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Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Payne, Hiram Ezkiel
Item Type: Patent

Detergent Compound.

Description: Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Fair, William Brownlow
Item Type: Patent

Electric-Arc Lamp.

Description: Patent for improvements to electric-arc lamps to regulate the feed of the carbon-carrying rod, with illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1897
Creator: Walsh, James J.
Item Type: Patent

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Item Type: Patent

Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Description: Patent for improvements to a hood that prevents hens from flying (by cutting off vision above or to either side) while allowing them to continue scratching and eating.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Sparks, Andrew J.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame that has an improved fastening device that easily secures trace chains or tugs to the harness. It is easily adjustable.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Closer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive gate closer that can be used with any gate and is easy to use. It consists of an arm that is secured to the gate, an adjustable wedge that sits between the arm and the gate, a weight connected to the arm, fastening devices, a slot on the wedge, pulleys mounted in a casing, and chords.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Dickson, Thomas C.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

Fly Wheel.

Description: Patent for a design for "improvements in balance or fly wheels, and is adapted to be applied to many different classes of machinery" (lines 15-17). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Neill A.
Item Type: Patent

Machine for Bending and Embossing Sheet Metal

Description: Patent for "new and improved machine which is simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and especially designed for simultaneously curving and embossing sheet-metal plates for use as cornices, metal shingles, &c" (lines 8-13).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Baldwin Jr., Benjamin J.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "washing-machines which combine in one structure means for heating the suds-water and maintaining the same at the required temperature, a suds-box having chambered or hollow bottom and sides to secure a circulation of the suds-water independently of the agitation resulting from turning the drum or clothes-receptacle upon its axis, and a drum removably journaled in the suds-box and comprising longitudinal slats or bars having bent edge portions for scooping up the suds-water and directing the same into the drum and upon the clothes contained therein, whereby the washing process is greatly facilitated." (Lines 7-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Roach, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent