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Description: Patent for a new and useful churn, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Parker, Joseph Andrew
Item Type: Patent

Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined clothes washer and churn. This design "is to facilitate the operations of washing clothes and churning, and also to avoid the necessity of having a separate mechanism for each use. The invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-21).
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Bridges, Mary Jane
Item Type: Patent

Combined Plow and Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in a combined plow and planter which "can be readily adapted for planting different kinds of seed, such as corn, cotton, cane, and the like" (line 21 - 23).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Franklin, George
Item Type: Patent

Fire Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a hinge-gainer related to "certain improvements in devices of that class employed for cutting a gain or mortise in a door-jam or door for the reception of a hinge. The object of the invention is to provide an improved machine or tool in which all the parts may be readily and accurately adjusted to cut recesses of different width, height, and depth" (Lines 8-16).
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Ward, Richard Bryant.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a horseshoe. Illustration included.
Date: March 3, 1904
Creator: Harmon, William O. & Smith, Albert
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Self-Locking, Nut.

Description: Patent for a "simple and efficient device" for "securely holding a nut upon a bolt" (lines 76-77).
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Galliher, Lawrence M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Reeves, Alexander Marion
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "relates to the construction of wagon beds or bodies; and it has for'its object to provide a simple means for bracing such beds-or bodies to prevent the sides thereof from spreading under a load, and whereby the heavy standards usually employed may be dispensed with" (lines 23-30).
Date: March 18, 1890
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Item Type: Patent

Wire-Fence Stay

Description: Patent for wire fence stay that is used for securing wire lines.
Date: March 27, 1902
Creator: Senour, Charles Henry
Item Type: Patent