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Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for machines that generate acetylene gas for a "simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, in which the gas is thoroughly washed before entering the service-pipe and in which the water-supply to the generator is controlled by the gas pressure and the carbid kept at all times cooled by surrounding water" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: McGoldrick, William Hamilton
Item Type: Patent

Acetylene Gas Torch

Description: Patent for a acetylene gas torch. Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1903
Creator: Marsh, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Adjustable Bench Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bench hook. This design "consists in a bench-hook constructed with a plate carrying a sliding bar, to which is adjustably secured a hook. The sliding bar and hook are locked in place by a clamp and cam attached to the plate, and the plate and its attachments are locked to the bench-front by a stationary lug attached to the plate, and a moveable lug attached to a lever pivoted to the said plate and locked in place by a cam, so that the said hook can be readily adjusted upward, downward, forward, and backward" (lines 20-30).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cooper, Harry
Item Type: Patent

Adjustable Bicycle-Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and useful adjustable bicycle-rest, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Wise, Harry
Item Type: Patent

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and useful animal trap, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Buckersberg, Simon
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Use in Dry Out-Houses

Description: Patent for the construction of an improved odorless apparatus for dry out-houses, including explications and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Description: Patent for "the perfection of an apparatus by the use of which night soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time and at a comparatively trivial expense" (lines 20-24).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for artificial fuel.
Date: September 29, 1902
Creator: Russi, Charles & Cadena, Celedonio
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Teeth.

Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Tooth.

Description: Patent for a new and useful artificial tooth for "supplying missing teeth or crowning roots" (line 10 -11).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Carroll, Houston Monroe
Item Type: Patent

Auger.

Description: Patent for a new auger designed "to provide a construction in which the parts may be adjusted to cut angular holes entirely through a body, and also to cut angular countersinks concentric with cylindrical openings, such as are made for the reception of the square heads of bolts lag screws, &c.," (lines 10-16), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Bundy, John J.
Item Type: Patent

Autographic Register.

Description: Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Item Type: Patent

Autographic Register.

Description: Patent for an autographic register that provides "improved means for guiding, stamping, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills; [provides] improved means for guiding the strips of paper and holding the carbon or duplicating paper in operative position; furthermore, [provides] improved means for operating the several parts of the mechanism to insure accuracy and facilitate the subsequent permanent filing of the record-bills" (lines 9-19).
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Service Cock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic service cock. This design "furnish[es] an improved automatic valve to form the connection between the water-main or distributing pipe and the service-pipe of a building for regulating the flow and pressure of water in such service-pipe and preventing overpressure" (lines 7-12).
Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Freeman, William R.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Telephone-Directory.

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic telephone directory, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1899
Creator: Neuendorff, John B.
Item Type: Patent

Baggage Check and Clasp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baggage check and clasp. This design "consists in a novel construction and arrangement of a check, a direction-plate, and a clasp for securing said parts to an article of baggage" (lines 18-21).
Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: McLeary, James Harvey
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in baling presses.
Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Holmgreen, Julius H.
Item Type: Patent

Ball-Bearing.

Description: Patent for a new and useful ball bearing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1899
Creator: Millen, George
Item Type: Patent