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Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling presses: "This invention relates to baling presses provided with runners, (instead of the usual wheels,) to be removed about the field; and my objects are, to construct such a press in such a manner that it can be readily started down with but few stakes, second; to provide a rigid but removable side brace to prevent the press from canting, and third; to prevent the operating lever from canting or swinging upward or downward when in operation; and to promote simplicity" (lines 17-27).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schubert, George
Item Type: Patent

Breast-Strap for Harness.

Description: Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Russell, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent

Broom Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved broom rack. This design "compris[es] the lower ring provided in its outer edge with a series of notches adapted to receive the head of the brooms, the upper ring arranged to fit within the opening of the lower ring when not in use and provided with a series of perforations to receive the handles of the brooms, the chains or other suitable means for connecting the rings, and the chains . . . secured to the upper rings" (lines 79-88).
Date: June 24, 1890
Creator: Neely, William D.
Item Type: Patent

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Item Type: Patent

Changeable Gear For Bicycles.

Description: Patent for a new and useful changeable gear for bicycles, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Maxwell, Fietcher Edgar
Item Type: Patent

Check - Book

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in check-book for " customer's use, such as are employed by banks for free distribution" (line 11 - 13).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Exline, Marcus P.
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the standard, the supporting-arm secured thereon and consisting of a stationary member, a swinging member hinged thereto, a latch secured to the swinging member and engaging the stationary member, and the slotted arm secured to the stationary member and passing around the swinging member, and the dasher-rods supported by and between the members of said arms" (lines 18-27).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Lancaster, John L.
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn that quickly makes butter and has an easily detachable churn body. The churn body sits sideways in a frame, and gears and a hand-operated crank that is built into the removable part of the frame churns the cream.
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Moon, Richard D.
Item Type: Patent

Churn - Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and useful Churn-Motor to "provide a simple and efficient from a wind-motor adapted for use in connection with churns, the wind-wheel blades being so constructed as to adapt them to expose the necessary surface for efficient operation under the conditions" (line 9- 14).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Staples, John & Spake, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for a clothes-pounder that is simple and effective with the operator using the minimum amount of energy. It is conical with a smaller cone inside it. A diaphragm is between the cones and the brace, and an is air vent inside it.
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Bain, WIlliam W. & Bain, William M.
Item Type: Patent

Copy-Holder.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple copy, record, or book holder stand that is easily adjustable. It sits on a table, and the stand is two horizontal plates that are positioned next to each other.
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Phillips, James M.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Loading Derrick.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-loading derrick. This design consists in "[t]he portable derrick, comprising the barrow-base having the longitudinal handle-bars, the extended longitudinal and transverse base-sills, and the bearings, the rotary shaft or mast having the slot and sheave, the upper shoulder and upward-projecting stud, the cross-head, the oblique braces connecting its rear arm to the mast, and the derrick-pulleys suspended from the free arm of said cross-head, the rope passing through said slot and over said sheave and to said pulleys and windlass" (lines 79-90).
Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Field, Eldon M.; Peggs, Jack & Bassinger, Steve
Item Type: Patent

Discharge Mechanism for Harvesters

Description: Patent for the binder-deck of harvesters "and it consists, broadly, of a flexible deck having its lateral edges fixed and its middle portion hinged at one edge and free at the other, and means for automatically lowering the latter when the bundle of grain is to be discharged in order that the discharge may be facilitated" (lines 11-17).
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Stroud, Wiley N.
Item Type: Patent

Door-Spring.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive, and durable door springs meant to hold a door in place, and can be easily used.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Wilson, James L.
Item Type: Patent

End-Gate.

Description: Patent for "an end gate for scooping adapted to be readily applied to the ordinary construction of wagon bodies which have end gates sliding in vertical cleats and which re usually provided with a removable rod for securing the end gate in the cleats" (lines 11-16).
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Lovett, Morris J.
Item Type: Patent

Fire Alarm

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic fire-alarm to "provide an improved alarm of this character especially designed for use in hotels and other large buildings having a large number of rooms" (line 8 -13).
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Staples, John & Spake, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved vertically swinging gate. Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Russell, Charles, H.
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Hinge.

Description: Patent for an inclined gate-hinges. One part is "secured to the supporting-post or upright and is formed with two parallel loops slightly separated one from the other located just outside the recess in said post, and the other [part is] adapted to be secured to the gate, having an outwardly-extending arm and a cross-head adapted to be passed between and parallel loops and to bear against the rear surface thereof" (lines 94-102).
Date: October 6, 1896
Creator: Wilson, James L.
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for an improved gate-latch for swinging gates that is especially simple, economic, and efficient.
Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Wilson, James L.
Item Type: Patent

Governor for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for a governor for steam-engines that provides "an automatic governing device controlled by the speed, and hence, by the load of the engine, in order to maintain uniformity of movement under variations of load" (lines 10-14).
Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Johnson, Billie
Item Type: Patent

Hand Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved handcar. This design "is to provide for hand-cars a motive power which will produce a high rate of speed and which will enable a hand-car to be propelled in either direction without necessitating turning the car end for end" (lines 9-14). It consists of "an opening in its platform disposed over one of the axles, a rectangular casing arranged over the opening, a drive-shaft journaled in the sides of the casing, a train of gears consisting of cog-wheels and pinions connecting the drive-shaft and the axle, and the crank-handles arranged at the ends of the drive-shaft" (lines 64-71).
Date: May 17, 1892
Creator: Parker, Joseph R.
Item Type: Patent

Harrow-Disk Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a device that puts disk harrows back into working condition after becoming worn. The invention consists of a socket, frames, a rod with an end-bearing, a handle, and a sharpener.
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Ingle, Jacob Oden, Jr.; Stedman, Thomas R. & Lawson, Robert J.
Item Type: Patent