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Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvements in “gas-machines in which the gas is generated from calcium carbid; in which the gas will be thoroughly washed before passing to the distributing-pipe, thus affording a pure white light, and further to provide a means for running off coal-tar that may gather on the top of the water in the machine.” (Lines 9-18) Illustration is included.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Metzger, Frederick

Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry Clay

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in a link-guide support "pivoted to the underside of the car, the link-guide pivoted to the front end of the support, the spring arranged between the guide and the support, the yoke secured to the car, and the spring supported by said yoke and bearing against the link-guide support" (lines 1-6).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Wash, Thomas Henry & Wash, Nathan Robert Hodge

Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fastener for carriages. This design is "an improvement upon that particular form of curtain-fasteners . . . in which a sleeve or barrel having a rotary and sliding movement on a spring-encircled shank or post is provided with a wing or projection for effecting the connection of said sleeve or barrel with the eyelet or grommet of the curtain . . . which will effectually prevent the accidental disengagement of the curtain" (lines 18-29).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Paschal, Thomas M.

Corn-Shuck Chopper.

Description: Patent for "an implement for cutting and removing the corn shuck or husk from the ear of corn more rapidly than any machine in the market. The invention consists of a table having in the middle of the top a longitudinal recess wit grooves on its sides, in which by means of pressing down a treadle a horizontal knife-blade slides to and fro. This knife-blade carries on its upper side a pair of movable clamps for holding an ear of corn in its place against an upright standard which is fastened on top of a stationary knife-blade." (Lines 7-19) Illustrations are included.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Pluck, James

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias

Lock.

Description: Patent for a lock that was invented for house doors, outside doors, inner safe doors, and other similar doors. The lock is simple in construction and easily operatable for the user's efficiency.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Bell, William E. & Brown, Francis W.

Mowing Machine

Description: Patent for a mowing machine. This invention is designed to attach to mowers of various sizes in order to divide material along a proper line of swath and guide it over the cutting-bar.
Date: April 11, 1901
Creator: Weynand, Peter

Plunger for Baling Presses

Description: Patent for a plunger for baling presses. This baling press is used for the baling of cotton, hay, and similar products through the "means for mounting and actuating the ram or plunger which reciprocates in the baling chamber" (14-16) Illustration included.
Date: June 29, 1912
Creator: Cameron, George W.

Poison-Distributer for Plants

Description: Patent for a mobile, horse-drawn poison-distributer for application of a dust or spray "to destroy insects and vermin" (line 11) on "as many as five rows of plants at a time" (lines 38-39).
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Ward, Noble Wesley; Ward, Pleasant Simeon & Ward, Lee

Sash Fastener

Description: Patent for a new and useful Sash holder and lock to "provide a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may be applied to either the upper or lower sashes of windows in general use at the present time without materially injuring them and without requiring the aid of a skilled mechanic" (line 10 - 15).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Tuitte, Frank

Tree Protector.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tree protector. This design "provide[s] the means whereby fruit-trees, ornamental trees, and other trees may be protected against the ravages of the cutting-ant and other crawling insects" (lines 35-39).
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Hornung, August & Fuos, Adolph Hermann

Wheel-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in wheeled-plow by adding inner and outer guide to the bent axle and an adjusting device to the stop-plate; these additions enable the plow adjustment process effortless. Illustration is included.
Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Reuss, John L.