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Well Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in well drilling.
Date: April 10, 1900
Creator: Wiedner, Friedrich R.


Description: Patent for a device that prevents animals such as cows from tearing down fences.
Date: 1901/02/12
Creator: Specht, W.


Description: Patent for improvement in pyrometers for more accurate and reliable use in cooking stoves.
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Von Koehring, Henry

Box Stand or Bracket

Description: Patent for a pivoting box and/or box stand for use in stores.
Date: June 2, 1903
Creator: Luensmann, Henry

Induction Coil

Description: Patent for induction coil. Illustration included.
Date: June 13, 1904
Creator: Baker, John A.

Hame Hook

Description: Patent for hame hook. This invention couples traces to the hames in the harness. Illustration included.
Date: December 18, 1905
Creator: Brister, William T. & Galle, Fritz

Automatic Alarm for Stem-Boilers.

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic alarm for steam boilers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Prencel, Anthony M.

Hat and Coat Hanger

Description: Patent for a wall mounted structure on which a hat or coat can be stored.
Date: March 17, 1903
Creator: Krezdorn, Herman A.

Brick Kiln

Description: Patent for a brick kiln. Illustration included.
Date: July 18, 1904
Creator: Sonka, Joesph & Metzner, Robert A.

Spring Hub

Description: Patent for a spring hub. This invention is for vehicle wheels to make cheap and quick repairs. Illustration included.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Krezdorn, Herman A.


Description: Patent for a new and useful pyrometers "in which the motive power is a column of metallic balls of high expansive quality inclosed in a metallic tube of less expansive power" (line 9 - 12).
Date: November 21, 1899
Creator: Koehring, Henry Von


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that operates by loosening the earth around the cotton plants and chopping them by row. Illustrations included.
Date: April 6, 1908
Creator: Gesche, Eugene C.


Description: Patent for a gearing to be used as an attachment for the driving axle of a cotton chopper. Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1908
Creator: Gesche, Eugene C.


Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design utilizes a new combination and arrangement of cylinders, pistons, pipes, chambers, valves, screws, levers, and air and water vessels to pump water more effectively.
Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Maney, Henry, Sr.


Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.

Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to improvements in that class of car-couplings in which the link is held in the draw-head by a tongue engaging the link; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Meusebach, Otto C.


Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using coupler-head, coupling-pin, different shapes of plates, operating-lever and link-lifter to “couple and uncouple cars without necessitating a person passing between the cars.” (Lines 14-15) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: McBride, Thomas Anderson

Desk Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a "novel, convenient, and ornamental bottle or receptacle, adapted to contain ink, a sponge, or the like, combined with a pin-cushion and a pen-wiper" (lines 11-14), with illustrations.
Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Carolan, Eugene P.; Terrell, Edward H. & Terrell, James R.

Packing Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packing-case. This design "relates to cases or cabinets for packing and transporting articles that are brittle and easily breakable, such as eggs, glassware, china, and the like; and it has for its object to provide a device or case containing a series of sub-compartments or boxes, each of which is provided with cells to receive and hold the individual articles to be packed, thus affording great security in transportation and convenience in handling and in exposing the articles for sale" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Moos, Henry Antonio


Description: Patent for "a seed-planter for planting corn, cotton, and other seeds; and it has for its object to provide a device of this class which shall be simple, inexpensive, and efficient in operation" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L. & Schuwirth, Charles


Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "may be detached and used independent of the frame or carriage; also, that the tongue or pole may be detached and removed from the axle, and such axle, together with the bolster and hounds, may be applied to and used with the farm or other wagon. Thus by means of the attachments described a farmer can, by providing himself [or herself] with the pole and the attachments thereto . . . readily convert his [or her] ordinary walking plow into a wheel-plow by the aid of the hind wheels, axle, and hounds of his [or her] ordinary farm-wagon" (lines 72-84).
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Green, William H.


Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the board, the clip detachably securing said board to the plow-beam, the hopper secured to the rear end of the board and provided with the openings and brush, the lever pivoted upon the clip, the spring, the seed-slide secured to the end of the rear arm of the lever, and the dropping-tube screwed through its wing to the plow standard" (lines 37-46).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.

Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the plate, having extensions and laterally-extending arm or bracket, the hopper mounted upon the extension of the plate, the seed-slide or coiled spring connecting the front end of the latter with the bracket, metal plates secured to the front and rear sides of the rear wall of the hopper above the seed-slide, the brush or cut-off arranged between said plates, and suitable operating mechanism for retracting the seed-slide against the tension of the coiled spring" (lines 6-17).
Date: February 18, 1890
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.