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Clothes Pounder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothes pounder. This design "consist[s] of an outer cone with openings and socket near its upper end, a plurality of smaller cones with open bottoms within the outer cone and having their upper ends secured to the bottom of the said socket of the larger cone, and a conical guard around the upper end of the outer cone and extended below said openings independent of the outer cone and terminating in a vertical depending flange at a distance from the said outer cone" (lines 77-87).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Davis, Jordan G.

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "has for its object to provide novel means for making comparatively inexpensive fire-kindlers; and to such end the invention consists, essentially, in a vessel having two chambers, one capable of being opened at the top and adapted to contain ashes, and the other closed, except as to a bottom passage in communication with the ash-chamber, and adapted to contain a combustible fluid—such as petroleum oil or other liquid hydro-carbon—which flows through the said bottom passage to saturate the ashes and prepare them for use" (lines 8-20).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "is to provide novel means for determining when the oil is exhausted from the oil vessel and to provide novel means for keeping the ashes from direct contact with the oil-supply openings . . . [for] ashes possess great capillary attraction and take up more hydro-carbon fluid than is requisite when the ashes are dry and not tightly packed, so that the ashes become soft and mushy" (lines 12-21).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for an improvement on non-refillable bottles. The improvement would not let any other liquid be surreptitiously added to the bottle. Also this patent design allows for the closure plug to be reused by the manufacturer of the bottle in new bottles.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Helmcamp, Louis C. & Hoxworth, Edwin

Pneumatic Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a pneumatic cotton-handling apparatus in which it can “unloading cotton simultaneously from two wagons and for conveying the cotton from one wagon to a storage place and from the other wagon to feeding devices for supplying a battery of gins.” (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included.
Date: January 3, 1905
Creator: Lumpkin, Robert B.