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Description: Patent for a new and improved water-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with a bent main pipe, of a vessel secured on the said main pipe and connected at its top with the interior of the said main pipe, a pin held on the bottom of the said vessel, a fixed sleeve provided with a spiral groove and engaged by said pin, a grooved pin held in the said fixed sleeve and resting at its top end on the bottom of the said pin, a roped connected with the said grooved pin, and a weight held on the said rope to counterbalance the said main pipe and vessel" (lines 103-114).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Pickering, Charles H.
Description: Patent for an automatic weighing-scale meant to be connected to a pneumatic conveyer to weigh cotton, grain, or other products. The invention weighs "any amount to which its scale may be set, and then cutting off the supply and emptying itself, when it may be reset, preferably by hand, to repeat the weighing operation" (lines 18-22).
Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for a new and improved awning. This design consists in "[t]he awning frame, consisting of the pivoted curved rods, pivoted sectional braces pivotally connected to said rods, and the holding or suspending bars pivoted to said rods and having series of adjusting-apertures engaging pins or studs of said braces" (lines 74-79).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Allen, William B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved awning bracket. This design "relates to awning-brackets of that class which are secured to the wall of the building over the sidewalk, and secure themselves without the use of posts, &c. The invention has for its object to provide a self-sustaining bracket possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 9-16).
Date: August 14, 1883
Creator: Rodgers, Ranzil H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved self-oiling axle box. This design utilizes a sleeve with several small, oil-filled holes to be placed between the spindle and the axle box, which lubricates the machine and reduces friction. A nut keeps the spindle and axle box together.
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Barnes, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable wheel-axle box that is "adapted to contain a supply of lubricating material and constructed to feed the same continuously to the axle-spindle to prevent overheating, and furthermore, to provide means for preventing ingress of dust" (lines 9-14).
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Casto, Tony Lo
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box. This design "relates to that class of axle-boxes in which anti-friction devices are employed for enabling the wheel to revolve on the axle with as little friction and wear as possible. [The] invention consists in providing anti-friction rods or rollers arranged between the axle and the vehicle-hub, and held in place in an improved manner" (lines 8-16).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box for locomotives. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pedestal, of an axle-box mounted to slide vertically in the said pedestal, a second axle-box mounted with one side in a bearing in the said pedestal, and a connecting-rod secured to the last-named axle-box and pivotally connected with the first-named axle-box" (lines 67-73).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Chase, Ransford T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box for locomotives. This design "has relation to self-adjusting wedges for axle or driving boxes for locomotives, and has for its objects to produce a wedge that is controlled by a spring, which can be readily and easily adjusted for removing the pounding and lost motion between the axle-box and pedestal" (lines 11-17).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Carlson, Frank August
Description: Patent for axle box for vehicles "in which after the axle and axle-boxes have been worm by use the lost motion can be taken up by interposing a tightening-washer and spring between the axle-box and nut, so the the axle-box of the wheel is restored to the same condition.(10-15)
Date: October 22, 1902
Creator: McFarland, Julian
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the tube having the threaded outer end, of the cap threaded to close said end, and the shank or stem carrying the conical plug at its lower or inner end, and screw-threaded to work through a threaded perforation of the cap, a shoulder being provided on the stem or shank at the base of the threads, operating to cause the unscrewing of the cap by the continued turning of the shank or stem" (lines 80-89).
Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Hawkins, Andrew Jackson & Allen, Sam Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design "consist[s] of a box provided with bearings in which the axle works, and with a cellar below the said bearings for the reception of the waste for containing the lubricant; [and] . . . of a frame in which the box fits, . . . being provided with screws for elevating or depressing the box, whereby it may be kept always in contact with the axle . . . The object is to produce an axle or journal lubricator . . . [that] will keep the bearings of an axle or journal shaft thoroughly lubricated at all times, thereby preventing the same becoming heated and swelling" (lines 14-35).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Good, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel or reservoir, its piston, and screw of the passage leading up from the top of the barrel-chamber, and the tube passing through the axle-collar and into a cavity of the axle arm" (lines 92-97).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Keller, Henry