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Description: Patent for a bicycle support which holds "bicycles in upright position when not in use" (lines 8-9).
Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Taylor, James P.

Design for a Jar.

Description: Patent for ornamental design on jar depicting the logo for the Jersey-Creme drink company
Date: May 4, 1909
Creator: Jersey-Creme Company


Description: Patent for an improvement in valves which "is adapted for connection with pipes or conduits for conducting water, steam, or other fluids; and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient appliance of this character possessing the functions of both a globe and a check valve; and it is adapted to advantageously control the flow of liquid no matter what position or its casing may occupy" (lines 7-15). It includes instructions and illustrations..
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Thummel, John


Description: Patent for invention in sheet-music that "overcomes" the defects of market's sheet music (lines 21-30); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Martin, T. P., Jr.


Description: Patent for a rotary motor "to provide a simple and efficient motor particularly adaptable for vehicle propulsion and which when once started in either direction will automatically arrange its valve to continue that direction of rotation" (lines 13-18), including illustrations.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Hahn, Carl


Description: Patent for "an improved bottom, an improved supporting-bar, and an instep-bar" (lines 8-9) for stirrups.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.


Description: Patent for improvements "to cable-power obtained by means of movable windlasses driven by steam or other motive power; and the object is to obtain a powerful draft for use in agricultural purposes, drawing heavy plows and reaping-machines, hauling heavy loads of ore or coal in mining, moving houses, and for drawing heavy loads of any description." (Lines 8-15) Illustration is included.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Eastman, Clyde J.

Design for a Post for Fences

Description: Patent for a design for new, unique, and decorative fence posts.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Shelton, John F.

Antifreezing Valve and Closet-Cistern

Description: Patent for "valves which will allow all the water to flow out of the popes to a position below freezing-point after each application of water, whether the water is used in a closet-cistern or drawn out of a hudrant or other application is made, and to arrange the valves so that the supply-valves will be automatically closed by water-pressure in connection with the operation of a siphon in a closet-cistern and the waste-valve will be closed by the pressure of water, siphonic action, or both, when the supply-valves are opened." (lines 18-28).
Date: April 23, 1901
Creator: Wilkes, George W.

Closet-Cistern and Valve Therefor

Description: Patent for "a cistern which needs no valve to start the siphon to work and to construct a valve which can be operated by a rod which runs up through the supply-pipe, thus doing away with the stuffing-box for a rod for operating the valve" (lines 11-16).
Date: April 23, 1901
Creator: Wilkes, George W.


Description: Patent for "a press adapted particularly for forcing tie-plates into railway-ties" (lines 8-10).
Date: August 13, 1901
Creator: Peter, John S.


Description: " I have invented a new and useful Piano, which relates to other instruments of similar types utilizing sounding boards. To provide sound waves that may be controlled so as to increase or diminish the volume of sound produced by the instruments..." Norcross, Levi. (1910). Piano. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508385/view/#page/3/mode/1up.
Date: 1910/04/12
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson

Mattress Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent for a mattress stuffing machine that holds material to form mattresses, as well as compressing and stuffing the material into ticks.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Woolery, John T.

Elevator Door and Catch.

Description: Patent for elevator doors and catches by creating a device which can make the elevator door opened and closed automatically. Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: McNaught, Ira S.


Description: Patent for a durable, inexpensive rail component which bridges two rails and relieves strain and stressing caused by passing rail-cars. Furthermore, this component does not require existing rails to become obsolete.
Date: September 24, 1901
Creator: Gillen, John

Fuel Compound.

Description: Patent for "Ricker's Crude-Oil Brick Fuel," a petroleum compound meant to replace coal.
Date: August 26, 1902
Creator: Ricker, James Henry

Hair-Spring Locator

Description: Patent for a hair spring locator, a tool used to locate and measure the hair spring of a watch. Illustrations included.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Friedman, Bernhard Zadoc


Description: Patent for a tie for bales of cotton, hay, etc. Illustrations included.
Date: July 15, 1907
Creator: Alverson, Lewis & Horsley, Robert L.

Nut-Cracking Machine

Description: Patent for a nut cracking machine with an automatic feeder and can be operated by hand. Illustrations included.
Date: November 1, 1906
Creator: Lantery, Frank B.

Washing Apparatus

Description: Patent for a washing apparatus that cleans clothes with boiling soapy water. Illustrations included.
Date: March 18, 1907
Creator: Sheard, Harry Hitner

Portable Hitching-Block

Description: Patent for a portable hitching block that is retractable and is able to hold a hitching rein at any length. Illustrations included.
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Barnett, John B.