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Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a blade arranged for connection with a beam and formed with cutting-edges . . . , of a wing in a horizontal plane formed with a cutting-edge and rigidly connected to the blade at some distance above its lower edge" (lines 60-65).
Date: February 18, 1890
Creator: Henry, Leroy Bell

Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sweep. This design consists "in a sweep of a suitable shape and construction having attached to each of its rear corners a vertical bar or wings, which extends parallel to the course of the plow and backward a suitable distance beyond the sweep proper . . . The object of [the] invention is to attach to the rear corners or wings of a sweep bars or runners, which rest upon the ground and steady the sweep and prevent it from wabbling or dodging while in use" (lines 14-25).
Date: March 4, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Hugh L.

Nut and Washer for Vehicle Axles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut and washer combination. This design consists, "with a threaded end on an axle-spindle, which is longitudinally grooved on opposite sides of the thread, and a radially-flanged nut made to engage the threaded-end of the spindle, of a cap-ring having an annular recess formed on one side from its inner edge outwardly, said ring being secured upon the radial flange of the nut, and a cylindrical outer shell having an inwardly-extended flange on one end, and ears on the edge of said flange, which hook over the reduced edge of the cap-ring" (lines 20-31).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Sullivan, Jonathan L.

Composition for Preserving Food

Description: Patent for "combustible compositions which, when ignited, produce a gas or gasses which have preservative and purifying effects upon various substances and surfaces or places exposed to the fumes. It is more especially designed, however, for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, and other perishable articles." (lines 12-19).
Date: April 15, 1890
Creator: Radam, William


Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Aqueous Paint" (lines 5-7) involving mud taken from Lake McDonald, in Austin, Texas, in combination with various admixtures of chemical and organic materials.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Reynolds, Walter James


Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive clutch used for transmitting power. The clutch has "independent rotable disks that act on peripheral eccentric proportions, which are so arranged that the said disk will be held free from contact with the drive-shaft and the entire bearing of the clutch mechanism thrown on the grip members, whereby the shaft-apertures in the disks can be made sufficiently large to overcome any irregularity of the bearing-faces of the internal cam portions and obviating the necessity of providing outside collars" (lines 17-27).
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Carleton, Ernest WIlliam

Wire-and-Picket-Fence Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine that secures "pickets in wire fencing, the wires having been secured to and stretched between the fence-posts and the machine applied to the wires and operated by hand to secure the pickets to the wires by an operation which places them in crossed relation to form loops within which the pickets are secured at the proper distance apart" (lines 9-16). The machine works on wires that have already been stretched.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Rice, Elisha A.

Pinless Clothes-Line.

Description: Patent for "pinless clothes-lines consisting of a series of wire sections connected loosely together at their adjacent ends by means of rings or links, each section having formed on its ends suitable spring-clamps to engage the articles of apparel hung on the line." (Lines 18-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Sterzing, Fred


Description: Patent for an improvement on door-stops meant to "check the door at any point in its traverse and at the same time serve as a door fastening and stop" (lines 14-16). It is hand adjustable operating-rod.
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Thomas Jefferson

Process of Hardening Bitminuous Substances.

Description: Patent for "a process for hardening or partly solidifying to any required degree substances such as liquid or viscid bitumens, tars, or asphaltums, either natural or artificial" (lines 8-12). It hardens bitumens without evaporating oils and leaves them solid when cooled.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Dumble, Edwin Theodore


Description: Patent for a churn that can be easily disassembled and cleaned easily. The churn is a circular chamber with a tube in its center. The tube has a fan around it at the top of the chamber, and the air goes through the fan, is sucked into the tube, and is released at the bottom of the chamber in order to agitate the cream.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Walker, Ben, Jr.


Description: Patent for a boiler washing machine that uses a stove and a hand-operated pounder attachment. This invention makes these types of washing machines more efficient.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Isaac Hill

Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Thompson, George


Description: Patent for "a culvert which shall be so constructed that the jarring caused by the passing of trains or wagons will not impair the solidity of the culvert." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Parker, William Sink


Description: Patent for a square meant "to provide a simple and cheap steel square embodying also a level, an inclinometer, and mitrometer" (lines 13-15).
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Johns, John P.

Dental or Surgical Chair.

Description: Patent for a dental or surgical chair that is adjustable, light and portable. The chair can be adjusted "without the employment of a raising device using fluid or any sub-basal mechanism" (lines 57-59), and can be adjusted with little effort. The chair's decent can be monitored. It can be easily assembled and disassembled for transport.
Date: August 28, 1894
Creator: Stiles, Edmund Pease

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an economic and durable refrigerating apparatus that cools food by "reducing the temperature of the air in a partially closed chamber by the evaporation of water brought about through the medium of capillary attraction, and likewise to provide for automatically maintaining a predetermined level of water in the water chamber of the apparatus, and a thorough ventilation of the refrigerating chamber thereof" (lines 16-24).
Date: October 23, 1894
Creator: Carleton, Ernest William & Odell, James Madison


Description: Patent for a harness saddle that has a metallic frame that is hinged with straps, pads, guide straps that are secured to the pads and slide along straps, plates connected to a curved plate in the saddle, plates pivotally connected to the aforementioned plates, cylindrical lugs that are attached to plates, and cylindrical apertures that slip over the lugs.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Miller, John A. & Warmoth, James H.

Metallic Cross-Tie.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive metallic crosstie that has elasticity and the same vibration as a wooden cross-tie and does not require bolts or nuts. It can easily be placed or removed from rails.
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Budington, Albert G.


Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that consists of a hollow drawhead, a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead, a lock that pivots across the drawhead, a catch on one side of the drawhead, a spring presses on the side of the lock, a lever pivoted in the drawhead, a hand rod connected to the arm, a hand rod connected to the drawhead, and a bell crank lever pivoted in the drawhead.
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Roosevelt, James A.


Description: Patent for an improved cigar-package that complies "with all the requirements of the revenue laws, to be retailed to purchasers, who destroy the stamp upon opening the package, the construction being such that the packages thus opened can be used as pocket cases for the protection of the cigars" (lines 21-27).
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Philipson, Sigmund

Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Description: Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Lee, Horatio Grooms; White, John P.; Ball, Thomas & White, James L.