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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side pieces, of the traps located between opposite ends of said side pieces and separated by an inclosed space, the openings communicating with said traps and the slides for closing said openings" (lines 61-66).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Mays, Francis A.

Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin

Apparatus for Operating Churns, &c.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for operating churns, ice cream freezers, or the like, and is meant "to produce an apparatus in which there is simultaneously given to the vessel a revolving motion and a revolving or vibrating motion to the agitator working in the vessel" (lines 14-18).
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Crawford, William H.

Apparatus for Recutting Files.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file re-cutter. This design consists "[i]n an apparatus for recutting files by electro-chemical action, the dialectric plates and the carbon plates having their upper ends attached to said non-conducting plates, whereby the files to be recut are disposed between the carbon plates when in the solution" (lines 76-82).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Emley, James E.

Baling Press

Description: Patent for a baling press. This invention is a screw operated double acting plunger that compresses the bales. Illustration included.
Date: December 1, 1906
Creator: Tate, William Elbert

Baling Press

Description: Patent for a baling press to be used for hay, straw, wool, and other fibrous materials.
Date: April 28, 1903
Creator: Tate, William Elbert

Bicycle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a bicycle attachment that supports the frame and can be used as a "carrier or support for a child, package, a satchel, &c." (Lines 12-13) Illustrations included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Flinn, William M.

Boot Upper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boot upper. This design "relates to improvements in boots for use by lumbermen, laborers, miners, and others requiring a stout heavy boot capable of withstanding great strain, water-tight, and durable" (lines 7-11). It "consist[s] of a front and rear section, each of said sections being made in one piece and the edges of the rear section doubled over upon themselves and having their edges secured to the edges of the front section by edge stitches passing through said edges of the front section and said edges of the doubled edges of the rear section" (lines 74-81).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Baker, Oscar


Description: Patent for "a simplified and cheapened construction of bridge whereby the weight and strain will be more equally divided and the braces so arranged that expansion and contraction laterally are avoided, while permitting of the necessary expansion and contraction longitudinally of the bridge." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Mitchell, Hirtie F.

Bridge Construction.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bridge construction, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Davidson, James Allen


Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett

Car Pooling

Description: Patent for rail-car coupling. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1903
Creator: Carter, L. C.


Description: Patent for improving crank-lever churn motors for a more simple construction that results in a more lightweight but strong machine.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Crawford, William H.


Description: Patent for a coffee mill that utilizes an electric motor for power (grinding).
Date: September 27, 1910
Creator: Sligar, James W.

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improved construction and variability of cotton chopping and cultivating devices. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1891
Creator: Rains, Columbus R. & Lanier, Madison

Combined Harrow, Seed-Planter, and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a combined harrow, seed-planter, and cultivator to increase the speed of planting and cultivating plants, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Ellis, Robert Fuller

Combined Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer

Description: Allows for planting and fertilizing fields at same time whether it is "for strewing or for check-row planting with or without wire" (lines12-13).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: McDaniel, James H.

Combined Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for combined seed planter and fertilizer distributer that "can be readily adapted for strewing or for check-row planting with or without a checkwire" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: McDaniel, James Henry

Composition for Tanning

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in compounds for tanning, using water, four gallons, fluid extract of phytolacca or common poke root, quarter of an ounce, gum gambier, four pounds, and alum, one pound.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Burrows, Ira I

Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame and the hopper having the closed bottom and the openings in one side, with the driving-wheel, having the tappet-pins, the seed-slides having the openings or cups, the fulcrumed levers actuated by the tappet-pins, and connected to the lower ends of the seed-slides, and the cord or strap passing over the sheave, and secured to the free ends of the levers, whereby the seed-slides are reciprocated alternately in opposite directions" (lines 74-84).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi

Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n combination with the hopper having its front wall inclined and formed with a guide-groove, the inner wall of which is cut out, the belt having its side edges working in the groove, and having hooks attached to the same between the side edges, said hooks projecting through the cut-out portion of the groove, so as to have free communication with the seed in the hopper" (lines 88-96).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design consists in "the frame or body adapted to be dragged on the ground, and provided near its front end with the laterally-projecting cutting-blade and the arm, arranged above and in front of the blade, and the colter attached near the rear end of the frame or body and adapted to cut into the soil" (lines 3-9).
Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Oneal, Marma Duke

Cotton-Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new cotton tie buckle "that will prevent the band engaging the same from slipping, forma a reliable securing means of simple and cheap construction and also economize in the use of the band length, with considerable consequent by saving in expense, the positive retention of the band b the improved device as required rendering the bale of uniform density and the strength of the device resisting breakage and consequent expense of repair frequently necessary in the ordinary uniform of buckle-ties now in use." (Lines 11-22). Illustration is included.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Ragsdale, William C. & Eddleman, Dudley E.