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


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.

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.


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.

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: June 18, 1903
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.


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

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.


Description: Patent for pliers that has one jaw fitted with ribs and the other with grooves. This allows the pliers to clamp onto and kink a wire in an improved way.
Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: Neuhaus, Frank C.


Description: Patent for a strong and durable plow-stock that is "capable of receiving and operating in connection with any form of sweep, bull-tongue, or shovel plows, and [provides] means whereby the latter may be adjustably connected to the stock, and said stock readily adjusted, whereby the penetration of the plow may be increased or diminished in accordance with the character of plowing to be done" (lines 10-17).
Date: October 18, 1892
Creator: Koenig, Ernst


Description: Patent for an improved hive, in which bees are fed and watered more efficiently and honey can be removed without the loss of bees. Illustrations and instructions are included.
Date: December 13, 1882
Creator: Meyer, Edward

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie design with different buckle and band. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan


Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam, the slotted and braced standard, and the adjustable land-bar, of the winged attachment formed with perforated lugs, the plow-point formed with upper and lower extensions and secured to said attachment" (lines 95-100).
Date: August 21, 1888
Creator: Wied, August & Lürssen, Henrich


Description: Patent for a device which destroys cotton worms "in which the cylinders [holding the poison] are adapted to be both vertically and laterally adjustable with respect to the height of the cotton and width of the rows" (lines 18-21).
Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Pressly, Thompson