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Ant Trap

Description: Patent for an ant trap. Illustration included.
Date: December 28, 1909
Creator: Mercer, John W.; Hasha, W. C. & Estes, W. N.


Description: Patent for "an apparatus for emptying sandboxes of locomotives" (lines 13-14) "operated by compressed air to elevate and discharge sand, water, &c." (lines 10-11).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Butler, Thomas

Attachment for Coffins

Description: Patent for a coffin attachment which supports the head and shoulders of the body and allows them to be adjusted vertically. Illustrations included.
Date: May 17, 1910
Creator: Deering, Uriah H.

Automatic Measuring Machine

Description: Patent for an automatic measuring machine. Illustration included.
Date: December 21, 1909
Creator: Whitten, Edgar, Jr. & Harrell, Attie Alfred

Bailing Press

Description: Patent for a baling press. This invention combines a truck and horse that facilitates the pressing of hay.
Date: June 30, 1903
Creator: Moore, James Solomon; Adams, Barnett V.; Roy, Ransom J. & Jack, I. Frank


Description: Patent for improvements in bearings, in which a liquid-step bearing “contains a closed receptacle for oil or other liquid and co-acting with a movable piston or shaft, and adapted to resist end thrust by means of the liquid.” (Lines 11-14) Illustration is included.
Date: September 17, 1907
Creator: Godsey, Henry M.


Description: Patent for improvements to bolt cutters, in terms of construction and efficiency. The improvement includes "oppositely-disposed jaw members, having v-shaped cutting edges" (lines 36-37). Includes illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Pulvitt, John

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling-pin, of the arm, rod[s], clip . . . and lever . . . [t]he combination, with a draw-bar having the extension of a lever limited by the stop-pin . . . [and] [i]n car-couplings, the coupling-link, made in two U-shaped parts, pivoted together . . . and sustained in coupling position by [a] spring or springs" (lines 96-105).
Date: October 17, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan M.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists essentially of contrivances for setting the buffer or draw-bar and a pin setting, tripping and uncoupling device higher or lower for adapting the coupling to couple self-actingly with cars different in height" (lines 8-13).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan Mathias.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings of that class which effect an automatic coupling by means of a gravity hook; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction and operation of the same" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Whiting, Lewis Peck

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide means for setting and supporting the pin and link of the ordinary car-coupler, so that cars will be automatically coupled when brought together; and it consists in a frame or holder for the coupling-pin and a frame or holder for the coupling-link" (lines 11-17).
Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Godsey, William J.

Casting Dental Plates.

Description: Patent for casting dental plates which builds upon a previous patent by the same inventor, Patent No. 633,222, accepted on September 19, 1899. This patent professes to eliminate previous issues with casting metal such as pinholes and air bubbles that create imperfections in the dental plates.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Streetman, Willard

Cattle Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle guard. This cattle guard is a useful improvement in use on railway-tracks.
Date: September 15, 1903
Creator: Frownfelter, George C.


Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a removable churn-body, of the frame, with a friction-wheel mounted thereon, a dasher-spindle provided with friction-wheel, movable notched bar, and spring-rod" (lines 79-83).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Conner, Laurence H.


Description: Patent for a churn. The patent is for a "means for adjustably securing a series of vertically-arranged breakers in a churn-body of any size, operating with a revolving dasher" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Haley, William L.


Description: Patent for an automatic churn, which is an improvement to a previous churn, no. 39,532. It has a two-part cabinet, the top part equipped with a hinged top, a crank shaft, ratchet-wheel, spring pawl, and a tubular square pocket at the end of the crank-shaft. The square pocket is where one can attach a handle to operate the churn. The lower half of the cabinet opens on the side and contains the container, dasher-rod, and churn-dashers.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Roberts, John A. & Vermillion, William E. C.


Description: Patent for a churn that can be easily operated and does not let flies or dust collect around its top. It is operated by turning a handle which is connected via a rope and a series of pulleys to the churn.
Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: Nanny, Amos William

Churn Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn motor. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction of [churn motors], having for their object to produce a machine which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 25, 1883
Creator: O'Bannon, William H. & Snider, John J.

Coin Controlled Machine

Description: Patent for a coin controlled machine. This invention is designed to accept coins of proper values and operation is dependent on predetermined portion of the im pressed surface of the coin. Illustrations included.
Date: September 6, 1910
Creator: Scheble, Eugene S. & Rast, Felix Q.

Combination Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination wrench. This design "is to provide a wrench whose moveable jaw is adjustable without a screw, and with whose handle are combined several useful tools or instruments" (lines 8-11).
Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Butler, Edward Martin & Campbell, William Henry

Combined Brush and Currycomb

Description: Patent for a combined brush and currycomb for cleaning horses. Illustrations included.
Date: August 27, 1912
Creator: Sikes, Rufus N.

Combined Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a chopper and cultivator, of the A-shaped frame carrying the plows, chopper, and the A-shaped truck-frame, said frame being mounted on the truck-frame by the cranks and provided with means for raising and lowering it" (lines 7-12).
Date: October 23, 1883
Creator: Daniel, Ellison Armistead