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Attachment for Pianos or Organs

Description: Patent for "an attachment that can be used on pianos or organs, whereby the manipulation of the keys is greatly facilitated and playing upon the instrument greatly simplified, and the attachment is especially designed for those who do not to any great extent understand music or beginners who find it difficult to make the several chords in any particular key, the device being capable of ready attachment to the keyboard of any piano or organ and removed when not required for use" (lines 27-37).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Stukes, John M.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a simple and efficient baling-press that has an improved press-box and plunger-operating power. The connections between the power and the plunger will be lighter and the feed-opening of the press-box will be closed automatically. The machine has a continuously-rotating operating wheel that allows for an easier way to engage and disengage the pitman.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Franks, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Taylor, John W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Brace for Boring Holes, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace for boring holes through window sashes. It was invented "to enable [the inventor] the more quickly and better to apply my "sash lock", patented July 19, 1892, and numbered 479,152, but may be used for other purposes" (lines 20-23).
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an automatic churn, which churns up and down and rotationally. To operate, turn a crank and a gear inside the churn moves the blades.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Rogers, James P.
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

Cotton Loading and Weighing Device.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cotton loading and weighing device for wagons. It can be easily put onto or removed from any wagon. This invention has a unique way of "clamping-loop or wire support by means of which the main inclined beam or support of the device is firmly and securely upheld and braced with relation to the tail-gate of a wagon with which said clamping frame or loop is adapted to engage" (lines 25-31).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Paolucci, Henry Emanuel
Item Type: Patent

Fire-Extinguisher for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable fire extinguisher that can be used quickly conveniently, and effectively to extinguish a fire in a cotton gin. The extinguisher is built into the gin. The gin has a hole in its top, a lint chute on one side, a valve that closes the hole, a valve that closes the lint chute, a connection between the valves, and a rope that connects the valves to a guide.
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Northcraft, Edward
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved fumigator that's primary purpose is to kill insects within corn storage units without damaging either the corn or the building. Illustration included.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Bozarth, Stephen P.
Item Type: Patent

Hand Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for an improvement in hand-seed planters, designed especially for cotton-seed. The seeds are spit out the bottom through a series of springs, pins, and plungers.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Merwin, Charles F.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a hay-press where "the plunger or traverser is arranged in a suitable frame and is drawn toward its rearward position by means of a spring. rods are connected to the opposite sides of the plunger or traverser, and these are in turn connected to a cross-head, which in turn is connected with a pitman provided on its outer end with a hook that engages mechanism to give it a motion which imparts a reciprocating motion to the plunger" (lines 15-25).
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: McIntosh, Alexander
Item Type: Patent

Hay Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay rack. This design consists "[i]n a hay-frame adapted for application to a wagon-body, the combination of the base-bars, the standards or uprights . . . having outward extensions at their upper ends, provided with stop shoulders or hooks, and the side arms having their inner sections pivoted to said uprights at a point in from the stop shoulders and arranged to rest on said shoulders when turned outward . . . and the fastening bolts engaging said uprights" (lines 77-89).
Date: July 1, 1890
Creator: Wilkerson, John L.
Item Type: Patent

Horse Collar Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-collar fastener. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in horse-collar fastenings of that class designed to lock the two sides of the horse-collar and to permit of the ready separation thereof to facilitate the placing and removal of the collar when desired; and it has for its object to provide a simple and cheap device of this character wherein provision shall be made for the retention of the lever against the catch, and also means for preventing the drawing of the screws" (lines 15-26).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Bomar, Thomas B.
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


Description: Patent for a new and useful hydrocarbon burner, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Jordan, John J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Ricks, Tillmon Perry
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved and simple combination padlock that only opens if the operator knows the combination, and it can be used with watch charms, bracelet locks, valises, trunks, bicycles, tool chests, writing desks, store rooms, and similar articles.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Sanderson, Benjamin A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to construct a plow with a detachable point, which may be removed from the plow in an easy and convenient manner and which may be held securely attached to the plow without the use of bolts" (lines 8-13). It consists in "the combination of a pair of clamping-plates, a seat or base-plate having a downwardly-extending flange secured between the front ends of said plates, said base-plate being provided with a transverse slot, the mold-board and point provided at their meeting edges with flanges" (lines 85-91).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Messer, Jeremiah C.
Item Type: Patent