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Bale-Box Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Item Type: Patent

Bottle-Vent

Description: Patent for "an open-sided vent-passage at the neck of the bottle, thus permitting the formation thereof at the time the bottle is blown and rendering the construction more simple and economically produced" (lines 16-20).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Box for Meat and Oil Presses

Description: Patent for box for meat and oil presses. This box prevents meat from adhering to the box by using a lining, preferably sheet metal (p. 2). This keeps the box from breaking.
Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Culberston, John J., of Paris, Texas; O'Connell, John C., of Montgomery, Alabama & Gaston, Bernard, of Paris, Texas
Item Type: Patent

Chimney.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in chimneys, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Glover, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Curtain Fixture.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fixture. This design calls for a rubber roller in which a curtain can withdraw and from which a curtain can emerge. The roller has holes for screwing and mounting.
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Nix, Manning L. & McClelland, Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Description: Patent for improvements to a hood that prevents hens from flying (by cutting off vision above or to either side) while allowing them to continue scratching and eating.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Sparks, Andrew J.
Item Type: Patent

Draft Producing Device

Description: Patent for a draft producing device. This invention is placed under the eye of a kiln or under a boiler to increase air to the furnace. Illustration included.
Date: May 17, 1904
Creator: Miles, Joseph Furnas & Miles, J. H.
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Electric Car-Line.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in "elevated double-track electric car lines and car and electric-wire supports combined, including instructions and illustrations" (line 5 - 7).
Date: May 31, 1898
Creator: Cooley, Joe H.
Item Type: Patent

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.
Item Type: Patent

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for nut lock. Illustration included.
Date: May 20, 1904
Creator: Robertson, George Francis & Rodgers, Archie N.
Item Type: Patent

Piano.

Description: Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Item Type: Patent

Rail-Joint

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of rail-joints.
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Smoke Consumer

Description: Patent for smoke consumers. Illustrations included.
Date: May 10, 1904
Creator: Miles, Joseph Furnas
Item Type: Patent

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Straw Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved straw cutter. This design "relates to certain improvements in straw-cutters; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-15). The novel construction and arrangement of parts means that "[t]he machine is simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction, will not readily get out of repair, and will perform the necessary work in an efficient manner" (lines 1-4).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Cornish, John A.
Item Type: Patent

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Water-Heater

Description: Patent for a water heater which operates by connecting to the smoke stack of a furnace. Illustrations included.
Date: May 7, 1908
Creator: Miles, Joseph Furnas
Item Type: Patent

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Item Type: Patent