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Description: Patent for an improvement to railway switches, by creating an automatic switch that changes the direction of a track from object while object is moving on track.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: James, Samuel

Massage Device.

Description: Patent for an adjustable massage device that may be used as an attachment to a shaving brush or as a separate shaving tool. The device includes a rubber head that is moved over the face to “soften the beard” (line 83) for shaving and discourage discomfort and irritation.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Luzzi, August F.

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for an improvement on non-refillable bottles. The improvement would not let any other liquid be surreptitiously added to the bottle. Also this patent design allows for the closure plug to be reused by the manufacturer of the bottle in new bottles.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Helmcamp, Louis C. & Hoxworth, Edwin

Scrip Holder.

Description: Patent for "a scrip holder, designed particularly for housing in a conveniently accessible manner the usual railroad scrip" (lines 8-11).
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Cleveland, George H.

Water Feeding Device

Description: Patent for "improvements in Water-Feeding Devices" (lines 5-6) to "adjust the rate of discharge of liquid...[and] whose adjusting means shall be capable of accurate regulation to vary the amount of liquid discharged in a given time" (lines 21-24) including illustrations.
Date: June 23, 1914
Creator: Walkup, John A. & Walkup, Charles W.


Description: Patent for the revolving hoe type of cotton chopper which allows steering to laterally adjust the hoe shaft, including instructions and illustrations. Addition features include breakable shanks to prevent the hoe from being damaged when hitting an obstruction, and for these parts to be durable and inexpensive to construct.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Noblett, Adoniram J.


Description: Patent for an incubator that automatically maintains at least a minimum temperature, with the option to set and maintain a higher temperature, with adjustment of temperature from outside the incubator. The incubator uses electric heat.
Date: June 30, 1914
Creator: Hays, Ernest C.


Description: Patent for improvements to Fence-Posts, preferably made from metal, providing for simple construction and a means for holding wire, which is also of simple construction.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Copeland, Walter G.

Evaporative Cooler.

Description: Patent for an evaporative cooler/refrigerator that is cooled by the evaporation of water with ventilating tubes to maintain the air condition in shelves. Water is adapted to move through a "cloth, flowing downwardly therethrough and being evaporated therefrom to thereby effectually cool the articles disposed within the refrigerator" (lines 28-31). This patent includes illustrations
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Henderson, Thomas A.


Description: Patent for pipe cutter. This is an improvement to the pipe cutter which already exists. A portion of the pipe "is removed. . . instead of the material being displaced and wedged apart without removing as is the case with the commonly used cutter." (Johnson)
Date: November 24, 1914
Creator: Johnson, Willie H.


Description: Patent for a nutcracker that can crack all kinds of nuts, with relatively little force, on appropriate surfaces like tables. The Patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1914
Creator: Fort, Foster W.


Description: Patent for a "self-setting" (line 16) trap with a "tilting platform" (line 17) including an illustration. The trap is designed to retain the animal and is made for easy removal of the animal.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Trull, Harvey L.


Description: Patent for a pipe cutter in which "a portion of the material of the pipe is removed to form the cut, instead of the material being displaced and wedge apart without removing".
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Johnson, Willie Harry

Automatic Gun Firing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for an automatic gun firing mechanism intended to protect gardens, orchards, and fields by scaring off birds and other animals that destroy crops through automatic discharge of a firearm at predetermined intervals.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Steinocher, John

Fastening Device

Description: Patent for Fastening Device which relates to "improvements in fastening devices and more particularly to latches and cooperating strikes such as used in fastening gates, etc. One object of my invention is to provide a strike for such latching means which is easily and quickly put in place, which is easily adjustable to different heights of the latching member, which is easily and quickly adjustable to different horizontal positions of the latching member, and which is so constructed that it is firmly but simply held in place in any of its positions" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 31, 1912
Creator: Torian, William H.


Description: Patent for improvements to seed planters including "having a revolving seed distributing drum provided with radial slots in which radially moving plungers are arranged, and so operated that at predetermined points seeds are received in the pockets and subsequently ejected therefrom" (lines 12-17) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Gibson, Rupert R.