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Nesting and Brooding Box

Description: Patent for a nesting and brooding box made to keep poultry safe from other animals and to be easily transported. Illustrations included.
Date: 1907-27-03
Creator: Bradford, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Ditchers" (lines 5-6).
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Brown, John Dayton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvement in plows by using a “combination of mold-board, land-bar, and share, which will effectually shed the land and prevent the latter from adhere to it.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Brown, William Franklin
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a new and improved sashholder which is simple and durable in construction and permits of conveniently lowerin g the upper sash and raising the lower sash, or raising both the lower and upper sashes to any desired place in the window-frame" (lines 10-15).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Bulloch, Henry Purnell & Grogan, William Leonard
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent

Well Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cover. This design "is to provide a new and improved cover for wells, cisterns, &c., which cover is so constructed and arranged that it can be moved back by stepping on a step in front of it, and is automatically closed when the pressure is removed" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cook, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved design concerning automatic car couplings that is novel in the some of its parts.
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Bullock, Henry Purnell
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Burt, Emma Ruby
Item Type: Patent

Sash - Balance.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sash balancing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire-tightener. This design "has for its object to improve the means for lifting the felly so as to permit the insertion of a washer between the felly and the spoke, so as to take up any slack or looseness that may have occurred, and thus tighten the tire on the felly" (lines 15-20). It consists, "with a block adapted to be clamped to a spoke and an adjusting-screw, of a jaw operated by said screw and having its upper portion extended or curved to one side and then bifurcated to form two arms, each of which is provided with a fork adapted to lie against the under face" (lines 39-46).
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Cayce, Robert Walter
Item Type: Patent

Horse Detacher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-detacher. This design "is to make a compound single-tree which, with certain attachments, will hold the traces securely or allow them to be drawn off the hooks if the horse should run; also, to hold up the shafts while the horse is passing therefrom" (lines 15-20). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination, with the spring-held vibratory draft-rod having the loop, of the strap and the shaft, the latter carrying the oppositely-placed stirrup-arm and treadle-arm" (lines 74-78).
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Chamlee, Jeff D.
Item Type: Patent

Sash Fastener

Description: Patent for a window sash fastener. Illustration included.
Date: May 28, 1904
Creator: Clements, John H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for sash-lock. This device is designed for locking a window sash at any given position. It may be applied to a window frame without damaging the frame or sash.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Clements, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher. Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Culp, Willis Harmon
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design "consists in the provision of adjustable hangers for mattress-supports" (lines 12-13). To this end, it consists, "with the side and end rails having vertical mortises or grooves, the cap-plates covering the upper ends of the grooves or mortises and having threaded apertures, and a mattress-support, of the hangers respectively comprising the vertical shank or body seated in the grooves or mortises of the rails, and the horizontal branch extending inwardly from said shank or body and having a slot to seat the side and end bars" (lines 83-93).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Currey, George Henry
Item Type: Patent

Hame Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame hook. This design "consists of a hook composed of two members hinged together and adapted to be clamped upon a hame-staple, one of the said members being provided with a pin adapted to project into an opening in the opposite member" (lines 14-19).
Date: January 13, 1891
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Trace Iron.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-iron. This design "is to provide a new and improved trace-iron which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to readily connect with the end of the trace without the employment of rivets and which can be readily attached to or detached from the hame. The invention consists of two leaves pivotally-connected with each other and adapted to fold one on the other, one leaf being provided with a hook passing through an aperture in the other leaf and adapted to engage the trace" (lines 7-19).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: October 24, 1907
Creator: Dewald, Louis
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustrations included.
Date: August 26, 1907
Creator: Dewald, Louis & Dewald, John P.
Item Type: Patent

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Du Bose, Wade Hampton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Item Type: Patent

Shot Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shot case. This design "is to draw given quantities of shot from the case without the necessity of weighing each draft. To this end the invention consists in a case, means for hanging the same, and a charger" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Ellis, Quincy Adams.
Item Type: Patent

Bobbin Winder for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bobbin-winder for sewing machines. This design consists in "the combination, with the shaft provided with a screw-threaded aperture at one end and having a groove formed near the other end, and a carrying pulley, of the spindle provided with a threaded extension entering said screw-threaded aperture of the shaft, said spindle having a taper and made of highly tempered metal" (lines 66-73).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Evetts, Thomas Frankling
Item Type: Patent