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Description: Patent for a dental-chair attachment mean to support a table to hold instruments, a waste-bowl, a lamp, glasses, and other things a dentist might need. The attachment can easily be separated and adjusted.
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Description: Patent for improvements in detachable handles and spring-catches for valises, satchels, traveling-bags, and the like in which a handle “may be readily detached from the valise, and devices for automatically engaging and locking the handle to the valise when the handle is replaced.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Epstein, George B.
Description: Patent for wireless signaling apparatus which provides a detector which shall be universal in its application, by means of which any of the well known minerals or materials may be employed and removably held in proper position.
Date: November 21, 1911
Creator: Johnson, Maurice Bernays
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in devices for keeping the contents of vessels beneath the surface of the liquid therein contained,
Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Schenck, August & Schenck, Adolph
Description: Patent for "a device especially adapted for placing torpedoes on railroad tracks and at the same time fixing the torpedo in position, the work being accomplished in a simple and expeditious manner while the train is in motion, whereby one train following another may be signaled without stopping the first train, thus preventing rear end collisions." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Seamands, James D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in providing the door with a sliding rod, which is adapted to be actuated so as to engage with a retaining-block attached to the floor by the knob-shank, which is provided with a dog for raising and lowering the rod" (lines 17-22).
Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Niggli, Emil
Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "consists in the combination, with a jaw provided with a pocket having an opening in its bottom, of a pivoted bar having a bead or nipple, which bar is passed through the pocket, and of a spring held in the pocket jaw and resting on the bar" (lines 12-17).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Maurer, Adam
Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Description: Patent for a mechanism to operate jail doors. The mechanism is "operated with a single movement of the hand to open and close a plurality of doors simultaneously" (14-19). Illustrations included.
Date: November 8, 1911
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Description: Patent for "drawers, and the object of the same is to provide an improved attachment, whereby the ends of the drawer must move in unison and thus avoid wedging of the drawer, which often occurs when it is moved inward and outward, and a further object is to provide a tension mechanism for the said-drawer controlling device, whereby when the drawer is unlocked there will be sufficient tension upon the same to force it open, and further when the drawer is pulled outward too far the said tension device will exert an inward pull thereon and thus prevent the unconscious entire withdrawal of the drawer from the bureau-case or other article of furniture or device to which it belongs." (Lines 12-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Matthews, James T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved dress-stay. This design "is to avoid the use of paste or stitches in connection with the application of the stay, as well as to provide a stay which may be readily detached and reattached in case it be desired to change the location of the seam in order to make the garment either larger or smaller. To this end the invention consists in a stay-body of steel, whalebone, or some other resilient material inclosed within a suitable casing, and wire fasteners passing through said body, through the outer side of said casing, and through the edges of the seam at either side" (lines 10-23).
Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Dacus, Augusta