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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

Metal-Shears

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.

Spring

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.

Hydrocarbon-Burner.

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

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.

Mail Bag Catcher and Deliverer

Description: Patent for a mail bag catcher and deliverer. "This invention relates to mail bag catchers and deliverers and the principle object of the invention is the provision of simple and efficient mechanism of the character which may be readily and conveniently thrown to operative and inoperative position and wherein the saddle bars and their respective guards may be aligned with the track and car" (lines 9-17). Illustrations included.
Date: May 18, 1912
Creator: Freeman, Richard J.; Elder, Ralph R. & May, Alex, Jr.

Account-Book.

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.