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Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry


Description: Patent for a spring motor intended to operate churns. It has a quality which allows it to be stopped or interrupted during its operation.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Murdock, John F.


Description: Patent for a combination tool that provides "a novel form of tool-head arranged to interchangeably carry a plurality of tools of different characters, whereby the single tool-head may be employed in various capacities" (lines 8-12), including illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: Spicer, John R.

Combination Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design "consists in a combination-tool embodying in a single implement a nail and staple-puller, pinchers, nail-straightener, and wire-cutters, the device being more particularly designed for use in constructing, taking down, and resetting wire fencing" (lines 7-12).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Beazley, James Harvey


Description: Patent for a device that efficiently and quickly travels over cotton-drills, spacing the stands uniformly apart and covers up any grass or weeds around the stands, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Totty, William


Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-plow through the positioning and connection of parts. Adjustable plow for different cultivating functions and different crops, especially for cotton. Illustration and materials recommendations included.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Sheffield, James A. D. & Sheffield, John C.


Description: Patent for a door check that holds a door open in a secured position. This particular door securer has a manual operation lock independent of the knob-spindle.
Date: February 24, 1903
Creator: Skidmore, John C. & Tyer, Author

Dredging Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging-scraper. This design "has for its object the production of a marine plow which shall serve to raise and remove obstructions and accumulations from the beds or channels of rivers, bays, harbors, and other water-courses; and the invention consists in a device for this purpose of novel construction . . . The plow, which is to be drawn over the bed of the water-course to be cleared—as, for instance, by drag chain or cable attached to a steamboat—operates to raise a few inches in depth of the deposit each time it passes over the bed or bottom of the water-course" (lines 9-22).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.


Description: Patent for "a game-board having a trough at its head and squared apertures near said head, and numbered cubical blocks adapted to be revolved in said apertures" (lines 18-21) and "has relation to games to be played on bowling-alleys or boards with balls" (lines 16-17) including illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Thompson, James Whiteford.

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for an improvement on ice cream freezer design in which casing an cream receptacles are mounted within the freezer unit. Special features include to agitate the cream receptacles as well as a mechanism keeping the freezing brine in constant circulation, resulting in an consistency in the quality and texture of the ice cream throughout.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Hedges, Harry J.

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for a better churn which makes butter faster, releases butter from the churn more easily, and is simple to create and use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: McConnell, John A. & McConnell, William V.

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.