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Description: Patent for an animal trap with a unique construction. It can be used for many animals but is specially made for salamanders or other burrowing type animals.
Date: September 9, 1902
Creator: Hetherington, Sam
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Description: Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21).
Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Weighing-Scale.

Description: Patent for an automatic weighing-scale meant to be connected to a pneumatic conveyer to weigh cotton, grain, or other products. The invention weighs "any amount to which its scale may be set, and then cutting off the supply and emptying itself, when it may be reset, preferably by hand, to repeat the weighing operation" (lines 18-22).
Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Item Type: Patent

Boll-Weevil Exterminator

Description: Patent for a boll weevil exterminator, which rids cotton plants and bolls of insects and exterminates them. Illustrations included.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: Watkins, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Brace for Bedsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bedsteads. This design has for its object "to provide an attachment for bedsteads whereby the side rails are prevented from springing outward or expanding from any cause, and thus allowing the slats to fall through" (lines 14-18).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Holmes, James C.
Item Type: Patent

Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for improvements in breasts for cotton gins: " My invention relates to certain improvements in the construction of gin breasts for cotton gins and consists in providing in conjunction with a gin breast an adjustable "up-per circle" to facilitate the formation of the roll, to prevent the seed cotton from overflowing from the gin breast as the roll rotates, and preserve the proper degree of contact between the gin saws and the roll" (lines 12-20).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a car-coupler, with illustrations. The purpose of this patent for a car-coupler was to improve existing car-couplings by providing, "safe, convenient, and expeditious means for readily coupling and uncoupling sections of cars with the danger incurred of getting between them" (lines 12-16).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Williamson, John A., JR.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient car coupling "which will insure positive automatic coupling when two opposite draw-heads come together" (lines 16-18).
Date: April 26, 1892
Creator: Bird, Robert L. & Bird, John L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "hollow draw-head provided with a horizontal chamber, a vertical pin-hole near the forward end of said chamber, and a slot in the lower part of said draw-head opening into said chamber, of a sliding latch mounted in said chamber and provided with a lip projecting beyond the outer end of said latch and curved downward as shown, and with a groove on the lower side of said latch, of a pivoted arm engaging in said groove, and a weight integral with said arm and wholly inclosed within said slot and adapted to move said sliding latch forward beneath the lower end of the pin when the latter is raised" (lines 5-18). A coupling pin is mounted in the pin-hole.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improvement in a churn-dasher by constructing the head of a dasher with a series of spirally-slanting blades, the front and rear edges are curved inward forming vertical openings with lancet-shaped ends. So that it would meet with less resistance when churning with the upward stroke.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Isaac F.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvement in corn-shellers; in which “it consists in a perforated casting provided with radial teeth or projections which extend toward its center and which is to be secured to a support having an opening through it, combined with a double-ended handle which has an opening through its center and teeth projecting from the opening.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Bander, Charles Bornet
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Blocker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-blocker. This design "relates to cotton-blockers . . . to be applied to cultivators; and the object of the invention is to provide a blocker and mechanism for operating it which may be applied to cultivators of any construction, and with but little trouble, and to provide a hoe-blade which will clear itself of dirt and weeds and make a regular and steady stroke" (lines 11-18).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Jordan, James Thomas
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton-choppers.
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: McCullough, Frank
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base . . . of the slotted plate secured thereto, the strip on the rear side of the said plate, the blade having apertures and threaded bolts for adjusting the said blade" (lines 96-100). It further consists in "rear cutters or scrapers on the landside" (line 1).
Date: May 1, 1888
Creator: Irwin, William H. & Hairgrove, George W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton distributers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Ogden, George
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Gin

Description: Patent for "new and improved Cotton Gin" (line 5).
Date: October 3, 1900
Creator: Lumpkin, R.B.
Item Type: Patent

Dog or Stop Device for Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable stop-device or dog used in baling presses with a pressure-chamber in a plunger or traverser reciprocates. The invention operates automatically and retaines the material being pressed inside the pressure-chamber. The dog pivots on the side of the pressure-chamber and is enabled to move freely.
Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth.
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Smith, Wiston Allin
Item Type: Patent

Embroidering Attachment for Sewing-Machines

Description: Patent for embroidering arm attachment to be mounted on the needle-bar of a sewing machine with the embossing material passed through the needle eye so that it does not need to go through the presser-foot.
Date: June 12, 1906
Creator: Rodman, Rollin L.
Item Type: Patent

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "relates to that class of fire-escapes which embody a long sack or flexible tube mounted upon a frame adapted to be secured in a window and permit the passage of the occupants of the burning building to the ground through said sack or tube. The object of [the] invention is to provide a simple and improved fire-escape of this class which will possess advantages in point of inexpensiveness, ease of application, and general efficiency, and which may be conveniently transported and occupy but little space when not in use" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 29, 1888
Creator: Reimers, Henry
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a swinging gate for "general purposes; and consists in the constrcution hereinafter described and shown by which when the gate is shut the hinge-supports are relieved of any strain which would tent to pull them out of perpendicular position, and at the same time the gate itself when in a closed position is so supported that all liability of sagging is avoided, and the gate when in closed position is securely locked against accidental opening.(line 11-20)
Date: October 18, 1902
Creator: Ogden, George
Item Type: Patent

Gate Latch

Description: Patent for a gate latch. Illustration included.
Date: June 8, 1903
Creator: Abernathy, James Rubin
Item Type: Patent

Gearing for Operating Windmill Pumps.

Description: Patent for new and improved gearing for windmill pumps. This design has for its object "to raise water from wells by suitable mechanism connected with a fan, from which the power is communicated to the pump through said mechanism" (lines 13-16).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Jordan, John E.
Item Type: Patent