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Bag Holder and Filler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag holder and filler. This design "consists of an expansible bag holding and filling funnel composed of a metallic strip having overlapping edges and provided with attached spring-wires, such funnel being capable of contraction to enter a bag, and of expanding therein for the purpose of holding and filling the bag" (lines 13-19).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Adkisson, Duncan Rudolph
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-chopper by using a combination of revolving disk, fender disks, a rotary shaft and cultivator-blades to construct a machine that is able to thin and cultivate cotton. Illustration is included.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Allen, George Washington
Item Type: Patent

Feed Trough.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed trough. This design "is to provide a portable feed rack and trough adapted to hold a quantity of feed and to discharge the same as is found necessary" (lines 10-13). It consists in "a platform mounted on runners and provided at its sides with troughs, bins arranged at the ends of the platforms and provided at the lower ends of their sides with openings" (lines 99-102). It further consists in "slides arranged in . . . recesses and adapted to vary the size of said openings, strips arranged on the outer edges of the inclined bars, and set-screws connecting the strips" (lines 3-7).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Anderson, John Stow
Item Type: Patent

Hub-Attaching Device.

Description: Patent for device to attach vehicle wheel hubs to axles and spindles without screw-threads, including description and illustrations.
Date: October 15, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Nathan S.
Item Type: Patent

Railway Switch Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railway-switch lock. This design "consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby an independent key is used to unlock the latch or bolt of the bolt-case" (lines 14-17).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Angus, Alexander & Phillips, George
Item Type: Patent

Fishing Device

Description: Patent fora fishing device. This invention is designed for surface and deep water trolling. Illustration included.
Date: February 26, 1906
Creator: Barnes, Edwin & Barnes, Barney Dack
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in animal-poke by providing a device which is arranged for convenient application to an animal, so as not to interfere with the grazing and drinking thereof, and will effectually prevent the animal from destroying fences and also from pushing and fighting other stock. (Lines 9-15) Illustration is included.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Barnes, John I.
Item Type: Patent

Pump Attachment for Portable Cans

Description: Patent for a pump attachment for portable cans. This invention is designed to be a attachable/detachable pump for use with coal-oil cans. Its purpose is meant for the transfer of coal oil to lamps.
Date: June 11, 1903
Creator: Blackmon, Paul Jones
Item Type: Patent

Earth Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design "relates to machines for boring post-holes, &c.; and it consists especially in certain improvements in the frame and operating mechanism" (lines 21-24).
Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: Blake, Llewellyn A.
Item Type: Patent

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design has a reversible trough, "having bearings for the detachable rollers and provided with a pair of flat springs affixed rigidly to opposite sides and at opposite ends of the trough, hooked screw-bolts having thumb-screws, and shaft of the main roller" (lines 1-6).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Blake, Llewellyn A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a shipping case that has an improved means for fastening the case. Air circulates freely and is especially designed to ship eggs, fruit, and other perishable things, although it can ship general things as well.
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Boatwright, William Thrift
Item Type: Patent

Drag Saw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved drag-saw. This design "consist[s] of a standard, two beams connected to the standard on opposite sides thereof, a crank-shaft held by the standard, suitable drive-gearing for operating the same, a pitman connecting the crank-shaft and the saw, a pendulum attached to the saw and the pitman at one end and to a sliding head-block at the other end, the head-block sliding in the slotted standards and having a rack-bar extended therefrom, a pawl engaging the rack, the operating-cord attached to the head-block and passing over a guide-pulley on the slotted standards" (lines 4-16).
Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Boston, Arnet P.
Item Type: Patent

Load Lifter and Carrier.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, efficient, and inexpensive load lifter and carrier meant to be used in warehouses in order to load and unload barrels, bales, and other loads.
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Butcher, Tilman H.
Item Type: Patent

Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Description: Patent for an attachment for a wheel-hub that allows for the hub to be quickly and easily removed or engaged. The invention does not require a nut wrench; "devices for screwing and unscrewing the axle nut are carried by the wheel-hub, and are always in proper position for immediate use whenever it is necessary to detach the nut" (lines 16-19).
Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Butler, George H.
Item Type: Patent

Type-Writing Machine.

Description: Patent for a type-writing machine that allows the spacing mechanism to operate in conjunction with other parts so that the paper-carriage releases and return the paper automatically at the end of the line. The springs automatically release and return to action with each release.
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Butler, George H.
Item Type: Patent

Washing Machine

Description: Patent for an improved washing machine consisting of a wash-boiler into which one or more streams of hot water may be thrown.
Date: May 10, 1883
Creator: Caldwell, James S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a construction wherein the oil may be quickly and economically heated to cause the impurities to separate from the oil" (lines 9-12).
Date: August 13, 1901
Creator: Carter, George Fitzhugh
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a gate. Illustration included.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Coursey, Thomas Maxton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for quoin. Illustration included.
Date: June 3, 1903
Creator: Crockett, William Vernon
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Weeding-Hoes.

Description: Patent for improvment of "the construction of weeding-hoes; and it consists in providing the same with an inclined cutting-edge, in such a way that they will enter and pass through the ground more easily than hoes constructed in the ordinary manner." (11-16)including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1873
Creator: Crossland, Henry S.
Item Type: Patent

Wind Stacker on Grain Separators.

Description: Patent for an improvement in a pneumatic, wind-powered stacker for threshing machines, preventing straw or chaff from entering into the stacker.
Date: August 14, 1906
Creator: Cumpston, Frederick Bernard
Item Type: Patent