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Acetylene-Gas Generator

Description: Patent for an improved automatic acetylene-gas generator which allows the carbid vessel to recharge with carbid without permitting the escape of gas, and also to simplify the construction of the generator.
Date: March 19, 1901
Creator: Elkins, George L.

Adjustable Light Shade and Reflector.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable light shade and reflector with "a shade and a support therefor so provided with joints that the shade may be given any desired angle of reflection, relative to the light, and its relative distance from the light may be regulated" (lines 13-17), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Spivey, Lillian Hale

Bicycle-Support.

Description: Patent for an improvement in bicycle supports that can be attached to any bicycle and supports it at an upright or near-upright position.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Norelius, John E.

Book Carriage

Description: Patent for book carriage. This invention is designed to cradle open books and registrars. Illustration included.
Date: June 17, 1904
Creator: Marsh, Sidney Augustus & Gifford, George Chester

Calf-Weaner.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Calf-Weaners." (line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Chandler, William E.

Casing-Point

Description: Patent for an improved casing point with improvements in the strainer or screen frame for wells.
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Lindstrom, Conrad

Casing Point or Strainer.

Description: Patent for casing point or strainer "particularly adapted for use in oil and Artesian wells... which will permit free circulation of the liquid around the lower portion of the casing and free and easy entrance of the same into the casing, and yet will prevent entrance of sand and gravel into the casing" (Lines 12-22).
Date: May 13, 1902
Creator: Carlson, Andrew Edward.

Clevis

Description: Patent for a clevis. This invention is designed to connect with gang plows allowing vertical and lateral movement. Illustration included.
Date: December 18, 1906
Creator: Barnett, George W.

Composition for Preserving Wood.

Description: Patent for a new and improved compound for “preserving all kinds of wood, in or above ground, but is especially adapted for preserving wood in salt water from the ravages of worms, barnacles and etc…” (Line 24-27) Ingredients, proportions of ingredients and mixing instructions are included. No illustration.
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Smith, Bat

Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton scraper. This design "is to provide an improved corn and cotton scraper for turning or shovel plows for the cultivation of cotton, corn, and other plants, which is adapted to be attached to the beam of the plow without weakening the same by cutting or boring. The scraper is so arranged as to be adjusted either to the right or left, as desired, and up and down, on a central slotted foot-piece, by means of which the line of draft on the blade of the scraper is at all times the same as that on the beam of the plow" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Adams, William Hinyard

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses revolving brush cylinders, stationary brushes, and stripping boards to prepare cotton for ginning, including illustration.
Date: March 12, 1861
Creator: Eastham, A. S.

Device for Cutting Key Seats or the Like

Description: Patent for a device for cutting key seats or the like. This invention is an improvement in metal working tools as they relate to key seat cutters. Illustration included.
Date: November 24, 1906
Creator: Lindstrom, Conrad

Gang-Plow

Description: Patent for Plowing
Date: March 30, 1909
Creator: Barnett, George. W.

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect destroyer. This design consists "[i]n a poison-sprinkling machine, the combination, with the wheels mounted on stub-axles, with vertically-adjustable rotary sifters in the rear operated by the wheels, of an arched frame connected to said axles, said frame having thills secured thereto, and an arched yoke having its ends bent outward to form neck-yokes and secured to the outer ends of said thills, and draft-arms secured to the sides of said thills" (lines 59-68).
Date: January 24, 1888
Creator: Rives, John T.

Lock.

Description: Patent for "a lock of novel construction wherein the keyholes at opposite sites of the door are placed out of alignment for preventing children, servants, and curious persons from looking or listening through the keyhole." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Oleson, Andrew J.

Oil-Burner.

Description: Patent for an oil-burner, “and it has for its object to provide a construction in which stream will be admitted to the oil or commingled therewith in sufficient quantity to aid combustion…” (lines 11-15) including illustrations.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Chandler, William E.

Sand-Screen for Wells.

Description: Patent for a sand-screen for wells "to provide a simple and efficient device adapted for use on ordinary well-tubing, the same being capable of construction and repair at small cost, being readily attachable to and removable from the tubing, and having means for effectually excluding sand from the inlet end of the tubing, while permitting the free inflow of water therethrough" (lines 9-17).
Date: April 26, 1902
Creator: Jackson, Stokeley & Thompson, Neals

Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for a seed planter. Illustrations included.
Date: May 31, 1907
Creator: McGuire, Daniel Harry

Show Case

Description: Patent for a show case. Illustration included.
Date: April 22, 1908
Creator: Thompson, Peter

Sprayer.

Description: Patent for improvements in insecticide sprayers by enabling the sprayer to "continuous stream of liquid and that it may be placed in a vehicle and operated by means of the running-gear or carried by hand." (Lines 18-21) Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Chandler, William E.

Well Screen

Description: Patent for well screen to prevent entrance. Illustrations included.
Date: May 27, 1904
Creator: Stancliff, George W.

Wheel Plow

Description: Patent for a plow supported on wheels. Illustration included.
Date: January 3, 1906
Creator: Barnett, George W.

Windmill-Regulator

Description: Patent for a new windmill attachment that will regulate the amount of water in the watering trough, Including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Schultz, Henry E.