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Description: Patent for a new and improved bridge. This design consists in "the combination, with the base, stringers, the top arched bars, and the upright tie-bars, of the intermediate stringers, arched bars, and their horizontal tie-bars, and wedge-keys . . . whereby the structure is greatly strengthened" (lines 85-91).
Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: Ibel, Justus H.
Description: Patent for a bridge of "simple and strong construction in metal of very low cost and light weight, using only such materials as are easily available, being also of easy construction and well adapted to resist washouts" (lines 9-13).
Date: July 5, 1892
Creator: Kosure, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for "improved means for detachably connecting blinds to bridles, whereby the bridle may be used with or without the blinds," and also "to provide a combined double box-loop and blind." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Mayes, David H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle. This design "consists in a novel manner of constructing driving-bridles, whereby a leverage upon the bit and curb proportionate to the needs of any particular occasion may be drawn up so that it will be impossible to hold the bit out of control of the driver" (lines 7-14).
Date: August 19, 1884
Creator: Roeber, Alexander.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle attachment. This design "consists of a contrivance of nose-clamping strap having end rings through which pass the ends of a chin-strap connected by reign-straps passing through rings of a head-strap of the attachment . . . the invention comprising also a connection of the martingale-straps with the rings of the nose-clamping straps . . . to powerfully check up the horse when required, and also to prevent rearing and plunging" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Massey, John T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle-bit. This design consists "[i]n a bridle-bit, the combination, with the bit-bar, provided with the loops of the angle-levers mounted on the said bar and having their corresponding arms respectively connected by the curb-chain and provided with rein loops or rings and the studs or pins on the levers engaging the loops" (lines 70-76).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bowles, Zachary Taylor
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle bit. This design "consist[s] of curb-plates provided with the mouth-bar and having the upper ends provided with slots and the lower ends formed with longitudinal slots, and the cheek-plates loosely fitted to the outer ends of the mouth-bar and having their opposite ends formed with openings for the attachment of the head-stall and reins" (lines 72-79).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Allen, John Hudson
Description: Patent for a system of attaching railroad rails when the rails are first placed. This device is used to keep the rails a precise distance apart before the railroad spikes are placed into the ground holding the rails firmly in place.
Date: February 10, 1903
Creator: Johnson, John
Description: Patent for a broadcast seeder designed to "cultivate, plant, and subsequently roll or cover the seed, the elements for accomplishing the same being combined in a single device simply constructed" (lines 10-13).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Callaway, Johnathan Asa
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.
Description: Patent for a brush used with pressurized water to clean floors, walls, ceilings, horses, buggies, animal carcasses, etc. The brush can have a hose hooked up to it and has a valve. The water goes into the top of the brush and is distributed evenly throughout with holes in the top of the brush, and the water is sprayed through the bristles.
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Zandt, Luther H. van
Description: Patent for "a fastening device for securely holding the meeting ends of straps together, and is particularly applicable to stirrup-straps, in which, because of the strain thereon, the ordinary fastener is quickly broken or the strap is torn from the same" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Stulting, John C. & Wiseman, William E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding