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Description: Patent for an improved animal trap, primarily intended for catching wolves, that is adjustable and economical to construct.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Jones, Isaac W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new type of ant trap that captures ants by having them crawl up a wooden central chamber and then fall into a sheer metal pit. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1891
Creator: Walker, Stephen A.
Item Type: Patent

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having two vertical receiving-cylinders provided with vertically-reciprocating plungers, and two vertical delivery-cylinders provided with plunging-barrels, all being provided with suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith; and the objects of [the] invention are, first, to provide a pump by means of which water or other fluids may be conducted or raised with but little propelling power, and . . . to afford facilities for readily attaching it to be driven by any steam-engine" (lines 15-27).
Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements on a churn design, in particular for churns with a vertical dasher that have reciprocating motion.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Henry Thomas
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improvement in churn covers "which will embody a closed dead-air space above the body of the churn, a guide-tube for the dasher-rod, and the special construction at the outer edge of the base of the cover by which to provide a channel to fit upon the upper edge of the churn-body" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Van Hoozer, Thomas H. B.
Item Type: Patent

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Item Type: Patent

Coffee Mill Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee-mill attachment. This design "is to provide an attachment for coffee-mills whereby a cup or other receptacle can be suspended beneath the discharge-spout of the mill to receive the ground coffee therefrom, and which vessel can also be easily and readily fitted or adjusted beneath or removed from the discharge-spout, and to provide means which can be applied very easily and readily to hand coffee-mills of any class, and which shall be simple in construction and inexpensive" (lines 16-26).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Item Type: Patent

Combined Barrel Truck and Support.

Description: Patent for "a combination of devices for hoisting and hauling and supporting barrels and other receptacles for use in stores and other places" (lines 8-11).
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Hoff, John P.
Item Type: Patent

Coverer For Planters

Description: Patent for a coverer for planters. Illustrations included.
Date: May 21, 1906
Creator: Stapp, George & Robertson, Newton K.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a shovel that is designed for scrapping and opening furrows. The angle of the shovel blade can be easily adjusted to the correct angle as to make the correct size furrow row in the field.
Date: December 19, 1902
Creator: Johnson, Alvis
Item Type: Patent

Double Acting Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design is "to provide a novel, simple, and efficient double-acting balanced pump of such construction and mode of operation that the power required to operate it is only such as is requisite to lift the quantity of water discharged at each stroke" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent

Evaporator and Furnace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved evaporator and furnace. This design is "compris[ed of] the side walls provided on their opposing faces at one end with the horizontal grooves, and the inclined rearwardly-extending grooves communicating at their lower ends with the grooves, the front end wall having the doors . . . the rear end wall having the . . . collar for the attachment of a smoke-pipe, the bottom plate having its edges secured in the inclined grooves, and the grate-bars having their ends secured in the grooves, the side and end walls being bolted together and thereby rendered separable" (lines 7-20).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Stallcup, William P.
Item Type: Patent

Fifth Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "the combination of the lower section carried by the axle, an upper section bearing on the lower section and having the spaced lugs, a bolster fitted between the said lugs, a reach having its front end resting on the upper section, and the plate secured to the front end of the reach and having the loops at its ends, which fit around the upper and lower sections" (lines 39-47).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved hub. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a hub having a seat on its periphery, the adjustable sections fitted on the seat of the hub and adapted to receive the spokes, the threaded studs affixed to the hub, and the adjustable nuts fitted on the studs and bearing against the adjustable sections" (lines 57-62).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Description: Patent for a new improvement for Lamp-Burners that helps prevent explosions, including illustrations.
Date: April 15, 1879
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Pumps.

Description: Patent for "a pump having two barrels of different diameters, the larger being subjacent to the smaller, and each provided with a valved piston, said pistons being both secured to the same piston-rod, in combination with a weight, arranged to counter-balance the added weights of the water-columns above the smaller and below the larger piston." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Mason, John T.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an insect destroyer consisting of a steam-generator used with "removable drawers forming the fire-box and ash-pan of the generator, a safety-valve connected with the steam-boiler, and a novel form and construction of flexible discharge-tube, the same being provided with a cut-off device and with a socket-piece adapted to receive a handle by means of which the discharge end of the flexible tube may be elevated and conducted to any desired point" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Maddux, Richard Calvin
Item Type: Patent

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Item Type: Patent

Pan Or Lid Lifter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful pan or lid lifter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: Jones, George W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "is capable of vertical adjustment, so that the plowshare and landside will be elevated out of contact with the ground in order to prevent the point from wearing out in transporting or moving it from one field or place to another; and it is furthermore provided with an improved fender and scraper, which prevents the dirt from clogging up and wearing the axle, and keeps the periphery of the wheel clear of mud or other matter that is liable to adhere thereto" (lines 27-37).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Grimm, Frederick
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in plow in which the plow can perform a variety of purposes and to obviate the necessity of employing more than one plow for accomplishing the same. The plow can be adjusted to run either on shallow or deep ground. Illustration is included.
Date: December 8, 1903
Creator: Campbell, John Daniel
Item Type: Patent

Pneumatic Conveyer.

Description: Patent for pneumatic conveyer using cars, cylindrically-shaped runners, tracks, and lubrication device, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Vernon, William E.
Item Type: Patent