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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.
Item Type: Patent

Caisson-Driver.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Design for Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for "the design [of] a sash or window-frame fastener" (lines 28-30).
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Ironing Apparatus.

Description: Reissue patent for an ironing machine that "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the horizontally-moving iron and horizontally-reciprocating table..." (para. 2).
Date: September 21, 1875
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Shackles.

Description: Patent for a shackle for the hands and feet that is designed to prevent the use of objects in order to escape.
Date: September 30, 1870
Creator: Belcher, Melvin Anderson & Perrenot, George Francis
Item Type: Patent

Improvements In Ironing-Machines

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in the ironing machine. Machine has carrying case that is mounted on wheels and allows the iron to move over garments as it straightens out wrinkles.
Date: May 4, 1875
Creator: Perrenot, George F
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Oven-Plate.

Description: Patent for a certain new and useful rotary oven plate, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Naquin, Olinda G.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Sand-Screen for Water-Wells

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sand screens for water wells, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1899
Creator: Hudson, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Stock-Watering Pool

Description: Patent for stock-watering pool.
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Hudson, Benjamin F. & Cook, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent

Water Heater for Washing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater for washing machines. This design "relates to that class of washing-machines in which a rotary slatted cylinder for holding the clothes and a coil of pipe for supplying the drum with hot water are employed; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of the heater and pipes for conveying water to and discharging it from the drum" (lines 14-21).
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.
Item Type: Patent