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Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed bottom. This design "consists in a spring-bed formed of two U-shaped spring-rods or frames formed by the rods, which frames have their end pieces crossed and secured at their free ends in the opposite ends of slates. To the longitudinal pieces of the spring-frames the side edges of a piece of canvas are secured, and spiral springs are secured on the slats below the canvas" (lines 11-19).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Bentley, Travis C.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such a coupling, in which the link may be raised and supported at different heights for the purpose of coupling with cars of different height, or for the purpose of raising the link out of engagement with the hook of another draw-head" (lines 26-32).
Date: April 8, 1884
Creator: Lyons, Sidney
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder for cotton gins. This design consists in "the combination, with the driving mechanism, of the alternating sections, the shaft or rod, loop-rods and staples, the crank-shaft, and hooked rods . . . [and] of the adjustable comb, the crank-shaft, hinge-connection, arm, and cross-bar" (lines 3-12).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Nix, Manning Lafayette
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Harness-Saddle

Description: Patent for the "construction and combination of devices" (line 10) that serve as "an improvement in harness-saddles" (lines 8-9) for horses, with illustrations.
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Goodman, William Dave & Tuttle, Frank
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fire-Escape Ladders.

Description: This patent was created for the improvent of fire escape ladders. The inventor gives a comprehensive look at his invention via his image.
Date: April 17, 1878
Creator: Morris, James P.
Item Type: Patent

Ironing-Table

Description: Patent for "an ironing-table of this class which may be used independently of household furniture and like means of support and at the same time provide a construction whereby the board may be used independently of its supporting-stand" (lines 16-21).
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Perry, Charles Albert
Item Type: Patent

Medical Compound

Description: Patent for "a compound to be used as a gargle or wash in the treatment of the mouth, throat, &c., when the mucous membrane of the said parts is affected by the use of tobacco, opium, or morphine, alcoholic drinks, &c., and also in cases of indigestion, dyspepsia, malarial, and typhoid fevers, &c. (lines 8-14).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Roberts, Andre
Item Type: Patent

Receptacle or Tank.

Description: Patent for receptacle or tank for underground storage purpose is to use metal to construct a tank for strength to resist the pressure upon its walls. To protect the tank from the corrosive action of the earth by lining the surface of a tank “with a protective coating composed of alternate layers of asphaltum and tarred-felt paper, a fabric layer imposed upon the outer layer of asphaltum, and a final layer of asphaltum covering the fabric.” (Page 2, lines 109-113.) Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Stewart, Robert P.
Item Type: Patent

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spokes, the felly, and the tire . . . of the plates, each provided with rearwardly-extending apertured portions, forwardly-projecting fingers, and semi-socketed portions on their lower faces, the upper face of the plate being straight, its lower face inclined, the upper face of the plate inclined, and the lower face thereof straight, whereby when said plates are fitted in place, they will wedge between the felly and the shoulder of the spoke, said socket portions adapted to fit over said shouldered portion of the spokes" (lines 8-21).
Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Mayo, William Archer
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for vehicle-wheels that "automatically" expand and contract (lines 8-10); including illustration and instructions
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Mabry, D. L.
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle Wheel

Description: Patent for Vehicle-Wheel. "I am enabled to produce a wheel which can be put together, taken apart, repaired, renewed or tightened, with no tools or appliances other than a wrench, and by persons wholly unskilled in the manufacture of wheels in the ordinary way." (lines 13-18)
Date: April 6, 1886
Creator: Horrne, Henry M. & Rutherford, John C.
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Wheel

Description: Patent for an improved wheel for vehicles, with description of parts and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1886
Creator: Horrne, Henry M.
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful washing machine.
Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Roach, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Windmill.

Description: Patent for improvements to windmills.
Date: April 29, 1884
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank
Item Type: Patent