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Carbid-Feed Valve
Patent for carbid-feed valve for acetylene generators whose improved form allows for balanced feeding whether closed or open.
Gas-Engine
Patent for a gas engine designed with "both reciprocating and rotary motor elements" (line 10) and to minimize back pressure. Illustrations included.
Animal-Trap
Patent for an animal trap primarily intended for capturing rodents. Illustrations included.
Trap
Patent for a trap. This design is for a live trap. Illustration included.
Acetylene-Gas Generator.
Patent for an acetylene-gas generator that consists of “a suitable frame, a receptacle positioned within said frame, and a gas-bell” (lines 11-13), as well as a gasometer and carbide feed. As a result, the gas generator “will continually furnish dry, cool gas and at a substantially even pressure at all times” (line 22-24). Illustrations included.
Acetylene-Gas Machine
Patent for an acetylene gas machine designed to " automatically feed different grades of carbid successfully in variable quantities according to the amount required" (lines 9-11).
Train Signaling System
Patent for trains that use an alarm system that alerts the engineer if there is an issue with the automatic air-brakes in any of the train cars. This alarm system allows for users in any car to alert the engineer and does not diminish the effectiveness of the air brake system.
Whiffletree Connection.
Patent for a whiffletree connection which takes up all wear and prevents rattling, including illustrations.
Guard-Rail Clamp
Patent for a simple, durable and adjustable guard rail clamp for securing guard rails to the main rails of a railroad track "as at bridge approaches and opposite to frog points" (lines 11-12) without the use of drill bolt-holes.
Acetylene Gas Generator
Patent for acetylene gas generator. Illustration included.
Wagon
Patent for a wagon. This invention provides new and improved running gear. Illustrations included.
Dental Instrument.
Patent for a dental-instrument holder which suitable handle allows to hold a clamping rod firmly while reaching out the difficult cavities and surfaces during the teeth cleaning.
Crude-Oil Burner.
Patent for "a crude-oil burner especially adapted for use in cooking and heating stoves and in fireplaces;" including illustrations.
Trap
Patent for a trap for the catching of small animals that can also be applied towards large animals and marine life, with illustrations.
Wagon-Seat.
Patent for creating a seat "to provide a spring-mounted seat for wagons which shall be strong and durable, not liable to become deranged by rough usage, which shall be comfortable for the rider, and which can be manufactured at a comparatively small cost" (lines 13-18).
End-Gate Fastener
Patent for a fastener to hold end gate and sideboards of wagon in place and attached to body of wagon. Allows for adjustment.
Hay Stacking and Loading Device.
Patent for "improvements in hay stacking and loading devices, the object of the invention being to provide means for erecting penannular stacks; and the same consists in the construction and arrangement of the parts, which includes a crane, its supporting means, and a hay-fork" (lines 10-16) including illustration.
Lock
Patent for "an improved lock for sliding doors. It is furthermore designed to provide an improved seal-lock especially arranged for car-doors and constructed to be automatically locked by the closing of the door and to give the latter an initial start or opening when the lock is being released, so as to facilitate the opening of the door and prevent sticking thereof" (lines 9-17).
Vehicle Hub
Patent for lightweight and sturdy metal wheel hub for wooden spokes, including illustration.
Car-Brake
Patent for an invention that relates to innovations and improvements to railroad car-brakes.
Spoon.
Patent for a spoon designed to avoid spilling liquids, including illustrations.
Floating Body.
Patent for improvements to balloons or floating bodies in order to provide for a floating body "consisting of a flexible air or gas receiver, made to imitate or resemble animate or inanimate objects, so as to assume when inflated the shape of a human head or bust, birds, statues, animals, or any other desired object" (lines 14-19), including illustrations.
Means For Automatically Inflating Pneumatic Tires.
Patent for new and improved means for "pumping air into the tires and actuated from the wheel when the latter is in motion" (lines 18-20), including illustrations.
Vehicle-Axle
Patent for vehicle-axle "with removable spindles which when they become worn may be easily and quickly removed and replaced by new ones." (lines 13-15); including illustration and instructions
Gymnastic Apparatus
Patent for "improvement in aerial revolving ladders for gymnastic purposes for use in theaters, circus-tents, etc." (lines 13-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Fan Attachment for Bicycles.
Patent for an overhead fan that attaches to a bicycle and derives power from the front wheel including illustrations.
Grain-Door For Freight-Cars.
Patent for a new and useful grain door for freight cars, including instructions and illustrations.
Churn.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Hame-Fastener.
Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame fasteners, including instructions and illustrations.
Motor.
Patent for a new and useful improvement in motors, including instructions and illustrations.
Covering-Machine.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in rag joiners, including instructions and illustrations.
Govering-Machine.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in rag joiners, including instructions and illustrations.
Device for Heating Sad-Irons.
Patent for certain new and useful improvements in devices for heating sad irons, including instructions and illustrations.
Gang-Plow.
Patent for a new and improved gang plow, which employs "disks turning in the soil and serving to form the furrows therein"(line 8 - 10).
Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.
Patent for a support for quilting frames that can be attached to a sewing machine. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.
Patent for improvements in fishing tool for oil wells: "in connection with oil well drilling and pumping apparatus" (lines 9-10).
Sleeve-Tablet.
Patent for "a sleeve-tablet adapted to be applied to a cuff or wristband for ready access in making notes and referring thereto." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Suspender Device.
Patent for a suspender device that is "a [rear] fastening device having a central loop, a coil, a keeper and a pin extending from the coil and engaging the keeper all formed from one piece of wire, in combination, with a slide having a linked portion surrounding and vertically movable on the central loop, and having a pair of ends or prongs projecting upward between the loop and the linked-portion of the slide to form tongues" (lines 81-90). The forward fastening devices attach to the ends of webbing.
Expansible Pulley.
Patent for "expansible pulleys, or pulleys of that character or description which may be expanded or contracted, so as to increase or decrease the circumference thereof." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Fire-House Supporter.
Patent for a fire-hose supporter that can be stretched out, washed, and dried easily. The invention also has a hose-carrying frame that elevates the hose and allows for the hose to be quickly and easily used.
Car-Coupling.
Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw head with a link opening, a pin opening that goes across the link opening and has two side recesses, a sliding head in the link opening, a spring that holds the sliding head in place, two lever arms in the side recesses, a catch block that the lever arms move, and an apparatus for raising the coupling pin.
Paint Compound.
Patent for "a fire and water-proof coating material adapted for application to wood and metallic roofing, boats, &c., to preserve the material from corrosion and render the same impervious to water." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Cot.
Patent for a cot that "may be easily and quickly applied to wagons, cars, and to all other places where beds are inconvenient" (lines 8-10). It attaches to a vertical wall.
Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.
Patent for "a book holder especially designed to receive large books for reference, such as a dictionary for example, and to so construct the mechanism of the holder that a cradle will be provided for the reception of the book, which cradle will be adapted to be carried upward and outward from the holder in a manner which will bring the book in proper position for consultation, and which mechanism will also act to lower the book, without jar or injury to it, within the holder when the book is no longer required." (Lines 14-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Pendulum-Scale.
Patent for "a self-registering scale which shall be composed of but a few parts, and which will be accurate and reliable in use, and not liable to get out of repair from constant employment" (lines 10-14).
Cotton-Seed Planter.
Patent for a cotton-seem planters that has a frame with a bar bent to make handles, supporting wheels, a hopper, a feed drum, guides, and pins that feed seed along the hopper.
Artificial Tooth.
Patent for an artificial tooth with an improved crown so that "it can be attached to the gold cap that has been made to fit the end of the root that is to be crowned, the manner of attaching being materially facilitated" (lines 15-19).
Wire-Stretcher.
Patent for an inexpensive, strong, and simple wire stretcher that can be used quickly to stretch and secure wires. It also connects wires of different heights, and stretches wires to different tensions.
Apparatus for Burning Garbage, &c.
Patent for an improved apparatus for burning refuse and consists of a roasting chamber, a garbage grate, grates that slope and carry the product away after combustion, flues that open above the grates, and the wall partly closes on one end to let the products away after combustion.
Reading-Stand.
Patent for a simple, durable, and economic reading stand that has two desks, one of which is adjustable so that a person can read while sitting at any angle. The second desk is capable of holding heavy books. Both stands are vertically adjustable. The stand can be constructed to hold a lamp in addition to books.