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Description: Patent for a new and improved anal speculum. This design is "to so construct the several parts that there will be no rough or raised edges to interfere with its insertion in the anal passage; secondly, to so construct [the] improved speculum that it may be readily used as a bi-valve or dilator; thirdly, to form a locking-joint on the meeting edges of the shells forming the speculum, whereby the sections are prevented from overlapping each other to avoid pinching or injury to the walls of the anal passage while the instrument is being inserted; fourthly, to provide a plug for [the] improved speculum" (lines 17-29).
Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Shuford, Quincy Adams
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for "a brake of simple and inexpensive construction, that may be readily attached to steam or tramway cars, that is automatic in its working, and to do away with the brake-beams now employed, which through their breaking down are two-thirds of the causes of car derailments" (lines 19-26).
Date: January 27, 1891
Creator: Inglis, Thomas & Schiermann, William
Description: Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for invention for new and useful improvements in Car-Replacer. The invention relates to improvements in car replacers which can easily be applied to a track or rail which will quickly and easily cause the car to enter upon the track and which cannot possibly become displaced by the weight and strain of the car
Date: January 3, 1892
Creator: Moore, Francis, A.
Description: Patent for a combined air-hose coupling and stop-valve. One must shut off the cut-off valve before the coupling can be disconnected. When the valve is closed, air pressure is balanced so the couplings can be safely disconnected, and prevents dirt from getting into the train-pipe.
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Heidelburg, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for a combined vegetable slicer and grater that consists of a main frame with vertical arms and bearings, a screw that attaches the arms to the frame, a shaft journaled with an annular flange into the bearings, a cylinder made of sheet metal that serves as knives, and spring tongues that regulate the thickness of the cut vegetables.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
Description: Patent for "a crate for packing and transporting bottles of such material and such form of construction as will present a minimum liability to breakage of the contents." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Riviere, Richard Andrew
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for attaching horseshoes. This design "relates to improvements in means for attaching shoes to the hoofs of horses or mules without the use of nails; and the invention consists in . . . a nailless shoe [that] can be firmly and securely attached to the foot and detached therefrom without requiring the services of a smith" (lines 9-18). To this end, it consists in "the combination, with the shoe-plate and the toe-plate, of the toe-bar having a flange to engage the toe-plate, the bits, half-bands, and clamping-bolts" (lines 61-65).
Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Mayow, Daniel L. & Castle, John M.
Description: Patent for a detachable nailless horseshoe that consists of a shoe-plate with front and side wings, links attached to the front wings, half-bands that are attached to the side wings, and lugs.
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Mayow, Daniel L.
Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient device adapted to feed the fuel as required for the support of combustion and avoid flooding and hence the danger of explosion, and, furthermore, to provide a compact arrangement of parts whereby the device may be arranged in the fire-box of an ordinary stove or range." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Stapp, William A. & Hamilton, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a gas generator "which will be entirely automatic in its action so long as the supply of oil is kept up and thereby render the use of weights and winding apparatus unnecessary." (Lines 21-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 17, 1895
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
Description: Patent for a "gravity-hinge for causing a gate to automatically close, and which is susceptible of such adjustment that if the gate-post and the latch-post, either or both, become disarranged as regards their perpendicular position, or if they are not exactly coincident with relation to each other, the gate can be centered relatively to the latch-post, or rather the hinged end of the gate can be set precisely perpendicular or be shifted laterally to any required angle of inclination for the purpose of causing the gate to properly close and engage the latch on the latch-post." (Lines 11-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a gate latch that works by having stop-pins secured to the gate, while a rod goes through the post, with a handle on one end and a latch on the other end. The latch is shaped so that it catches the pin.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a grease trap "in which the grease is designed to be removed from the trap automatically and the object of my invention is to cause the water passing through the trap to carry the grease out with it" (lines 8-12).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Henderson, Thomas
Description: Patent for a locomotive-pilot coupling that can lift or elevate locomotive pilot or draw-bars, a cylinder that can turn in all directions depending on how the bars moves and is collecting to the motor fluid supply, a piston in the cylinder that connects the bar to the cylinder, a swinging jaw, and various other parts.
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Heidelberg, Samuel R.