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Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.


Description: Patent for an improvement in air-brake release-valve in trains to signal train crews and release the breaks if they become set for any reason, or stuck, while the train is moving, including descriptions of the release valve and illustrations.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Dukesmith, Frank H.

Apparatus for Burning Fuel-Oil

Description: Patent for an oil burner for stoves and furnaces. Illustrations included.
Date: September 24, 1912
Creator: Kunkel, Albert R.

Apparatus for Checking Runaway Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and useful apparatus for checking runaway horses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Singleton, James M.

Apparatus for Distilling Wood.

Description: Patent for improvements in wood distillers "wherein the liquids of the woods are extracted by subjection in a closed heated chamber or retort and carried by vaporization through the process of distillation to condensation" (lines 18-22).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Spangler, Samuel H.

Automatic Oiler

Description: Patent for an automatic oiler for railroad cars.
Date: January 17, 1911
Creator: Adams, Richard Field

Automatic Switch

Description: Patent for an automatic switch for railroad tracks.
Date: May 2, 1911
Creator: Pickle, Voyl C.

Base for Columns

Description: Patent for a base for columns which drains water away from the base.
Date: September 20, 1910
Creator: Riley, Samuel L.

Blow-Off Cock and Fire-Extinguisher

Description: Patent for "a new and improved blow-off cock and fire-extinguisher to be used on locomotives for cleaning the boiler, and at the same time serving to sprinkle wooden structures in the track, such as bridges, railroad-ties, trestles, &c., to prevent their being set on fire by falling cinders discharged from the ash-pan of the locomotive or from other causes" (lines 8-16)
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: Michell, Lucius E.

Boiler Attachment.

Description: Patent for a boiler attachment to regulate the boiler feed pump.
Date: May 31, 1910
Creator: Morris, Gid M. & Watkins, J. H.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings of that class which have a sliding spring-actuated pin-support, against which the link comes to drive the support back and permit the pin to fall and effect an automatic coupling" (lines 9-13).
Date: May 6, 1884
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel Brooks.


Description: Patent for improvements to the "Scarritt-Forney" seat so that the seat body and frame are detachable from each other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Meier, Hermann


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car seats, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Meier, Hermann


Description: Patent for a cattle guard, which is made up of a wedge shaped piece of metal that allows a cows leg to be caught rather than the foot to allow easier removal of the leg by the cow.
Date: August 31, 1909
Creator: Mosher, Benjamin E.

Closet Seat Catch

Description: Patent for a closet seat catch.
Date: March 31, 1903
Creator: Alexander, Francis Marion

Cloth Measuring Reel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth-measuring wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar combination and arrangement of the cutting-board with two standards, whereby the said cutting-board is made to act as a sufficient brace for the frame, as well as to perform the offices of a cutting board. The invention also consists in means for producing a variable tension on the cloth as it passes from the roll to the reel, whereby the tendency of different thicknesses of cloth to wind the cloth in greater or lesser lengths than the register indicates is compensated for and corrected" (lines 27-39).
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Peters, James H.


Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Washington Pounders by "having a series of concentric cones between the sides of which communication is had through apertures to carry away steam, and affords a suitable circulation of the water and air through the clothes." (Lines 17-22) Illustration is included.
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Toler, Henry Wilson.

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: Murray, Joel S. & Scarborough, Ezem H.

Cotton Harvester

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements to cotton harvesters" (lines 5-6) with illustrations and instructions.
Date: July 6, 1883
Creator: Myers, John & Meyers, John Edward


Description: Patent for a cultivator with adjustable teeth positions to allow for variation in distance between rows or different types of crops.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Vance, Sidney, F.


Description: Patent for a cultivator. This invention consists of a plurality of spring teeth or blades. Illustration included.
Date: February 26, 1907
Creator: Omberg, Niles E.


Description: Patent for a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: April 12, 1904
Creator: Vance, Sidney F. & Woodard, Lorenzo D.