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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in a frame which is adapted to be placed over the ant-hill, so as to surround the entrance thereto, and provided with parallel surrounding flanges or sides which converge to each other and lead to an exit-spout . . . [and] is to provide an ant-trap which is adapted to catch the ants both on their attempt to leave the hill or to return to it, whereby the entire colony may be exterminated" (lines 9-21).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Wise, David

Apparatus for Cooling Water.

Description: Patent for a water-cooling apparatus composed chiefly of a subterranean cistern and a water-supply source.
Date: May 20, 1901
Creator: William J. Dossey

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for artificial stone made of a special combination of cement that hardens and stays hard under water. It also does not conduct heat.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Power, John H. & Power, Rufus M.

Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for plows. This design "has relation to devices for guiding or directing shovel-plows, sweeps, or cultivator-plows, and thus release in a great measure the strain upon the arms of the plow[person] consequent upon directing the plow in its proper course; and it consists in the detailed construction of a device or attachment of that class" (lines 12-19).
Date: August 29, 1882
Creator: Welborn, Wisp J.N.

Baling-Machine

Description: Patent for a baling machine. Illustrations included.
Date: September 15, 1906
Creator: Bryan, William Silous

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a press for baling cotton and other fibrous materials.
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Mount, T. S.

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for several improvements in baling presses for making cylindrical bales, the machine being able to be set up in both the horizontal and upright positions.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Byars, Edgar.

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in baling presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Byars, Edgar

Bedstead.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design consists of a frame with tension wires "extending diagonally across the bed-frame to the side pieces thereof at points intermediate between the corner posts, and independent tension devices to which the ends of the wire are connected, whereby a longitudinal and lateral strain is exerted upon the bed-frame when the wires are adjusted" (lines 1-7).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Clowers, William B.

Bedstead Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead brace. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side rails, the end rails, and posts, of the hooks secured to the inner faces of said posts, the eyes on the inner sides of the side rails and located a slight distance apart, the wires secured to the hooks and passing through the eyes, the plates having openings, through which the wires pass and the screw bolt and nut connecting said plates" (lines 60-68).
Date: December 29, 1885
Creator: Durham, John William & Alexander, Winston Buchanan

Calculator.

Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus

Calendar Clock

Description: Patent for calendar clock. Illustration included.
Date: March 8, 1906
Creator: Woods, Jesse Leroy

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "has relation to that class of car-couplings in which the open ends of a coupling bar or link are engaged by hooks in the draw-heads; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such a coupling, in which the hooks are projecting from the under sides of arms pivoted upon the draw-heads and dropping down by their gravity, and in which the said hooks project into registering recesses in the upper side of the draw-head" (lines 23-33).
Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: Boyers, Robert L.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved car coupling that is automatic and safer than regular couplings.
Date: June 29, 1884
Creator: Myers, Newton J.

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupler that operates without someone having to go to between the cars. It is simple and compact.
Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Calhoun, Cloud B.

Car-Door Cleat and Fastener.

Description: Patent for "a simple and comparatively-inexpensive car-door cleat and fastener designed for use on cars for transporting cotton and other highly-inflammable merchandise and capable of effectually excluding sparks from the interior of the car and of preventing the same from entering between the edge of the door and the doorway." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Woodruff, Hawkins

Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle guard to prevent cattle from treading upon railroad tracks. Illustrations included.
Date: September 27, 1909
Creator: Reed, Conwell P.

Chimney-Jacket

Description: Patent for a chimney jacket construction for naval vessels. Illustrations included.
Date: March 9, 1912
Creator: Newell, Allen

Churn.

Description: Patent for improvements in churns; specifically, improvements in the construction of the cylinder and the churn-dasher. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Sullins, John Wesley

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn, which is run by a foot treadle attached to a wheel that turns the dasher in the churn.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Stagg, Frank E.

Cloth-Winding Machine.

Description: Patent for a cloth winding machine, which measures cloth for cutting and then winds the rest of the bolt of cloth back up.
Date: April 7, 1908
Creator: Blythe, Edward Willey