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Combined Pen or Pencil Holder and Pin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved writing-utensil holder and pin. This design "not only forms a convenient receptacle for a pen or pencil, but . . . it is also adapted for use as an ornamental scarf or breast pin, and to this end the bands may be appropriately shaped to confine a stone or other setting, which can be held from endwise displacement, if necessary, by means of lugs . . . at each end of the bar" (lines 63-71).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Stewart, Samuel F.

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.

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "is to provide a fastener . . . which is of simple construction, which can be readily adjusted, and in which all strain is removed from the pivot of the locking-dog, thus obviating any breakage of the pivot, whatever may be the strain" (lines 17-23).
Date: July 9, 1889
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.

Description: Patent for a locking device for railway-rail joints. It improves how the meeting rail ends are fastened, and prevents accidental disconnection. It is "a locking fish-plate having keyhole bolt-slots, the narrow portion of the slots having inclined sides, the inclination diminishing gradually toward the end, and double-headed bolts, one of the heads being tapered, whereby the bolt is subjected to a double wedging action" (lines 56-61). A face-plate is perforated and receives the tapered heads and securing-rivets.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Fence-Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple, portable fence-making machine meant to separate crossed wires, re-utilizes old wires, and has "a wedge being employed in the twisting-head for the purpose of separating the old twists and causing them to pass through the twisting-eye" (lines 22-25). The machine allows the wires to be equally spaced apart, and the space is adjustable. A picket-gage is included in the invention, which regulates the space between pickets.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Briney, Benjamin C. & Geron, Solomon C.

Type-Writing Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple, reliable, and easily operated attachment for a type-writing machine that continuously feeds paper to the type. "Several sheets, as they are printed may be severed in equal lengths, without disturbing the engagement of the continuous web with the paper-cylinder and feeding-devices" (lines 13-17).
Date: July 25, 1893
Creator: Smith, John D.


Description: Patent for an animal poke worn on the head of cattle to prevent jumping outside the field which allows the cow to graze freely while wearing the poke.
Date: July 16, 1907
Creator: Seay, Mark Machel

Fountain Drafting-Pen.

Description: Patent for a fountain drafting pen, which has a rubber handle that when flexed sends out the pen tip with ink, and and when flexed again takes the point back into the ink reservoir in the handle.
Date: July 27, 1909
Creator: Smith, Edward Ruthven


Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties is to produce a “buckle-plate having a middle portion with an opening therein, arms at each end separated from the middle portion by spaces open at one side, a longitudinal entering-passage connecting the opening with one of said spaces, and a hoop the free ends of which are looped down through said opening and up through the spaces, resting upon the arms under the standing part of the hoop.” (Lines 74-83) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Johnson, William T.