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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

Amusement Device

Description: Patent for an amusement device. This invention is designed as an apparatus for a swing, a trapeze, a horizontal bar, and seesaw. Illustration included.
Date: February 7, 1906
Creator: Haye, August, of San Antonio, Texas


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.


Description: Patent for an automobile pump. This invention is designed for quick mounting and dismounting in order to lift an automobile to remove its tires. Illustrations included.
Date: August 20, 1909
Creator: Goeth, Richard Anton

Bale-Forming Apparatus

Description: Patent for an automatic bale forming apparatus that can be set to make a certain size cotton bale and will stop when it reaches that size and send the finished bale out on a conveyer belt and begin the next one.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Reagan, Edgar