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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Item Type: Patent

Back Band for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band for harnesses. This design "relates to back-bands for that class of harnesses wherein chains are used for traces; and [the] invention consists, principally, in providing the back-band at its ends with metal loops through which the traces pass to protect the leather of the back-band from wear. The invention also consists in connecting snap-hoops to the metal end-pieces by means of metal loops" (lines 7-15).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Johnson, Ike
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists "[i]n a working-body churn, the combination, with the churn-body having centrally-disposed turret, and the breaking-frames having their lower ends resting in suitable seats, in the bottom of the churn-body and their upper ends extended into the turret thereof, of the block having sockets and placed on the breaking-frames with its lower side projected above the turret, and the cap or lid, placed on the turret and bearing against the block and securing the same and the breaking-frames in position" (lines 23-34).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: German, Eliza
Item Type: Patent

Coffee Pot.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee pot. This design "consists in securing a wire diagonally down the side of the pot, and to which wire is attached the cover of the pot in such a manner that the cover can be dropped down out of the way when the condenser is put on without detaching the cover from the pot" (lines 13-18).
Date: October 4, 1881
Creator: Cummings, James K.
Item Type: Patent

Coffee Pot.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee pot. This design consists in "the cover, the jointed parts by means of which the cover is connected to the pot, and the guide through which the part has a sliding movement" (lines 79-83). This novel construction "is to produce a coffee pot in which the cover is made adjustable, so as to be adapted to close over the top of the pot, or to be dropped back out of the way when the condenser is used" (lines 17-21).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Cummings, James K.
Item Type: Patent

Dental Chair

Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient chair which may be folded to render it portable, so that it may be carried from place to place by the dentist when his practice is away from his office" (lines 9-13).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Moorman, Zach B.
Item Type: Patent

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Item Type: Patent

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the posts having therein the pulleys . . . at the upper part, and one of them the notches, the cord, the weight attached thereto and to the gate, the gate, and the bolt in the post extending on either side of the gate and provided with a lug adapted to be moved over the gate and hold it down, or to be removed therefrom at will" (lines 72-80).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Ellis, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the gate having a cross-bar, and mechanism . . . for operating the cross-bar and moving it vertically, the weighted levers, and the standards supporting the levers, of the latch-levers pivoted between their ends to the weighted levers and having their front ends engaged by the cross-bar, and the stops for engaging the rear ends of the latch-levers and holding the gate closed" (lines 15-24).
Date: November 1, 1887
Creator: Terry, Hiram
Item Type: Patent

Gate

Description: Patent for improvements in farm gates, with description of parts and use and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Terry, Hiram
Item Type: Patent

Holder for Shades and Reflectors.

Description: Patent for a new and improved holder for shades and reflectors. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a lamp-burner and its reflector, of a collar having the female threads, the radial arms, correspondingly threaded at the inner end, and having eyes at the outer end, and the spring-wire or cut ring carrying the reflector on one end" (lines 56-61).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Vestal, Addison F. & Vestal, Charles A.
Item Type: Patent

Liniment.

Description: Patent for an antiseptic liniment comprised of flaxseed oil, turpentine, and sulphuric acid.
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Bates, David
Item Type: Patent

Mosquito Bar Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting. This design "relates to mosquito-bar frames, and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Williams, Gilbert L.
Item Type: Patent

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spring-actuated mechanism, of the ratchet-wheel, the spring-detent, and the lever to operate a rod" (lines 55-58).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Houston, George W. & Mulkey, Elijah F.
Item Type: Patent

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with a frame, a hopper, and a wheel provided with pins projecting from its sides, of the slide provided with the pins, the [other] slide provided with the inclined slots, the levers pivoted to the frame, the links connected to the said slides and levers, the stirrer-shaft provided with crank-arms, and the [other] link" (lines 21-29).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Hasty, James P. & Hise, George L.
Item Type: Patent

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is to provide a seed-planter with means whereby the strain on the rotating cylinder or the scraper is equalized and reduced to a minimum, and to provide improved means for effectually covering the seed after they have been deposited" (lines 20-25).
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Savage, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent

Plow Point.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow-point. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the double mold-board rigidly fixed to the curved beam in the rear of the lower end thereof, of the point having symmetrical corners and lugs adapted to pass beneath the front edge of said mold-board and prevent rocking of the point upon the beam, to which alone it is attached, and bolts securing said point in position" (lines 65-73).
Date: May 22, 1888
Creator: Martin, Isaac Jasper
Item Type: Patent

Power Fan.

Description: Patent for a new and improved power fan. This design consists in "the combination of the slowly-revolving spring-barrel and the toothed gearing, the pitman-rod operated from the revolving gearing by a crank, the fan-lever connected to the pitman-rod, a weight sliding upon the fan-lever, and a ratchet mechanism for automatically raising the sliding weight" (lines 78-84).
Date: January 10, 1888
Creator: Mason, James Alexander; Mulkey, Elijah F. & Houston, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting attachment for sewing machines. This design "has for its object to connect the quilting-frame and the sewing-machine so that the action of the machine will automatically propel the quilting frame; and it consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the several parts" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: German, Francis M.
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame for sewing machines. This design consists "[i]n a quilting frame, the combination, with suitable supporting standards having an inclined V-shaped track secured thereto, of a rail having rollers mounted upon the side thereof and traveling upon said track, depending brackets secured to the ends of said rail, transverse secured to the ends of said depending rods, and rollers having bearing in said transverse strips" (lines 3-11).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: German, Francis M.
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame. This design consists in "the combination, with a suspended track-beam, of a block carrying at the upper end journaled wheels which travel on said beam, a quilting-frame swiveled to said block and having inside loops at the lower end, and the quilting-roll end plates movable through said loops, as shown, whereby the quilt may be balanced, turned in a horizontal plane to a greater or less degree, and fed to the sewing machine" (lines 52-61).
Date: June 26, 1888
Creator: Vestal, Charles A.
Item Type: Patent

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design consists in an "improved rein-holder formed of the bifurcated standard having clamp-screws, the stationary cylinder, and the movable cylinder, pivoted eccentrically and at a point above the stationary cylinder" (lines 67-71).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Gooch, Harold
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in rotary cotton-choppers" (lines 4-5) that are of "the class of cotton-choppers which travel across the rows, and also to the class which use a revolving drum having blades or hoes spirally arranged on its periphery" (lines 13-17), including descriptions and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1880
Creator: Lee, John C.
Item Type: Patent

Spark Arrester for Smoke Stacks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester. This design consists "a direct flue or smoke-stack . . . [which] projects and deflects the sparks or cinders through perforations in a vertical wall of a stack into a dead-air space that surrounds the draft-flue, there causing these sparks . . . to impinge against vertical ribs that subdivide the annular air-space that intervenes between an inner and outer cylindrical wall of the stack, gravity of the accumulating mass of cinders causing their discharge . . . through gates that are opened by the weight of the sparks above them and closed by their own gravity" (lines 15-30).
Date: June 21, 1887
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Item Type: Patent