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Automatic Electric Switch

Description: Patent for an automatic electric switch. This invention consists of a series of switches and a rotary switch run by electromagnetic key operating motor. Illustration included.
Date: June 19, 1903
Creator: Guthrie, William S.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Elevator Gate

Description: Patent for an elevator gate that will automatically be raised or lowered upon ascent or descent of the elevator, with illustrations.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: McNaught, Ira S,
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fan

Description: Patent for mechanical improvements in "automatic fans intended especially for use on beds, whether in houses or in sleeping-cars" (lines 7-9).
Date: December 17, 1889
Creator: Comminge, Frank
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fan.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic fan. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the attaching-plate, the depending rod, the fixed plate on the lower end thereof, the socket arms pivotally connected to said plate at their inner ends, and the fans held in the sockets in said arms, of the plate loosely mounted on the rod above [the] plate, having arms, the rods pivotally connecting the outer ends of said arms, the pitman connected to [another] plate, and the operating crank" (lines 67-76).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fan Combination Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic-fan combination-stand. This design "relates to an improved stand or support for an automatic fan, which said stand shall be portable, so as to be conveniently set up wherever desired, and which shall contain various hooks, brackets, shelves, and other conveniences" (lines 17-22).
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: McKeehan, Charles Houston
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Description: Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel & Nadel, Abraham G.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fire-Alarm.

Description: Patent for the automatic fire alarm system relates to a fusing wire that reacts to any heat or fire by closing circuit inside of the battery resulting in sounding off the alarm, and thus, improving the fire-alarm system structure.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Fred, Mason K.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fire Alarm

Description: Patent for an automatic fire alarm. Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1905
Creator: Suttle, Willis A.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32).
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Fuller, Wily Scott
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Fish-Hook

Description: Patent for a fish hook designed to catch the fish by its head when it takes the bait. Illustrations included.
Date: May 9, 1908
Creator: Timmons, Benjamin
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic gate with levers, cam-blocks, camways, and cam-rods. It is centrally pivoting, uses a pulley, a cam groove, a forked bearing, chains, and chords.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Everton, David Marion
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Grain-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for automatic grain-measuring machine, with illustrations. The purpose of this automatic grain-measuring machine is to be an improvement to already existing machines.
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Grissom, Abram Jackson.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Match Box

Description: Patent for automatic match box. This device is designed to eject matches to a suitable distance. Illustration included.
Date: April 10, 1909
Creator: Hanna, John Griffin
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Measuring Machine

Description: Patent for an automatic measuring machine. Illustration included.
Date: May 6, 1907
Creator: Whitten, Edgar, Jr. & Harrell, Attie Alfred
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Multiple Fuse Block

Description: Patent for an automatic multiple fuse block. This invention is "provided a normally inactive shunt circuit through which, when a fuse is blown, the current is diverted to an electro-mechanical means which, when the rush of current causing the fuse to blow" (16-21). Illustration included.
Date: May 2, 1907
Creator: Mayo, William C.; Houlehan, John & Briggs, George E.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore and Pulp Sampler

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and pulp sampler. This invention represents a settling tank to accumulate particles. Illustration included.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore And Slime Separator

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and slime separator. This invention is designed to separate the sand and other solid particles from water. Illustration included.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Printing Device

Description: Patent for "improvements in automatic printing devices. . .whereby the printing is effected b the movement of the paper or fabric on which the printing is done" (lines 10-16).
Date: July 23, 1889
Creator: Barradall, Norborne D. & Bradley, Andrew Jackson
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25).
Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Benson, Joseph Robinson
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Railway-Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatic railway gate that consists of a picket shaft under the rails, cranks between the rails that are connected to the picket shaft, springs holding the shaft, tread rails that run along the rails and join the cranks, and guide blocks along each tread rail.
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Warren, Governor D.
Item Type: Patent