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Attachment for Planters

Description: Patent for attachment for planters, provides a simple, inexpensive, easily-applied, and effectively operating attachmentc for cotton, corn, or other seed-planting machines in which is included a truck or a carriage whereby a sweep-plow can be connected with the planter truck or carriage for laying out a furrow and covering the seed (Johnson, 1902).
Date: June 14, 1909
Creator: Johnson, Major

Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for " agricultural implements, more especially harrows or cultivators ; and it has for its objects a device which can be conveniently attached to the standards or footpieces of any cultivator and which may hold or carry different numbers of small plows or harrow-teeth for the cultivation of any crops or at any place where a small harrow is needed;" (lines 7-15) including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Crosby, Henry T.


Description: Patent for a new windmill design with improvement to the "mechanism for transmitting the motion of the wheel shaft to the pump rods."
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Morrisson, Andrew

Sheaf-Carrier for Binders

Description: Patent for sheaf carrier for binders which allows sheaves to be gathered without danger of them being dumped or dislodged and allow for automation of sheaf carrier arms.
Date: July 13, 1909
Creator: Pillow, James Gid

Folding Box

Description: Patent for paper box formed from a single blank which can be folded into compact form.
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Hale, Lawrence F.

Dressmaker's Skirt-Measuring Device.

Description: Patent for a measuring device and stand to locate the proper placement of tucks, ruffles, and trimmings on a woman's skirt.
Date: January 19, 1909
Creator: Putney, Maggie


Description: Patent for a new device for typewriters which allows for shifting from lower case to upper case by means of "the one set of keys ordinarily employed, but of modified construction" (lines 14-15) including descriptions of the device, operation, and illustrations
Date: May 6, 1902
Creator: Austin, Thomas R.

Wire-Winding Device

Description: Patent for a wire winding device for repairing wooden bars.
Date: April 23, 1912
Creator: Wilkinson, Charles C.

Seed-Cotton Cleaner

Description: Patent for a seed cotton cleaner which cleans out foreign matter and defective cotton while the seed cotton is going on a conveyor belt to the cotton gin.
Date: April 23, 1912
Creator: Thompson, Henry

Cotton Checker and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton checkers and cultivators by “providing a device in which the width of the hills or rows may be adjusted to suit the requirements of various grades of soil.” (Lines 15-17) Another improvement is to provide a “means to which the plows of the cultivator may be simultaneously raised or lowered, and when so raised or lowered may be kept in their adjusted positions.” (Lines 19-22) Illustration is included.
Date: January 11, 1910
Creator: Hamilton, Robert

Steam-Turbine for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for a compact mechanism related to steam turbines, which has positive geared connections with the driving access of the locomotive, resulting in reduced friction. This increases efficiency of the driving action while reduced the expenditure of elastic fluid in order to run smoothly.
Date: December 5, 1911
Creator: Dumas, Joel Benjaman


Description: Patent for a car power transmission gearing which is operated by one simple stick that does not require lateral movements and eliminates the danger of stripping the gears.
Date: July 2, 1912
Creator: McCurdy, Horace L.

Electric Alarm System

Description: Patent for an electric alarm system for triggering fire alarms.
Date: February 11, 1913
Creator: Weaver, Allison U. & Weaver, Spencer E.

Animal Poke

Description: Patent for an animal poke which is attached through a nose ring and pulls on the animal if it tries to crawl under or over a fence.
Date: October 4, 1910
Creator: Kelley, Howard T.; Matthews, George N. & Davis, George F.

Combined Ruler and Paper-Cutter

Description: Patent for a ruler that may also be used as a paper cutter. Illustrations included.
Date: October 27, 1909
Creator: Dibrell, Frank A.

Gin Saw Cleaner

Description: Patent for a gin saw cleaner. Illustration included.
Date: September 8, 1909
Creator: Pillow, James G. & Freeman, C. F.

Planter Attachment.

Description: Patent for a planter attachment, which allows seeds to be covered with varying depths of soil, that is operated from the seat of the planter.
Date: October 20, 1908
Creator: O'Brian, John B.

Cold-Iron Straightener.

Description: Patent for a cold iron straightener for straightening wagon axles or pipes while they are still on the vehicle, which allows for more forceful bending than previous devices and restoration of the parts to their natural position.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Keith, John David


Description: Patent for a measuring gage for measuring rafters that clamps on the wood, has a saw guide line, and eliminates the use of multiple calculation instruments thus making the process simpler.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Morrison, Andrew

Cotton Checker and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a cotton checker and cultivator. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1909
Creator: Hamilton, Robert & Humble, Henry O. V.


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper with hoes on a shaft, which turns and that makes a straight furrow.
Date: March 31, 1908
Creator: Smith, Calvin Ewing

Portable Water-Heater and Steam-Cooker

Description: Patent for: "This invention relates to a portable water-heater and steam-cooker, and has for its object to provide an apparatus of this class which will be adapted for heating water for a variety of domestic purposes." Staton, John W. (1902). Portable Water - Heater and Steam - Cooker. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508484/view/#page/2/mode/1up.
Date: 1904/04/12
Creator: Staton, John William


Description: Patent for "a heater of the above-described character which may be used in connection with a stove or furnace or a fire built on the ground in the open air and be more effective and economic in its heating and more convenient in operation than the usual methods heretofore pursued in such instances where an inexpensive and portable device of this kind could be used to great advantage" (lines 13-22).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Harrison, John B.


Description: Patent for a clinometer. This invention is designed to measure the grades and angles of inclination of structures and objects of various descriptions. Illustration included.
Date: August 14, 1907
Creator: Keith, John David & Faulkner, Walter Edgar