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Account Book

Description: Patent for an account book that is to be used "to receive in condensed form the dates and other particulars when sums are due to and from a person or firm are payable" (p. 2).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Goldberg, Samuel W. & Tillmann, Emanuel M.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

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

Adjustable Rack for Railway-Cars.

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

Aeroplane.

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.

Air-Compressor for Water-Elevators.

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.

Alarm Attachment for Electric Bells.

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

Amusement Apparatus

Description: Patent for a fishing game for amusement parks which has a canal of liquid agitated to form a current with pictures of fish in it that when caught get the person fishing different prizes depending on the symbol they have on them.
Date: August 10, 1909
Creator: Pressey, Charles A.

Anchor Post

Description: Patent for an anchor post. This invention is designed to resist any lateral or longitudinal strain. Illustration included.
Date: April 24, 1903
Creator: Small, Wily & Brock, John W.

Animal-Trap.

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.

Annunciator.

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.

Anti Friction Journal.

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.