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Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "consist[s] of a strip of metal having the looped portion adapted to embrace the bolt, and having the downwardly-bent spring portion or end forming a biting-edge, the rearwardly-extending straight portion bent upward . . . to form a bearing point or edge, which is also adapted, in conjunction with the edge to grip the fish-plate . . . the forwardly-extending straight spring portion overlapping the straight portion, the inner curved edge of which lies in the path of the edge of the nut when the latter is turned upon the bolt" (lines 76-89).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spokes, the felly, and the tire . . . of the plates, each provided with rearwardly-extending apertured portions, forwardly-projecting fingers, and semi-socketed portions on their lower faces, the upper face of the plate being straight, its lower face inclined, the upper face of the plate inclined, and the lower face thereof straight, whereby when said plates are fitted in place, they will wedge between the felly and the shoulder of the spoke, said socket portions adapted to fit over said shouldered portion of the spokes" (lines 8-21).
Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Mayo, William Archer

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Shoe-Fastening.

Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary

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

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter that can be used with corn, peas, and cotton. It has a changeable gear, an upright frame, an axle and supporting-wheel, a crank shaft, vertical slots, a toothed disk, and a hopper.
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Mabry, Davis L.

Hame.

Description: Patent for a harness-hame and "contemplates the provision of improved means forming a part of the hames for securing the trace-chains thereto; also the provision of an improved trace-link adapted for connection with said securing means in a manner to insure maximum strength" (lines 15-21).
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Piano Guard and Rest.

Description: Patent for "an attachment for pianos designed for use as a guard to protect the instrument from injury to the front of the keyboard when being moved through narrow passage-ways, and as a rest for the feet of performers unable to reach the floor to prevent contact and consequent defacing of the lower panels." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that improves "the construction of sliding gates, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one, which will be positive and reliable in its operation, and which may be opened and closed a distance from it approaching it in either direction, without dismounting or leaving a vehicle" (lines 10-16). It also prevents farm animals from passing through when the gate is closed.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.

Gate.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury 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

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

Railway-Bicycle.

Description: Patent for a railway-bicycle that travels on one rail and needs two wheels with connecting frames. It has a forward double flanged wheel and a wheel behind the first wheel, and this machine is faster and lighter than other similar machines.
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Herz, Raymond

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive hame-fastener that has "two adjustable parts, one of which is provided with hooks to be engaged by means on the other part" (lines 11-13). The invention is adjustable and does not unlock or disengage accidentally but can easily be unlocked on purpose.
Date: October 15, 1895
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.

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Churn.

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.

Feed-Trough

Description: Patent for "a stock-feeder which shall permit of the feeding of a measured quantity of food to cattle in the barn or stable from a point remote, so as to enable the farmer or any of the members of his family to feed the cattle from the dwelling without going out into the weather" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Reed, Francis O.

Turping Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved turfing implement. This design "is to produce a . . . handle . . . together with improved means for threading the needle (lines 10-12). It consists "with a tubular needle having a longitudinal slit, the outer end of the needle being open and its upper side being formed into a tongue near its inner end, which is bent upwardly and whose extremity projects into the needle, of a handle into which the needle is passed and a presser-foot adjustably connected at its inner end to the handle and having its outer end turned up and provided with an opening" (lines 85-93).
Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Robinson, Laurence Benjamin

Bale-Box Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William

Machine for Pulling Stumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stump-puller. This design consists, "with the main beam, of the rigid crosstree arranged transversely of the same and provided at its end with loose casters, and a pivoted axle or tree terminating in axle-bearings and provided with wheels, and means for adjusting the pivoted crosstree with relation to the beam and rigid crosstree" (lines 11-18).
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Perkins, Jesse Isaac