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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher

Repair-Tool For Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in repair tools for wire fences, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Major, John H.

Windmill.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in windmills, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Douglass, William S.

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable ironing-table that folds for storage, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Click, John Jones

DRAFT-EQUALIZER

Description: Patent for a device to equalize the draft among 1-6 horses when attached to a plow.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: INGRAM, JOSEPH D.

Brace for Furniture, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace used to hold parts of furniture together, including illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Pace, John H.

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wire-fence tools. "To provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive tool of great strength and durability designed for operating on fence-wires and adapted for mending the same and for taking up the slack of a fence-wire and capable in stretching the ends past each other before the same are twisted together, whereby the ends of the wire may be more effectively connected." (Lines 10-19) Illustration is included.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Berry, James Osborn

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for a device "that will combine in one all the tools actually necessary in building or repairing an ordinary wire fence." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Orton, Lewis W.

Soldering-Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.

Index for Books.

Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop

Shears for Cutting Hot Metal.

Description: Patent for "a device which is more especially intended for shearing hot metal, although it may be used for cutting cold material," (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, William T.

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a durable, simply constructed, and inexpensive seed-planter. It has a main frame, adjustable supporting-wheels, diagonal parallel bars, disk-beams with "angular front ends pivoted in brackets on the main frame" (lines 48-49), and "disks supported by stub-shafts projecting from the spindle-supporting bar" (lines 49-51).
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Leissler, John C.

Mold for Earth and Stone Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mold for earth and stone fences. This design "consist[s] of the inclined adjustable sides, having inclined standards, removable boards, and boards, tables, and locking-bolts . . . [and] the sides having lower boards or metallic pieces, upper removable boards or metallic pieces, and inclined standards of the tables, locking-bolts, handles, and stakes" (lines 21-30).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Budd, Lewis R.

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.

Shackle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved set of shackles. This design consists in "[a] mitten provided with button-holes in its wrist, in combination with a handcuff provided with a fastening-button . . . [and] a flexible wrist band or cuff and carrying devices whereby a mitten may be attached thereto" (lines 73-79).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: James, John & Goodenough, Alvin D.

Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hydrostatic indicator for scales. This design consists in "a reservoir, an outer cylinder, a hollow inner cylinder, an attached stand-pipe, and registering-dial, said inner cylinder being surrounded by and sliding within said outer cylinder, said outer cylinder being provided with an attached inlet-pipe communicating with said reservoir, said pipe being provided with two valves, in combination with a bearing-bar, side rods, and under bar, forming a frame bearing upon the inner cylinder" (lines 55-65).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a quilting frame designed to be used with a sewing machine and "which may be easily set up and be supported from the floor, and not in any manner mar or injure the walls or ceilings." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Click, John J.

Valve-Gear.

Description: Patent for a valve-gear that uses a single eccentric, "together with devices by which such eccentric may be shifted upon the shaft and locked in its various positions to effect either a reversal of the engine or a stoppage thereof with a full head of steam on, and to run the engine in one or the other direction, as may be desired" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Hill, Millard F. & Easley, Clifton W.

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge

Reversible Spring-Motor.

Description: Patent for a spring-motor for bicycles, street and railway cars, and other vehicles which is meant "to accumulate and store surplus power which is usually lost in stopping vehicles and in holding back the same when descending steep grades, the purpose being to utilize such stored power for the purpose of propelling the vehicle up an incline or at whatever point additional power may be found desirable." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Click, John Jones