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Railway Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a new and useful railway cattle guard, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Sivley, John J.

Fencing - Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful Wire-Fence Machine, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.

Buggy-Top Support.

Description: Patent for buggy-top support by providing a device that can “secure the folding top of any vehicle and will protect the bows from strain and breakage, when in lowered position and will also prevent all rattling of and shocks of the folding top.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Mason, Everett H.

Sash Lock

Description: Patent for an invention which improves "the construction of sash locks" for "great strength and durability" (lines 11-13) including illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Baker, Howard Allen

Carriage Top Support

Description: Patent for a carriage top support. This carriage top support is designed "with sufficient resiliency to take up all the jolts and strains between the body and the top" (line 16-18). Illustration included.
Date: May 25, 1903
Creator: Mason, Everett H.


Description: Patent for an oil tank.
Date: November 22, 1902
Creator: Collins, Benjamin F.

Carpenter's Jack

Description: Patent for a carpenter's jack specifically designed for "carpenters or workmen in laying flooring, putting up siding, or any similar operations" (lines 9-11).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: McCulley, Perry J.

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for an attachment to a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: June 5, 1905
Creator: Mitchell, Wade H.

Buggy Top Support

Description: Patent for a buggy top support. Illustration included.
Date: June 22, 1904
Creator: Mason, Everett H.

Vehicle -Spindle

Description: Patent for Spindles of light vehicles
Date: July 28, 1908
Creator: Thompson ,Travis .T.

Rail Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Bruton, David Alonzo


Description: Patent for an alarm designed to attach to windows or entryways and sound to alert residents of a burglary attempt, with illustrations.
Date: May 29, 1906
Creator: Hobbs, Francis Marion


Description: Patent for a pipe wrench. "One object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient" (lines 12-14) pipe wrench. "Another object of the invention is to obviate the use of link connections and yet obtain a positive binding action off the jaws upon the pipe, bolt, or other object to which the device may be applied." (lines 15-19)
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Coffman, Seburn E.

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers. This invention is adapted to be attached to a double shovel cultivator so that the chopper will rotate so as to protect plants. Illustrations included.
Date: July 25, 1906
Creator: Connell, Alexander Hardee

Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements “in facing-slip and label holders to be used by mailing and postal clerks” (lines 13-14) “by providing a convenient and readily-accessible means in applying the facing-slips to packages of mail-matter and to adapt such holders for placement with respect to a case of letter-box as to always have such slips and labels with the receptacle containing the letters to receive a slip corresponding with such mail-matter.” (Lines 16-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Gaines, Thomas W., Jr.


Description: Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Williams, Lloyd Franklin

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.


Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.

Hunting Lamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lantern for hunting. This design "is to produce a light, cheap, and convenient lamp that can be carried upon the head with greater comfort, and at the same time be more efficient than any heretofore known" (lines 10-13).
Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Brittan, Edward H.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an Artesian or oil well drilling apparatus that has a detachable drill-bit in its tubing and has an "improved means whereby an expansion drill bit or blade of any preferred construction can be secured to or detached from the drill tubing without removing the latter from the well" (lines 12-15). The tubing does not accidentally detach, and the tubing can rotate in either direction.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.


Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a combination of “a rod pivoted at its front end to the side of the draw-head and pivotally connected at its rear end..... when the draw-head is driven to the rear by the force of the blow received in coupling with another draw-head, the lug will be pressed to the front,” (lines 30-40) illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bright, Tom Full

Cotton-Seed Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed planter. The design "in which the cotton-seeds in the hopper is fed down through the feed-opening of the same by vibrating teeth." (p. 1; lines 15-17) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Elliston, John J.