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Description: Patent for a steam boiler "to provide simple and effective means for quickly generating steam by exposing the water fully to the caloric influence of the furnace or fire in the latter through the medium of radial tubular attachments" (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hensley, Frank Alfred
Description: Patent for the invention relates to improvements in gate-latches. The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of gate-latches and to provide an automatic one adapted to lock the gate when the latter closes and capable of automatically setting itself in proper position for engaging and locking the gate should it be closed instead of open or in position to receive the gate.
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Jones, Albert Sidney
Description: Patent for a valve that attaches to a flue upon a pneumatic-seed cotton distributor. Includes illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Wade, George W.
Description: Patent for a signal lock for mail boxes. This "invention relates to devices for locking the signals used on house letter-boxes, and has for its object the provision of a signal lock secured to the inside of the mail-box" (lines 9-13). Illustrations included.
Date: January 8, 1906
Creator: Patterson, Samuel & Wiseman, John W.
Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for stake-pin that improves upon previous stake-pins that are used for picketing horses and attaching the ropes. This design allows for the rope to stay out of the dirt. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Carnes, William, Sr. & Penfield, Charles W.
Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Description: Patent for a new and improved merchandise tag. This design consists of a stick "provided with means for holding it fixed in its position after it has been inserted and having hinged to its outer end the tag having a strip of suitable material secured around its edges, as shown, so as to form on both sides of the tag the flanges adapted to receive the removable, reversible, and interchangeable cards (lines 1-8).
Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Brown, Sampson Harvey