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Description: Patent for a rack to be used in refrigerator rail cars for the transportation of produce. Illustrations included.
Date: March 20, 1906
Creator: Coleman, John C. & Kessel, Edward W.
Item Type: Patent

Acetylene-Gas-Generating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene , and comprises the novel features." (lines 8-10) including illustration.
Date: July 24, 1900
Creator: Metcalf, Charles Wesley
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Condensing Flue-Dust.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for "condensing and saving the flue-dust passing with the waste gases through the chimney of lead-smelting furnaces." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1889
Creator: Hizon, Hiram W.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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: January 30, 1902
Creator: Swain, Seth Russell
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore and Pulp Sampler

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and pulp sampler. This invention represents a settling tank to accumulate particles. Illustration included.
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore And Slime Separator

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and slime separator. This invention is designed to separate the sand and other solid particles from water. Illustration included.
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Silt And Sand Separator.

Description: Patent for an automatic silt and sand separator that settles and discharges sand, slimes and any foreign matters.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Allen, Charles.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a bicycle that is safer than other bicycles. It has compensating gearing so that "the variations in leverage in the various positions assumed by the pedal crank are equalized" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Lillibridge, Freeman
Item Type: Patent

Boiler Stay Bolt

Description: Patent for a boiler stay bolt. Illustration included.
Date: June 14, 1904
Creator: Peters, Joseph & Coleman, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and easily applied bolster-standard meant to be secured to the bolster and does not allow the bolster to split or crack.
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Bennett, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent

Bridle-Rod for Railroad Rails

Description: Patent for a system of attaching railroad rails when the rails are first placed. This device is used to keep the rails a precise distance apart before the railroad spikes are placed into the ground holding the rails firmly in place.
Date: February 10, 1903
Creator: Johnson, John
Item Type: Patent

Burial Apparatus.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "a burial device adapted particularly for use as a cemetery hearse and also for depositing the casket in the grave" (line 12 - 15).
Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Thorne, Richard Hamilton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for updates to "calcining-furnaces", specifically several original and new parts, including illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hughes,Godfrey
Item Type: Patent

Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the transverse beam of the truck, of the levers pivoted to the under side of the same, the brake-shoes, the pitmen connecting the brake-shoes with the levers, the straps secured to the beam, the retaining-rods having their ends pivoted to the pitmen and the straps, and devices for operating the levers" (lines 94-101).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Mayer, Charles
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and safe car-coupling that will not accidentally uncouple, and can uncouple without the operator stepping between the cars. It "consists principally of a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead and provided with cam surfaces, and an arm mounted to swing and adapted to engage the said cam surfaces to open and close the knuckle" (lines 14-18). The coupling can also couple cars of different heights.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Schairer, John Jacob
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "improved and simple means for automatically and positively coupling the adjacent ends of railway-cars together" (lines 25-27).
Date: April 9, 1889
Creator: Campbell, George W.
Item Type: Patent