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Description: Patent for “a compound for the treatment of diseases of the kidney, rheumatism, neuralgia, diarrhea, dysentery, cramps, colic, and pains, and dyspepsia” (lines 8-11) which includes ingredients and their measurements . The ingredients are alcohol, spirits of turpentine, spirits of camphor, aqua-ammonia, tincture of opium, chloroform, tincture of ginger, oil of sassafras, balsam of fir, essence of peppermint, oil of black pepper, oil of origanum, tincture of capsicum, tincture of guaiacum, and sulphuric ether.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Christopher, George Washington & Grant, James M.


Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple. This design consists in the combination of the surcingle, the bands connected to the bottom thereof, the supporting straps secured to one of said bands, and the knee-bands constructed of stiff leather in semi-cylindrical form, attached to said straps and having the securing-straps" (lines 37-42).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Burris, John Albert Wilson


Description: Patent for a new and improved hame. This design "has relation to hames, and more particularly to the means of securing the hames adjustable to each other, and for connecting the usual parts of the harness thereto; and among the objects in view are to provide an easily-manipulated serviceable hame connection that may be adjusted to fit any sized collars, and which may be constructed at a minimum cost" (lines 11-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Shoe Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe cabinet. This design "is to provide for the convenient arrangement of the stock according to size, style, or make, and so as to enable the salesman or attendant to have ready access to different styles and sizes and to select those desired without the trouble of moving or handling other stock. It consists, essentially, of a case or cabinet furnished with drawers which are arranged in groups or sections and with a door for each group or section. It consists, further, in dividing each drawer into several compartments by movable or 'knockdown' partitions" (lines 12-24).
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Settle, Witcha S.

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top prop. This design consists in "the combination of a block, a supporting-arm mounted thereon, and a strap passing about the arm and bows and secured to the block. . . . [and a] plate provided with tubular hub and lug, [another] plate provided with an opening to fit the hub, an arm provided with a seat and with a circular opening to fit upon the hub, and a bolt or screw" (lines 82-87).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Attachment for Ginning-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19).
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Coursey, Netter R.


Description: Patent for a new nail box designed to "be conveniently handled and pushed under the counter" (lines 17-18) and "readily withdrawn to permit free access" (lines 19-20) including illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Hendricks, Gay


Description: Patent for a mechanism that aims "to promote convenience in adjusting and regulating cotton choppers" (line 44-46), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Mowrey, Ephraim L.

Trace Lock for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-lock for harnesses. This design consists in "the combination of the bolt, the metal strap secured to the trace, provided with the recess, the projection, and the slot having the enlarged opening, the locking-plate pivoted on the recess having the opening, and the spring" (lines 72-77).
Date: June 26, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee


Description: Patent for the "construction and combination of devices" (line 10) that serve as "an improvement in harness-saddles" (lines 8-9) for horses, with illustrations.
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Goodman, William Dave & Tuttle, Frank

Attachment for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
Date: August 29, 1894
Creator: Rutherford, James Rice

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder for cotton gins. This design consists in "the combination, with the driving mechanism, of the alternating sections, the shaft or rod, loop-rods and staples, the crank-shaft, and hooked rods . . . [and] of the adjustable comb, the crank-shaft, hinge-connection, arm, and cross-bar" (lines 3-12).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Nix, Manning Lafayette

Sash Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash holder. This design "relates to that class of sash-holders in which the sash is held at any desired height, and locked when held down by means of a latch pivoted to angular upright wings which are integral with side plates securing the elastic cam, and adapted to impinge and bind upon the window-frame; and the novelty consists, in connection with the elastic cam, of the metallic plates arranged one upon each side of the said cam, and secured thereto by means of a pivotal device" (lines 17-27).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Nix, Manning L. & McClelland, Stephen


Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "composed of the draw-heads having bars and forward cross-bar, and beveled on its outer end, and provided with slot above [the] bar, the coupling-bar pivoted at its rear end between [the] bars, and enlarged . . . immediately in advance of said pivot, and provided near its outer end with an opening, and the hook pivoted to and depending from the coupling-bar" (lines 78-86).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for cars. This design "relates to that class of couplers that are self-couplers; and it consists of an open-top hook-shaped draw-bar provided with a pivoted T-shaped vertically-moving coupling-bar, and provided also with an end socket for using the ordinary coupling link" (lines 7-12).
Date: June 21, 1881
Creator: McCray, John Henry Branic

Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bolt-lock. This design is for a flat piece of metal (the "lock") that secures the head of the bolt so that, when the adjoining nut becomes rusted, the nut and bolt can be successfully separated without damaging the surrounding material.
Date: October 18, 1881
Creator: Berry, John T.


Description: Patent for a churn that consists of an upright frame, an adjustable central ring, a dasher rod, and devices for operating the rod.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Martin, William F.

Medical Compound

Description: Patent for "a compound to be used as a gargle or wash in the treatment of the mouth, throat, &c., when the mucous membrane of the said parts is affected by the use of tobacco, opium, or morphine, alcoholic drinks, &c., and also in cases of indigestion, dyspepsia, malarial, and typhoid fevers, &c. (lines 8-14).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Roberts, Andre