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Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in a combination tool, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: McCarty, William N.

Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for manufacturing gas from air and hydrocarbon, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.

Hydrocarbon-Burning Furnace.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hydrocarbon burning furnaces, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.

Ironing - Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in ironing machines for household use to"produce a simple, effective, and inexpensive ironing-machine especially adapted for household or family use" (line 27 - 29).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Walter, Geo. P.

Stalk - Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Acre, William Floyd & Wafford, William Penn


Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by using a “duplex baling-press wherein the power is alternately applied by novel mechanism to the two baling-plungers in such manner that only one plunger at a given time is operating to compress the bale, and at the completion of the stroke thereof the other plunger is operated to compress its bale, the arrangement being such that the plungers are alternately engaged and released by the power mechanism and are automatically returned to operative position after they have been released.” (Lines 9-21.) Illustration is included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Watkins, William D. & Pruit, Trose P.

Hoisting Bucket

Description: Patent for a clam-shell hoisting bucket that automatically opens and closes as it is lowered and elevated.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.


Description: Patent for a Bank-Ledger
Date: December 2, 1901
Creator: Ford, Earle

Harrow Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a harrow attachment for cultivators. "This inventions relates to a harrow attachment for plow or disk cultivators" (line 12-13). Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1903
Creator: Mauldin, William E.

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment. Illustration included.
Date: October 17, 1904
Creator: Joyce, John Worth

Electric Bell-Ringer

Description: Patent for an electric bell ringer that is "operated either by electric wires from a distance or by merely pressing a push-button" (lines 11-13).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Hall, Ira W.

Crude-Oil Burner.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Crude-Oil Burners which provide a novel constructions that may be utilized in many locations.
Date: May 23, 1905
Creator: Pippin, John William

Cultivator Blade

Description: Patent for a cultivator blade. Illustration included.
Date: August 7, 1905
Creator: Harlow, James S.

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention consists is a "pneumatic apparatus for conveying cotton when picked from the plant, and comprises a suction-fan and casing therefor, which latter has pipes and through which air is drawn" (lines 15-19). Illustration included.
Date: February 10, 1904
Creator: Bennie, William


Description: Patent for an improvement in sash fasteners for window attachments. The patent allows the window to be opened without counterbalances and also keeps the window from being opened from outside.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Staton, John William

Building Block Machine

Description: Patent for a building block machine. This invention is used to mold concrete and other artificial stone blocks. Illustration included.
Date: October 7, 1905
Creator: Latimer, Samuel A. & Krischke, Joseph, Jr.

Insect Destroying Machine

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Insect-Destroying Machines,"(lines 6-7) including description and illustrations.
Date: September 9, 1904
Creator: Doak, John S.

Locking Device

Description: Patent for "a device for locking the frames of loose-leaf binders...which will not be readily bent or broken." (lines 11, 12, 21 & 21), including instructions and illustration.
Date: March 23, 1905
Creator: Hall, William N.

Boll-Weevil or Other Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for improvement to the machine set forth in the patent granted to John S. Doak and Alexander G. Farrington on April, 1902, No. 696419. (Page 1, lines 12-14.) The improvements are to use “a pair of troughs connected to a truck and provided with upwardly-projecting wings on their outer edges, spring-arms attached to the truck and pressing normally against the wings and the outside parts of the troughs, spiral springs adjustably mounted on the truck and pressing against the spring-arms, and means for forcing insects from growing plants into the troughs.” (Page 3, lines 74-83.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Doak, John S. & Farrington, Alexander G.

Quilting Frame

Description: Patent for a quilting frame. This invention is constructed to be suspended from the ceiling so as to be able to lift the quilt when not in use. Illustration included.
Date: March 16, 1906
Creator: Gaines, Wister F.