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Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Christie, James B.
Item Type: Patent

Fence Post

Description: Patent for a fence post. Illustrations included.
Date: March 12, 1904
Creator: Witt, Samuel
Item Type: Patent

Saddle Mail Bag.

Description: Patent for new and improved saddle bags. This design calls for a saddle with two metal boxes with hinged doors at the bottom, through which metal pouches, to contain the mail, are inserted. The air left between the top of the pouch and the inside of the box prevents water from seeping into the box and ruining the contents, even when fully submerged.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Beazley, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife.

Description: Design patent for a "shovel cleaner or knife" that has a particular configuration of a handle with a blade. The accompanying illustration is not included.
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Legler, Charles
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved button. This design consists "[i]n a detachable button, the combination, with the hollow threaded shank of the button-head, having end serrations, and the base-disk, having a central screw, of the loose clamp-disk, applied on the screw, and having a spring-pawl or projection to engage the serrations of the shank" (lines 70-76).
Date: March 11, 1884
Creator: Matthews, William H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a cleaner for a chimney, that is composed of multiple parts and is adjustable.
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Pharr, Walter. & Carter, W. T.
Item Type: Patent

Beef Tenderer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved meat tenderizer. This design consists in "the combination, with the triangular end plates having the bearing-notches, the detachable connecting-bar provided with the threaded ends and shoulders, the thumb-nuts, the smooth rollers, and the coiled springs, of the crank-handle and the [other] roller provided with the teeth having square flat faces and flat sides at right angles to said faces and arranged in aligned longitudinal series and spirally arranged circumferentially, the areas of the teeth being one-fourth of an inch" (lines 7-18).
Date: July 17, 1888
Creator: Welch, Lee L.
Item Type: Patent

Standard for Logging Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved standard for logging-cars. This design "consists of a pivoted standard connected by links to a lever a short distance from its pivot, so that when the lever is turned out of alignment with the links the standard will be firmly locked in position. . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a standard for cars and wagons which can be readily turned down out of the way when loading, and which, when turned up into position, will be firmly and securely held" (lines 7-16).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Minnock, Edmund Junius
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a design for a mole trap that can be cheaply made but is also easy to set and use while also being reliable in trapping both moles and other small creatures.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Nelson, George
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists in the reciprocating "bar, the shaft mounted in the lower portion of the chair, the drum on said shaft, cord coiled around the drum and connected to the bar, the rest secured to the upper end of the bar, and the spring coiled around the said bar between the chair-seat and the rest" (lines 1-6).
Date: April 30, 1889
Creator: Lovejoy, De Soto
Item Type: Patent

Shaving and Sawdust Conveyer.

Description: Patent for improvements that increase the efficiency and safety of conveyers that move sawdust shavings from the saw mills to the furnace or storage rooms. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 19, 1891
Creator: Ross, William & Beale, J. F.
Item Type: Patent

Wick-Regulator for Lamps.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in those lamp-wick regulators which consists of a threaded rod operated by a nut and connected to the wick, whereby the wick may be raised or lowered by operating the nut; and the invention lies in an improved connection between the wick and rod, by which the wick can be raised with more uniformity and ease." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Harding, Walter L.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for improvements to carriage wheels, relating to the socketing ring that braces the spokes between the hub and the rim. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1875
Creator: George Nelson
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cultivators using adjustable blades and is adaptable to use different types of blades for a variety of other uses, including illustration.
Date: January 15, 1861
Creator: Alexander, J. T. D.
Item Type: Patent