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Description: Patent for "a direct air brake system [that is] adapted to be used in combination with an automatic system, whereby the brakes can be applied by either the automatic or quick system, or the direct, or by both, as the conditions may require" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Pinkston, Lucien A.


Description: Patent for improvements in animal-poke by providing a device which is arranged for convenient application to an animal, so as not to interfere with the grazing and drinking thereof, and will effectually prevent the animal from destroying fences and also from pushing and fighting other stock. (Lines 9-15) Illustration is included.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Barnes, John I.

Articulating Plate

Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.

Attachment for Sulky-Plows.

Description: Patent for a sulky-plow that "is designed to secure an even and steady movement of the plow when turning furrows across listed ground, whereby the work is facilitated, the draft lightened, and the task of the laborer reduced" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Mann, John Quincy

Axle Lubricator

Description: Patent for an axle lubricator, designed to allow lubricating axles without removal of wheels.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Gowan, Richard H.

Back-Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple back-band buckle that doubles as a trace-carrier and locks the trace into place. It secures to the carriage and locks the trace into place with a snap-hook.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Ware, William J.

Bag Holder and Filler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag holder and filler. This design "consists of an expansible bag holding and filling funnel composed of a metallic strip having overlapping edges and provided with attached spring-wires, such funnel being capable of contraction to enter a bag, and of expanding therein for the purpose of holding and filling the bag" (lines 13-19).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Adkisson, Duncan Rudolph


Description: Patent for "a bale-tie which may with readiness and case be locked in position upon a bale and which will be positive in operation and thoroughly efiective for the purpose designed"(lines 8-12)
Date: October 28, 1902
Creator: Griggs, James Wesley


Description: Patent for a new and useful baling press, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Gowan, Albert G.

Bed and Cylinder Printing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in bed and cylinder printing machines for "operating and controlling the motion of the bed-plate thereof" (line 11 - 13).
Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Murray, George T.

Beer Cooler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved beer cooler. This design "consists in the detailed construction and arrangement of a cooling-chamber or refrigerator which is adapted to be attached to the faucet of the keg or barrel containing the beverage" (lines 24-28).
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Newman, George Morton

Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a rotary expansion bit for use with well-drilling apparatuses. The bit can be adjusted without removing the well tubing, and can drill a hole large than the tubing in order to insert casing sections.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Sloan, James W.

Blasting Cartridge.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blasting-cartridge. This design is "composed of two similar semi-cylindrical sections having flat smooth faces their entire length, adapted to rest or bear against each other and grooved to form the cylindrical fuse-opening" (lines 94-98). It further consists in the "bore tapering from said fuse-opening to the bottom or inner end of the shell, said semi-shells being provided on their outer sides and at their front ends for a portion of their lengths only with sharp-pointed spurs or projections having vertical front walls and sharp inclined rear edges" (lines 1-7).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Todd, James Polk & Welch, John Steel

Blasting Plug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blasting plug. This design is "to improve the usefulness and efficiency of the device, to render it capable of more general application, to provide a construction whereby a given charge is rendered more powerful and effective, and to provide a divided blasting-plug . . . The invention consists more particularly in a cylindrical blasting-plug divided longitudinally into two separate or independent sections, one of which is formed with a disk-head having a vent orifice and made coextensive with the external caliber of the plug when the two sections are placed together" (lines 12-29).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Holsey, Julius H.

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "of a corrugated flange or plate connected with the frame thereof, a spring-retaining strip, a corrugated bar arranged between the retaining strip and the corrugated flange, a socket formed upon the corrugated bar and adapted to receive the slat-bar, and a set-screw carried by the retaining strip" (lines 77-84).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Gulick, Lizzie Talley


Description: Patent for a sportsman boat. It can be lowered or raised in adjacent to the water level based on the intentions of the user.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Richardson, William A.


Description: Patent for a new and improved cantilever. This design consists in "the combination of the central post or column supported upon a pier or tower, the upwardly-inclined struts or beams bearing with the inner ends against the base of the post or column, the rods or cables extending from the top of the post to the ends of the struts, the rods or cables extending from the middle of the post to near the inner ends of the struts, the rods or cables extending from the ends of the struts to the middle of the post" (lines76-86).
Date: January 20, 1885
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-heads provided with projections . . . each having at its inner-portion a horizontally-elongated slot, and at its outer portion a vertically-elongated slot, of the horizontally-slidable coupling-pins, for respectively engaging the said slots" (lines 82-88).
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination of two draw-heads, in one of which is a spring-actuated jaw, which acts as a support for the coupling-pin until the jaw is pushed back into the coupling-head, and in the other a slotted spring-actuated jaw, which has its end so formed as to support the link in position ready to couple" (lines 11-18).
Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Learmonth, James

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists of "a yielding draw-head having a horizontally-moveable coupling-pin and a pivoted lever connected to said pin, of a rotatable latching-plate connected with said lever by a rod or chain, a spring for acting on the pin-lever, and a spring-catch for engaging the latch-plate, said catch and latch-plate being disengaged by the pressure of the draw-head in the act of coupling, thereby releasing the retracted coupling-pin and allowing it to automatically engage the opposite draw-head" (lines 14-24).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G.


Description: Patent for a new and useful cattle yoke for preventing them from breaking, tearing down, jumping over, or crawling through the openings in fences (line 6 -8).
Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Kirk, Robert S.


Description: Patent for improvements in coops for fowls and other birds by using a combination of a cage with a door having a depending leg, a post and a lever for raising and lowering the cage; the cage door is “automatically opened when lowered and closed as it is raised,” (lines 75-76) "so that the young will be out of danger from attacks of rodents, collecting water, &c...," (lines 22-23) includes illustration.
Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Harp, Charles, A.