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Improved Millstone-Dress.
Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Mail-Box Hanger
Patent for a mail box hanger for mailboxes that allows the mailman to easily deliver mail to them.
Closure for Cistern-Cleaners
Patent for a closing mechanism for cistern and well cleaners. Illustrations included.
Patent for a spring seat for wagons designed to absorb sudden shocks or vibrations caused by rough terrain in order to ensure that the driver or occupant is safe. Illustrations included.
Cultivator Attachment
Patent for a cultivator attachment. This invention is used to provide stalk-cutting the stalks and chopping of cotton. Illustration included.
Vehicle -Spindle
Patent for Spindles of light vehicles
Automatic Air-Brake Coupling
Patent for an air-brake coupling for railroad cars which connects cars automatically and can be fully controlled by the train engineer in the engine.
Vehicle Step
Patent for vehicle step. Illustrations included.
Patent for a coupler designed to connect the pipes of train cars. Illustrations included.
Patent for an animal trap that requires the animal to fully enter the jaws of the trap to reach the bait and that reliably springs the trap upon the entrance of an animal but not when refilling the bait in the trap.
Seeder and Fertilizer-Distributer
Patent for a planter designed to drop the seeds first and then the fertilizer directly afterwards. Illustrations included.
Cotton Chopper
Patent for cotton choppers. This invention is adapted to be attached to a double shovel cultivator so that the chopper will rotate so as to protect plants. Illustrations included.
Patent for an alarm designed to attach to windows or entryways and sound to alert residents of a burglary attempt, with illustrations.
Rail Joint
Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Patent for a pipe wrench. "One object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient" (lines 12-14) pipe wrench. "Another object of the invention is to obviate the use of link connections and yet obtain a positive binding action off the jaws upon the pipe, bolt, or other object to which the device may be applied." (lines 15-19)
Carpenter's Jack
Patent for a carpenter's jack specifically designed for "carpenters or workmen in laying flooring, putting up siding, or any similar operations" (lines 9-11).
Cultivator Attachment
Patent for an attachment to a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Planter Attachment For Cultivators
Patent for a planter attachment for cultivators. Illustration included.
Buggy Top Support
Patent for a buggy top support. Illustration included.
Carriage Top Support
Patent for a carriage top support. This carriage top support is designed "with sufficient resiliency to take up all the jolts and strains between the body and the top" (line 16-18). Illustration included.
Patent for an oil tank.
Sash Lock
Patent for an invention which improves "the construction of sash locks" for "great strength and durability" (lines 11-13) including illustrations.
Buggy-Top Support.
Patent for buggy-top support by providing a device that can “secure the folding top of any vehicle and will protect the bows from strain and breakage, when in lowered position and will also prevent all rattling of and shocks of the folding top.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Railway Cattle-Guard.
Patent for a new and useful railway cattle guard, including instructions and illustrations.
Fencing - Machine
Patent for a new and useful Wire-Fence Machine, including illustrations and instructions.
Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for a well-drilling apparatus meant "to provide improved means for adjusting and withdrawing drill-tools without removing the drill-rod to provide a folding reamer and means for adjusting the blades thereof, and to provide means for conveying water to the drill, whereby the drillings are carried up outside of the drill-rod or barrel" (lines 9-16).
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
Patent for a plow-point that can be used on a shovel or spade plow. "it consists of an attachment which can be applied to the point of these plows and which will operate to more effectually divide the ground and allow the plow to cultivate the hardest and most refractory kinds of soil" (lines 10-15).
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for an Artesian or oil well drilling apparatus that has a detachable drill-bit in its tubing and has an "improved means whereby an expansion drill bit or blade of any preferred construction can be secured to or detached from the drill tubing without removing the latter from the well" (lines 12-15). The tubing does not accidentally detach, and the tubing can rotate in either direction.
Patent for a baling-press for cotton and uses a compression chamber and a head or compressor block to compress the cotton. The invention is more effective and more expeditious than other baling-presses.
Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.
Patent for an expansion bit for a well-drilling apparatus that can be "adjusted and removed without without withdrawing the well tubing, and to provide means whereby a bit capable of drilling a hole sufficiently larger than the well tubing to accommodate a casing may be introduced through the tubing" (lines 11-16).
Patent for a simple, strong, durable, and powerful steam-powered compress for cotton bales that compresses them into standard size and density.
Patent for a simple cotton press that is adapted to be run from the same source of power as the gin so that the plunger operates automatically (lines 12-16).
Patent for a new and improved puzzle. This design consists in a "trick-puzzle, the same consisting of one false and three true members, each of a stiff wire bent at its center into a loop or ring, with its ends extending therefrom and standing approximately parallel, the bends of the true members being in one direction and of the false member in the opposite direction" (lines 5-12).
Process of Extinguishing Fire
Patent for a method to extinguish fire. In a fire event, a container holding sulfur and alum is added to a tank holding water, soda and salt which will create pressure and eject the water in the tank.
Rein Holder.
Patent for a new and improved rein holder. This design is "to provide an attachment for the purpose of preventing the horse's tail from engaging the reins . . . and adapted to be applied to the thills or adjacent parts of the running-gear of a vehicle" (lines 9-15). It is "formed of wire and comprising a frame having its opposite vertical members secured at their lower ends to the thills, the corners and opposite members being provided with pairs of integrally-formed eyes, and a cross-bar at the top connecting said opposite members" (lines 84-90).
Compound for Removing Grease and Stains.
Patent for a compound to remove grease and stains from wood and fabric. Includes instructions.
Patent for "a pantry and kitchen safe combined and designed to be built apart from the house and constituting a distinct and removable piece of furniture," (lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Patent for improvements in clevises in which a clevis can be used upon plows or harrows. When it is used, it “will obviate the necessity of using links or open rings in connection with the clevis and the singletree, as well as enable the plowman to cause his plow to run in the soil any desired depth or to cut a narrow or wide furrow.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
Facing-Slip and Label Holder.
Patent for improvements “in facing-slip and label holders to be used by mailing and postal clerks” (lines 13-14) “by providing a convenient and readily-accessible means in applying the facing-slips to packages of mail-matter and to adapt such holders for placement with respect to a case of letter-box as to always have such slips and labels with the receptacle containing the letters to receive a slip corresponding with such mail-matter.” (Lines 16-23) Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in car-couplings “with means for elevating the coupling-link without the necessity of the brakeman going between the cars, and also to provide means for holding the coupling-pin out of engagement with the link when the cars are uncoupled, said pin being automatically released when the cars come together, so that it will fall by gravity and engage with said link.” (Lines 17-25) Illustration is included.
Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a combination of “a rod pivoted at its front end to the side of the draw-head and pivotally connected at its rear end..... when the draw-head is driven to the rear by the force of the blow received in coupling with another draw-head, the lug will be pressed to the front,” (lines 30-40) illustration is included.
Car Coupling.
Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design relates "especially to that class known as 'gravity-pin supports;' and the object thereof is to provide improved means for supporting the pin so that it can be operated from the top of the car, or so that it will drop automatically when two cars come together" (lines 9-14). It consists, "with the coupling-pin and a supporting-arm pivotally connected to the draw-head and to the upper end of said pin, of a weight carried by said arm, and means . . . for supporting said weight and for tripping it" (lines 6-12).
Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam and plow, of the semicircular stay-brace pivotally secured to the beam at one end and at the other end formed with a slot and a horizontal portion extending across the top of the beam, the bolt passed through the slot into the beam, the colter, and the adjustable wedge-shaped block having a plurality of depressions upon its inner face to receive the horizontal portion of the brace" (lines 81-90).
Rod for End Gates.
Patent for a new and improved rod for wagon gates. This design is "first, to provide a rod that can be readily attached or detached to the end-gate of any wagon or vehicle; second, to provide a rod that will effectually and rigidly hold the end-gate in position and afford practical facility whereby the end-gates of vehicles can be quickly opened or closed and detached from the wagon-bed or placed in their normal position therein" (lines 15-23).
Quilting Frame.
Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the track-bar having the brackets on its ends, the continuous suspension-wire extending between the extremities of the said brackets and extending longitudinally in the rear of the track-bar, the movable block inserted between the rear portion of the suspension-wire and the rear side of the track-bar, the pulleys mounted on the suspension-wire, and the carrier-bar carrying the quilting-frame and connected to the said pulleys" (lines 62-72).