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Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in branding-chutes for "securely holding live stock during the process of branding the same" (line 12 - 14).
Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Bennett, Joe
Item Type: Patent

Copy-Holder for Record-Books, &c.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient copy-holder meant for recording things. The invention feeds paper line by line, so the records are straight. The copy-holder also holds the pages of a book in place.
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Powell, Phanor P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in gang-plows in which the “disks” would contain a flared annulus and, it is formed by the truncation of a conical shell of large base and small altitude. This disk-plow “will penetrate the soil to the desired depth by its own natural draft with the minimum degree of friction and outlay of force.” (Lines 21-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, George P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an automatic gate at railroad crossings, adaptable for use in "farm gates and automatic gates for carriage roads" (page 1, lines 11-12) using "an inclined cam disk, of a spring actuated lever" (page 4, lines 27-28), trip devices, and a bell or other signal, with illustrations.
Date: January 24, 1893
Creator: Neeb, William
Item Type: Patent

Horse Detacher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse detacher. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the whiffletree-support, the whiffletree, the hinge connecting such parts having its upper and lower plates secured, respectively, to the whiffletree and its support and jointed at their rear edges, and the arm or lever extended forward from the upper plate, whereby upward draft on said arm or lever will turn the whiffletree backward from its normal position to release the traces" (lines 91-100).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Harrison, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Lubricated Bullet.

Description: Patent for lubricated lead bullets to prevent the deterioration and rusting of the inner barrel of rifled firearms, so as to maintain their accuracy. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Stewardson, Samuel Clinton
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Plow

Description: Patent for a gang-plow to be used when gangs of disks are used to turn over the soil so that it generates minimal friction and thus increasing efficiency.
Date: November 15, 1892
Creator: Cleveland, George P.
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in rotary plows which can be used as a subsoil-plow or it can be converted into a cultivator. The “purpose is to provide a novel gang-plow capable of cutting the soil at different depths, as circumstances may require, and in which the angle at which the plows enter the soil may be varied.” (Lines 18-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, George P.
Item Type: Patent

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists in "a boiler, a cylinder journaled therein and having closed ends, its outer periphery composed of a series of open troughs arranged in pairs, the troughs in each pair opening toward each other, a series of open-ended funnel-shaped tubes arranged in a line drawn centrally around the periphery of the cylinder, [and] the said tubes extending inwardly from the outer face of the cylinder and having their contracted discharge ends near the center of the cylinder" (lines 22-32).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Rose, Horatio
Item Type: Patent