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Electric Signal System for Electric Cars

Description: Patent for signal systems for electric railways where wires arranged in connection with the signal lamps at the ends of the blocks and on the cars will be lit to signal caution. There will also be a signal within the car if another moving car in the opposite direction enters the same block.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Adams, Edwin J.
Item Type: Patent

Switch and Signal System

Description: Patent for a switch and signal system to be used for railroad signaling and to prevent trains on different tracks from colliding. (lines 12-22)
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Adams, Edwin J.
Item Type: Patent

Electric Signal System

Description: Patent for electric signal system. Illustration included.
Date: February 13, 1904
Creator: Adams, Edwin Johnson
Item Type: Patent

Envelop Fastener

Description: Patent for an envelop fastener. Illustration included.
Date: September 15, 1904
Creator: Albea, Mary
Item Type: Patent

Bale Forming Apparatus

Description: Patent for a bale forming apparatus. This invention is designed as an improvement to existing bale-forming apparatus.
Date: October 7, 1897
Creator: Anderson, William E.; Dyer, Frank L. & Workum, Julius F.
Item Type: Patent

Marine Torpedo Service.

Description: Patent for a new and improved torpedo system. This design is "to so place and connect the torpedoes that they may be drawn out of the way of friendly vessels, so that they will automatically resume positions that will interfere with the passage of [unfriendly] vessels . . . [and] the invention consists of a series or system of torpedoes that are connected to guide-lines that pass under anchored sheaves and lead to a point where the lines are all connected to a single manipulating-line . . . which common manipulating-line leads to the shore or to a position from which it can be operated from the shore" (lines 11-25).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Aylesworth, Charles Samuel
Item Type: Patent

GATE

Description: Patent for a Gate. "My invention is an improved gate adapted for use as a farm-gate and for other uses." (lines 11-12) and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: BRUCE, ROBERT A
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Railway-Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatic railway-gate or cattle-guard for use "at crossings, the entrances to tunnels, bridges or trestles, or at other places where it is desirable to guard the tracks" (lines 11-13). The invention is a simple and effective way for closing gates, can be operated from a distance, and is controlled by the wheels of passing trains.
Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Baade, John
Item Type: Patent

Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic passenger register and mileage recorder for vehicles that travel on rails. It consists of a roller that is actives by a time motor, a strip that the roller moves, a pressure roller, a pair of rollers that a record sheet is wound between, a mechanism that controls movements of the pair of rollers, electromagnets that are connected to the seats, armature levers that mark the electromagnets current, a bell crank lever that marks the moving record sheet, and a spring that supports the lever.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Baade, John
Item Type: Patent

Mold for Making Sewers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewer mold. This design consists in "[a]n expansible and contractible reversible mold for sewers, in form in cross-section of either a semi-circle, semi-ellipse, or semi-ovate, formed of segmental portions hinged together and provided with stay-braces and thrusting tie-rods" (lines 76-81).
Date: June 18, 1889
Creator: Baade, John
Item Type: Patent

Convertible Mop and Brush.

Description: Patent for improvements in convertible mops and brushes by using a “combination of the fountain-handle, the bail/frame secured thereto and provided with a rubber strip at its lower edge, and the mop secured to the bail/frame.” (Lines 3-7, p.2) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bagby, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Combination Railroad Cross Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-ties. This design "pertains to certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties, having for its object the production of a metallic tie extremely simple in construction, and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing is secured for said rail" (lines 14-20).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Railroad Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-tie. This design "has for its object the provision of means for broadening the gage of a road at curves thereof and the production of a metallic tie that is extremely simple in construction and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing obtained thereof" (lines 19-25).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a cotton press with "a roller bed consisting of a plurality of rollers in conjunction with an overlying pressure roll or cylinder, between which and the roller-bed the bale is formed by winding up the bat, as it comes from the gin-condenser, in the form of a roll" (lines 15-20). The roll-bale is unique in this patent because of its core.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Banister, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a cotton-press that makes "tightly wound bales from the cotton bats formed upon the condenser, and fed into the press" (lines 13-15).
Date: January 22, 1895
Creator: Banister, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a cotton-press that does not allow the cotton to rebound after the plunger compresses it because of teeth in the box. When the operator wishes to remove the cotton, the teeth automatically disengage in order for the cotton to be removed easily.
Date: January 22, 1895
Creator: Banister, Charles & Hollingsworth, Joseph
Item Type: Patent

Commode.

Description: Patent for an integrated air-venting commode.
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
Item Type: Patent

Means for Effecting Upward Draft in Privies, Commodes, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilation system. This design consists in "an aperture having a size about ten inches by seven inches in area, a ventilating draft-flue having a diameter of about six inches by six and one-half inches and a height of about ten feet, and a receptacle having a diameter of about twenty-two inches, the said relative proportions being followed accordingly as the size of the privy, commode, or closet is increased or decreased" (lines 56-64).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
Item Type: Patent

Combination Tool

Description: Patent for a combination tool. Illustration included.
Date: September 9, 1905
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.; Wise, Daniel; Dehn, Frederick D. & Crossland, Mortimer L.
Item Type: Patent

Sulky Plow and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky plow and cotton scraper. This design "relates to an improvement in sulky-plows, its object being to render the plow right or left hand for operation, to adjust the angle of presentation of the plow with relation to the line of draft, and to adapt the plow as a cotton-scraper; and it consists of the combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-20).
Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Baucum, Samuel C.
Item Type: Patent

Sofa or Lounge.

Description: Patent for improvements in sofas and similar articles. The improvements have guide-strips on the ends, with blocks that fit over the guide-strips. The upper side has a double set of ratchet-teeth, and they can be used to tighten a woven-wire fabric that sits below the cushions and is held in place by the blocks.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Baucum, Samuel C. & Ball, Aaron T.
Item Type: Patent

Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Description: Patent for a mechanism to sharpen the blades of a gin saw. Includes illustrations of the device.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Beavers, John M.
Item Type: Patent

Rock Drill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rock-drill. This design "is to construct a simple and efficient rock-drill in which the forward feeding and rotating of the drill are accomplished automatically" (lines 15-18). It consists in "the drill-rod, a tappet-plate placed loosely on the drill-rod, clutch mechanism connected with the tappet-plate for engaging the drill-rod, a spring for impelling the drill-rod, a cam provided with conical ends for lifting the tappet-plate, and the guide" (lines 20-26).
Date: July 26, 1892
Creator: Belt, Perley P.
Item Type: Patent

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in machines for baling cotton.
Date: March 3, 1898
Creator: Bessonette, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent