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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
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
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.
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.
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
Description: Patent for a funnel which automatically seals when liquid in a receptacle reaches a certain level. The spout of the funnel also contains a stopper which can be lifted to permit liquid to pass into the receptacle at the desired time.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Evans, Jesse M.
Description: Patent for an automatic gate that can be unlatched and opened by a vehicle approaching; and then, closed and latched again after passage of the vehicle. The automatic gate is reliable, not easily deranged, and simple in construction.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Laas, Louis August
Description: Patent for an automatic locking and releasing device for mining carts and cages. Illustrations included.
Date: May 25, 1908
Creator: Stroope, Joseph H.
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.