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Description: Patent for a lawn rocker improvement that provides swing and is durable and inexpensive.
Date: July 17, 1906
Creator: Coffy, I. M.

Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for machines that generate acetylene gas for a "simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, in which the gas is thoroughly washed before entering the service-pipe and in which the water-supply to the generator is controlled by the gas pressure and the carbid kept at all times cooled by surrounding water" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: McGoldrick, William Hamilton

Acetylene Gas Torch

Description: Patent for a acetylene gas torch. Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1903
Creator: Marsh, William H.

Acetylene Generator

Description: Patent for an acetylene generator. Illustration included.
Date: March 27, 1905
Creator: Sinclair, William

Adjustable Bench Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bench hook. This design "consists in a bench-hook constructed with a plate carrying a sliding bar, to which is adjustably secured a hook. The sliding bar and hook are locked in place by a clamp and cam attached to the plate, and the plate and its attachments are locked to the bench-front by a stationary lug attached to the plate, and a moveable lug attached to a lever pivoted to the said plate and locked in place by a cam, so that the said hook can be readily adjusted upward, downward, forward, and backward" (lines 20-30).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cooper, Harry

Adjustable Bicycle-Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and useful adjustable bicycle-rest, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Wise, Harry

Advertising Street Car Sign

Description: Patent for an advertisement sign located on the top of street cars. Illustration included.
Date: March 5, 1907
Creator: King, Alphonse

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.

Air-Lift Pump

Description: Patent for an air lift pump. Illustrations included.
Date: October 17, 1911
Creator: Holmgreen, Julius H. & Underwood, William H.

Amusement Device

Description: Patent for an amusement device. This invention is designed as an apparatus for a swing, a trapeze, a horizontal bar, and seesaw. Illustration included.
Date: February 7, 1906
Creator: Haye, August, of San Antonio, Texas


Description: Patent for an animal trap. Illustrations included.
Date: January 20, 1908
Creator: Dennis, Decatur D.


Description: Patent for a new and useful animal trap, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Buckersberg, Simon

Apparatus for Extracting Honey

Description: Patent for an apparatus for extracting honey. Illustration included.
Date: January 14, 1908
Creator: Avant, Leonidas W.

Apparatus for Use in Dry Out-Houses

Description: Patent for the construction of an improved odorless apparatus for dry out-houses, including explications and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.

Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Description: Patent for "the perfection of an apparatus by the use of which night soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time and at a comparatively trivial expense" (lines 20-24).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.

Armor for Pneumatic Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and useful armor for pneumatic tires.
Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Hansell, Robert Clark

Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for artificial fuel.
Date: September 29, 1902
Creator: Russi, Charles & Cadena, Celedonio

Artificial Teeth.

Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.

Artificial Tooth.

Description: Patent for a new and useful artificial tooth for "supplying missing teeth or crowning roots" (line 10 -11).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Carroll, Houston Monroe

Attachment for Windmills.

Description: Patent for a windmill attachment that will increase the pumping capacity of windmills or other lifting pumps.
Date: March 5, 1912
Creator: Engle, Matthew H.


Description: Patent for a new auger designed "to provide a construction in which the parts may be adjusted to cut angular holes entirely through a body, and also to cut angular countersinks concentric with cylindrical openings, such as are made for the reception of the square heads of bolts lag screws, &c.," (lines 10-16), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Bundy, John J.