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Necktie and Collar Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tie and collar fastener. This design consists in "[a] fastener for securing the proper relation between the shirt-band, collar, and necktie, consisting of a spring adapted to fit inside the shirt-band and next to the neck, in combination with a hollow stud on the middle of the convex side, having a separable head with spring-catches, and the bent hook-sections, toothed . . . and arranged to separate the shirt-band, collar, and necktie" (lines 66-75).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Coffey, Robert Samuel

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "relates to improvements in devices for checking the movements of a door to prevent its forcible contact with a wall or other object, and for automatically fastening it in an open position, so that it will not be accidentally closed. The invention consists of a check or catch plate adapted to be secured to the floor or wall and provided with an inclined track for the passage of a spring-bolt on the door, a transverse projection being arranged vertically at the rear end of said inclined track and formed into a seat for the spring-bolt" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 25, 1886
Creator: Cevor, Charles


Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow. This design "has relation to that class of rotary harrows having arms provided with and extending radially from a common center, a track-ring connected to the upper side of the harrow-arms, upon which work friction-rollers connected to the seat-support. It is the object of the invention to improve the construction of the harrow-arms which carry the teeth, and the manner of connecting them to a common center, whereby the above class of harrows are materially increased in efficiency, much stronger, and more durable" (lines 12-24).
Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: McCann, William E.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "an ordinary draw-head provided with the usual pin-and-link coupling [that] can be readily and cheaply adapted for use as an automatic coupling. The invention consists in the combination, with a slotted draw-head and a coupling-pin swinging therein and provided with pivotal supports or trunnions, of a vertically-projecting and axially-rotatable guide loop or staple arranged on each side of the pin-slot and adapted to hold the pin from being jolted out of the draw-head, and to permit its withdrawal" (lines 9-20).
Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: Garrett, Jackson B.

Can Opener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design consists "[i]n a can-opener, the combination, with a radius-bar having a handle at one end and a vertical fulcrum or pivot-pin, of an adjustable sleeve mounted on the bar and carrying two cutters, one being adapted to act as a guide and the other as a cutter" (lines 27-32).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Misener, Richard Oliver

Oil Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design consists in "having its body portion composed of card-board cut to the size of the press-box, the adjacent faces being covered with sheet metal, which is pressed or stamped into the paper body to give the required cavity, which is bounded by raised margins and transverse ribs struck up from the metal, and supported by paper strips interposed between the layers of card-board, the two leaves of the mat having a leather backing and being hinged together" (lines 15-25).
Date: September 18, 1883
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.

Means for Ventilating Grain, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilator for grain, etc. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the tubes, of the protecting end caps, consisting of a base-plate, by which it may be secured to the structure, and provided with a central opening, in which the ends of the tubes are adjusted, and a semi-cone . . . [also] [t]he combination, with the structure provided, with transverse ventilating-tubes projecting on the outside of the structure, of the . . . protecting caps" (lines 88-97).
Date: December 12, 1882
Creator: Street, John Kennedy

Lamp Wick.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wick for oil lamps. This design "consists in forming the lamp-wick of one or more layers of mineral wool inclosed in a textile material, the whole being sewed together by a series of parallel longitudinal stitches" (lines 18-22). Employing textile material represents an improvement in capillarity over previous wicks made with refractory cement.
Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Bèck, Gebhard

Sulky Plow and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky plow and cotton scraper. This design "relates to an improvement in sulky-plows, its object being to render the plow right or left hand for operation, to adjust the angle of presentation of the plow with relation to the line of draft, and to adapt the plow as a cotton-scraper; and it consists of the combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-20).
Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Baucum, Samuel C.

Bale Band Replacer and Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-band replacer and tightener. This design "provide[s] a simple and convenient device for replacing a broken bale-bind, for tightening the band around the bale, and for drawing the ends together, so as to provide the necessary slack for slipping the loop out of the tie when it is desired to remove a band" (lines 13-19).
Date: July 4, 1882
Creator: Lenard, William R.

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.

Feed Water Regulator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water regulator. This design "consists in the combination, with the heater, of a supply-pipe having a valve-chamber, a valve opening and closing said pipe, and having a stem which is packed through the wall of the heater, a bell-crank lever fulcrumed upon a stud projecting from the inner wall of the heater, and actuated by a float connected with one arm, the other arm being connected to the valve-stem, whereby the supply-pipe is opened and closed by the fall and rise of the water-level in the heater" (lines 16-27).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-kindler. This design is for "[a] fire-kindling torch consisting of two perforated sections, each having an exterior longitudinal ridge, and angular side flanges, and provided at one end with lugs which bear flatly against each other, a pivot-pin passing transversely through the lugs to permanently connect the sections and form a pintle on which they can turn, and a handle connecting the other ends of the sections together, said sections having an interposed filling of mineral wool" (lines 1-11).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.

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.

Oil Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "consists in a mat for oil-presses having its leaves composed of paper-pulp molded by dies or molds into the requisite shape to present a hard and inelastic body to the meal to be pressed, said leaves of molded paper-pulp being provided with a leather backing" (lines 18-24).
Date: April 8, 1884
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.

Rotary Plow

Description: Patent for a rotary plow. "It pertains to improvements in rotary plows" (p. 4). There is a detailed illustration of the rotary plow. Each component is labeled and it is described thoroughly in the text.
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Willis, W. Beale, of Waco, Texas.

Oil Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "has for its objects to provide an improved oil-press mat which can be pressed and shaped into a compact body of the required configuration, and such shape be retained when subjected to pressure to compress heated envelops containing the meal from which the oil is to be extracted, and to provide a mat the face of which is elastic and tough, and liable to become heated, like like metal face-plates, while the main body of the mat is prevented from being softened and peeling or becoming detached from the facing" (lines 8-19).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.

Oil Can.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil can. This design is of an oil-can "in which the nozzle remains closed, except when the bottom of the can is pressed, thereby preventing useless waste of oil. To prevent the oil-outlet from being stopped up; to enable the operator to see how much oil is given to each hole, and to facilitate the removal of dirt and grease from the oil-holes before oiling" (lines 8-15).
Date: October 23, 1883
Creator: Campbell, James A.

Cotton Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton planters and cultivators by “attaching one or more levers to the axle which are pivoted to a frame below the axle, in which the levers are also connected with the caster-wheel in front, whereby the frame may be raised so as to elevate the cultivators above the earth.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: July 27, 1880
Creator: Walsh, James D.

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the constuction of plows in order to obtain the "best" (line 50) results of "cleanness in furrow, lightness of draft, and facility afforded in constructin the plow" (line 51-52).
Date: October 23, 1879
Creator: Woodward, Lewis E.

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter and cultivator with illustrations. The invention furnishes a combined planter and cultivator constructed in such a way that "the seed dropping appliances can be readily detached and the machine adjusted for use as a cultivator." (lines 18-20)
Date: December 16, 1879
Creator: Tanner, James Henry