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Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.

Apparatus for Treating Cotton-Seed Hulls

Description: Patent for "a simple and durable plant capable of use in carrying out a dry process of reducing the hulls to a finely-divided condition" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 21, 1890
Creator: Bohn, Emil

Axle-Box for Vehicles

Description: Patent for axle box for vehicles "in which after the axle and axle-boxes have been worm by use the lost motion can be taken up by interposing a tightening-washer and spring between the axle-box and nut, so the the axle-box of the wheel is restored to the same condition.(10-15)
Date: October 22, 1902
Creator: McFarland, Julian

Beverage Shaking and Mixing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved beverage shaker and mixer. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame provided with arms at right angles thereto and the main drive-wheel journaled therein, gear-wheels journaled at the ends of the arms, provided with wrist-pins and meshing with the drive-wheel, a shaker-bar connected to the wrist-pins of the gear-wheels and having a loop or opening for the insertion of the shaft of the drive-wheel, and the cups or tumbler-holders attached rigidly to the shaker-bar" (lines 27-36).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Haring, Peter Paul

Boiler Scraper and Cleaner

Description: Patent for a boiler scraper and cleaner. This invention is designed to remove incrustation and sediment that collects on the bottom of boilers. Illustration included.
Date: December 4, 1902
Creator: Miller, Hugh C.


Description: Patent for "an improved extractor for the bungs of casks and barrels of all kinds, so that the same can be quickly and conveniently removed from the bung-hole" (lines 8-11).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Cathriner, Joseph


Description: Patent for "car-couplers of the link-and-pin type which couple automatically and are provided with unlocking-levers operated from the top and side of a car, and designed to avoid the necessity of passing between the cars to couple or uncouple the same." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.


Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupling that is designed to be operated from either side of the car. The danger of an operator passing between cars to couple or uncouple the cars is avoided in this invention, and the coupling can be adapted to couple cars that have draw-bars to unequal height. The coupling can be manually operated if wished.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "of a draw-head, a depending hook pivotally mounted therein, a transverse pin arranged on the bottom of the mouth of the draw-head and provided intermediate its ends with a notch to permit the passage of the lower end of the hook, a spring for holding the notch away from the hook, and means for sliding the pin to bring the notch opposite the hook" (lines 83-91).
Date: August 16, 1892
Creator: Davis, William Haywood

Cartridge Crimper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cartridge crimper. This design consists of "tweezers having biting-heads, an interposed core and printing-stamp arranged within said core, a shell-holder surrounding the core, and a trimming-knife" (lines 78-82).
Date: December 17, 1889
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.

Cartridge Loading Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cartridge loader. This design "consists of a filling attachment to cartridge-loading blocks, which is composed of a hopper part having discharge-tubes in the bottom and a perforated and spring-actuated slide-piece having perforations registering with said tubes, and of a lower part having upwardly-extending tubes sliding on the bottom tubes of the hopper and downwardly-extending tubes of conical shape . . . and are opened or closed by a second spring-actuated slide-piece" (lines 16-26).
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Lockett, William A.

Cartridge-Loading Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to the machine originally patented on August 10, 186 by Edward A. Franklin of Brenham, patent no. 347,268.
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.

Cartridge-Loading Machine

Description: Patent for "an improvement in cartridge-loaders adapted to load cartridge shells automatically, the machine being operated by suitable power. It consists in improved power mechanism and devices which may be arranged and combined with the loading mechanism of a machine cartridge-loader" (lines 38-45).
Date: November 25, 1890
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.

Cartridge-Loading Machine

Description: Patent for improvements for loading cartridge, included detailed drawings.
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Franklin, A. Edward


Description: Patent for combination-plow by providing a plow with “interchangeable parts, whereby the same may be used as a double-foot plow, a middle-breaking plow adapted for deep and shallow running and a sweep-stock” (lines 10-13), includes illustration.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Davis, William H.

Combined Agricultural Implement

Description: Patent for a "combined cultivator and ditcher mounted" (lines 10 -12) with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Rutherford, Robert W.

Combined Trunk and Dressing-Case.

Description: Patent for a combined trunk and dressing-case. The trunk has drawers, and the lid of the trunk has a mirror in its lid. "The lid is connected at one end by a hinged strap with one end of the body of the trunk, so as to be adapted to be moved into position for closing the body and to be supported in upright position on the same in line with the bottom, so that it forms a proper support for a looking-glass, shelf, and the like" (lines 19-26).
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Witteborg, Ernest

Compound For Treating Seeds.

Description: Patent for a new and useful composition of matter to be used for killing weevils in corn, beans, or peas, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Thiele, Gustav

Construction of Doors or Window-Sashes.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the construction of doors and window-sashes, the object being to provide a door or window-sash which shall be constructed of two pieces of timber united by means of a key to prevent warping or twisting" (lines 8-13). The panel of the door or the pane of glass can also be united by the key. This design lightens and cheapens doors and window-sashes.
Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Cordray, Henry A.

Cooking Utensil.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cooking utensil. This design consists in "[a] cooking-vessel consisting of the outer vessel having a notched lid, and a handle provided with the pin, and the inner perforated vessel having a handle projecting over the [first] handle, and apertured to receive the pin, and legs on the bottom of the perforated vessel" (lines 4-10).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Hervey, Frances Pickett

Corn and Cotton Planter Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "has relation to that class of cotton and corn planters in which are hoppers smaller at their top than at their bottom and hoppers larger at their top than at their bottom, to adapt them for planting cotton-seed and corn, respectively. It is the object of the invention to provide the planter with interchangeable hoppers of the above construction, whereby either can be used upon the same machine, as found desirable, the hopper-seat being especially adapted to receive and hold thereon either one of the hoppers" (lines 12-24).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Mallison, James C.

Corner-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for improvements in corn-planters and fertilizer-distributers is to combine the two into one machine by dividing the hopper into two compartments; one for fertilizing material and the other for corn-seeds. The bottom of these two compartments, each has its own opening design to dispense the seeds and fertilizers. Illustration is included.
Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Davis, William Haywood

Cotton and Cotton Seed Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved press. This design consists in "a suitable frame-work, the follower, two sets of toggle-arms which are operated by a screw, and two sets of toggle-arms which extend at right angles to the two sets which are operated by the screw, and which second set are operated by a rope and tackle . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a very powerful press in which the follower is operated by four sets of toggle-joints, two of which are operated by a screw and the other two by a rope and tackle, so as to produce twice the amount of power usually exerted in toggle-joint presses" (lines 15-29).
Date: June 14, 1887
Creator: Drew, John Melvin

Cotton Cleaner

Description: Patent for the invention of a machine used to clean cotton. The Machine employed for cleaning cotton in which the object of the invention is to produce a machine wherein the cotton may be thoroughly and effectively cleaned without damage to the staple or fiber of the material (10)
Date: February 1, 1885
Creator: Ralston, Joseph