cleaner. It is a four-bladed fan that sits in an insert in the flue. The fan is operated by pulling on a rope which is situated between two pulleys. The cleaner sits right before the hot air goes into the chimney.
Patent for an improved and practical stalk cutter that cuts corn or cotton stalks at their roots "while the machine is drawn along a row of the standing stalks, and simultaneously reduce[s] the latter to small pieces which can be plowed under the soil and serve as a fertilizer, the complete reduction of the stalks to fine fragments adapting them for quick decomposition and prevent them from becoming and obstruction to a plow or harrow used to till the soil" (lines 12-20).