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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Item Type: Patent

Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A. & Coffin, Abel, Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Pumping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for pumping apparatus. This invention provides a means to elevate liquids by use of compressed air. It is specifically intended for deep oil-wells.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Cain, Francis Charles & Herrenkind, Oscar Charles
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Item Type: Patent

Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Description: Patent for an electrically-actuated sawmill set-works that regulates movement of the clutch-stop and set-shaft, which determines the extent of knee-movement including illustrations.
Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Carroll, William M.
Item Type: Patent

Soil Survey of Jefferson County, Texas

Description: Text describes climate, agriculture, and soils of Jefferson County, Texas.
Date: November 10, 1915
Creator: Carter, William T. (William Thomas); Schoenmann, L. R. (Lee Roy Adolph); Bushnell, T. M. (Thomas Mark) & Maxon, E. T.
Item Type: Book

Soil Survey of Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas

Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas.
Date: June 2006
Creator: Crenwelge, Gerald
Item Type: Book

Oil Well Drill.

Description: Patent for a new rotary oil drill with improvements to anchor the drill-pipe, improve oil flow, and prevent blow-outs of the drill-pipe.
Date: July 3, 1903
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
Item Type: Patent

Saw-Hammering Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple hammering machine for circular saws that "carries the saw in such a way that it may be held at any necessary or desired angle to suit the operator, which has a sliding anvil adapted to be adjusted so as to come opposite the various parts of the saw, which is provided with an adjustable hammer adapted to be brought opposite the anvil, which is constructed so as to cause a blow to expand both sides of the saw equally, and which in general is intended to facilitate the quick and efficient hammering of a saw" (lines 12-23).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Dillon, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent

Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Description: Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved screw. This design consists in "[a] screw, the body and shank of which are of corresponding diameter throughout their length, the shank terminating in a rounded end, and the shank and body being provided with a longitudinal straight channel extending throughout their lengths, one of the terminal shoulders of the channel being removed" (lines 4-10).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for simple and efficient oil-distributor that is meant to calm the water next to a ship. It also takes up little space and can easily be launched over the side of the ship and is insured so that oil is automatically distributed into the water.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ericson, John & Phinney, Adelbert
Item Type: Patent

Wall And Floor Brace

Description: Patent for wall and floor brace. Illustration included.
Date: May 2, 1903
Creator: Ettler, John Adolph & Sutherland, John
Item Type: Patent

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a dredger which shall in an improved manner co-operate with and utilize the current in removing accumulations from the bed of channels" (lines 13-17).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Item Type: Patent

Log-Hauling Locomotive.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in log hauling locomotives, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Fletcher, William Andrew
Item Type: Patent