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Oil Can Spout.
Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Vehicle-Wheel.
Patent for a vehicle wheel (specifically for automobiles) that has high resiliency because of conical interacting pressure surfaces using springs mounted in the hub of the wheel rim.
Whiffletree Attachment
Patent for device which attaches swingle trees to double trees and decreases shocks and jerks experienced by the tree of a vehicle.
Vending Machine
Patent for improvements in vending machines.
Aerial Navigating Apparatus.
Patent for an aerial navigating apparatus with more details of combinations, construction, and presentation of parts.
Design for a Badge, Button, or similar article.
Patent for design for a badge, button or similar article demonstrating the logo for the National Anti-Tipping League.
Collapsible Coffee-Pot.
Patent for a new and improved collapsible coffee pot and similar receptacles, including illustrations.
Poultry Feeding and Watering Device
Patent for "new and useful poultry feeding and watering device" (lines 5-7), including illustration and instructions.
Buckle Connection.
Patent for a new buckle connection design "which is peculiarly adaptable to harness" (lines 10-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Lemon-Squeezer.
Patent for a new lemon squeezer design for "table purposes" (line 15) and "to provide a sanitary lemon squeezer" (lines 19-20) including instructions and illustrations.
Safety-Brake for Elevators
Patent for lateral pawls to brake the elevator in the event of a cable brake.
Adjustable Light Shade and Reflector.
Patent for a new adjustable light shade and reflector with "a shade and a support therefor so provided with joints that the shade may be given any desired angle of reflection, relative to the light, and its relative distance from the light may be regulated" (lines 13-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Paper-Hanging Machine.
Patent for improvements in paper-hanging machines to "provide a device of this class of simple and improved construction adapted to hold a roll of wall paper, to guide the paper over a trimming device and under a paste applying device, and said machine being also provided with a cutting device for severing the strip of paper after the same has been applied to the wall" (lines 10-18); it includes instructions and illustrations.
Tire-Armor.
Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Interchangeable Illuminated Sign.
Patent for Improvements in new illuminated signs.
Barrel Swing for Store Counters
Patent for a barrel swing that allows the barrel to swing out from under the counter. Illustration included.
Derailing Device.
Patent for a "portable derailing device" (line 13) including illustrations.
Cultivator.
Patent for an improved cultivator that is easy to guide and operate, possesses increased durability, and is inexpensive to construct.
Floor-Surfacing Machine.
Patent for a new floor-surfacing machine that is "pivotally mounted upon supporting carriers and carrying an abrading roller which may be forced into contact with the floor to be smoothed, or withdrawn from said contact by operating the machine upon its pivoted support" (lines 11-18), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Fire-Engine.
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.
Matrices and Blanks for making Tablets.
Patent for Matrix Blocks.
Pruning-Shears.
Patent for new and useful improvement to pruning shears, including illustrations.
Coffee-Mill.
Patent for a coffee mill that utilizes an electric motor for power (grinding).
Window-Shade and Roller
Patent for a Window-Shade and Roller that does not use springs or analogous devices to coil the curtain around the roller. This device rolls the curtain more evenly.
Wire-Stretcher.
Patent for "an improved wire stretcher especially adapted for use in localities where trees or other stationary objects from which to pull are scarce" (lines 11-15).
Swinging Gate.
Patent for "a self closing swinging gate" (line 9) including illustrations.
Gas-Producer
Patent for improvements in the apparatus for making producer gas to provide a safer and more effective gas storage unit.
Wheeled Scraper.
Patent for improvements on the scoop-like body of a wheeled scraper. Includes illustrations.
Target-Throwing-Device
Patent for a target throwing device which is an enhanced tool to efficiently target objects and is most useful for marksmen, including illustrations.
Automatic Time-Controlled Operating Mechanism.
Patent for improvements in automatic time-controlled operating mechanisms by using a combination of a spring-actuated rotary disk, a clock mechanism, and co-acting cams to automatically operating at predetermined times, electric switches and other devices, such as locking and unlocking doors of warehouses. Illustration is included.
Cotton-Chopper.
Patent for improvements in cotton choppers by providing a means for it to be “mechanically performs the work of “blocking out” the cotton, or to reduce a cotton-row to a series of equidistant hills.” (Lines 12-14) Further, to provide “means whereby the hoes may be adjusted vertically, and also having suitable means to discontinue the operation of the hoes.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Hydrocarbon-Burner.
Patent for improvements in hydrocarbon-burners by providing “a burner constructed to cause a complete combustion, a more intense heat, and to obviate to a marked degree, the noise occasioned by the down draft and the combustion.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Cotton Checker and Cultivator.
Patent for improvements in cotton checkers and cultivators by “providing a device in which the width of the hills or rows may be adjusted to suit the requirements of various grades of soil.” (Lines 15-17) Another improvement is to provide a “means to which the plows of the cultivator may be simultaneously raised or lowered, and when so raised or lowered may be kept in their adjusted positions.” (Lines 19-22) Illustration is included.
Cover for Culinary Utensils.
Patent for improvements in covers for culinary vessels in which “the cover will confine the odors arise from the vessel and at the same time the steam may be allowed to escape at any time without removing the cover from the vessel.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
Match-Box.
Patent for improvements in match-boxes by constructing the match box “wherein matches will be picked up and delivered no matter at what angle they may be with relation to the delivering device.” (Lines 18-20) Illustration is included.
Oil-Burner.
Patent for a useful oil-burner by providing an “improved nozzle structure, and with improved means for regulating the flow therefrom.” (Lines 15-17) Illustration is included.
Plow Attachment.
Patent for a plow attachment by using a socket adapted to be clamped in position upon the beam (line 15). “Plow equipped with the attachment may be used at a straddle-row cultivator, or a middle furrow cultivator, and that the teeth may be so arranged as to cast the soil toward or away from the plants, as occasion may require” (lines 35-40). Illustration is included.
Quilting-Frame.
Patent for improvements in quilting frames by improving the form of clamp for fastening the ends and sides of the frame together, and screw combines with the clamp which is adapted to receive the terminals of the supporting elements. (Lines 21-25) Illustration is included.
Tobacco-Pipe.
Patent for improvements in tobacco-pipes by providing “an improved construction of pipe having means for filtering the smoke, and means whereby the nicotine and tar from the tobacco will be absorbed and prevented from entering the stem of the pipe.” (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included.
Combined Billing and Journal Sheet.
Patent for improvements in combined billing and journal sheets there by each sheet in the journal will serve as a billing sheet, a duplicate billing sheet, and a journal page at the same time. (Lines 18-20) Further, the bound book will serve as a permanent journal after the bills have been removed. (Lines 25-26) Illustration is included.
Device for Displaying Merchandise.
Patent for improvement in devices for displaying merchandise by providing a portable display device comprising a horizontally disposed frame removably secured to and supported upon standards and from which the merchandise is suspended for display. (Lines 17-21) Illustration is included.
Middle-Breaker and Turning-Plow.
Patent for improvements in middle-breakers and turning-plows by providing an attachment for the middle breakers or turning plow, in which it will permit lateral adjustment of the wheel, by the use of a compound axle of adjustable length. (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Railway-Tie.
Patent for improvements in tailway-tie by “the provision of a clamping plate terminating at one end in a pair of spaced brackets that extend over the base flange of the rail, the said clamping plate being held in engagement with the base flange of the rail by a pair of spaced lugs formed with the top plate of the tie and which bear against the rear end of the clamping plate. Further, this would give greater strength and stability to the proper by seating the rail flange directly upon the top plate of the tie instead of upon the clamping plates.” (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included. This patent is related to Patent #865,354, issued on September 10, 1907 to the same inventor.
Well-Drill Machine.
Patent for improvements in well-drill machine by improving its operating and feed mechanisms.
Piano
" I have invented a new and useful Piano, which relates to other instruments of similar types utilizing sounding boards. To provide sound waves that may be controlled so as to increase or diminish the volume of sound produced by the instruments..." Norcross, Levi. (1910). Piano. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508385/view/#page/3/mode/1up.
Check-Valve for Locomotive-Boilers and the Like.
Patent for "an improvement in check valves particularly adapted for use on locomotive boilers" (lines 9-11) with illustrations.
Railway-Rail Joint.
Patent for improved railway rail joints, including illustrations.
Vapor-Burner
Patent for the improvements in vapor burners to produce a simple and inexpensive burner that accurately regulates the amount of oil fed, and can be readily cleaned.
Cotton-Blocking Attachment for Cultivators
Patent for an attachment for cultivators for arranging blocks of cotton onto a stand. Illustrations included.
Spring Trip-Foot
Patent for a spring trip-foot. This invention is designed for use in supporting a small plow carried behind the planter. Illustration included.