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Description: Patent for a new and improved book-adjuster. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the holder having the horizontal longitudinal recess and the vertical screw-threaded aperture, of the base-piece, the adjusting-screw swiveled at its lower end in the said base-piece, and the spring-catch" (lines 3-8).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Adair, Irvine James
Description: Patent for a new and improved copy-holder. This design "is [for] an improved copy-holder intended especially for holding deeds when being transcribed to the records, and seeks to provide a simple, inexpensive construction by which the deed may be held and to and from which the deed or other paper may be adjusted without difficulty, such construction serving also to mark or indicate the particular line of the paper being copied" (lines 7-15).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adair, Irvine James
Description: Patent for "an improved freight car door so supported that it will not be shaken or jarred off and can be easily opened and closed at all times no matter how heavily loaded the car may be." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Allen, Thomas C.
Description: Patent for "a draft-equalizer that the draft will be equally distributed among each of the animals attached thereto, so that one may travel in the furrow, if desired, and the remainder permitted to move over the unplowed ground" (lines 22-27).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Samuel Cornelious
Description: Patent for a new and improved mill for coffee and spices. This design "consists in constructing a coffee and spice mill with a hopper having arms for attaching the mill to a wall and for supporting the gear-wheel formed upon it, an inner cone-burr formed solid with the hopper, an outer shell-burr suspended from and swiveled to the inner burr by a cross-bar, rod, and hand-nut, and the gear-wheels and crank for rotating the outer-burr" (lines 22-30).
Date: March 28, 1882
Creator: Andrews, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a rattoon-cutting machine which is created to "rapidly pull up and cut into short lengths the stubbles and roots of sugar cane (styled "rattoon") which are left upon the ground after the crop has been gathered" (lines 5-9), includes illustrations.
Date: March 25, 1875
Creator: Angers, John
Description: Patent for improvement in fasteners that "can be attached to a collar-button for the purpose of holding any articles such as bow-ties, scarfs and neckties of wearing-apparel in position to make the articles easily attached or detached from the garment." (Lines 10-19) Illustration is included.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Applebom, Ralph & Sidenbitel, Joe
Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit picker. This design consists in "two bags or receptacles [which] are secured upon an endless chain or cord, which passes over a pulley at the top of the pole of the picker and under a pulley near the lower end of the pole, so that the weight of one fruit picked and received in the bag will draw the other bag upward ready to receive another fruit, while the fruit in the descended bag may be removed from the said bag, which will thus be ready to ascend, when another fruit is picked" (lines 24-34).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Arnold, Hudson H.C.
Description: Patent for a station-indicator for trolley cars meant to "produce an automatic apparatus of this kind which is worked by the movement of the car and in which a map is employed, which is moved in such a way that the various points at which the car stops will always be correctly indicated" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Baker, Artemas
Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators in which the plows can be adjusted by width, height and laterally to regulate the depth and angle of inclination. The plows, which can be operated by a foot device, may be simultaneously thrown from the ground. (Lines 73-76) Illustration is included.
Date: November 2, 1869
Creator: Baker, William T.