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Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for "the production of simple and inexpensive means whereby the ordinary farming implements--such as plows, cultivators, and the like--may be readily convert to the sulky or wheeled type." (line 11-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Cornelison, Jesse U.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Description: Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Pyeatt, Jessie Newton.
Item Type: Patent

Bell-Ringer.

Description: Patent for a bell ringer for use in locomotives, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 15, 1891
Creator: Baker, John L.
Item Type: Patent

Belt-Tightener

Description: Patent for an improvement in belt fasteners, "especially adapted for use in connection with the running belts of planning, sizing, matching, molding and like machines" (lines 10-12) so that belts may be adjusted to tighten or loosen easily.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Noble, John B. & Hensley, Joseph B.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Item Type: Patent

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements in gates, including illustrations.
Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists in "the rings loosely suspended on opposite sides of a central line, levers extended past such central line, and having their inner ends engaged with the rings on the opposite sides of the center from the handle ends, and partition-plates interposed between such levers and the rings past which they are extended" (lines 79-86).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Charleville, George William
Item Type: Patent

Grate.

Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
Item Type: Patent

Hair-Tonic.

Description: Patent for improvements in “a compound for the removal and prevention of dandruff;” (lines 7-8) formula of the compound is listed and instructions on how to mix the compound are included. No illustration.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Fraser, Samuel T.; Gilliland, William E. & Wilson, David J.
Item Type: Patent

Hanging Bed.

Description: Patent for improvements in hanging or hidden beds by having “hangers pivoted at their upper ends to fixed supports and having upwardly-opening angular hooks at their lower ends, of a bed-frame, legs pivoted to the ends of the end bars thereof, pitman-rods extending inwardly from said legs, a piece to whose ends said rods are connected, an outward projection between the ends of said piece detachably engaging and closely fitting one of said hooks, and a pivot passing through the projection and piece and into the end bar, as and for the purpose herein before set forth.” (Page 2, lines 26-36) Illustration is included.
Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Buell, Will M.
Item Type: Patent

Harrow.

Description: Patent for improvements in harrows which can be “adapted to be reversed for pulverizing and leveling the surface traversed, to avoid evaporation as far as possible, and place the ground in the best condition for the travel of harvesters and other machines in gathering crops” (lines 9-14), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Day, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "is an improvement in that class of nut-locks in which so-called 'jam-nuts' are turned up on the bolt against the nut to be locked; and the present invention lies, mainly, in the particular construction of the end or ends of the thread of the locking nut or washer by which to more securely and effectually lock the nut in place on the bolt" (lines 8-15).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Terry, David C. & Maltby, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the loop-formed nut-locking device and the plate to which it is hinged, of the supplementary locking device, consisting of a wire or rod having one end bent at right angles and embracing the hinge of the main device and its other end provided with a hook to receive the side bar of the main device" (lines 37-44).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Leiby, Isaac F.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design consists in "[a] nut-lock key having a body or wedge portion and a head, and having such head provided at its inner edge with flanges or extensions, the inner edges of the flanges or extensions being separated from the body" (lines 70-74).
Date: June 28, 1887
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Preparing Fruit for Canning and Preserving.

Description: Patent for a process of skin removal from various fruits that leaves the peeled fruit in "good condition" (line 12) for making preserves or for use in other preparations.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: McDermett, Ida L.
Item Type: Patent

Seeder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful seeder attachment for plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1899
Creator: Dodds, Edward J. & Jackson, Tomas A.
Item Type: Patent

Tug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame tug. This design consists in "the carrier . . . adapted for connection with the belly and back bands, constructed with a recess for the spring and provided with guides or ways for the tug-bar, such guides or ways leading forward and back from the spring-recess, whereby the tug-bar may extend entirely through and beyond the opposite ends of the spring-receiving recess, combined with the tug-bar and the spring" (lines 68-77).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design features "the construction and combination of parts whereby the spokes may be adjusted radially outward, and also forced tightly around the axle-box, to compensate for shrinkage" (lines 11-15).
Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for washing-machines that "employ a circular corrugated or fluted bed with a conical roller revolving about a central post" (lines 12-14).
Date: February 10, 1880
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent