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Ant Trap

Description: Patent for an ant trap. Illustration included.
Date: December 9, 1907
Creator: Howard, Martin T.
Item Type: Patent

Ant-Trap

Description: Patent for an ant rap designed to catch ants and burrowing insects that are destructive to vegetation. Illustrations included.
Date: July 1, 1908
Creator: Fly, Nathaniel D.
Item Type: Patent

Anti-Freezing Tank Valve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tank valve. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the tank, its valve and lever, and valve-rod, of the frost-chamber having an annular space to receive the non-freezing compound, the stuffing-box around the rod and screw-threaded at the ends, and the screw-threaded caps . . . having necks and flanges" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 11, 1889
Creator: Barrett, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Anti Friction Journal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction journal. This design "relates to anti-friction devices adapted especially for hoisting pulleys; and it has for its object to provide a device in which the shaft or axis of the main hoisting-pulley shall be supported or mounted upon the peripheries of wheels of a considerable diameter as compared with that of the hoisting-pulley, whereby the friction may be lessened to the greatest possible extent" (lines 24-32).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Taylor, John C.
Item Type: Patent

Anti-Friction Sucker-Rod Coupling.

Description: Patent for an anti-frictioin sucker-rod coupling. This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in sectional sucker-rods for artesian, oil, and other wells, and has for its object to provide an improved construction of coupling-joint for connecting the sections of the rods together.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Anti-Friction Wagon Slide.

Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction wagon slide. This design "consists of flat side pieces provided with bolt-holes near their ends, and connected to diametrically-opposite points of nearly-cylindrical end pieces, which have holes through their axes for the reception of the roller-shaft. The recess is so formed that the lower portion of the end pieces shall bear against its ends when the frame is put in place. This arrangement, together with the bolts through the corners of the frame and the coupling-tongue, prevents any tendency of the frame to displacement" (lines 42-54).
Date: July 27, 1886
Creator: Jowell, George Ratcliff.
Item Type: Patent

Anti-Oscillating Attachment for Street-Cars.

Description: Patent for an improved anti-oscillating attachment for street-cars. It has a car truck, equalizing pivoting bars secured between the truck ends, cushions on either side of the bars, adjustable bolts that hold the bars in place, and springs between the bolts.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Chollar, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Antifreezing Valve and Closet-Cistern

Description: Patent for "valves which will allow all the water to flow out of the popes to a position below freezing-point after each application of water, whether the water is used in a closet-cistern or drawn out of a hudrant or other application is made, and to arrange the valves so that the supply-valves will be automatically closed by water-pressure in connection with the operation of a siphon in a closet-cistern and the waste-valve will be closed by the pressure of water, siphonic action, or both, when the supply-valves are opened." (lines 18-28).
Date: April 23, 1901
Creator: Wilkes, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction-Bearing.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in anti-friction bearings.
Date: April 5, 1898
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction-Bearing.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in antifriction bearings for " the ends of the hub and means for eluding dust fro the bearings" (line 11 -13).
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Clasp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction clasp. This design "is to provide means whereby the wear due to the rubbing of inclosed rods or ropes against an inclosing casing may be reduced to a minimum and whereby the central alignment of the rods or ropes with respect to the inclosing casing may be accurately preserved" (lines 11-17). It consists in "a series of friction balls or rollers mounted therein and projecting from the periphery thereof and being divided into sections adapted to be clamped at any point around the rod or rope" (lines 97-101).
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device for Cranks and Pitmen

Description: Patent for an antifriction device used to "prevent dust and grit from accumulating in the anti-friction bearings" (lines 17-18). Illustrations included.
Date: February 14, 1907
Creator: Neighbour, William W.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction-Device-For-Sucker-Rods.

Description: Patent for an antifriction device designed to protect the rod (sucker rod), rope, or coupler from wear. A sucker rod joins the components of a piston pump in an oil well.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Black, William Leslie
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction device for sucker rods.

Description: Patent for "an improved antifriction device for use in connection with inclosed traveling rods and the like to reduce the wear occasioned by the rubbing of the rod in its casing, and at the same time to so far reduce the area of said antifriction device which projects from the rod as to interpose the least possible obstruction to the free passage of material in the casing."
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Black, William Leslie
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device for Sucker-Rods.

Description: Patent for a rod sleeve to protect the rod joints from damage or bending. The design also includes rollers to keep the rods centered in the casing to eliminate rubbing.
Date: August 4, 1903
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device For Sucker Rods Or The Like

Description: Patent for an antifriction-roller (part of a pumping mechanism) with a mounting that can be manufactured at a low cost, "quickly and readily applied to a rod at any point....and prevent it from bending...and, furthermore, interpose a minimum obstruction to the flow of the liquid in the casing" (lines 17-25)
Date: March 25, 1902
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antirefilling Bottle.

Description: Patent for a bottle that can be easily sealed but cannot be resealed after opened. There is a groove in the neck of the bottle, and the cork is placed below the groove. The cork is hollowed out and a plug is placed in the cork. The cork is hollowed out and a plug with a groove around it is placed in the cork.An elastic compressible locking-ring fits in the gap the groove in the bottle and the groove in the plug create.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Nevill, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Aparejo

Description: Patent for more efficient and durable pack-saddle (aparejo) used by United States Army. Casing involves hollow boot-sticks and rubber-encased steel, with better fitting to prevent fatigue of animal.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Keller, John & Titsworth, Richard
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Description: Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Automatically Applying Germicides

Description: Patent for "a means for automatically applying an insecticide or germicide which will either kill or drive off the parasite, vermin, and other troublesome germ" (lines 16-19).
Date: August 20, 1901
Creator: Pendleton, John B.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvements to an apparatus that softens and compresses cotton, and prevents clogging and breakage. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 5, 1890
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for a cotton baling machine in which, it would provide a mechanism for baling the fiber in packages, for the ease of transporting and handling; and to prevent the loss of cotton or fiber in transporting from the gin to the baling-press. Illustration is included.
Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Rembert, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.
Item Type: Patent