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Spark - Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in spark-arresters. This design is to "provide and improved device of this class which is adapted to be connected with the pipe or escape-flue" (line 20 - 23).
Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Woods, Murray Stover


Description: Patent for a new and improved nail puller, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1900
Creator: Lubbock, William Lochart


Description: Patent for brick-kilns to "provide means for burning bricks in a much shorter time and more effectively than is possible with usual constructions, and, further, to protect the kiln-walls against the injurious effects of heat" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Aber, Edgar

Bale-Band Tightener

Description: Patent for a bale-band tightener, illustrations included.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Splettstosser, Fritz


Description: Patent for a new invention of a farm implement hand-tool which is a combination of a rake and a fork, functioning either as a rake or a fork with a single adjustment, including description and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August


Description: Patent for improvement in pruning-knives by creating a hollow slot in the handle of the knife and a pivoted blade; in which the blade can be pull out of the slot when in use and place it back to the slot when it is not in use. Illustration is included.
Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August

Veneer Basket.

Description: Patent for stronger, lighter construction of baskets frequently used in shipping fruit, although the improvement "may be used for any and all purposes of which it is capable" (lines 13-15).
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar

Veneer-Bending Machine

Description: Patent for improving veneer bending through a slower process which allows the entirety of the veneer to be heated.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar


Description: Patent for a vehicle jack improvements that includes "a lifting-arm or support having a flexible winding element" (lines 15-16).
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August

Shaking Churn

Description: Patent for a shaking churn. Illustration included.
Date: December 12, 1903
Creator: Park, Reece W. & Arnwine, Charles L.

Weighing and Lifting Device

Description: Patent for a weighing and lifting device. Illustration included.
Date: July 13, 1905
Creator: Davis, James W. & Alexander, Thomas J.


Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Can-Openers." (line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1909
Creator: Davis, James Walter & McBee, Marshall E.


Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive fire-dog adapted to be used in any ordinary open grate and capable of affording convenient means for cooking in an open fireplace." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.


Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper that cultivates "the rows of plants simultaneously with thinning them out; and a further object of the invention is to provide such a machine which will be durable and simple" (lines 11-14).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.

Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic combined plow, chopper, and planter that provides "a machine which will open the land, plant and fertilize at the same time, and which may be quickly adjusted for chopping cotton plants and at the same time cultivate rows of plants" (lines 10-13). The parts can be attached to a common frame.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.


Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert


Description: Patent for an improved safety valve for boilers that consists of a valve chamber with a socket at its bottom, a valve seat with a steam outlet, a valve in the socket, a steam inlet tube that passes through and below the valve, a piston mounted in a guide chamber, a spring that holds the piston, a guide chamber with a valve seat, and a steam cylinder.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Cameron, Charles Hoyle


Description: Patent for an improvement in a device to hold brooms and items with handles by simplifying the design and making it more resistant to strain.
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Jones, Wesley C. P.


Description: Patent for a dumping-car that "can be operated by two men to discharge its contents with a comparatively small amount of exertion on the part of the operators" (lines 14-17). The car is developed to hold gravel, &c., and can be easily dumped.
Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Dunman, William M.


Description: Patent for improvements in derricks or machines for hoisting heavy objects, which can be easily erected and operated; this device “can be manipulated with ease and by which the article being elevated or lowered may be changed in position without moving the support.” (Lines 20-23) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Lindsey, William E.


Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard

Improvement in Wrenches.

Description: Patent for furnishing "an adjustable wrench for holding and turning bolts, pipes, taps, &c." (lines 7-9). Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Killough, William B.

Messenger's Picket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved messenger's picket. This design "is an improvement in means of protection for express-[people] or express-messengers on railway-trains from successful attack by robbers. In other words, it is an improved form of bullet-proof cage or miniature fort in which the express-[person] or messenger may lock himself [or herself] in case of danger and from which he [or she] may watch and fire upon his [or her] assailants with almost perfect safety" (lines 7-15).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Hays, James C.

Device for Loading Baggage

Description: Patent for the description and illustration of an "improved device for lifting baggage such as trunks or other articles, in loading and unloading them form cars, platforms or other locations"(lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new lifting device design with different size baggage, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Samuel Richard Heidelberg