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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful acetylene gas generator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Camp, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent

Book

Description: Patent for a book with margin numbering which allows for page numbers to be visible with one glance, including illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: Rhodes, Samuel E.
Item Type: Patent

Cane Mill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sugarcane mill. This design "consist[s] of the frame composed of [a] bed-piece, vertical standards, and horizontal pieces, [one] piece having [a] trough, the vertical shaft, horizontally movable . . . and provided with the gear, the roller having stationary shaft provided with pinion, the [other] roller having stationary shaft provided with pinion, boxes, and screw-threaded rods" (lines 81-89).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Webb, John T.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform . . . having a spring buffer and a projection adjacent to and to one side of the buffer . . . the catch pivotally secured below the same and having a series of coupling shoulders on one side, the spring, and the stop arranged to act upon the side of the catch from which the coupling shoulders project" (lines 89-98).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Ashford, Thomas Gresham.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the draw-head having the open space at its front end, the longitudinal groove in its side, extending rearward from said space, and the transverse recess at the rear end of said groove, the coupling bar resting in the groove and having a lug at its rear end" (lines 92-98). Said lug is "pivoted in the recess, and the hook at its front end arranged within the open space, and the spring having its rear end secured to the side of the draw-head in rear of the recess" (lines 1-4).
Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Keith, John David
Item Type: Patent

Compound Engine.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in compound engines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 20, 1899
Creator: Johnson, Willie H.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a sulky having a loop secured to its axle, of a pair of hoes secured to a pair of pivoted bars, which are adapted to slide up and down in the loop, and a spring arranged between the bars to hold the hoes in a closed position . . . [and] provided with foot-rests for the driver, whereby the hoes may be forced into the ground" (lines 55-67).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Craig, William Sinclair
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "the combination, with the frame bearing the standards, of caster-wheels provided with shanks, which are vertically journaled in the bars at each side of said frame and in the ends of the cross-bar, the hand-lever which is secured at the forward end of the beam and pivotally connected to the center of said cross-bar and provided with a slot near its free end, the segmental upright, and the spring" (lines 16-25).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Brown, Thomas Jefferson
Item Type: Patent

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a fertilizer-distributer with "means for agitating and loosening up the fertilizing material and delivering the same through a series of discharge-openings, such series extending transversely of the path of movement of the machine across the field and controlled by individual and independently-operable feed slides or gates, whereby the machine may be used for simultaneously fertilizing adjoined furrows or as a broadcast fertilizer-distributer" (Lines 12-21).
Date: May 20, 1902
Creator: Mize, William P.
Item Type: Patent

Fire-Screen.

Description: Patent for a portable, ornamental fire screen. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Havecotte, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements in swinging gates which “can be opened in either direction and capable of being operated at a distance from either side of it by a person on horseback or in a vehicle.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Plaster, William M.
Item Type: Patent

Gate Closer

Description: Patent for a gate closer. This invention uses a counter weight to automatically closes a gate or door. Illustration included.
Date: October 25, 1900
Creator: Rhodes, Efford B.
Item Type: Patent

Governor for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for "a steam engine governor for shutting off the supply of steam to the engine in the event of the governor-belt breaking or slipping from the pulley, which is operatively connected with the weighted arms of the governor, so as to control the motion of the latter." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Wilcox, Ferdenand, S.
Item Type: Patent

Hammock or Swing.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hammock. This design consists in "the combination of a suspended canopy, consisting of a hoop provided with screw-eyes and having a textile covering and a mosquito-netting secured thereto and depending therefrom, with a basket consisting of a hoop, a suitably-constructed bottom, a cushion, and a guard . . . and supporting-ropes secured at their lower portions to the basket and to the guard, and having snap-hooks at their upper ends adapted to engage the screw-eyes in the hoop of the canopy" (lines 5-15).
Date: April 24, 1888
Creator: Broderick, Martin
Item Type: Patent

Improvement for Axle-Boxes for Vehicles

Description: Patent for an improvement in axle-boxes for vehicles which incorporates an adjustable tube that may take up the wear on its ends.
Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Description: Patent for "an Improvement in Wagon-Axle Skeins" that "has for its object to furnish an improved iron axle for wagons and other vehicles which shall be stronger without being heavier than iron axles made in the ordinary manner."
Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening for the ends of bale-bands, whether the latter be constructed of sheet metal or wire." (lines 18-21) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Camp, Ira M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in chairs, which provides adjustable shoulder supports and back (inclination and height), with intended advantages of better lung capacity and spinal alignment. The chair can be adjusted to fit all sizes of bodies. It is noted that some of the adjustable features could be incorporated into other furnishings such as beds or lounges. An additional feature of the chair is a retracting spring to assist the user in exiting the chair.
Date: May 9, 1876
Creator: Barnes, James W.
Item Type: Patent