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Vechicle-Top Support.

Description: Patent for "supports for the bows of folding vehicle-tops, and has for its object to provide an improved device of this character for application to one end of the shifting rail of the top, so as to receive the bows and cushion them against injury in folding and when the vehicle is passing over a rough roadway." (Lines 8-15) Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Buchanan, Sanford McElroy
Item Type: Patent

Fertilizer-Distributing Attachment

Description: Patent for an inexpensive attachment for "drilling compost, manure, or other fertilizing material &c., &c" (lines 9-10). It is designed to be attached to any farm-wagon including illustrations.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Schlabach, William
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of steam engines.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Thompson, Samuel F. & Barnes, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a machine of this nature specially designed for slotting sheets of metal in the formation of devices for plaiting cloth, a further object of the invention being to provide a machine that will be easy and simple of operation and may be operated with accuracy and into which the plate may be inserted and from which it may be removed with facility" (lines 8-17).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Hackett, Harry J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a spring for footwear that helps facilitate foot movement such as walking, running, jumping, etc. Illustrations included.
Date: December 5, 1907
Creator: Backermann, Henry G.
Item Type: Patent

Horse - Releaser.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "devices for releasing fractious animals from vehicles" (line 15 -16).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Grossman, Amanda I.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grinding machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Post, Bernhard
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful washing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Schumacher, Hermann G.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful tongue support, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Wright, George Washington
Item Type: Patent

Duplex Door-Check Holder and Buffer

Description: Patent for door check holder for preventing doors from slamming and holding them in open position. Illustrations included.
Date: February 8, 1908
Creator: Kibbe, Isaac Pease
Item Type: Patent

Lace Fastener

Description: Patent for a lace fastener. Illustration included.
Date: July 10, 1908
Creator: Schwritzer, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Phonographs, &c.

Description: Patent for an attachment for phonographs to be used to have records play on a loop. Illustrations included.
Date: December 26, 1908
Creator: Perrenot, George F.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Description: Patent for a mechanism for raising, and hauling into deeper water, a floating vessel that has run aground.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for hydrocarbon-burner "adapted to be used in stoves, both heating and cooking" (lines 17-18). The device "may be attached to any stove" (lines 24-25). The "invention consists in the novel construction of the burner and particularly the cap" (lines 27-28) as well as "other novel features" (lines 29-30).
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: George, Charles Hentz
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle Top Support

Description: Patent for vehicle top support. Illustration included.
Date: March 14, 1903
Creator: Buchanan, Sanford McElroy; Cain, D. B. & Buchanan, J. F.
Item Type: Patent

Boll-Weevil or Other Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for improvement to the machine set forth in the patent granted to John S. Doak and Alexander G. Farrington on April, 1902, No. 696419. (Page 1, lines 12-14.) The improvements are to use “a pair of troughs connected to a truck and provided with upwardly-projecting wings on their outer edges, spring-arms attached to the truck and pressing normally against the wings and the outside parts of the troughs, spiral springs adjustably mounted on the truck and pressing against the spring-arms, and means for forcing insects from growing plants into the troughs.” (Page 3, lines 74-83.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Doak, John S. & Farrington, Alexander G.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a horse detacher for use on wagons that prevents accidental separation.
Date: July 23, 1912
Creator: Backermann, Henry G.
Item Type: Patent

Window-Frame Attachment

Description: Patent for a window frame attachment of bars that shades can be attached to.
Date: July 9, 1912
Creator: Hillman, Annie M.
Item Type: Patent

Float for Delinters

Description: Patent for a new float for cotton seed de-linters. Illustrations are included.
Date: June 17, 1910
Creator: Blanchard, George L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improvement in vehicle-seats, intended especially for uses in wagon-seats, by constructing a supporting frame consist of two shafts, each having two cranks with two springs connected with the wrists of the cranks. The seat is supported upon these springs which are secured to the underside of the seat-board by employing two blocks that are safely attached beneath the seat. The movements of the springs preserve the horizontal position of the seat even when weight is unequally disposed. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Johnson, James M.
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Item Type: Patent