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Description: Patent for an improved lifting jack, which "can be quickly placed beneath the axle of a vehicle and easily removed therefrom" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: Adair, Benjamin Lockett
Item Type: Patent

Book Adjuster.

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
Item Type: Patent

Copy Holder.

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
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an oiler. This invention is designed to be attached to a broom for the distribution.
Date: January 7, 1903
Creator: Allen, George T.
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for gas compressors for ice and refrigeration machines, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1891
Creator: Ambrose, Joseph D.
Item Type: Patent

Folding Crate

Description: Patent for folding crate. Illustration included.
Date: May 11, 1905
Creator: Anderson, Oliver Lacy
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved and simplified spark arrester, which deflects sparks and other products of combustion back into the furnace or into a designated receptacle.
Date: October 10, 1905
Creator: Anderson, Oliver Lacy
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an aeroplane with a propeller, which is "pivotally mounted and adjustable into different positions relative to the planes in order to produce either a rising movement or thereof or a driving movement in a horizontal or other plane" (lines 26-30).
Date: September 19, 1911
Creator: Andrae, Ernest H.; Andrae, E. H.
Item Type: Patent

Stabilizer for Flying-Machines.

Description: Patent for Stabilizer for Flying Machines. "The object of the invention being to provide simple and effective means upon the lateral margins of a main plane or supporting surface operating automatically upon the lateral oscillation of the machine in either direction to restore it to a horizontal or balanced position" (lines: 9 -16).
Date: January 28, 1911
Creator: Andrae, Ernst H.
Item Type: Patent

Coffee and Spice Mill.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Rattoon-Cutting Machines.

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
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent

Metallic Flue

Description: Patent for metallic flue. Illustration included.
Date: April 27, 1909
Creator: Armstrong, Layton D.
Item Type: Patent

Fruit Picker.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "useful improvements in combined cotton choppers and cultivators" (lines 10-11) including illustrations.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Arnold, Willard M. ; W. M. Arnold
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Motor

Description: Patent for a rotary motor. Illustrations included.
Date: January 26, 1906
Creator: Atkins, Samuel M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a refrigerator. This invention uses ice for cooling and designed to provided greater cooling efficiency. Illustration included.
Date: April 8, 1910
Creator: Baer, Sylvan Titche
Item Type: Patent

Fan Attachment.

Description: Patent for an automatic fan that attaches to a rocking chair or cradle and rotates as the chair or cradle rocks. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Bailey, Israel S.
Item Type: Patent