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Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel or reservoir, its piston, and screw of the passage leading up from the top of the barrel-chamber, and the tube passing through the axle-collar and into a cavity of the axle arm" (lines 92-97).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Keller, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "[i]n blind-stops, the rod, consisting of two parts connected by a thin piece of metal, in combination with a blind provided with a median open-slotted tapering screw and thumb-nut" (lines 49-53).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Warren, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Blind Stops.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stop for blinds. This design "is to provide a convenient means by which blind-slats may be swung on their pivots, so as to open or close to the extent desired" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Vandervoort, Charles Frederick
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a . . . car-coupling link which automatically uncouples cars in case one or more of the cars runs off the track" (lines 7-10).
Date: February 27, 1883
Creator: Keller, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Caster Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for "a simple and practical attachment for a sulky or other plow which will enable the operator to readily turn the plow at any point where this may be desired while the plow is in service, and furthermore, to furnish a device of the above-indicated character which will be especially well adapted to facilitate the turning movement of a disk plow and dispense with the use of a tongue to guide the plow." (Lines 14-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Waters, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Collapsible Crate

Description: Patent for a collapsible crate. Illustration included.
Date: March 21, 1903
Creator: Orr, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined milk pan and curd or cheese mold. This design "consists in a dairy or kitchen utensil composed, mainly, of a pan with spout and stopper, and a detachable screen-cover to the pan constructed to also form a mold, and otherwise of peculiar construction" (lines 8-12).
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Noessel, Sarah J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a cot with a surrounding canopy that is designed to keep insects away from the user.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Kerridge, Isaac Curtis
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for a more efficient and simple cotton stalk chopper with the ability for the chopping drum to be moved up and down in the on and off positions.
Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Thomsen, John
Item Type: Patent

Dental Plugger.

Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Spoon.

Description: Design patent for a souvenir spoon typical or representative of the state of Texas; "The leading feature of [the] design is a head and bust of Davy Crockett, which forms the outer and wide end of the handle...About the middle of the shank and projecting on each side of the same is the lone star, while on the bowl of the spoon is a representation of the old building known as the 'Alamo'" (lines 14-22).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Hughes, Joseph A.
Item Type: Patent

Fastening for Blind Slats.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastening for blind slats. This design "consists in a device for use with a blind to clamp the slat-rod, and thereby retain the slats more or less open or closed" (lines 7-9).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Evans, George F.
Item Type: Patent

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water heater. This design "is to provide a boiler with a feed-water heater which will serve as a spark-arrester, and which will also purify the water and prevent the formation of scale in the water, and whereby, also, the heating surface will be increased and fuel economized. The invention consists of a feed-water heater composed of a series of pipes attached to half-cylindrical heads, placed diagonally in the fire-box of the boiler, and connected with the water-space of the boiler" (lines 8-19).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Green, George
Item Type: Patent

Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Description: Patent for a gauge for bias-cutters that produces "a pair of shears or scissors and provide the same with such additions as will adapt them to accurately cut to a predetermined width bias strips of any fabric" (lines 10-14).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Steen, Nevada
Item Type: Patent

Gage - Shears

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in shears. This design "consists of the details of construction and arrangement of the several parts"(line 16-19).
Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Steen, Emma L. Nevada
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Hand-Vises.

Description: Patent for hand vise to use as a tool for mechanics to hold small articles, can be attached to bits or augers for gauging the depth of a hole bored, and also for countersinking such holes for screws.
Date: November 19, 1872
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for improving a plow device that is curved and has open grooves.
Date: September 11, 1875
Creator: Freeman, Irvin
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Plow" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Freeman, Irvan
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Description: Patent for Improvement in vibrating propellers for steamers to improve the ability to control the vessel. Includes two illustrated and labeled figures.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Macowitzky, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent