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Description: " I have invented a new and useful Piano, which relates to other instruments of similar types utilizing sounding boards. To provide sound waves that may be controlled so as to increase or diminish the volume of sound produced by the instruments..." Norcross, Levi. (1910). Piano. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508385/view/#page/3/mode/1up.
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Description: Patent for an improvement in spring wheels in which "a maximum of resiliency or shock absorbing power is obtained, with the employment of comparatively few elements" (lines 11-14). The spring wheel has multiple spokes that are telescoping sections of coil spring, held in a distended position to eliminate lateral strains upon the wheel.
Date: December 10, 1912
Creator: Kilgore, Starling
Description: Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
Description: Patent for improvements in covers for culinary vessels in which “the cover will confine the odors arise from the vessel and at the same time the steam may be allowed to escape at any time without removing the cover from the vessel.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
Date: January 11, 1910
Creator: Reeves, Bell N.
Description: Patent for improvements in combined billing and journal sheets there by each sheet in the journal will serve as a billing sheet, a duplicate billing sheet, and a journal page at the same time. (Lines 18-20) Further, the bound book will serve as a permanent journal after the bills have been removed. (Lines 25-26) Illustration is included.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Hartley, James William
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers by providing a means for it to be “mechanically performs the work of “blocking out” the cotton, or to reduce a cotton-row to a series of equidistant hills.” (Lines 12-14) Further, to provide “means whereby the hoes may be adjusted vertically, and also having suitable means to discontinue the operation of the hoes.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: January 18, 1910
Creator: Howell, James W.
Description: Patent for improvements in middle-breakers and turning-plows by providing an attachment for the middle breakers or turning plow, in which it will permit lateral adjustment of the wheel, by the use of a compound axle of adjustable length. (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Armstrong, Josiah B. C.