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Description: Patent for " agricultural implements, more especially harrows or cultivators ; and it has for its objects a device which can be conveniently attached to the standards or footpieces of any cultivator and which may hold or carry different numbers of small plows or harrow-teeth for the cultivation of any crops or at any place where a small harrow is needed;" (lines 7-15) including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Crosby, Henry T.
Description: Patent for: "This invention relates to a portable water-heater and steam-cooker, and has for its object to provide an apparatus of this class which will be adapted for heating water for a variety of domestic purposes." Staton, John W. (1902). Portable Water - Heater and Steam - Cooker. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508484/view/#page/2/mode/1up.
Creator: Staton, John William
Description: Patent for "a heater of the above-described character which may be used in connection with a stove or furnace or a fire built on the ground in the open air and be more effective and economic in its heating and more convenient in operation than the usual methods heretofore pursued in such instances where an inexpensive and portable device of this kind could be used to great advantage" (lines 13-22).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Harrison, John B.
Description: Patent for a new device for typewriters which allows for shifting from lower case to upper case by means of "the one set of keys ordinarily employed, but of modified construction" (lines 14-15) including descriptions of the device, operation, and illustrations
Date: May 6, 1902
Creator: Austin, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design is "for cultivating stubble, sugar-cane, cotton, corn, and other plants planted in rows or drills, which will remove the soil from the sides of the rows without injuring the roots, and will throw soil around the plants, and which shall be simple in construction and convenient in use" (lines 15-21).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Brenner, August William & Fraser, James
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.
Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation machine. This design "consists in an irrigating-pipe having lapped side joints and notches in the inner edges of the lapped joints. The invention also consists in the combination, with a tank, of a trough below it, tubes projecting from the trough, and irrigating-pipes connected with the said tubes" (lines 12-18).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Briggs, Elias
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
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.
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
Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead attachment. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side rails and head and foot boards, of the plates having angular projections provided with wedge-shaped grooves and small inclined recesses at their upper parts, and the plates having the tapering wedge-shaped projections provided with the lugs integrally formed with their upper portions and adapted to engage the recesses, whereby when the projecting engaging portions of the plates . . . wear and become loose they are prevented from disjointure by the engagement of the lugs" (lines 83-94).
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: McCormick, Henry Jasper
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.
Description: Patent for a new and improved lap-ring. This design consists in a "lap-ring for connecting the tree-irons of double-trees and single-trees, consisting of the S-shaped lap-ring having the end curves spread laterally from the stem of the S, and carried round on spiral curves to points ninety degrees beyond a line that would evenly divide the figure thus formed longitudinally" (lines 41-48).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Brooks, George W.
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.
Description: Patent for attachment for planters, provides a simple, inexpensive, easily-applied, and effectively operating attachmentc for cotton, corn, or other seed-planting machines in which is included a truck or a carriage whereby a sweep-plow can be connected with the planter truck or carriage for laying out a furrow and covering the seed (Johnson, 1902).
Date: June 14, 1909
Creator: Johnson, Major