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Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may accomplish with facility and case all the purposes for which it is intended" (lines 13-16).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an animal-yoke.
Date: January 21, 1903
Creator: Landers, Willis M.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a baling-press that will prevent hay or other material from jamming the mechanisms used to bale it.
Date: December 8, 1900
Creator: Dennis, Felix Henry
Item Type: Patent

Bottle Stopper

Description: Patent for a bottle stopper. Illustrations included.
Date: August 12, 1903
Creator: Hogan, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Combined Hook and Hammer.

Description: Patent for a combined hook and hammer meant to "combine in its structure the ordinary hook for engaging with the article to be moved, and a handle adapted, when desired, to be used as a hammer, thus dispensing with the necessity for a separate implement of this character, and, second, to combine with the said hook and handle improved means for preventing the accidental contact of the hand of the operator with the article to be handled" (lines 17-26).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Tillett, Henry Augustus; Tarpley, Thomas Dee & Moore, Robert Jones
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and thinners by using a combination of “a rectangular frame having the transverse arch, the axle having the ground-wheels and the drive-gears mounted on the axle, a stirrups shafts, cogs, rotary cutters, and a bifureated cam” (p. 2, lines 85-92) to construct the chopper. This new construction will “provide means for easily adjusting the knives or cutters, and for regulating the distance between the stands of cotton.” (Page 1, lines 12-15) Illustration is included.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: McCaul, James L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a simple and efficient cotton planter that plants four or more rows at once. It works over rough, stony, and uneven ground; its operation is that it opens a furrow, drops the seed, and puts dirt over the seeds.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Mannewitz, Maximilian
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved trimming-table that easily measures, holds, and cuts or trims fabrics. It consists of a table with measures, keepers that are attached to the top of the table with a stem, and an arched front portion that ends in a foot-piece.
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Jones, Vina
Item Type: Patent

Dish Drier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-drier. This design consists in "[t]he body having perforations and having side projection and spout, in combination with the cover, false bottom supported from the main bottom of the drier, and having the uprights and cross-pieces" (lines 75-80).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Wilson, Alice J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "devices for equalizing the draft where three or more draft-animals are used" (lines 8-10) to pull machinery, carriages, or wagons with illustrations included.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Hayden, Jefferson B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an earth auger.
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an earth-auger that allows a hole to "be bored in ordinary soil in much less time than with the ordinary auger. It readily bores in ground in which the ordinary auger will not bore - viz., dry, hard, and packed soil, gravel, and concrete beds."
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Porter, Thomas & Gillilland, George Washington
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Electric-Car Line.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in elevated electric car lines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 26, 1899
Creator: Cooley, Joe H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful fire escape, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Buck, Sterling P. & Meaker, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent

Holder for Ink-Bottles.

Description: Patent for a holder for mucilage bottles, ink bottles, or similar containers. "The invention consists of a wire rest or holder bent to form a horizontal base and upwardly projecting clamping-arms" (lines 16-18).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for collapsible ironing tables with illustration.
Date: October 29, 1901
Creator: Williams, James Hanna
Item Type: Patent

Kitchen Utensil.

Description: Patent for a kitchen utensil that can be used for washing dishes, scraping cooking vessels, and cleaning ornamental glass and silver.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in listing machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Blanchard, William R.; Matthews, Lafyette & Watkins, Cisero
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in listing machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Blanchard, William R.
Item Type: Patent