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Bridge Construction.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bridge construction, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Davidson, James Allen


Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett


Description: Patent for a new and useful refrigerator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 2, 1900
Creator: Lewis, Rowland E.


Description: Patent for a garden plow to till soil.
Date: May 31, 1899
Creator: Stove, William A.

Bicycle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a bicycle attachment that supports the frame and can be used as a "carrier or support for a child, package, a satchel, &c." (Lines 12-13) Illustrations included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Flinn, William M.

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for an object that simplifies the operation of rotary engines and motors.
Date: 1900/10/16
Creator: James P. Baxter, assignor of one-half to Harvey H. Dick


Description: Patent for improving crank-lever churn motors for a more simple construction that results in a more lightweight but strong machine.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Crawford, William H.


Description: Patent for improvements to wireworking tools which are "especially designed for twisting the opposite ends of a tie-wire to a runner-wire of a fence and also for twisting the intermediate portion of the tie-wire, so as to tighten the embrace of the latter upon the fence-post. It is furthermore designed to provide means for supporting or bracing the tool upon the post during the twisting operation thereof, and, finally, to arrange the handle of the tool so as to provide a convenient and effective wire-cutter." (Lines 10-21) Illustrations are included.
Date: February 12, 1901
Creator: Tate, Newton J.

Cotton-Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new cotton tie buckle "that will prevent the band engaging the same from slipping, forma a reliable securing means of simple and cheap construction and also economize in the use of the band length, with considerable consequent by saving in expense, the positive retention of the band b the improved device as required rendering the bale of uniform density and the strength of the device resisting breakage and consequent expense of repair frequently necessary in the ordinary uniform of buckle-ties now in use." (Lines 11-22). Illustration is included.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Ragsdale, William C. & Eddleman, Dudley E.

Planter Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a planter attachment for cultivators and " it has for its object to provide a device of this class which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency." (line 10-13)
Date: August 2, 1902
Creator: Taylor, William F. & Williams, John T.

Car Pooling

Description: Patent for rail-car coupling. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1903
Creator: Carter, L. C.


Description: Patent for a latch. Illustration included.
Date: May 16, 1903
Creator: Owens, James P.

Combined Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer

Description: Allows for planting and fertilizing fields at same time whether it is "for strewing or for check-row planting with or without wire" (lines12-13).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: McDaniel, James H.

Combined Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for combined seed planter and fertilizer distributer that "can be readily adapted for strewing or for check-row planting with or without a checkwire" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: McDaniel, James Henry

Composition for Tanning

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in compounds for tanning, using water, four gallons, fluid extract of phytolacca or common poke root, quarter of an ounce, gum gambier, four pounds, and alum, one pound.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Burrows, Ira I

Cotton Tie Buckle

Description: Patent for a cotton tie buckle. This invention is an improvement for cotton-bands to prevent slipping. Illustration included.
Date: April 10, 1903
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.; Frantz, Ezra A. & Armstrong, James E.

Baling Press

Description: Patent for a baling press to be used for hay, straw, wool, and other fibrous materials.
Date: April 28, 1903
Creator: Tate, William Elbert

Metal Shearing Device

Description: Patent for a metal shearing device. Illustrations included.
Date: January 4, 1904
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.; McFarland, Hays & Frantz, Ezra A.

Gate Latch

Description: Patent for a gate latch. Illustration included.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Crawford, Jim; Cherry, Benjamin F. & Rentz, Joe

Gin Saw Gummer

Description: Patent for gin saw gummer. Illustration included.
Date: April 29, 1904
Creator: Frantz, Ezra Allen

End Gate Fastener

Description: Patent for gate on the back of a wagon. Illustration included.
Date: December 19, 1904
Creator: Clarke, William K.