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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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