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Indicator For Clocks or Watches

Description: "This invention relates to new and useful improvements in indicators for clocks or watches and it is the primary object of the invention to provide character wherein a signal will be displayed automatically when it is necessary that the motor of the clock be rewound, it being well to state, it is thought, that the invention is intended for such clocks that employ either weight or spring motors." Aeschlimann, Adolph E. (1908). Indicator For Clocks or Watches. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508391/view/#page/2/mode/1up.
Date: 1908/11/17
Creator: Aeschlimann, Adolph E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a Tire Tightener that tightens the tire by expanding the felly of the wheel.
Date: October 31, 1905
Creator: Alten, George P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a press for hay, straw, and similar. This device, intended for horse-powered bailing processes, is designed for cheap and efficient hay press for the bailing process.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Armstrong, James McRae
Item Type: Patent

Construction of Railroads.

Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Railroad

Description: Patent for "improvements in elevated railways; and the object of my invention is to produce an elevated-railway system which is comparatively cheap, which is absolutely safe, and in which the cars are arranged so that they ride very easily and can be readily adapted for both passenger and freight traffic" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet, L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a car-coupling that "will greatly simplify the construction and facilitate the operation thereof by providing levers upon the end of the car" (lines 14-17); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Asher, A. J. & Gautt, W. A.
Item Type: Patent

Corn Planting Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for planters. This design consists in "the combination of a standard having a seed box at its upper end provided with a longitudinal groove in the upper side of the bottom, and with slots in the end walls registering with the groove and having an arm projecting laterally from the lower end, a wheel journaled upon the said arm, a seed-slide in the groove, a bell-crank fulcrumed upon a rearwardly-projecting bracket of the box, a connecting-rod pivoted to the wheel and to the rear arm of the bell-crank, and a connecting-rod pivoted to the upper arm of the bell-crank" (lines 41-53).
Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Item Type: Patent

Corn Planting Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn-planting attachment for plows. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such an attachment, which may be secured to the rear end of the beam of a common breaking-plow, having a wheel running in the furrow operating the dropping mechanism" (lines 22-28).
Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Item Type: Patent

Cuff Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cuff holder. This design "is chiefly to render cuffs hitherto buttoned to shirt-sleeves as readily attached or buttoned to coat-sleeves, in order that they may be removed from the wearer's person together with the coat to prevent the cuffs being soiled; and its object is also to avoid unbuttoning and buttoning cuffs to the shirt by means of the usual cuff-attaching buttons" (lines 24-32).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rain-proof cap for chimneys. This design "is to provide a . . . rain-proof or chimney tube for receiving that part of a stove-pipe that projects above the roof, which rain-proof is so constructed that pipes can be held in the same at different inclinations. The invention consists in a rain-proof formed of a conical tube held on the roof, in the upper end of which conical tube the upper end of the stove-pipe is held. A hood is held on the upper end of the stove-pipe" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating Chimney.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating chimney. This design consists in "the combination, with the smoke-flue, of the ventilating-flue, the thimble provided with outwardly-projecting lugs and inwardly-projecting apertured lugs, the plate provided with a central aperture and with a flange having notches, and the screws passed through the plate into the apertured lugs" (lines 16-23).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Water Cup for Stove Pipes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-cup for stove pipes. This design "relates to water cups or vessels arranged on the outside of stove-pipes, and whereby the heat of the pipe of the stove is made to evaporate the water for the purpose of imparting moisture to the air of the apartment containing the stove and so improving the healthiness and pleasantness of the atmosphere of the room" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Well Bucket Fixture.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket fixture. This design "is to provide for the ready opening of the valve for entrance into the bucket of water or other fluid, and the closing of the same when the same bucket has been sufficiently supplied; also securely to hold the parts together as against loosening in consequence of frequent usage; and it consists in the detailed construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts" (lines 11-19).
Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T. & Steele, Oliver
Item Type: Patent

Derailing Frog

Description: Patent for a derailing frog. Illustration included.
Date: April 15, 1905
Creator: Bain, William Y.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Description: Patent for improvement in horse-powers through gravity and tread-power of a farm animal, for use as a power source for farm equipment, with illustration.
Date: August 30, 1878
Creator: Blain, John Harvey
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a milk cooler meant to keep milk cool while it sets for cream raising. "The objects in view are to utilize the currents of air, cooling the same to the proper temperature by passing them over a body of water, bringing said currents in contact with the milk and in connection with it and the surrounding water cooling the milk" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 7, 1893
Creator: Blanton, Tillius B.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cultivator and Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a combined cultivator and cotton-chopper, to "provide an improved cotton-chopping mechanism which is adapted to be combined with and operated in connection with a sulky-cultivator, whereby a growing crop of cotton may be plowed and chopped or hoed simultaneously" (lines 15-20).
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Blaschke, Frank J.
Item Type: Patent

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for improvements to the construction of corn and cotton planters that are ridden by the user, illustrated.
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Boyd, Joseph Lonzo & Gillis, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "a farm-gate that may be opened and closed from either side of the gate by a person mounted on horseback, or by a person in a vehicle, without its being necessary in either instance for the person to dismount or alight" (lines 18-22).
Date: July 23, 1889
Creator: Bradley, William F.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements to tongue supports. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of tongue-supports and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device designed to be connected with the ends of a doubletree and with the front axle and capable of supporting the front portion of the tongue or pole in an elevated position to relieve the neck of the draft- animals of the weight of the same" (lines 10-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Brewer, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent

Planter Attachment For Cultivators.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn and cotton planter attachments for cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Brock, Samuel
Item Type: Patent

Fastener for Plow Points.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastener for plow joints. This design consists in a plow-body, as well as "a hook upon its under side, a lever pivotally secured to the under side of the mold-board, a spring secured to the standard, and a link secured to the free end of said spring and engaging with the rear end of said lever" (lines 1-6).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Brown, George Thomas
Item Type: Patent