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Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for an improved cattle-guard by using a guard that has a plurality of spurs, should an animal step thereon its foot will be directed against one or more of these spurs, thus causing the animal to withdraw its foot and not attempt to pass over the rail. This will prevent the animal from crossing railway-tracks, but the spurs will not interfere with the free passage of trains. (Lines 10-20) Illustration is included.
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Steinmann, Herman Werner

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in monkey-wrenches to "provide an improved construction of the same whereby the clamping-jaws may be quickly and readily adjusted to the nut or tap which is to be engaged thereby" (line 19-23).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Antony, Edwin Le Roy

Shovel-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in shovel-plows “by enabling the stock and shoe securely mounted and yet adjusted from one position to another, according to the work to be performed.” (Lines 9-12) Illustration is included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Michalka, Joseph

Well-Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for “a new and improved well-drilling machine adapted to be driven by horse-power and arranged to permit of actuating the drilling tools for drilling purposes and to allow of conveniently and quickly raising the tools from the well…” (lines 8-14) including illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Moore, Robert Burns