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Description: Patent for a simple cattle guard for railroads "which may be applied conveniently and economically to a cattle gap, and which will prevent cattle from getting their legs caught between the sleepers above the gap, which will also prevent cattle from passing over the gap, and which will frighten the cattle from the track" (lines 16-22).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo


Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that does not let cattle become entangled and killed in the guard, and does not allow cattle to pass over the rails. Cattle also will not get thrown or trip on the guard, and the trains will not be endangered.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo


Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that improves on patents previously granted to the inventor (No. 516,307 and No. 501,785). The improvements include "the provision of a counter balance or lever with a weight slidingly thereon, which can be adjusted so as to better regulate the platform (lines 25-28) and perforated guards, which will not get as damaged by the wind as non-perforated guards. The patent also includes springs under the platform instead of springs under the sills.
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo

Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for chemical fire extinguishers "in which the acid-bottle consists of two concentric cylinders, the inner one of which is open at top and bottom, and which, when the bottle is placed in the cylinder containing the water and soda, potash, or other material, a compressed-air seal will be formed, preventing the acid and water from commingling; but when the bottle is inverted the seal will be broken, and the water and acid coming together will generate the gas." (Lines 18-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Flatau, Louis Spencer

Continuous Recording-Seal and Door-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a continuous recording-seal and door-fastener. The purpose behind this patent is the continuous recording-seal and door-fastener itself which is intended to "provide a simple means of fastening, sealing, and cleating or closing the crack of a car or other sliding hinge door" (lines 9-12).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.

Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design "consists in a cotton planter constructed with a funnel-shaped hopper, supported by a plate and frame carried by wheels, and an axle driven by a worm and worm-wheel, and held erect by a stationary tube having a flaring upper end, and carrying the furrow-opening plow. With the rotating hopper is connected a screw extending into the stationary tube, so that the seed will be fed out by the revolution of the said hopper" (lines 20-29).
Date: October 28, 1884
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.


Description: Patent for a cultivator implement "that is adapted in the event of meeting any impassable obstruction in the soil to turn backward at its lower end and permit the cultivator implement to ride through the action of the draft-power and, with the assistance of the attendant, so as to pass over such immovable obstruction and thereafter perform its intended cultivating function." (Lines 18-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 21, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.

Cultivator and Seeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator and seeder. This design consists in "the combination, with the frame and plows, the hopper supported on the frame, and the oscillating agitator or stirrer in the bottom of the hopper, having a gear of the wheel-axle having an eccentric, the ring or strap embracing the eccentric and having a rod, and the rocking segment having a tubular arm receiving the rod to be oscillated thereby" (lines 73-81).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.

Garden Tile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved garden tile. This design "is to provide a . . . garden-tile which can be used as a plant-protector or as a curbing for walks, &c. The invention consists in a tile having a semicircular or U-shaped cross-section and open at the bottom and provided on its top with one or more necks through which the plants can grow" (lines 7-15).
Date: May 25, 1886
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.


Description: Patent for improvements in harrows, "so that any farmer who possesses a Georgia stock or ordinary plow-beam with its attached handles can purchase one of [these] improved harrows per se and without the exercise of any special mechanical knowledge or experience apply the harrow device or contrivance to the beam of such ordinary plow stock." (Lines 40-47) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.

Improvement in Combined Seed-Planter, Fertilizer-Distributer, and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in a combined seed-planter, fertilizer-distributer, and cultivator by attaching some prongs to a dropping-wheel for the purpose of taking hold of the cotton-seed and draw it out of the hopper. This dropping-wheel can be covered with a case when planning seeds and, removed if fertilizer is to be distributed with small seeds. Illustration is included.
Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Flatau, Louis

Insect Destroyer

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer. This invention is designed to destroy boll weevils by using blowers and agitators that send the boll weevils to receptacles filled with liquid. Illustration included.
Date: July 7, 1908
Creator: Vickers, John J.

Marine Propeller

Description: Patent for a marine propeller which allows for "a reversal of the action of the wheel for propulsion in opposite directions or for turning the boat without changing the direction of rotation of the power-shaft."
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Burrell Cannon

Pistol and Carbine Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved holster for pistols and carbines. This design includes a button to be attached to the desired firearm, and the button is designed to fit into a groove attached to a strap. The strap is secured around a person or horse, and a tug at the handle of the firearm causes springs in the groove to release the button, thus freeing the firearm quickly and easily.
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.