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Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for sewing machines. This design "is to prevent the presser-foot from catching in the fibers of the material as the same is being sewed" (lines 13-15). It is "composed of a sheet-metal plate bent upon itself to form a loop and having an integral arm extending from the upper edge of the loop out of the plane thereof and having its free end concaved" (lines 93-97).
Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: Tynes, Minor E.

Attachment for Sulky-Plows.

Description: Patent for a sulky-plow that "is designed to secure an even and steady movement of the plow when turning furrows across listed ground, whereby the work is facilitated, the draft lightened, and the task of the laborer reduced" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Mann, John Quincy

Attachment for Thimbles.

Description: Patent for invention for the improvement of attachments for thimbles. "The objects of the invention are to produce a device of simple construction for cutting the thread when sewing that can be readily applied to old as well as to new thimbles; also to produce the device in such manner that the thread can be quickly and conveniently cut at any desired point in an expeditious manner " (lines 17-24). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Brown, Archie Edwards

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph

Attachment to Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for cotton gins. This design "consists of a lever-frame journaled to the gin-frame and carrying a shaft provided with a friction-pulley which may, by will of the operator, be thrown in contact with the driving-pulley of the gin, thus rotating the shaft, which is provided with a set of cleaning-blades fitting between the gin-saws between which they are, by the said mechanism, made to revolve rapidly, thus cleaning the said saws" (lines 18-27).
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Steward, Francis Marion


Description: Patent for a audiophone which reproduces sounds at their original volume and timbre through the use of diaphragms vibrated by an electric signal.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Baker, John A.


Description: Patent for a new auger designed "to provide a construction in which the parts may be adjusted to cut angular holes entirely through a body, and also to cut angular countersinks concentric with cylindrical openings, such as are made for the reception of the square heads of bolts lag screws, &c.," (lines 10-16), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Bundy, John J.


Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry Clay