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Description: Patent for a new and improved bin. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a casing having bearing blocks or shoulders, a tilting bin located in said casing and provided with a sloping top, and an automatic cover placed loosely in the casing above the shoulders and provided on the under side, near its front edge, with a cleat fitting within the upper part of the bin, whereby said cover is adapted to close the upright bin and limit its forward movement when opened" (lines 7-16).
Date: March 6, 1888
Creator: Hunter, Edward T.

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent "to provide simple means whereby the dimensions of the packing-box, as well as the spout, may be readily increased or diminished, either vertically or laterally, to enable the operator to stuff mattresses of varying sizes, whereby the dimensions of the packing-box and spout shall be at all times varied in the same relative proportions" (lines 12-20).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Stephenson, Edwin N.

Fire Clay Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-clay heater. This design "consists in an improved fire-log burner for oil or other fluid or gaseous inflammable substances, said burner being in form of a tube or hollow cylinder, and made of 'fire-clay,' and provided with numerous jet or burner passages in its periphery, and filled with comminuted asbestus or other analogous absorbent or capillary fluid-conducting fire-proof material . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a practically-operating and fire-proof fire-log for heating steam-boilers, stoves, grates, fire-places, and for other analogous uses" (lines 17-30).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: White, George W.

Fluid Burner Fire Log.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fluid-burner fire-log. This design consists "in combination, a perforated tubular body, metallic removable heads, a fluid-supplying tube, a perforated air-induction distributing tie-tube provided with screw threads and nuts on its ends outside the heads, and a comminuted or disintegrated fire-proof filling surrounding the perforated portion of the air-tube and occupying the chamber of the body" (lines 25-32).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: White, George W.

Gang Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gang plow. This design consists in "the landside-beam, the front cross-beam, the oblique plow-carrying beam connected at its rear end to the landside-beam and at its front to the front cross-beam, the tubular bearings or boxings on the side of the landside-beam and at the front of the plow-beam, the wheeled cylindrical rods extending through and freely rotatable in the said bearings or boxings, and means . . . for raising and lowering the frame on the cylindrical rods" (lines 17-28).
Date: March 15, 1887
Creator: Hinchman, Frank M.

Combined Saw Buck and Drag Saw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saw-buck and drag-saw. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the saw-buck having cross-piece, the swinging arm pivoted to and laterally movable on said cross-piece, the upper-end of said arm being provided with a slot, the saw, the saw-carriers . . . having spindles, the forward-carrier being provided with a tenon, and the saw-frame pivotally mounted on the spindles of the saw-carriers" (lines 74-82).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Nitsche, John Emil & Kowalewsky, August

Oil Can.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil can. This design "consists in the combination, with an oil-can, of a wire passing loosely through the nozzle and into a tube secured on the bottom of the can within the said can. The outer end of the wire is curved, and part of the wire is finely grooved or roughened" (lines 13-18).
Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Campbell, James A.

Ratchet Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ratchet wrench. This design "relates to improvements in ratchet-wrenches wherein a handle carrying a rotating head having jaws to grasp a nut is provided with pivoted pawls, so that by oscillating the handle the pawls serve to rotate the head and screw or unscrew the nut, bolt, or other device" (lines 8-14).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.


Description: Patent for a wave motor that gathers and stores power from the full force of the waves in their rise and fall. The motor operates a drive shaft.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Walker, James C.


Description: Patent for a cotton press with "a roller bed consisting of a plurality of rollers in conjunction with an overlying pressure roll or cylinder, between which and the roller-bed the bale is formed by winding up the bat, as it comes from the gin-condenser, in the form of a roll" (lines 15-20). The roll-bale is unique in this patent because of its core.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Banister, Charles


Description: Patent for a elevator with a safety feature to prevent the car from falling rapidly to the bottom of the shaft if a cable breaks.
Date: March 8, 1910
Creator: Dunlap, Henry William & Lumbley, Joseph Slater


Description: Patent for a trolley pole, which attaches easily to the wire and can be placed on it by the operator without him leaving his station on the trolley.
Date: March 16, 1909
Creator: Barr, George T., Sr.


Description: Patent for an improved wooden stock for firearms which combines maximum lightness and strength, may be produced at reduced cost, and is adapted for convenient and advantageous manipulation for defensive purposes.
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Cole, William F.

Water Distilling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a water distilling apparatus. This invention is designed for condensing steam into distilled water. Additionally, the design is meant to separate empyreumatic gases from the water vapor during the distillation process. Illustration included.
Date: March 5, 1907
Creator: Lazenby, Robert S. & Lazenby, Henry C.


Description: Patent for improvement in small firearms. The gun combines a cylindrical breech and with an elliptical bore in order to increase the projectile’s impact and stabilize its trajectory. The invention uses an ordinary ball cartridge, improving upon an earlier patent by the inventor. Detailed explanation and illustrations included.
Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Cole, William F.