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Device for Raising Water.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for raising water "by use of a compressed fluid. such as air" (line 9).
Date: February 22, 1898
Creator: Lempert, William S.

Improvement in Faucets.

Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, which shall be so constructed that it will not be liable to be injured by being screwed into and out of the cask, which will not be liable to leak, which will have the button of the valve-stem protected from accidental injury, and shall be simple in construction and easily operated." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Lempert, William S.


Description: Patent for nut-locks specifically adapted for use on railroads. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Reilly, George


Description: Patent for a simply constructed puzzle with a difficult solution, "but may be accomplished by the exercise of care, skill, and ingenuity in the manipulation of the device" (lines 15-18). It is a rectangular box with eight balls, four of which fit into holes in the corners of the box. There are segmented walls surrounding the holes.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Collis, Michael Francis


Description: Patent for sack-ties that consist of a brace with a wire that folds in with the upper edges of the mouth of the sack and hold it into position, by hooking around the ends of the brace.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Driffill, Frederick

Self Heating Branding Iron.

Description: Patent for a self heating branding iron, which allows for branding irons to be easily attached and detached from portable sources of fuel.
Date: January 14, 1902
Creator: Lowe, M. A.

Spectacle Holder

Description: Patent for a spectacle holder. Illustration included.
Date: March 3, 1903
Creator: Grooms, Richard McLane