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Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction journal. This design "relates to anti-friction devices adapted especially for hoisting pulleys; and it has for its object to provide a device in which the shaft or axis of the main hoisting-pulley shall be supported or mounted upon the peripheries of wheels of a considerable diameter as compared with that of the hoisting-pulley, whereby the friction may be lessened to the greatest possible extent" (lines 24-32).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Taylor, John C.
Description: Patent for "improved means for conveying seed-cotton from wagons or store-houses to a series of gins, to clean it during its passage, and to avoid clogging the gins or the devices themselves by rapid feeding of the cotton" (lines 14-18).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Elam, William E.; Thomas, Robert S. & Hardwick, Sauny W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for treating and preserving. This design "insure[s] the complete and perfect treatment or impregnation of timber of varying hardness and density, and to provide a portable organization of apparatus by which timber at various points or stations along the line of a railroad can be treated with great facility, efficiency, and economy" (lines 12-19).
Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Kreuter, Hugh E.
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
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 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 a new and improved bag rack. This design "is to provide a new and improved rack adapted to hold a number of paper bags of different sizes, and also adapted to hold samples of groceries, cards, a ball of twine, advertising books, &c.The invention consists of a bag-rack having at one side a case containing a series of shelves and a transparent front, and of the combination therewith of a superposed twine-case having side compartments" (lines 7-16).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Williams, Robert E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved money clip. This design consists in "[a] band for packages provided with tongues projecting toward each other and an elastic, whereby when the band is in use the tongues will project in opposite directions to receive the elastic" (lines 57-61).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Matthews, Oscar Semmes
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed-spring. This design consists in "the adjustable tie that connects the springs beneath the slats. This device is simple, cheap, convenient, and durable. It is adjustable to slats placed at different distances apart, and will remain in position when placed upon the slats, holding the diagonal rows of springs in a straight line, causing the springs to remain uniform all over the bed" (lines 72-80).
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Davis, Charles Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved bellows attachment for barrels. This design "provide[s] means for securely attaching the bellows to the barrels, so as to exclude the admission of air, except such as is forced in by the bellows; and a further object of the same provides for the shutting off the flow of liquid, as desired" (lines 13-18).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved book-adjuster. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the holder having the horizontal longitudinal recess and the vertical screw-threaded aperture, of the base-piece, the adjusting-screw swiveled at its lower end in the said base-piece, and the spring-catch" (lines 3-8).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Adair, Irvine James
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design consists "[i]n a harness-buckle, the combination, with the frame, provided with a tongue-bar having two tongues thereon and a tongue-bar having a single tongue thereon, of a clasp-rest and a hinged clasp near opposite ends of the buckle-frame" (lines 77-82).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Daniel, Ellison Armistead
Description: Patent for "a portable burglar-alarm, which may be secured in position adjacent to a window or door, so that upon the opening of the same the alarm will be tripped and the cartridge detonated" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Mikich, Janko L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "relates to burglar-proof safes, the object being to provide a safe with non-explosive seams; and the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-17).
Date: September 6, 1881
Creator: Gerard, Alonzo
Description: Patent for a new and improved bustle. This design consists in "[a] bustle consisting of a single piece of wire bent in spiral form, and bent at its ends to form loops to which are secured straps . . . having a buckle, and the elastic strap secured to the strap and engaging a buckle on the strap" (lines 85-90).
Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Davis, Charles Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved bustle. This design "consist[s] of a single piece of wire bent in spiral form, said bustle being larger in diameter at its center than at its ends, and eyes or loops formed in said ends, in combination with a spiral spring located within said bustle, the ends of said spring being formed with eyes or loops, and cords or tapes secured to the eyes of the bustle and spring" (lines 52-59).
Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Davis, Charles Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle bearing. This design is "compris[ed of] the separable upper and lower sections having the longitudinal grooves on their respective upper and lower sides, the straps fitting in the said groove, and the bolts engaging the said straps and clamping the sections of the box together . . . in combination with the axle having its end fitting within the box, the collar shrunk onto the end of the axle within the box, said collar having the annular flanges, and the block pressing on the collar within the flanges" (lines 73-93).
Date: July 12, 1887
Creator: Hawkins, Andrew Jackson & Wilkins, John Walker
Description: Patent for a new and improved car brake. This design "consists in a novel combination and arrangement of certain mechanical appliances by means of which the brakes of a railway-car are automatically operated by the pushing and pulling action of the draw-head, and which are applicable to any ordinary system of brake-levers and without interfering with the operation of the ordinary hand-brake" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 19, 1882
Creator: Henson, John Wesley; Hudson, Benjamin Franklin & Smith, Sydney
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined caster and insect guard for furniture. This design consists "[i]n a combined caster and insect guard, the combination, with a suitable spindle, of a segmented cup or vessel having a central upwardly-extending bearing for such spindle, and provided on its under side with a recess the edges of which are provided with bearings for a wheel or caster" (lines 95-101).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Michalson, Lewis Abraham
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "relates to improvements in rotary churns; and it consists in the combination of the dasher-staff made screw-threaded at its upper end, and having a dasher secured to its lower one; a pinion which is applied to the screw-threaded part of the shaft, and which has a rising and falling movement thereon; the driving-wheel which operates the two pinions, and through them the two dashers, and the sleeve, which is connected to the lower pinion and one of the dashers" (lines 13-23).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Homer Tony & Sanders, Bleuford Bradford