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Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design consists in "[a] gate-latch comprising a slotted-sleeve, a pivoted and spring-actuated latch-plate, and a bolt mounted to turn in the latch-plate and extend through the sleeve, and provided with a transverse pin" (lines 98-102).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Track Walker's Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved track-walker's tool. This design "consist[s] of a sectional handle or body having a claw-bar and spiking-maul at one end and a wrench at the opposite end, the said wrench being provided with a stud upon one face, the distance between the outer face of said stud and the outer surface of the maul when the sections are joined together and the maul faces the stud being such as to correspond to the standard distance between rails" (lines 14-23).
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling "which will afford means to automatically connect cars and release them in a safe manner from the roof or side of a car" (lines 9-11) and to adapt the improved coupling for connection with one of the ordinary type, including illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for improvements in gate latches, which "may be adjusted toward or from a gate on a post to be engaged by the latch proper and enable compensation to be made for spreading of the posts upon which the gate is supported and to which it is secured by the latching device." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Hinge.

Description: Patent for improvements in gate hinges, "the object being to provide hinges which will hold the gate in an open position." (Lines 9-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Picture Hanger

Description: Patent for a new picture frame with adjustable hanger. Patent for "a new and improved picture frame with an attached hanger to support the top and bottom of the frame at any desire angle" (lines 14-19) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new picture frame hanger design, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
Item Type: Patent

Swinging Gate.

Description: Patent for a swinging gate that consists of a supporting post, a gate, a hinge that connects the gate to the post, a rear bar, a hinge lever that connects the rear gate bar to the supporting post, an operating lever, cords or chains that connect the lever and the hinge lever, and a latching mechanism.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Billiard-Ball Holder.

Description: Patent for a simple billiard-ball holder that is meant to "provide a means for holding the balls when not in use, so that they will not fall out of the holder to the floor, and means to provide for the tilting of the holder out of line, so that the balls will roll to the opposite end, and out of the opening into the triangle, thereby saving a good part of the time in taking the balls out of the holder" (lines 20-27).
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Triangle for Billiard-Balls.

Description: Patent for an improved triangle for billiard balls that consists of sides, movable doors on the bottom edge, a fixed guide on the side of the triangle, and springs to hold the doors.
Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and inexpensive portable water cooler that refrigerates the water "by the action of the air and the evaporation of the liquid or vapor percolating the material" (lines 12-14). It does not use ice and can be used in rural areas.
Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
Item Type: Patent

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and easy to use car coupling and in air brake coupling that automatically couples cars together. It can be easily uncoupled from the top or sides of cars. When it couples, it also connects the cars' air pipes together.
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive nut lock that securely locks a nut onto a threaded bolt and can be easily unlocked. It also is simply constructed. It consists of a plank-like spring tongue that fits over the bolt and under the nut.
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Taini, John
Item Type: Patent

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock with a locking washer at the base of the nut that does not unscrew. The nut forms a bar of spring metal.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Item Type: Patent

Skate-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a skate-wheel that is meant for roller skates, but it can be used for other things. It gives the skate a smooth gliding movement. The "invention consists essentially of a stationary runner or slide rigid to the skate and arranged in a circular rim or tire, so that there will be as little friction as possible between the two parts, the runner being adapted when in operation, to slide along its bearing in the rim or tire and by this means the tire is made to turn as in the ordinary wheel" (lines 24-32).
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Item Type: Patent

Turn-Table.

Description: Patent for a turn table that is "used for turning locomotives engines end to end; and the object of [the] invention is to provide a simple lever attachment for an ordinary turn-table, by which one man may easily turn the table and its load, and also to arrange the lever mechanism so that it may be easily locked in place when not in use and will not be likely to get out of order" (lines 8-16).
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and easy to use gate-latch for swinging gates in which the lock latches move vertically. The latch is on the gate, and a catch is mounted on the post.
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Steam Coffee or Tea Pot.

Description: Patent for a steam coffee or tea pot that has "double walls forming an inner and outer chamber, an interiorly arranged spout connecting said chambers and a vent tube arranged in the spout communicating with the inner chamber" (lines 77-81).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a wheel attachment of "combined purposes of tire, felly and safety guard" (lines 15-16), with slight wing-like widening between spokes to prevent sinking into ruts, with optional cutouts to reduce weight, including illustrations.
Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive vehicle-wheel with an improved design that is meant for light vehicles. The wheel will "provide novel means whereby the wheel will be prevented from slipping into ruts in the road, thus overcoming the jar that would otherwise be caused" (lines 14-18).
Date: May 21, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive vehicle-wheel in children's carriages with a double-felly wheel meant to broaden "the tread thereof sufficiently to prevent the wheels falling into cracks between boards of board walks, such as are common in the suburbs or rural districts" (lines 15-19). The spokes are like that of a single-felly wheel.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Wheel. Already in Catalog.

Description: Patent for an improvement on vehicle wheels to "provide a novel and inexpensive safety-guard for wheels of the above-referred-to class, whereby the wheel will be prevented from entering crevices and cracks" (lines 14-18) and to improve durability.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Item Type: Patent

Locomotive Ash-Pan.

Description: Patent for "locomotive ash-pans which are cleared of ashes and cinders without necessitating the stopping of the engine or requiring the fireman or other person going beneath the engine to relieve the ash-pan of its contents, thereby saving expense in labor and obviating loss of time in long runs." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Cummings, Summer Field
Item Type: Patent

Turn Table

Description: Patent for a new and improved turn table. This invention "relates to an improvement in turn-tables, and its an improvement on that particular kind of turn-table shown and described in Patent NO.517,304" (line 7-9).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Item Type: Patent

Screw-Jack Head.

Description: Patent for a new and improved screw jack head, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Glenn, Daniel
Item Type: Patent