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Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn huskers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Stahl, Adolf


Description: Patent for improvement of seed planter "adapted for the planting of various kinds of seeds" (lines 10-11) and addition of tilting movements, including illustrations.
Date: June 25, 1900
Creator: Wendtland, Wilhelm & Wunderlich, W. F.


Description: Patent for "a fastening device for securely holding the meeting ends of straps together, and is particularly applicable to stirrup-straps, in which, because of the strain thereon, the ordinary fastener is quickly broken or the strap is torn from the same" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Stulting, John C. & Wiseman, William E.

Automatic Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplers "wherein the link is automatically engaged with the draw-head of a second car and the link can be quickly disengaged when it needed uncoupling." (Lines 10-11) Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Ponton, Henry H.

Machine for Gathering Cotton Squares

Description: Patent for a machine for gathering cotton squares. This invention is designed to gather boll weevil invested cotton and roll the cotton between rollers to kill eggs. Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: Bunting, Karl Saxton

Wire Basket

Description: Patent for wire basket. Illustration included.
Date: April 13, 1908
Creator: Kaspar, August


Description: Patent for a certain new and useful class of machines used for distributing poisons for the purpose of killing insects, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Braun, Emil.

Poison - Distributer

Description: Patent for a new and improved poison-distributer. This design is to "provide a machine for distributing poison or a fertilizer to the plants at each side of the furrow through which the machine may be drawn" (line 7 - 9).
Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Richter, Frank L.


Description: Patent for a grubber. Illustration included.
Date: October 21, 1904
Creator: House, William C.

Cotton - Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton choppers machine as the attachment to cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Richter, Frank L.

Siding Gage

Description: Patent for siding gage. This design is meant to be a cheap, durable, and convenient gage for use in siding.
Date: February 12, 1903
Creator: Blohm, Ernest J. H.

Cotton Seed Separator

Description: Patent for a cotton seed separator. Illustrations included.
Date: September 13, 1904
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.


Description: Patent for a new and useful bed brace, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Stoermer, Alexander Sr.

Hay Press

Description: Patent for a hay press. Illustration included.
Date: July 15, 1907
Creator: Easterling, Robert William; King, T. J. & Wood, S. V.


Description: Patent for a wrench used to remove the nuts of a vehicle wheel axle.
Date: February 1, 1908
Creator: Ponton, Henry Ponton


Description: Patent for a rail clamp that prevents rail spreading.
Date: April 9, 1912
Creator: Korges, Emil H.

Wire-Twisting Implement

Description: Patent for a wire twister for use in manufacturing wire baskets. Illustrations included.
Date: March 9, 1910
Creator: Kaspar, August

Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for an electric railway that has the electric conductor on or under the ground, in a tube. The tube gets electricity to the trains via contact-pieces embedded in the tube, and it collapses whenever the train wheels go over it. The tube and conductor are kept safe in a u-shaped hanger underground.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Lomb, George W. C.

Harness Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness buckle. This design calls for a central cross-bar, upon which the frame rests, with fold-able arms that form a loop beneath the side-bars with the assistance of metal pins (lines 57-62). This design eliminates the need for stitching the strap being buckled.
Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Garrett, Charles William


Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two separate tongues that run freely along a middle bar, which lengthens the life of the strap by distributing pressure and allowing for broken out, frayed, or otherwise worn holes to be circumvented for new ones.
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Burket, John


Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design utilizes a strap-iron binder with notches along the sides that allow for a bail to clamp firmly within them; thus, the bale is fastened.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan

Barber's Paper Clip.

Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses

Plow Colter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow colter. This design calls for a colter that conforms to the face-curve of the plow shovel, thus forming a landside. The colter can be attached to and removed from either side of the plow standard.
Date: December 27, 1881
Creator: Kersh, Alvin Jacob


Description: Patent for a new and improved fan. This design "consists mainly, first, in the combination with a swinging bar of metal or wood, or both, carrying the fans, of a balance-weight located at an angle to the line of the bar for the purpose of retarding its backward movement; and, second, in the combination, with a shaft and a hinge-connection uniting the fan-holder clamp to the shaft, of a removable pin by means of which the fan may be caused to move positively with the shaft or swing independently of it, as may be desired" (lines 12-22).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses.