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Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for attachment for cultivators that consist of new improvements that allow for cultivator-beams to spread apart and draw together with the attachment. This attachment can be affixed while the cultivator is in use.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Faubion, Rufus O.; Workman, Calvin W. & Workman, Cave G.
Item Type: Patent

Bedstead.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design "consists in the provision of adjustable hangers for mattress-supports" (lines 12-13). To this end, it consists, "with the side and end rails having vertical mortises or grooves, the cap-plates covering the upper ends of the grooves or mortises and having threaded apertures, and a mattress-support, of the hangers respectively comprising the vertical shank or body seated in the grooves or mortises of the rails, and the horizontal branch extending inwardly from said shank or body and having a slot to seat the side and end bars" (lines 83-93).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Currey, George Henry
Item Type: Patent

Bobbin Winder for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bobbin-winder for sewing machines. This design consists in "the combination, with the shaft provided with a screw-threaded aperture at one end and having a groove formed near the other end, and a carrying pulley, of the spindle provided with a threaded extension entering said screw-threaded aperture of the shaft, said spindle having a taper and made of highly tempered metal" (lines 66-73).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Evetts, Thomas Frankling
Item Type: Patent

Bottle-Closure

Description: Patent for an improved bottle closure.
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Parks, Leonard D.
Item Type: Patent

Brake-Lever.

Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Item Type: Patent

Bridle-Bit.

Description: Patent for new and improved bridle-bits, including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Lee, Joseph Loverel
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for a new and improved design concerning automatic car couplings that is novel in the some of its parts.
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Bullock, Henry Purnell
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design represents "improvements in coupling railroad-cars where any of the ordinary drawheads requiring the use of the link and pin are used; and the object of [the] improvement is to make a complete, simple, and durable car-coupler. . . . by means of a strong adjustable drop ring or link and catch-pin" (lines 13-20).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Garrett, Jackson B.
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Item Type: Patent

Chemise

Description: Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Burt, Emma Ruby
Item Type: Patent

Combination Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that combines pincers, a hammer head, jaws, etc., to be used for fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Rubarth, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.

Description: Patent for "a cradle which may be easily and quickly converted into a child's swing or into a clothes rack or drier." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: McMordie, William Emmett
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator that is easily adjustable and works between rows of plants. It consists of two expansible side-beams, a fixed cross bar, sliding cross bars, pivoted rods, and a toothed lever latch.
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Robinson, Nelson B.
Item Type: Patent

Ditcher.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Ditchers" (lines 5-6).
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Brown, John Dayton
Item Type: Patent

Ditching Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ditching-machine. This design "consist[s] of the standards, block, handles, braces and round ears, axle and wheel having cogs, scoop provided with points, chute and side plates, elevator shaft, its upper end resting on the round band, elongated cups, rollers, and cog-wheels, shaft, inclined chute, [another] cog-wheel, arms, band, and rollers" (lines 87-95).
Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Witt, William Carroll, Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in electric railways, and particularly to such railways as are adapted to use underground conduits, and has for its object to so construct such conduit and the line-wire connections therefor as to insure a constant connection between the line-wire and the motor of the car, and, further to greatly simplify and increase the efficiency of such systems." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Reid, Lemin Wallace
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent

Hame Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame hook. This design "consists of a hook composed of two members hinged together and adapted to be clamped upon a hame-staple, one of the said members being provided with a pin adapted to project into an opening in the opposite member" (lines 14-19).
Date: January 13, 1891
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Du Bose, Wade Hampton
Item Type: Patent

Harness-Rack.

Description: Patent for a simple harness rack that can be attached to a wagon bed, and is meant to conveniently hold harnesses when the horses are not hitched. The device can be turned out of the way when not being used.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Kitching, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Horse Detacher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-detacher. This design "is to make a compound single-tree which, with certain attachments, will hold the traces securely or allow them to be drawn off the hooks if the horse should run; also, to hold up the shafts while the horse is passing therefrom" (lines 15-20). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination, with the spring-held vibratory draft-rod having the loop, of the strap and the shaft, the latter carrying the oppositely-placed stirrup-arm and treadle-arm" (lines 74-78).
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Chamlee, Jeff D.
Item Type: Patent

Hub-Attaching Device.

Description: Patent for hub attaching device. "This invention relates to means applied to ordinary vehicle-axles for preventing wear upon the same, a false wearing-surface being provided, which may be renewed when necessary, either on account of wear or for any other reason"(lines 11-16)
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Simon, Adolph P.
Item Type: Patent