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Antifriction Clasp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction clasp. This design "is to provide means whereby the wear due to the rubbing of inclosed rods or ropes against an inclosing casing may be reduced to a minimum and whereby the central alignment of the rods or ropes with respect to the inclosing casing may be accurately preserved" (lines 11-17). It consists in "a series of friction balls or rollers mounted therein and projecting from the periphery thereof and being divided into sections adapted to be clamped at any point around the rod or rope" (lines 97-101).
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device for Cranks and Pitmen

Description: Patent for an antifriction device used to "prevent dust and grit from accumulating in the anti-friction bearings" (lines 17-18). Illustrations included.
Date: February 14, 1907
Creator: Neighbour, William W.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction-Device-For-Sucker-Rods.

Description: Patent for an antifriction device designed to protect the rod (sucker rod), rope, or coupler from wear. A sucker rod joins the components of a piston pump in an oil well.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Black, William Leslie
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction device for sucker rods.

Description: Patent for "an improved antifriction device for use in connection with inclosed traveling rods and the like to reduce the wear occasioned by the rubbing of the rod in its casing, and at the same time to so far reduce the area of said antifriction device which projects from the rod as to interpose the least possible obstruction to the free passage of material in the casing."
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Black, William Leslie
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device for Sucker-Rods.

Description: Patent for a rod sleeve to protect the rod joints from damage or bending. The design also includes rollers to keep the rods centered in the casing to eliminate rubbing.
Date: August 4, 1903
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antifriction Device For Sucker Rods Or The Like

Description: Patent for an antifriction-roller (part of a pumping mechanism) with a mounting that can be manufactured at a low cost, "quickly and readily applied to a rod at any point....and prevent it from bending...and, furthermore, interpose a minimum obstruction to the flow of the liquid in the casing" (lines 17-25)
Date: March 25, 1902
Creator: Black, William L.
Item Type: Patent

Antirefilling Bottle.

Description: Patent for a bottle that can be easily sealed but cannot be resealed after opened. There is a groove in the neck of the bottle, and the cork is placed below the groove. The cork is hollowed out and a plug is placed in the cork. The cork is hollowed out and a plug with a groove around it is placed in the cork.An elastic compressible locking-ring fits in the gap the groove in the bottle and the groove in the plug create.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Nevill, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Aparejo

Description: Patent for more efficient and durable pack-saddle (aparejo) used by United States Army. Casing involves hollow boot-sticks and rubber-encased steel, with better fitting to prevent fatigue of animal.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Keller, John & Titsworth, Richard
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Description: Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Automatically Applying Germicides

Description: Patent for "a means for automatically applying an insecticide or germicide which will either kill or drive off the parasite, vermin, and other troublesome germ" (lines 16-19).
Date: August 20, 1901
Creator: Pendleton, John B.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvements to an apparatus that softens and compresses cotton, and prevents clogging and breakage. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 5, 1890
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for a cotton baling machine in which, it would provide a mechanism for baling the fiber in packages, for the ease of transporting and handling; and to prevent the loss of cotton or fiber in transporting from the gin to the baling-press. Illustration is included.
Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Rembert, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Bleaching Cotton

Description: Patent for an apparatus for treating lint cotton as it passes from the gin for bleaching. Illustration included.
Date: July 15, 1907
Creator: Brennan, John B.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Description: Patent for an improved and simple apparatus for boring wells that is easily adjustable. The drill head will stay intact in most drilling situations with this apparatus.
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Brown, Frank O.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "has for its object to furnish a combination tool which will wear or cut the harder grades or rock frequently met with in boring wells of this class, and also to furnish a tool which will be harder than the common steel too or auger, thereby dispensing with the necessity of taking out and sharpening" (lines 13-20). It consists in "[a] fluted hemispherical mass of corundum for boring Artesian wells, said mass being provided with cutting-edges which extend from the apex to the base, [and] a metallic core embedded within the mass" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Brown, Frank O.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Burning Garbage, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for burning refuse and consists of a roasting chamber, a garbage grate, grates that slope and carry the product away after combustion, flues that open above the grates, and the wall partly closes on one end to let the products away after combustion.
Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Garretson, William H. & Tainter, Silas B.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Calcining Plaster

Description: This patent is for an apparatus for calcining plaster of any kind. Or an apparatus that keeps clean the inner surface of a revoluble drum for ventilating the drum during the calcining operation. The apparatus also provides for easily removing the material after the completion of the cooking operation (Lawrence, 1902).
Date: March 12, 1902
Creator: Lawwrence, Ambrose
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus For Cementing Wells.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in processes of and apparatus for cementing wells, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 21, 1899
Creator: Baca, August
Item Type: Patent