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Description: Patent for a pump. Illustration included.
Date: December 2, 1903
Creator: Ward, Perry L.


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in baling presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Gunlock, William C.

Method of And Apparatus for Tanning Hides.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in methods of and apparatus for tanning hides, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 25, 1899
Creator: Rodriguez, Miguel Ramon

Pole or shaft.

Description: Patent for poles and shafts for vehicles with the objective of providing "simple and inexpensive means for dispensing with the singletree ordinarily employed with a pair of shafts or thills in a one-horse vehicle or the usual doubletree in a two-horse vehicle." (Lines 10-15)
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Sharp, Marvin A. & Sharp, Bird H.

Baling Press

Description: Patent for "an improvement in that class of presses adopted for baling hay" (lines 10-11) with illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.


Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.


Description: Patent for a draft appliance (animal-driven vehicle) with the purpose of changing and equalizing the draft between draft-animals and making the draft line easily adjustable.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.

Attachment for Lead-Pencils.

Description: Patent for a calendar that attaches permanently to a lead pencil and wraps securely when not being viewed.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Masters, George

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle that once filled, it does not allow anything else to be added to the bottle.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Burke, Joseph


Description: Patent for a ladder that will allow its prop legs to be slided longitudinally of the main ladder legs to form an extension ladder.
Date: May 23, 1912
Creator: Vierheller, Paul E.


Description: Patent for a wrench. The invention consists of a locking device to prevent the jaw from sliding. Illustration included.
Date: May 1, 1912
Creator: Fernandez, Pedro


Description: Patent for a downdraft stove. Illustrations included.
Date: March 18, 1912
Creator: Atteberry, Henry E.

Animal Trap or Dip

Description: Patent for a trap for small animals. Illustrations included.
Date: March 6, 1909
Creator: Morris, Leopold

Cotton-Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for a cotton stalk cutter. Illustrations included.
Date: May 27, 1910
Creator: Leatherwood, Roy A. & Leatherwood, Charles F.


Description: Patent for an animal trap. Illustrations included.
Date: July 23, 1910
Creator: Morris, Leopold


Description: Patent for a wrench. Illustrations included.
Date: April 3, 1911
Creator: Oliver, Jesse L.


Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.

Improvement in Wind-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a new wind-wheel design with pivoted frame and adjustable wings.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Everhart, Martin

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.


Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.

Bed Drier and Warmer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed drier and warmer. This design "includes, primarily, a suitable frame of essentially elliptical form, whose ends allow of the said frame being readily slipped in between the bed and bedding or between two articles of bedding, and in connection with said frame a suitable fire-pot of portable construction" (lines 23-29).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Fossati, Jasper

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.