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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.


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.


Description: Patent for improvement of seed planter "adapted for the planting of various kinds of seeds" (lines 10-11) and addition of tilting movements, including illustrations.
Date: June 25, 1900
Creator: Wendtland, Wilhelm & Wunderlich, W. F.

Combined Cultivator and Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a combined cultivator and cotton-chopper, to "provide an improved cotton-chopping mechanism which is adapted to be combined with and operated in connection with a sulky-cultivator, whereby a growing crop of cotton may be plowed and chopped or hoed simultaneously" (lines 15-20).
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Blaschke, Frank J.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for an improved acetylene-gas generator "which is kept in a relatively-cool condition by a surrounding bath of water and which generator is removable at will from the floatable bell of the tank. A further object is to prevent the waste carbid from dropping into the water of the expansible tank and to provide for the free discharge of gas from the generator [...] while [...] permitting the expeditious removal of said generator for the purpose of cleaning and recharging" (lines 13-24).
Date: January 25, 1900
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.


Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-compresses by employing two compressing rolls, so that while one compress is finishing a bale the other would continuously carry out the feeding operation; making it unnecessary to stop the condenser or any part of the ginning apparatus. Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Rembert, Henry

Combined Bag-Holder and Sifter.

Description: Patent for improvements in a combined bag-holder and sifter by using a supporting bracket secured to a wall, a bag-holder, a sifter located below the bag-holder, a detachable suspending connection between the sifter and the bag-engaging devices rising from the sifter. With this arrangement, the bag will be elevated into the proper position and to hold the bag against lateral movement while the sifter is being operated. The bag is to remain in proper position until the contents has been sifted entirely. Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.


Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin, where the rollers, feed devices, and blades will be vertically disposed and arranged in groups, and which will also simplify the construction of cotton-gins.
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Wentworth, William Henry


Description: Patent for a strap to attach an animal to a hitching-post, especially a smooth one, to avoid slipping or accidental loosening by the animal with "an improved slidable catch" (line 18).
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Jacobsen, Frederik August


Description: Patent for a churn with a construction which will prevent "access of objectionable matter to the churn-body" (lines 14-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 3, 1900
Creator: Hargrove, Kincheon W.

Dental Plugger.

Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert

Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for machines that generate acetylene gas for a "simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, in which the gas is thoroughly washed before entering the service-pipe and in which the water-supply to the generator is controlled by the gas pressure and the carbid kept at all times cooled by surrounding water" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: McGoldrick, William Hamilton

Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and effective construction of implement, whereby the operation of stretching and tightening a wire may be conveniently and expeditiously performed, and to adapt the device for use also as a wire-cutter" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 10, 1900
Creator: Gold, Philip E.