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Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Life Raft.

Description: Patent for boat state rooms that convert into life rafts.
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Adams, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton - Bale Ties

Description: Patent for tying the ends of cotton bale wires or bands.
Date: September 22, 1874
Creator: Alexander A. Szabo
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Description: Patent for curing meat using an air-tight brine vacuum to heat and purify the meat, including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1846
Creator: Allen, Augustus C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for "an improved car-coupling simple in construction, convenient in use, and effective and reliable in operation." (lines 12-14) e.g., including illustration.
Date: September 24, 1872
Creator: Allen, Henry & Baldwin, Addison H.
Item Type: Patent

Heading Holder Attachment for Type Writers

Description: Patent for a head holder attachment for type writers. This invention is for the purpose to make a removable attachment that holds prearranged headings.
Date: June 13, 1903
Creator: Ambrose, Jennings Grant
Item Type: Patent

Oil Burner for Heating Purposes

Description: Patent for an oil burner for heating purposes. This is an improvement for the burning of liquid and gaseous fuel burners.
Date: November 22, 1902
Creator: Anderson, George S. & Jevons, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Railway Frog

Description: Patent for railway frog. This invention is an object to provide an improved mounting of the wing rail. Illustration included.
Date: September 21, 1904
Creator: Anderson, Sidney A.
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Description: Patent for improvement in apparatus for making cotton-bales from continuous sheets or bats by “employing only a single press and which permits the ginning and bat-forming devices to be operated continuously which accumulated the cotton in light and fleecy condition during the covering and removal of the bales, which feeds the cotton from the accumulator to the baling apparatus whenever this is desired.” (Lines 68-75) Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Anderson, William E.
Item Type: Patent

Separating Apparatus

Description: Patent for separating apparatus. Illustration included.
Date: June 4, 1902
Creator: Anderson, William E. & Tompkins, Stonewall
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination, with a draw-head, of an L-shaped lever pivoted in the same and provided at its angle with a lug, which L-shaped lever has a coupling-pin suspended from the end of the long arm, and has its short arm passed into an aperture in the inner end of a bar sliding in the bottom of the draw-head, whereby when the lug is depressed the coupling-pin will be raised and the bar in the draw-head will push the link out from the end of the draw-head" (lines 7-17).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Appell, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent

Railway Signal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad signal. This design consists in "[a] continuous electric conductor extending beside a railroad, a contact-maker borne by a train, an electric galvanic battery, a stationary transmitter, and a train provided with transmitting and receiving instruments on two or more members of the train and connected with the electric circuit in multiple arc . . . whereby a message can be sent to each member simultaneously" (lines 8-17).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Armstrong, James Henry
Item Type: Patent

Bale Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a short thin plate of metal having two tongues . . . fronting each other, said plate being pivoted at one end to the bale-hoop . . . the other end of the bale-hoop being passed under the tongues and drawn tightly around the bale, the expansion of the bale on the hoop causes the respective ends to pull on the respective ends of the tie-plate . . . so as to grip the edges of the end passed between the tongues and hold it firmly" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Arnold, Abbott
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Umbrella-Supporters.

Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient device for supporting and carrying a parasol or umbrella in such a way as to leave the hands free, and which will enable the parasol or umbrella to be tilted or inclined forward or back, or to either side, as may be required" (lines 8-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Arnold, Eliza M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for baling-presses to prevent the inward-drawing or centripetal movement of the fiber in a press of the roller type (lines 96-97) by “disposed intermediate of the rollers and within the plane of the baling-cylinder for opposing resistance to the inward movement of the fiber and overcoming to a greater or less extent the tendency of the upper layer of cotton to form waves or billows in advance of the rollers.” (Page 1, lines 101-102, page 2, lines 1-6.) Illustration is included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Atkinson, Joseph J.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved bailing-press.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Atkinson, Joseph J.
Item Type: Patent

Toy Fountain.

Description: Patent for toy foundation. It is "an improved form of toy fountain by which a column of water or other liquid may be discharged into the air from a suitable reservoir by pueumatic pressure" (lines 8-11).
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Attwater, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combined Wrench and Saw-Set.

Description: Patent for improvements in the "combination of a wrench with a saw-setting device attached to the sliding jaw thereof" (lines 17-19). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 22, 1878
Creator: Backer, Jacob
Item Type: Patent

Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Description: Patent for a device that protects boats and consists of supporting plates, two of which are firmly secured to the side of the boat, springs between the supporting plates, and chains that limit the movement of supporting plates.
Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: Bailey, William Henry, Sr.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a device used with metal-working machines that provides more efficient finishing.
Date: 1900/12/25
Creator: Baker, Jason A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a frog for crossing rails at switches or railway-crossings" (lines 8-9).
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Barry, James
Item Type: Patent

Hydrocarbon Burner

Description: Patent for a hydrocarbon burner. The invention is designed to provide certain new and useful improvements for utilizing crude oil as a fuel and for conveniently (line 10-12). Illustration included.
Date: January 23, 1902
Creator: Barton, Charles H.; Henrichsen, Henry E.; Cousins, Jullious & Matthews, Cranmer L.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for combining both cotton choppers and cultivators. This will create a more easily operated piece of machinery.
Date: February 4, 1902
Creator: Bass, James Milton, Sr.
Item Type: Patent