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Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for an advertising machine that is motor-operated and will display a succession of slides that can be shown during the day or at night. It includes a light to help show slides to the public, a shutter that automatically and intermittently displays slides, a lens for projecting slides on a distant screen, and a master slide to be shown with each slide. The patent includes illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1913
Creator: Bernard, Oscar C.


Description: Patent for an annunciator. "This invention is designed for use in connection with a complete traction system" (lines 13-14). The design drives instruments via a train air system so that air pressure is constantly maintained. Illustrations included.
Date: February 18, 1908
Creator: Mayo, William C.; Houlehan, John & Briggs, George E.


Description: Patent for more efficient and durable pack-saddle (aparejo) used by United States Army. Casing involves hollow boot-sticks and rubber-encased steel, with better fitting to prevent fatigue of animal.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Keller, John & Titsworth, Richard

Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Description: Patent for improvements in mechanism for “applying oil to curves and switches of street railway tracks” (lines 6-7) by using an “oil-tank [that] is arranged in the upper position of the hood or shield over the car-wheel. The valve is in the bottom of the oil-space and may be controlled by a lever arranged to turn or lift in the valve, and under the valve is arranged the oiling-wheel, which runs lightly on the track or face of the car-wheel and applied the oil." (Page 2, lines 69-76) Includes illustration.
Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ennis, Thomas L.

Apparatus for Sizing Ores or for Other Uses

Description: Patent for an apparatus for sizing ores. This invention is to "accomplish and accurate or approximately accurate sizing or classification of ores or granular materials in a rapid and thorough manner and with as large a capacity as possible" (line 15-19) illustrations included.
Date: June 23, 1903
Creator: Swain, Seth Russell

Artesian Well Borer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.

Attachment for Thimbles.

Description: Patent for invention for the improvement of attachments for thimbles. "The objects of the invention are to produce a device of simple construction for cutting the thread when sewing that can be readily applied to old as well as to new thimbles; also to produce the device in such manner that the thread can be quickly and conveniently cut at any desired point in an expeditious manner " (lines 17-24). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Brown, Archie Edwards

Automatic Air-Brake Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvements in automatic air-brake couplers to enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, the invention also relates to improvements in automatic air-brake couplings in cars". (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Cary, Lewis C.

Automatic Multiple Fuse Block

Description: Patent for an automatic multiple fuse block. This invention is "provided a normally inactive shunt circuit through which, when a fuse is blown, the current is diverted to an electro-mechanical means which, when the rush of current causing the fuse to blow" (16-21). Illustration included.
Date: February 18, 1908
Creator: Mayo, William C.; Houlehan, John & Briggs, George E.