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Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Item Type: Patent

Brace for Furniture, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace used to hold parts of furniture together, including illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Pace, John H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Item Type: Patent

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a metal desk cabinet for holding office supplies.
Date: November 26, 1912
Creator: Grogan, Edward W.
Item Type: Patent

Detachable Neck Yoke

Description: Patent for a detachable neck yoke. Illustrations included.
Date: January 7, 1910
Creator: Barry, John, Jr.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a device to equalize the draft among 1-6 horses when attached to a plow.
Date: April 1, 1902
Item Type: Patent

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Item Type: Patent

File or Bill-Book.

Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a device that extracts and strains "the juice of fruits, and it has for its general object to provide such a device of a cheap, simple, and durable construction, and one adapted when not in use to be disconnected and folded back against the wall so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space" (lines 13-18).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Thompson, Sarah Rosaline
Item Type: Patent

Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hydrostatic indicator for scales. This design consists in "a reservoir, an outer cylinder, a hollow inner cylinder, an attached stand-pipe, and registering-dial, said inner cylinder being surrounded by and sliding within said outer cylinder, said outer cylinder being provided with an attached inlet-pipe communicating with said reservoir, said pipe being provided with two valves, in combination with a bearing-bar, side rods, and under bar, forming a frame bearing upon the inner cylinder" (lines 55-65).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Item Type: Patent

Index for Books.

Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an insulator to be used to attach electric conductors and wires to walls or posts. Illustrations included.
Date: October 9, 1908
Creator: Marshall, George B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new adjustable ironing-table that folds for storage, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Click, John Jones
Item Type: Patent

Mold for Earth and Stone Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mold for earth and stone fences. This design "consist[s] of the inclined adjustable sides, having inclined standards, removable boards, and boards, tables, and locking-bolts . . . [and] the sides having lower boards or metallic pieces, upper removable boards or metallic pieces, and inclined standards of the tables, locking-bolts, handles, and stakes" (lines 21-30).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Budd, Lewis R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an oil burner designed to prevent choking and corrosion, and to ensure that fluids are properly warmed for the purpose of combustion. Illustrations included.
Date: September 8, 1905
Creator: Swenson, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an addition "to provide a plow of this character that shall perform both operations at one and the same time, one that is exceedingly cheap and simple, one that will always move in a straight line and protect the plants being barred, and one that requires very little more power than an ordinary plow" (lines 15-18).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Couch, John P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a quilting frame designed to be used with a sewing machine and "which may be easily set up and be supported from the floor, and not in any manner mar or injure the walls or ceilings." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Click, John J.
Item Type: Patent

Repair-Tool For Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in repair tools for wire fences, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Major, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Reversible Spring-Motor.

Description: Patent for a spring-motor for bicycles, street and railway cars, and other vehicles which is meant "to accumulate and store surplus power which is usually lost in stopping vehicles and in holding back the same when descending steep grades, the purpose being to utilize such stored power for the purpose of propelling the vehicle up an incline or at whatever point additional power may be found desirable." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Click, John Jones
Item Type: Patent