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Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Description: Patent for a new and useful machine for rebending crown caps or seals for bottles, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Gebhardt, William
Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Description: Patent for a siphon flushing apparatus for water-closets in which it will regulate the quantity of the water being discharged at each flushing; at the same time it can prevent water leakage. Illustration is included.
Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Bowman, Jonathan
Description: Patent for "a switch-locking device comprising a lock contained within the switch-lever of the switch-stand, by the use of which the switch may be more quickly and positively manipulated and finally locked in position" (lines 3-7).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Sulfer, Charles
Description: Patent for improvements to elevator-controllers, related "to a hand-power rope-elevator equipped with electrical operating mechanism and means whereby the elevator may be quickly and effectually controlled either automatically or manually" (lines 11-15), including illustrations.
Date: February 5, 1901
Creator: Dubinski, Benjamin
Description: Patent for new and useful flash light system where the "plurality of lights or series of lights are alternately cut into and then out of the lighting-circuit, so there are a series of flashes " (lines 10-13), including illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Wright, Martin.
Description: Patent for machines that generate acetylene gas for a "simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, in which the gas is thoroughly washed before entering the service-pipe and in which the water-supply to the generator is controlled by the gas pressure and the carbid kept at all times cooled by surrounding water" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: McGoldrick, William Hamilton
Description: Patent for a now and useful Scraper for Mixing-Machines, which is specifically a scraper attachment for the mixing-cylinder wherewith the material that may cling to the inner surface of the cylinder may be scraped off and the mixing operation may be thoroughly performed.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Sliger, Charles F.