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Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in composition railroad ties and means for securing rails thereto, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Baca, August
Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators by making all the beams that had blades attached to them adjustable by a lever. A roller is designed for covering the seed and smoothing over the ground after the seeds are discharged by a slider which is operated by a crank-shaft near the end of the machine. A detachable revolving stalk-cutter can be used for cutting stalks on the ground by means of a suitable connector at the rear end of the machine. Illustration is included.
Date: September 7, 1869
Creator: Baker, Job McNamee
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner. This design "is to be used in connection with a machine for removing short lint from cotton-seed . . . The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner, which is simple and durable in construction and very effectively removes all impurities from the shell of the seed. . . . The invention consists of a revolving horizontal disk-brush and of a fixed table provided with emery-slabs and perforated plates and in contact with the brush" (lines 8-21).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-press. This design "consists in certain novel constructions and combination of the pressing-plates with each other and the ram of the press, and in means for operating said plates in independent series, whereby great efficiency is obtained, and the plates, which are guttered or grooved, may be readily cleaned" (lines 18-24).
Date: December 21, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Description: Patent for improvements in fire-escapes by enabling the fire-escapes, “when not in use, to be compactly folded and arranged within a house or other building and capable of being quickly placed in position for use and of enabling persons and goods to be rapidly lowered to the ground with perfect safety.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: April 8, 1902
Creator: Boettcher, Hermann
Description: Patent for an improved design for a cotton chopper. The patent includes two sets of blades with opposite rotation and the ability to be stopped by the control of the operator. The design also includes improvements on cultivation and chopping for a more efficient process. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Busch, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "the combination of the two overlapping fulcrumed or pivoted levers having handles and forward ends of flattened crescent shape bent in reverse directions to cause their extreme reduced ends to abut to form nippers, and provided with beveled shoulders at the bases of their inner edges to form cutters and with serrated projections in rear of the pivot or fulcrum, and an angular arm movably attached to said pivot or fulcrum, carrying a receptacle adapted to be adjusted under the nippers for the reception of staples" (lines 29-42).
Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: Carter, James T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a boat or the like, provided with depending hangers at its bow and stern, of the shaft journaled in said hangers, and provided with a spiral screw extending throughout its length" (lines 88-92). It is "for removing sand-bars and similar obstructions in the beds of harbors or in streams by loosening the sand or the like, so that it will be suspended in the water and carried off by the natural or created current" (lines 22-26).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Crockett, John Richardson