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Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design "consists of can-opener comprising a blade or cutter vertically adjustable to allow it to be forced into a can-head to be cut" (lines 34-36).
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Item Type: Patent

Composition Pulp Plaster and Process of Manufacturing Same.

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.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in burners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Dickerson, Ernest Clifton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for guard rails for use in connection with frogs or switches, including illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Murphy, John.
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent

Water-Closet Flush.

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
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent

Shoe-Lace Fastener.

Description: Patent for a barbed metal clasp designed to hold a shoelace knot together.
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Kroeninger, Augusta E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "an improvement in eyeglasses; and it consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts" (lines 7-9), illustration and instructions included.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Critzer, A. B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a light weight lawn sweeper that doubles as a shovel for lawn debris. Illustrations included.
Date: August 14, 1900
Creator: Caruthers, John Irving
Item Type: Patent

Locomotive-Pilot Coupling

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in locomotive-pilot couplings (lines 5-6), including illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 8, 1900
Creator: Butcher, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Upholstered Furniture

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in upholstered furniture", (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: February 19, 1900
Creator: Conrad, J. B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a bridle bit that helps a handler to hold or guide an animal without harming its mouth. Illustration included.
Date: August 21, 1900
Creator: Castro, Alberto
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a motorized bicycle with pedal gears.
Date: 1901/03/19
Creator: White, Edward Y.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements of heated air in furnaces.
Date: 1899-6-16
Creator: Koehler, Otto & Calmbach, Charles
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent

Flash-Light System.

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.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin, where the rollers, feed devices, and blades will be vertically disposed and arranged in groups, and which will also simplify the construction of cotton-gins.
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Wentworth, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

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
Item Type: Patent

Scraper for Mixing-Machines

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.
Item Type: Patent