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Description: Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.; McGary, Austin & Campbell, John W.


Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.

Extension Car-Step.

Description: Patent for a new and useful extension car step for "use on street cars and railway coaches". (line 13 - 15).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Wrede, Albin C.

Combined Writing and Advertising Desk.

Description: Patent for a desk that "combines writing and advertising desks or cabinets." (Lines 9-10) Illustrations included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Moore, George T. & Shoop, Edward S.


Description: Patent for improvement in coin-holder “to be use on a belt to be worn by a person or on a stand placed on a counter, desk, or the like, and arranged to hold coins of desired denominations and to permit the user to conveniently and quickly remove coins of various denominations for making changes.” (Lines 10-16) Illustration is included.
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: Miller, Thomas Octavus


Description: Patent for " a improved steam-separating trap or steam-eliminator for obtaining a supply of dry steam to an engine or like machinery" (lines 7-10 including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 5, 1900
Creator: Guild, George


Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-compresses by employing two compressing rolls, so that while one compress is finishing a bale the other would continuously carry out the feeding operation; making it unnecessary to stop the condenser or any part of the ginning apparatus. Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Rembert, Henry


Description: Patent for "a frog for crossing rails at switches or railway-crossings" (lines 8-9).
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Barry, James


Description: Patent for improvements in "gaskets or packing rings for steam-cylinders, and is designed to prevent the gasket from becoming broken or spread apart at the port-openings therein" (lines 7-10).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Engers, Jacob


Description: Patent for a canopy frame for any kind of drapery, including mosquito nets. The design is purported to be inexpensive and strong, using a thin metal support for the crossbeams.
Date: July 13, 1901
Creator: Johnston, Washington T.

Vending Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in vending machines.
Date: August 8, 1911
Creator: Linck, George E.

Turning Tool for Bale Band Fasteners.

Description: Patent for "novel construction of turning-tool having simple and efficient means for exerting a powerful leverage upon the turning or winding element of the fastener, whereby all of the slack in the bale-band may be readily taken up and drawn very tight, thus insuring the manipulation of the bale-band fastener in a way to provide for taking up a maximum amount of slack with a minimum movement" (lines 16-25). Includes Illustrations.
Date: January 22, 1901
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.

Turning-Tool for Bale-Band Fasteners.

Description: Patent for a new and useful turning-tool for bale-band fasteners “which can be readily applied to and removed from the fastener, while at the same time providing positive means for exerting a powerful leverage upon the turning or winding element of the fastener to insure the taking up of a maximum amount of slack in a bale-band with a minimum movement.” (Lines 15-22.) Illustration is included
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.


Description: Patent for an improvement in spring wheels in which "a maximum of resiliency or shock absorbing power is obtained, with the employment of comparatively few elements" (lines 11-14). The spring wheel has multiple spokes that are telescoping sections of coil spring, held in a distended position to eliminate lateral strains upon the wheel.
Date: December 10, 1912
Creator: Kilgore, Starling

Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Description: Patent for improvement in apparatus for making cotton-bales from continuous sheets or bats by “employing only a single press and which permits the ginning and bat-forming devices to be operated continuously which accumulated the cotton in light and fleecy condition during the covering and removal of the bales, which feeds the cotton from the accumulator to the baling apparatus whenever this is desired.” (Lines 68-75) Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Anderson, William E.

Bale-Band Fastening

Description: Patent for "a simple and thoroughly-practical form of bale-band fastening or cotton-tie buckle easily fitted to the band and comprising positive and reliable means for effectually preventing the band from slipping or rending without injuring or fracturing the band, so that the original strength of the latter may be maintained" (lines 19-26).
Date: July 16, 1901
Creator: Mullane, Dennis


Description: Patent for a desktop paper weight that not only sits atop paper, but also serves as a calendar, memorandum pad, and a container for small office articles.
Date: October 29, 1901
Creator: Huston, Sidney H.


Description: Patent for a wrench. Illustrations included.
Date: December 3, 1907
Creator: Layne, Mahlon E. & Hall, Samuel N.

Pneumatic Flue Expander

Description: Patent for a pneumatic flue expander. This invention allows for the ability to expand the ends of flue sheets of a steam or other boiler. Illustration included.
Date: August 28, 1907
Creator: Kelley, Harry

Car Truck

Description: Patent for car truck. "This invention relates to car trucks, and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide an arrangement of equalizers which will reduce the lateral swinging motion of the car when passing around curves" (line 8-12). Illustration included.
Date: June 1, 1907
Creator: Haver, Edward H.

Combined Rubber Dam and Tooth Backing Punch

Description: Patent for a combined rubber dam and tooth-backing punch. "This invention relates to new and useful improvement in dental instruments and more particularly it has references to a punch for forming holes accurately in the backing which is used on teeth in construction of bridges, plates, and cognate work" (line 12-17). Illustration included.
Date: January 21, 1907
Creator: Bell, Harry M.

Imitation Diamond

Description: Patent for imitation diamond. This is an invention that relates to the creation of imitation gems from glass. Illustration included.
Date: August 6, 1907
Creator: McDearmon, James C.


Description: Patent for an aeroplane that uses centrifugal blowers to ensure a safe and practicable flight. Illustrations included.
Date: January 3, 1908
Creator: Judson, Fred I.