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Attachment for Ice-Boxes.

Description: Patent for an attachment for ice-boxes which is "a vessel for the reception of ice and having a surrounding series of compartments for the reception of the matter to be refrigerated" (lines 11-14).
Date: April 3, 1900
Creator: Moyes, Aceph B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design "furnish[es] breakwaters for protecting harbors and roadsteads, and keeping open channels through bars at the entrances of harbors, the mouths of rivers, and in other places, and which shall not be liable to be destroyed by the marine worm" (lines 13-19).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Item Type: Patent

Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Description: Patent for a canal or ditch digging machine that has a carriage and a mechanism that draws the carriage across the ground, and a boring-tool beneath the carriage. The boring-tool can bore at an adjustable angle.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Hoefs, Otto
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a simplified coffee pot that extracts coffee by using boiling water and the receptacle without changing the structure of the device.
Date: July 4, 1905
Creator: Haley, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton chopper. This invention is on a wheel mounted frame and is adjustable for cutting out sections at desired intervals. Illustration included.
Date: November 15, 1906
Creator: Walter, William Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. Illustration included.
Date: June 30, 1903
Creator: Hoskins, William Wharton
Item Type: Patent

Device for Distributing Insect Powder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bug sprayer. This design consists in "the combination of the body of the bellows and the perforate wall or sieve arranged longitudinally therein, dividing the bellows into two compartments, with a nozzle or an air-outlet communicating with one compartment, whereby material placed in the other compartment on the opposite side of the sieve is agitated by the operation of the bellows and delivered to the air-blast in a comminuted state" (lines 25-35).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Hogarth, William H. J.
Item Type: Patent

Electro-Medical Belt

Description: Patent for "a suitable belt or other support carrying movable contact-plates, a galvanic battery, an induction-coil, connections between the battery and coil, and conductors connecting the secondary wire of the coil to the contact-plates through which the shock is to be conveyed, the contact-plates being provided with suitable binding-screws or other connectors, and also having suitable flaps or insulators for covering them when not in use" (lines 21-31).
Date: June 18, 1889
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Electro Medical Belt.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electro-medical belt. This design "consists in a belt or support constructed of multiple-ply electro-conductive belting, which [the design] make[s] by inserting a conductor or conductors between the folds of a multiple-ply band with suitable contact-points at the surface, a sling supported by and movable on the belt for carrying the electric generator, also constructed of the electro-conductive belting, and having detachable connectors between its contact points and those of the belt-contact plates, consisting of disks or plates provided with tongues" (lines 18-29).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Hanging Millstones.

Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hunting knives, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Description: Patent for a bee-hive that prevents insects (such as moths) from entering therein and maximizes the amount of honey collected from the hive, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Park, Jesse W.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Description: Patent for improvement in car-axle bearings in which "it consists in a box having a chambered back for containing oil, and having grooves along the straight edges of its bearing-surface for receiving a wick, the ends of which extend through holes in the box into the oil reservoir.”
Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Stratton, Asa E., Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for the improvement of a cotton scraper "for general cultivation of drill-husbandry" (lines 17-18) and cotton crops, including illustration.
Date: February 19, 1861
Creator: Shepard, Josiah
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters using a combination of an adjustable agitator and a movable self-adjusting stirrer, including illustration.
Date: April 3, 1860
Creator: Sweeny, Samuel P.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Medical Compounds or Bitters.

Description: Patent for a medical compound prepared with whisky, gentian-root, cinchonabark, quassia and cloves which is intended as "a remedy for miasmatic fevers" (line 23) including instructions for the preparation and administration of the medicine.
Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Turner, Richard G.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Description: Patent for a method of preserving and canning meat. This describes the inventor's process, as well as his method of reducing air inside the container using hypophosphite of lime.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Screw-Propellers and their adaptation to the hulls of vessels" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Wilson, Joseph Erwin
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed-planters using a rotary system to distribute seeds from a drum and into the soil, including illustration.
Date: September 4, 1860
Creator: Park, A. R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Description: Patent for a new and improved soldering iron, which only gives off so much heat from one end and not the other. This patent of the soldering iron a safer tool to work with.
Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Item Type: Patent