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Railway Switch

Description: Patent for a railway switch. Illustration included.
Date: April 8, 1903
Creator: Aley, Frank W.
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore and Pulp Sampler

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and pulp sampler. This invention represents a settling tank to accumulate particles. Illustration included.
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Ore And Slime Separator

Description: Patent for a automatic ore and slime separator. This invention is designed to separate the sand and other solid particles from water. Illustration included.
Date: January 27, 1903
Creator: Allen, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Silt And Sand Separator.

Description: Patent for an automatic silt and sand separator that settles and discharges sand, slimes and any foreign matters.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Allen, Charles.
Item Type: Patent

Window Light Regulator

Description: Patent for a window light regulator. The light regulator is designed of two shades. The first shape is dark and the other is transparent. Illustration included.
Date: January 16, 1907
Creator: Alrich, Henry & Stockmeyer, John
Item Type: Patent

Electrolytic Cell

Description: Patent for an electrolytic cell. "This invention relates to electrolytic cells especially adapted and intended for the electrolyzing of the sulfates of the alkalies to obtain sulfuric acid and alkaline hydrates" (lines 10-13). Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1905
Creator: Anderson, Henry S.
Item Type: Patent

Transportation or Storage Receptacle

Description: Patent for a transportation or storage receptacle. The invention is ment for the transportation of perishable item requiring temperature control.
Date: February 12, 1903
Creator: Anderson, Richard C. & McKee, Clifford E.
Item Type: Patent

Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Description: Patent for a crate for shipping bananas that does not hurt the fruit during shipping. The crate separates the bunches so the bananas do not get crushed, and the crate is ventilated to prevent decay.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Andrews, Otis
Item Type: Patent

Refrigerator Shipping-Box.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful Improvement in Shipping Boxes" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Andrews, Otis
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvement in twine holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 26, 1899
Creator: Andrews, Otis.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for the improvement on plows so that the operator can "readily adjust the moldboard or shovel into any desired inclination" (lines 14-15). The clamp is also adjustable.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Baker, Jessie
Item Type: Patent

Stamp Mill

Description: Patent for a stamp mill. "The object of the invention is to present a stamp-mill which with a minimum of space utilized for the operating mechanism will give the maximum of output." (line 8-11) illustrations included.
Date: October 17, 1901
Creator: Baker, Richard J.
Item Type: Patent

Cartridge Belt.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cartridge belt. This design "is to provide a new and improved cartridge-belt for holding cartridges securely, the said belt being simple in construction, strong, and durable. The invention consists in the combination of a belt, with a strap held on the same by up-right metal fasteners and forming pockets on the belt. The invention also consists in the combination, with the above belt and strap, of a cord passed transversely through the several pockets, and in other combinations of parts" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Beach, Willie P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved filter. This design is for "[a] filter consisting of sections secured together at their meeting edges by a lapped joint, the upper edge of [a] section being fitted wholly within [another] section and forming a shoulder for the support of a screen-plate, and the body of filtering material above, a shoulder on [a] section below [the] shoulder, and screen plates resting on and held to the shoulders by the weight of the body of filtering material, whereby, when the filter-sections are inverted, the [other] shoulder serves to support [the] screen and the filtering material above" (lines 45-56).
Date: February 15, 1887
Creator: Begemann, Charles Fredrich William
Item Type: Patent

Fluid-Operated Signal

Description: Patent for a fluid operated signal with illustrations. The device would allow communication between a train engineer and a caboose conductor through a device that utilizes the fluid-pressure brake system of the freight train.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Bell, Chester L.
Item Type: Patent

Means for Opening or Closing Elevator-Doors.

Description: Patent for a device which is mounted upon the traveling car and automatically opens and closes elevator doors. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Bell, Chester L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful scale, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1899
Creator: Bell, Chester L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and easily applied bolster-standard meant to be secured to the bolster and does not allow the bolster to split or crack.
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Bennett, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent

Shaft-Support of Vehicles

Description: Patent for new and improved design to support the drive shaft of a vehicle, including illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1903
Creator: Bennett, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent

Rail Tie and Fastening Device.

Description: Patent for improved railroad cross ties that can be used in reverse, prevent creeping rails, and be economically manufactured.
Date: January 23, 1912
Creator: Bergen, James V.
Item Type: Patent

Sinking Hydraulic Piles.

Description: Patent for new and improved sinking hydraulic piles. This design has for its object "the sinking of wooden or other piles in quicksand or ground in which the lateral pressure upon the piles practically prevents their being driven beyond a certain depth. To that end [the design] make[s] use of a jet of water supplied at the entering-point of the pile, and in connection therewith [the design] also use[s] weight applied at the upper end of the pile" (lines 8-16).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Blake, Lowell Everett.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in rail-joint by providing “a fastening means for rail-joints adapted to embrace the bottom and top sides of the foot and the sides of the web of the rail and to extend along the underside of the head, so as to brace the joint vertically.” (Lines 16-31) Illustration is included.
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Boyd, Henry M. & Redmon, Hope
Item Type: Patent

Kitchen Table and Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a combined table and cabinet for use in the kitchen, intended to aid "invalids or weak persons to accomplish considerable work without inconvenience or fatigue" (lines 11-13).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Brack, Mary S.
Item Type: Patent