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Improved Stitching-Horse.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas

Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvements in chairs: "the back, seat, foot rest, and head rest are all self adjusting, and operated by the natural movements of the occupant" (lines 11-13).
Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred

Corn and Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for "a machine for planting corn or cotton, that may be attached to almost any kind of plow, simple in construction, easily repaired by an ordinary blacksmith, and capable of use in a satisfactory manner for planing where stumps and rocks would interfere with the operation of machines of ordinary construction" (lines 9-15).
Date: August 31, 1880
Creator: Krüger, Theodore Charles Herman

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion


Description: Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen


Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.

Hand Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for an improvement in hand-seed planters, designed especially for cotton-seed. The seeds are spit out the bottom through a series of springs, pins, and plungers.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Merwin, Charles F.


Description: Patent for an automatic churn, which churns up and down and rotationally. To operate, turn a crank and a gear inside the churn moves the blades.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Rogers, James P.


Description: Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry

Self Cleaning Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved self-cleaning plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a mold-board having a plane face on the larger portion of its area, a blade having an axle journaled near the center of the said plane, a wheel journaled in the plow, with its rim parallel to and extending below the landside of the plow, a beveled gear-wheel upon the said wheel-axle, and another beveled wheel upon the blade-axle, engaging each other" (lines 79-87).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Jones, Allen

Fire Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil


Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion

Cotton Loading and Weighing Device.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cotton loading and weighing device for wagons. It can be easily put onto or removed from any wagon. This invention has a unique way of "clamping-loop or wire support by means of which the main inclined beam or support of the device is firmly and securely upheld and braced with relation to the tail-gate of a wagon with which said clamping frame or loop is adapted to engage" (lines 25-31).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Paolucci, Henry Emanuel

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "form[s] the central opening of the draw-bar with a tup-bar having rearwardly a spiral spring. The forward end of this tup-bar is inclined forwardly somewhat at an angle at the top, so that when the said bar is pushed forward by the spiral spring at its rear end, the coupling-pin will rest upon this forwardly-projecting end of the bar, while the link will rest beneath, so that in dropping the pin will rest within the link, and not on the outer side, which would be the case if this bar were square" (lines 15-26).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: McAllister, Sanders F.

Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined clothes washer and churn. This design "is to facilitate the operations of washing clothes and churning, and also to avoid the necessity of having a separate mechanism for each use. The invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-21).
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Bridges, Mary Jane

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, supporting wheels, cover, side-curtains, troughs, and partitions" (lines 53-55).
Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Collins, Charles P.

Ventilating Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating cover. This design "consists in the detailed construction of the same . . . whereby the contents of . . . vessels are protected from dust, insects, and all kinds of impurity, and at the same time are thoroughly ventilated by free communication with the atmosphere, and so that any gases arising from the contents of said vessels will not be confined with the contents, but will pass off through the ventilating-cover into the surrounding air" (lines 16-26).
Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Smith, Ralph Julius