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Bale or Bundle Wiring Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that tightly twists wire around a bale in a bale press. It works quickly and works better than other wiring tools. "This tool is so constructed that two or more wires can be grasped at two different times independent of each with one movement of the hand, not loosening the grip on the first wire while the second wire is grasped and cut off" (lines 35-40).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Bale-Wiring Tool.

Description: Patent for a bale wiring tool that "consists of a shank of proper length and diameter, with wire clamping and cutting mechanism on its lower end, and mechanism on its other end to rotate said tool" (lines 23-27). It also has "two independent clamping and cutting jaws, so that one wire can be clamped in the tool, while the other wire can be drawn tight around the bale and then placed in the tool and clamped and cut off, when the tool can be rotated by a brace or by a rack and pinion...and the wire twisted to form a tie" (lines 28-35).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improved quarter circular baling press that forms "a catching and tripping mechanism simple in construction and low of production; and second, to retain the plunger-bar within its proper limits to again come in proper position on the other catch or set block after being tripped, independent of any vertical or horizontal guides as hereinafter fully described" (lines 19-26).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling press that has a rebounding plunger and is meant to have "an effective and substantial tripping and catching mechanism, simple in construction, low of production, and durable and easy to trip" (lines 22-25).
Date: May 23, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improved quarter circular press with a rebounding plunger. The "improvements are in the arrangements and securing of the plates to receive the king-bolt; and braces to guide and support the lever; and, the links linking the plunger-bar direct to the king-bolt, and suitable tripping mechanism" (lines 20-26).
Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Description: Patent for a banker's daily-balance index meant to "promote the speed and accuracy of book-keepers in keeping the personal daily balance ledger in banking and other like business" (lines 9-12). The patent is for a piece of paper divided with ink into strips on the front and back.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Thomas, Thomas Parry
Item Type: Patent

Butt Board for Grain Binders.

Description: Patent for a new and improved butt board for grain binders. This design "relates to improvements in butt-boards for grain-binders to even the butts of the gavel of grain to be bound and to also adjust said gavel in regard to length so that short grain will be bound near the center as well as long grain . . . [i]t has reference more especially to the construction of the butt-board and operating parts, so as to even the butts of the grain and adjust the same to proper position to the binder at one single movement of the butt-board" (lines 12-27).
Date: April 26, 1892
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Adams, William Franklin
Item Type: Patent

Car-Door.

Description: Patent for "sliding doors for freight cars, stock cars, &c., in which the car door is suspended at its upper end by means of suitable hangers engaging a track or guide rail extended above and to one side of the door-way in such manner that the door, when unfastened, may be made to slide sidewise to give access to the interior of the car." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "ha[s] a curved bottom and rounded ends and consisting of the bottom, the sides, the partitions . . . similar to the sides and arranged adjacent to the latter" (lines 101-104). Said partitions "[form] water compartments, the transverse partition providing a communication between the water compartments and being formed by a plate bent longitudinally at an angle and having its apex extending across the body of the churn, and the dasher arranged above the partition and suitably secured in place" (lines 1-8).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Day, William Howel
Item Type: Patent

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for an improved clothes washer that is made up of a cylinder, a piston that is two disks attached together with notches and flared edges, and a packing strip in the groove of the disk edges.
Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Lewis, Nathan D.
Item Type: Patent

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a combination tool "specifically adapted for use as a pan or plate lifter or a stove-lid lifter and which may also be used for holding dishes while being washed" (lines 4-7), including illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Swenson, Charles E. & Swenson, Olive C.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Halter and Weaning-Muzzle.

Description: Patent for a combined halter and weaning muzzle, "the halter being adapted for use independently of the muzzle and the latter being detachably connected to the halter" (lines 17-19). The halter is "the combination of a chin-strap and nose-band made in one piece and a weaning nose-band" (lines 18-20).
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Schow, Ottinus E.
Item Type: Patent

Compressor and Discharging Mechanism for Grain-Binders

Description: Patent for "improvements in compressing and discharging mechanism and a starting mechanism for grain-binders constructed on an ordinary harvester-platform, so as to adapt the well-known Appleby type of binders to be used on an ordinary harvester-platform, the sheaf to be formed direct on the platform, thus adapting the above mentioned cord-tying mechanism to be used in connection with the conveyer invented by myself and patented February 17, 1891, No. 446,473" (lines 12-23).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Condenser and Dripper for Coffee or Tea Pots.

Description: Patent for "a combined condenser and dripper for coffee or tea pots, the main object of the invention being the provision of a combined condenser and dripper to be attached to and used in connection with an ordinary coffee or tea pot; second, to construct a condenser readily connected to or disconnected from the lid of coffee or tea pot, and to have the reservoir or body of the condenser a proper distance above the pot to prevent its receiving external heat from the pot; and thereby, to produce such condenser and dripper at a minimum cost; and perfect in its operation" (lines 25-38).
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: McClellan, John A.
Item Type: Patent

Conveyer-Gearing for Harvesters

Description: Patent for "... a new and useful Gearing for Harvester-Conveyers..." (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1892
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "the combination, with the axle, of the U-frame having bearings at its ends for the axle and a rearwardly-disposed sleeve, a shaft mounted in the sleeve and projecting beyond the same at each of its ends and provided with choppers at its rear end and a gear at its front end, a master-gear splined upon the axle and having a grooved hub, and a pivoted yoke terminating in the hub and a lever for operating the same to throw the gear into contact with that upon the shaft" (lines 1-12).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Stanford, Jeff Hillon
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Stalk-Breaking Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and economical stalk breaking machine "which shall admit of the team straddling the adjoining row, and the driving wheel to run in the furrow or stubble" (lines 11-13). The driver sits on one side so they do not get hit with debris. The frame and stalk breakers mechanism are mounted on the running gear of a mower or reaper, and is easily disconnected.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Grimland, Yeren & Ringness, John J.
Item Type: Patent

Device for Marking Live Stock.

Description: Patent for improvement in devices for marking livestock by using steel blades either to cut or heated to burn the surface of livestock’s skin. (Lines 71-73) There is no mistaking the marks of one owner from those of another. (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Conine, Frederick B.
Item Type: Patent

Double-Incline Wrecking-Frog.

Description: Patent for a wrecking-frog that has "a minimum of weight and maximum of strength and durability, which will accurately guide a derailed wheel to replacement upon the track and which is also equally adapted to derailing a train, car or other vehicle when an occasion arises rendering derailment necessary or expedient" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Item Type: Patent

Feeding-Chamber and Door for Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a feeding chamber and door for baling presses that vertically extends so that "the feed material need not be tucked down by hand or foot to a level of the baling chamber, as this is accomplished by the door being closed down, a lever and weight can be attached to the door to properly depress the material to allow the door to latch, and as the door prevents the material from bulging up the compressing can be accomplished direct in the feeding chamber, the plunger need not pass but a short distance beyond the feeding chamber thus requiring less movement of the plunger and thus gaining more power" (lines 23-35).
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Flour Bin and Sifter.

Description: Patent for a flour bin and sifter that improves on a patent that was previously granted to the inventor (No. 411,671). The improvements improve "in an adjustable attachment to the bin whereby said bin may be easily and adjustable attached to a wall; a cut-off inserted near the base of the bin to regulate the flow of material into the sifter; a scraper adapted to scrape the upper side of the cut-off so that no material can be drawn out with said cut-off; in having the sifter connected to the base of the bin by single instead of double pins, and in a single door hinged to the front face of the sifter, and so closely hinged that when the same is open no dust can fly out in the face of the operator" (lines 20-33).
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: McCellan, John A.
Item Type: Patent