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Apparatus for Scouring Water-Ways.

Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for scouring water-ways by using water-discharge pipes and air-discharge pipes arranged at each side of the vessel. When “vessel is slowly moved forward while the water and air forcing pumps are working,..... direct force of the water-jets and air-jets will agitate and scatter and lift the dislodged particles and float them much higher and longer than would be the case were the water-jet pipes alone used.” (Lines 63-75) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Holden, Elbridge G.


Description: Patent for an improved machine that sinks caissons into gravel or mud in order to make a foundation for breakwater, jetty, bridge, or similar purpose. It applies continuous and heavy pressure to the caisson during operation, and "is provided with a jet apparatus to force the sand and mud from within the caisson and cause it to settle around the outer portion of the same, thus holding it firmly in place, and which in general enables a caisson foundation to be laid with great facility and in a substantial manner" (lines 20-26).
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Perrenot, Theodore F.

Governor for Water-Elevators.

Description: Patent for improvements on governor for water-elevator to alleviate problems of waste of water from overage of water and also allows for self-regulation of the supply of water. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1880
Creator: Fulton, James C.

Improvement in Fence-Building Machines.

Description: Patent for "a portable machine comprising a pile-driving apparatus, with a portable attachment for making the holes and driving in the posts; also, a boring attachment for deep holes, and also wire-drums for carrying and delivering wires for the wire fence or telegraph wires." (Lines 6-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Tally, Thomas J.

Improvement in Ironing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a machine for ironing clothing by means of a revolving heated roller, under which is passed a reciprocating table, on which the clothing is placed." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1876
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.

Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for "improvements in devices for converting reciprocal into rotary motion, and is more particularly adapted and intended for use with windmills in applying the reciprocal motion of the pump-rod to the operation of rotating machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Fulton, James C.

Mosquito Bar Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito-bar frame. This design "relates to improvements in that class of mosquito-bar frames which are adapted to be placed above a bed, so as to support the mosquito-netting in a way to cover the bed and guard the occupants thereof; and the object of [the] invention is to produce an extremely simple frame which may be easily dropped into a horizontal position over the bed or as easily tipped up and made to slide behind the head-board, where it will be entirely out of the way" (lines 7-17).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Holden, Elbridge G.


Description: Patent for an oven that may be used with open burners such as gas or oil burners. Illustrations included.
Date: December 15, 1908
Creator: Bolls, Virginia V.

Rotary Plow

Description: Patent for "rotary plows for plowing land, preparing the land to receive the seed and cultivating the plants, which shall be convenient in use, effective in operation, and not liable to get out of order" (lines 19-23) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Tally, Thomas Jackson.