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Description: Patent for an improve to a Gas-Generator by controlling the liquid for decomposing the carbid in acetylene, by doing this the generation of gas is monitored and the waste of gas will not occur. This is an improvement to the Gas-Generator, this construct will have an automatic cut-off for the liquid-supply.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Summerfield, John
Description: Patent for an adjustable brace for doors or gates. It is designed to prevent sagging.
Date: September 29, 1903
Creator: Shields, John
Description: Patent for improvements on racks in railway-cars including more storage for smaller items, an adjustable rack for children or elderly persons to be able to reach without needing to stand on the car seat, a titled hinge that allows a rack to be pulled for ward and pushed back, and other improvements.
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Butler, Michael
Description: Patent for an aeroplane with a propeller, which is "pivotally mounted and adjustable into different positions relative to the planes in order to produce either a rising movement or thereof or a driving movement in a horizontal or other plane" (lines 26-30).
Date: September 19, 1911
Creator: Andrae, Ernest H.; Andrae, E. H.
Description: Patent for "an improvement in air-compressors for water-elevators, and it consists in the novel mechanism for compressing air, by which water is designed to be raised from a cistern, or other reservoir." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Warren, Governor D.
Description: Patent for "an Alarm Attachment for Electric Bells." "The object in view is the provision of means for facilitating the change of an ordinary door-bell into a continuously-ringing alarm apparatus, while leaving the mechanism free to be changed back into its former operative condition as a door-bell."(Lines 10-15) Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: June 30, 1902
Creator: Blakeney, Henry
Description: Patent for an animal trap "having a vestibule which will be operated by the weight go the animal entering the same to close the entrance-door and open an exit-door into a receiving compartment or cage" (line 13-18) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Kirk, Robert L.
Description: Patent for improvement in annunciator by “providing a circuit-closing attachment for annunciators by means of which an electric lamp will be lit when the annunciator-drop falls.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Fouts, Lambert F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction journal. This design "relates to anti-friction devices adapted especially for hoisting pulleys; and it has for its object to provide a device in which the shaft or axis of the main hoisting-pulley shall be supported or mounted upon the peripheries of wheels of a considerable diameter as compared with that of the hoisting-pulley, whereby the friction may be lessened to the greatest possible extent" (lines 24-32).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Taylor, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "has for its object to furnish a combination tool which will wear or cut the harder grades or rock frequently met with in boring wells of this class, and also to furnish a tool which will be harder than the common steel too or auger, thereby dispensing with the necessity of taking out and sharpening" (lines 13-20). It consists in "[a] fluted hemispherical mass of corundum for boring Artesian wells, said mass being provided with cutting-edges which extend from the apex to the base, [and] a metallic core embedded within the mass" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Brown, Frank O.