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Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sweep. This design consists "in a sweep of a suitable shape and construction having attached to each of its rear corners a vertical bar or wings, which extends parallel to the course of the plow and backward a suitable distance beyond the sweep proper . . . The object of [the] invention is to attach to the rear corners or wings of a sweep bars or runners, which rest upon the ground and steady the sweep and prevent it from wabbling or dodging while in use" (lines 14-25).
Date: March 4, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Hugh L.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton elevator, separator, and distributor that is meant to move cotton from a wagon or storage, remove dirt, and deliver it to a gin. The "improved apparatus comprises a pneumatic cotton-conveying tube by which the cotton is lifted or carried to the distributor, a separator for removing the cotton from the air current, and a distributor comprising a trunk for receiving the cotton from the separator extending over the two gin feeders, having openings delivering into the feeders, and an endless chain conveyer moving in said trunk, causing the cotton to travel along therein and drop out therefrom through the delivery openings into the feeders" (lines 16-27).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A. & Clark, Frank S.

Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Thompson, George

Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Description: Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Lee, Horatio Grooms; White, John P.; Ball, Thomas & White, James L.

Automatic Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic gate with levers, cam-blocks, camways, and cam-rods. It is centrally pivoting, uses a pulley, a cam groove, a forked bearing, chains, and chords.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Everton, David Marion

Baling - Press

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay pressing or baling machine. This design "relates to presses or baling-machines, and more particularly to that class which are worked bu hand-power" (line 9 - 11).
Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Younger, William Turner

Base Ball Game.

Description: Patent for a new and improved board game. This design "consists of a game-board marked out to represent a baseball field and provided with a series of marked depressions and a number of baffle-pins, guideways, or gutters being arranged in either side of the board, and a back-stop being arranged at the upper end of the board, provision being made for imparting a proper inclination to the board and for the propulsion of marbles through the gutters or troughs" (lines 13-22).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Maxcy, John Wharton

Canopy for Folding Beds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canopy for folding beds. This design "will automatically fold up within the bed when the same is closed, and will similarly open out with the opening of the bed without any other attention than the proper arrangement of the folds of the mosquito or fly netting" (lines 21-25). It consists in "an automatically raising and lowering canopy consisting of a raising-frame having vertical bars pivoted to the bed at the bottom and a horizontal connecting-bar at the top, a canopy-top frame pivoted to the bed-casing, having side bars and a horizontal connecting-bar, and couplings" (lines 13-19).
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Eva, Addison H.


Description: Patent for a car-coupling which is an improvement on a patent (No. 520,380) previously granted to the inventor. It has two jaws that are used with a combination of other parts to couple cars.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Roosevelt, James A.


Description: Patent for a car-coupling that provides "a link of this character which will remain set in a coupling position at all times, so that the coupling of the cars can be effected in an automatic manner" (lines 10-14). It can be easily adjusted to different heights and its construction prevents jerky movements.
Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Yeiser, John C.


Description: Patent for an improved car coupling that consists of a hollow drawhead with a pivoting knuckle, a hook on one side of the knuckle, a catch on the other side of the knuckle, a latch pivoted in the drawhead that engages the catch, a spring that presses the latch against the knuckle, a rod attached to the latch, a double crank attached to the rod, hand rods and cranks on either side of the car, and a buffer above the drawbar.
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Darrow, Nicholas & Roosevelt, James A.


Description: Patent for a simple and reliable car-coupling that embodies "novel features of construction that adapt[s] said coupling for an automatic coupled engagement with a similar coupling, and that may be safely uncoupled from the side of the car whereon the improvement is secured" (lines 11-16).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Tiner, John F.


Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that consists of a hollow drawhead, a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead, a lock that pivots across the drawhead, a catch on one side of the drawhead, a spring presses on the side of the lock, a lever pivoted in the drawhead, a hand rod connected to the arm, a hand rod connected to the drawhead, and a bell crank lever pivoted in the drawhead.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Roosevelt, James A.

Car-Truck Bolster.

Description: Patent for a car-truck bolster "made of cast steel or malleable iron, cast in one piece, and provided with a plurality of corrugations running longitudinally or in an approximately longitudinal direction along the girders which form the sides of the said bolster" (lines 15-20).
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Maher, John N. & Wheless, Thomas H.


Description: Patent for a chain steamer that has an improved means of propulsion with a uniform speed despite a changing current. It does not allow the boat to laterally deflect. It is especially meant to be used with tow boats that travel on fast-moving, shallow streams. It can be used to move ferry boats across fast-moving rivers as well.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Pfeifer, Edmund I. & Pfeifer, Eduard A.


Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and improved churn that thoroughly aerating and stirring the cream. It has a removable vertical dasher and two dasher cups.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.


Description: Patent for a churn that can be easily disassembled and cleaned easily. The churn is a circular chamber with a tube in its center. The tube has a fan around it at the top of the chamber, and the air goes through the fan, is sucked into the tube, and is released at the bottom of the chamber in order to agitate the cream.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Walker, Ben, Jr.