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Description: Patent for an adjustable grate attachment that is meant to be used with open grates. It prevents "the falling of heated coals therefrom; also to provide for extension of the grate vertically to facilitate making of a larger fire; and further, to provide an attachment which may be used in regulating the draft to the grate proper" (lines 15-20).
Date: May 23, 1893
Creator: Hutton, Milton Calhoun
Description: Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Dycus, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved chair. This design consists "[i]n a reading and writing attachment for chairs, the combination of a bail-shaped clamp adapted to be applied to a chair-arm, an upright slotted arm, a set-screw passing through said slotted arm and engaging the clamp, a plate carried by the upper end of said slotted arm, and a table pivotally connected to said plate, whereby the table may be adjusted vertically, horizontally, and obliquely" (lines 66-75).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Hutton, Milton C.
Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators. It can fit to any cultivator with some modification. It is a wheel that rides "upon the row and presses down into the ground parts of the cotton in the row, leaving the other standing, and of the necessary mechanism for attaching and controlling said wheel" (lines 20-24).
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Ray, William T.
Description: Patent for an attachment for motors "designed to prevent the loss of leverage and power which ordinarily obtains in such motors and in all machinery where the power is taken from cranks, and also to overcome what is known as the dead-center, and thus to greatly increase the power of the machine to which the attachment is applied" (lines 12-18).
Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Weaver, John L. & Brenke Jr., Henry
Description: Patent for a baling-press that means "to provide a simple and efficient power for operating the plunger so constructed as to allow independent return movement of the plunger to avoid loss of time in the operation of the device" (lines 9-13).
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Davis, John R.
Description: Patent for a baling press for hay that is meant "to provide a press and suitable power for operating the same, and to so construct said press as to double the capacity of the ordinary pres, that is to form two bales at one time, the press being operated by the same power; and, furthermore, to provide means for conveniently transporting the same when desired" (lines 10-17).
Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Harrington, Charles
Description: Patent for a bed brace that consists of end-loops that are held by engage hooks at the ends of the bedstead, fixed draw-wires that connect the outer and inner sides of the end-loops, a tension-loop that is connected to the side rails, tightening link with duplicate rings that slide onto the tension loop, and a transverse twisting-bar.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Pool, David Preston
Description: Patent for a bicycle that can be operated by the operator's hands or feet or both, and the motion used to operate the bicycle is that of rowing. "the rider must assume a position upon the machine corresponding to that assumed by an oarsman in a boat, and as the rider can work with both hands and feet all the energy and strength he is capable of exerting can be brought to bear upon the propelling mechanism in a most effective manner, and the seat can be rendered much more comfortable than at present and in no wise interfere with the rider's movements" (lines 18-27).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple construction of bed of this class, adapted to be readily folded or unfolded and to provide means for automatically folding and unfolding the legs for supporting the foot of the bed-frame when said frame is raised or lowered" (lines 9-15)
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Hayton, John. W. & Swift, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide means for raising the catch to release it from either side or from the top of the car, and holding it in such raised position" (lines 8-12). It consists, "with the draw-head and the catch pivoted therein and having tip extended vertically through the front end thereof, of eyes in said draw-head, a wire frame journaled in said eyes and having forwardly extending arms above and beneath the body of said catch, and means . . . for turning the frame in said eyes" (lines 85-93).
Date: October 21, 1890
Creator: Whatley, Richard I.
Description: Patent for improvement in car-coupler particularly to that known as “swing-pin.” This is how it works “a pin comprises a pin proper whose upper end is connected by a chain with the front end of the arm on a horizontal rod. The body of this pin passes through a catch, from which it may be removed.” (Lines 40-45) “The catch has a transverse pin and a rounded upper edge, terminating in a shoulder at its front end and a tongue at its rear end.” (Lines 46-49) Illustration is included.
Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Harrington, Charles
Description: Patent for a churn in which a can has an opening in the center of its lid, in which a dasher-staff fits. The can fits in a frame. There are two parts to the frame, the part that rotates the can, and the part that holds the churn in place. The frame also holds the dasher-staff and a crank to rotate the can's frame.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Everhard, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.