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Description: Letter Patent of "a map, drawing or similar device provided with an index" (lines 72-74); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Bentley, H. L.
Item Type: Patent

Curtain-Hanging Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to hang curtains in pairs, designed in a way so that the curtains "may be simultaneously moved in opposite directions to open and close the same" and "to provide improved means for adjustably connecting each curtain to the supporting-pole, and also to provide improved means for hanging the pole" (lines 13-19), including illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Cloud, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a table with sections that are rotatable and vertically adjustable, including illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Jolly, William C.
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 lock-plates for the stays of wire fences.
Date: March 22, 1900
Creator: Wood, Alpheus H
Item Type: Patent

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent for Mattress Stuffing Machine which “consists of a bed and cover to hold the stuffing material and give it proper shape, rods to keep the stuffing material in shape while it is being inserted into the ticking, a follow-block for pushing the stuffing and rods into the ticking." (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Rehkopf, Henry C.
Item Type: Patent

Mail pouch

Description: Patent for new and improved mail pouch, with particular emphasis on the top locking mechanism.
Date: June 9, 1900
Creator: Tabler, Jasper Newton
Item Type: Patent

Adjustable Nailless Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for an adjustable horseshoe with cost efficient, replaceable fittings. Illustrations included.
Date: September 4, 1900
Creator: Fenley, Harriet R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a new and use-ful improvement in churns , and its objects among other things , are to provide a simple device more durable in construction than heretofore and one which is cheap of manufacture, may be readily operated and cleaned, and is adapted to keep contents thereof at a desired temperature" (lines 12-19) including illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Welke, William R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a trace lock that is mechanized to work vertically or horizontally. Illustration included.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Halstead, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper mounted on wheels.
Date: November 27, 1900
Creator: Walker, Millard F.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Sash-Holders," an invention which "aims to provide a sash-holder of simple construction for supporting a sash at any elevation and which will secure it when closed against being opened from the outside."
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Hardy, Isham B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improving lightning arresters, an invention used to distribute electrical current over a large area and ground it at a different points should a building be struck by lightning.
Date: June 15, 1901
Creator: Wood, William D.; Roach, Henry B. & Pots, William M.
Item Type: Patent

Planter Attachment for Plows

Description: Patent for a combined cotton, corn, and sugar-cane planter attachment for plows, which is intended "to provide a simple, cheap, and automatically operating planting attachment for plows which may be used for the planting of seeds of various kinds, as cotton, corn, sugar-cane, and the like, and which may be readily attached to and detached from a plow."
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Riewe, Friedrich
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a ventilating apparatus "adapted for use in connection with buildings, storehouses, and school and other buildings, both public and private" (lines 9-12).
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Vernon, William E.
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a motion transmitter for wave motors, "the primary object of the invention being to produce motion-transmitting mechanism which will effect the conversion or translation of reciprocity motion into continuous rotary motion in the same direction."
Date: November 27, 1900
Creator: Walker, James Constant
Item Type: Patent

Flushing-Tank for Water-Closets, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement for Flushing-Tanks for Water-Closets, Urinals, Sinks, &c. through adoption of an immovable siphon and gate
Date: February 26, 1897
Creator: Carroll, Samuel C
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Reciprocating Engine.

Description: Patent for a rotary reciprocating engine that is smaller, has more horse-power, and has less friction than previous models.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Williams, Win D.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for key-bars for use on type-writers and cash-registers.
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Irish, Gilbert H.
Item Type: Patent

Frame-Lifting Device for Disk Plows or Similar Implements.

Description: Patent for "improvements in disk plows and similar implements, and especially to means employed for raising and lowering the frames of said plows in order to regulate the depth of the furrow" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Hendon, Walter Preston
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an invention that can be applied to a mantel, consisting "essentially, of a flexible screen, guard, or shield adapted to wind upon a roller, the latter being housed in the space formed between the shelf off the mantel and the headboard" (lines 22-25). It is intended to prevent fire from getting into the from from the fire, control heat radiation, and provide a closure for the fireplace when it is not in use.
Date: September 30, 1899
Creator: Cox, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for fireplace guards that connect to mantels, which can be folded out of sight, or rolled out to prevent sparks or closing off the fireplace when not in use.
Date: March 7, 1899
Creator: Cox, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent