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Description: Patent for "a coupling of such construction as will permit the coupling and uncoupling of the cars to be effected by the engineer and to be entirely and at all times under his perfect control" (lines 16-20).
Date: July 8, 1890
Creator: McWhirter, Robert & Scheble, Eugene S.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for delinting cotton seed: " Our invention relates to improvements in apparatus for burning off or removing the lint from cotton seed" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Hollingsworth, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for desulfuring matte or other furnace products.
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Wells, James L.
Description: Patent for improvements in wood distillers "wherein the liquids of the woods are extracted by subjection in a closed heated chamber or retort and carried by vaporization through the process of distillation to condensation" (lines 18-22).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Spangler, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for "apparatus for electroplating small metallic articles, and more particularly certain small clamps used in building fences" (lines 8-11), including illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton gins so that seed cotton can be fed to two gins at the same time, while using the same power as would normally be necessary for one gin.
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Murray, Stephen D.
Description: Patent for a device to empty barrels and other receptacles containing liquids, including illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Hudson, Benjamin Franklin.
Description: Patent for Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil. A vehicle which can carry a furnace to generate noxious fumes with insecticides and cool those fumes to produce a toxic atmosphere around effected plants.
Date: May 4, 1903
Creator: Taylor, J. T.; Taylor, James T. & Taylor, James Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Description: Patent for an improvement to seed feeders "to improve and simplify the feed mechanisms of such machines or apparatus and provide means whereby a number of rigidly depending chutes
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Murray, Stephen D.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for forcing beer from kegs. This design "relates to an improved method of keeping atmospheric pressure upon beer or other aerated liquid contained in a keg or similar receptacle, so as to prevent the same from becoming stale or flat from the evaporating of its dissolved gas. It consists in improvements in the apparatus by means of which the above-stated result is accomplished; and it further consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts" (lines 16-25).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Surratt, George & Heyman, Harry
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton by “conveying cotton through a pneumatic tube and for automatically delivering therefrom to each of a series of gins an amount of cleaned cotton graduated at all times to the need of each gin. The flow of the main current in the tube is not interrupted by the several subtractions.” (Lines 17-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Elam, William E.