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Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.

Rail Bond.

Description: Patent for improved track circuit rail joints designed to withstand heavy usage and convey electrical currents between rails, including illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Talley, William H.

Cultivator

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cultivators of the "straddle-row" or "sulky" style.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond

Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and useful sewing marching attachment, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Girardeau, St. Julian

Retaining Wall, Bulkhead, &c.

Description: Patent for certain new and improved invention for protecting the banker or face of the ground from erosion.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Judson, William V.

Drinking-Goblet, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in drinking goblets and other similar glassware.
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Jones, Edward Culliett, Jr.

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for washing machines with "roller-supporting frame for supporting the same either upon a horizontal surface or upon the top of a tub or receptacle in connection with which the machine is used" (lines 10-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 15, 1898
Creator: Smith, Henry E.

Horse-Detacher.

Description: Patent for improvements in horse-detachers by engaging “straps or chains spring-actuated bolts to the free ends of the pivoted levers; and on the opposite ends of said levers hooks are attached for securing trace or tug straps.” (Lines 21-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Napier, John S.

Speed-Gearing.

Description: Patent for improvements in “gearing mechanism in which the speed or rotation of a drum or wheel is greatly increased through the intervention of gearing-wheels mounted upon a single shaft.” (Lines 11-14) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Scofield, John R.

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in hose-couplings in which the coupling process would be trouble-free and without injury to the hose when the freight cars are uncoupled or when one car breaks away from another in case of accident. (Lines 24-31) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Harding, Daniel J.

Grass-Burning Device.

Description: Patent for improvements in grass burning devices in which “the grass may be safely burned on the prairies and the fire kept from spreading.” (Lines 16-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Slaughter, George M. & Christian, Fred

Cotton-Elevator.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-elevators by providing means for the air-conduit and the cotton-conduit to communicate with the body of the elevator; and means for the air-conduit to communicate directly to the cotton conduit in order to effectively and uniformly distribute the cotton when fed to the gins. Thus preventing the cotton from being fed unevenly, which would clog and otherwise retard the action of the gins. (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Williams, George W.

Whip-Socket.

Description: Patent for "improvements in whip-sockets; and it consists in the novel arrangement and combination of parts." (lines 10-12).
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Seymour, Oliver E.

Wrench.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements to wrenches for removing nuts from vehicle-axles.
Date: August 23, 1898
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred

Clothes Pounder

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Clothes-Pounders. The invention "has its object to provide a simple and effective clothes pounder in which the air as well as the water is used as an agent in removing the dirt from the clothes" (line 12- 16).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Allen, William Robert

Check - Book

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in check-book for " customer's use, such as are employed by banks for free distribution" (line 11 - 13).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Exline, Marcus P.

Stenographer's Note - Book

Description: Patent for a new and useful Stenographer's Blank Book to "provide a connection for the covers whereby they may be automatically secured at the desired relative inclination without fastening the tape, cord, or ribbon forming the connection" (line 20 -24).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Stuart, Benjamin F.

Sad - Iron Attachment For Pressing Seams.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Sad-Iron Attachments for pressing Seams to "provide a device of this class which is adapted to be connected with an ordinary sad - iron" (line 12 - 14)
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Rice, Margaret Elizabeth

Fire Alarm

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic fire-alarm to "provide an improved alarm of this character especially designed for use in hotels and other large buildings having a large number of rooms" (line 8 -13).
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Staples, John & Spake, William H.

Valved Coupling for Train-Pipes.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in valved couplings for train pipes, including instructions and illustrations..
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Williams, Win D.

Follower For Barrels.

Description: Patent for a new and useful follower for barrels, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Shanks, David Willis

Spring-Latch.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in spring latches, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1899
Creator: Dockery, Allen B.

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame fasteners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Rankin, Frank N.