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Description: Patent for an inexpensive, efficient, and durable fruit-picker that picks small fruit and does not bruise them. The picker is easily operated.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Armstrong, George W.

Animal Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap, particularly desgned for rodents and birds, which is able to trap animals without having to be manually reset each time. Illustrations included.
Date: January 19, 1909
Creator: Barron, Nathan J.


Description: Patent for a steam-engine that has "no dead-center" (lines 15-16), and "a volume of one full port will always be exerted on a piston" (lines 18-19). "The full power of the steam will be applied when the crank is on the quarter and there is the greatest leverage in favor of the engine" (lines 21-24). Steam supply is regulated automatically and has a shutoff system in case anything breaks.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Barton, James

Mixture For Fish-Baits.

Description: Patent for a coating for fish-bait of any kind which includes ingredients and instructions. The ingredients are water, asafeotida {(foul smelling gum resin from the root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb) see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459456/}, oil of anise, and honey.
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: Bates, Carol F.

Watchmaker's Tool.

Description: Patent for a watchmaking device that allows for the operator to hold the watch wheel in one hand "while the instrument is fastened upon the roller by the other" (lines 20-22). The invention also has a centering device and auxiliary appliances that make all movements by the extractor accurate and even. This device does not injure the staff or pivot.
Date: January 16, 1894
Creator: Bricker, John A.


Description: Patent for a wire clothes pin that is attached to the clothesline and is easily opened or closed to attach or remove clothes.
Date: March 19, 1907
Creator: Burleson, Pleasant Wright

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design's "objects are, first, to couple cars of various altitudes; second, to couple the cars automatically; third, to uncouple from the top or side of the car; [and] fourth, to dispense with pins" (lines 16-20). It consists in a "draw-head [that] is provided with an elastic cover having a link-lifting arm secured thereto, a lever for oscillating said cover, performing the duplex function of disengaging the link and permitting its egress, a sloping projection from the base of said draw-head engaging the link on contact, and the bent link" (lines 51-58).
Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Burns, John Calvin


Description: Patent for an improved lumber carrier which, as the cart travels down hill with the weight of the lumber it is prevented from rolling backwards if it were to lose speed by engaging of pawls with notches to hold it in place. It can then be manually pushed to get it started again.
Date: November 15, 1892
Creator: Chauvin, Phillip A.


Description: Patent for a pot-rack which can hold a scalding-crate, cooking-pan, or canning-machine in a boiler at any depth of one's choice, including illustrations. The pot-rack is simple in design, durable, and inexpensively manufactured.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Cloninger, Ellie B.

Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed planter. This design "consists in the combination of a front pair of scraping-wings attached to a central furrow-opener, a revolving biconical wheel for pressing open the furrow and operating a toothed or spiked seed stirring and distributing shaft, and a rear covering-roller having a concave periphery" (lines 18-24).
Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Crow, John Alexander


Description: Patent for a plow fender that would be more gentle with new or fragile plants by moving them to the side, and would be easily adaptable to all kinds of plows while also being cost efficient to install and durable.
Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Ellington, Alvey Marcellous

Car Coupler.

Description: Patent for a new and improver coupler for railroad cars. This design "consists, first, in a transversely-arranged bar supported by suitable hangers secured to the end of the car a suitable distance above the draw-bar, each end of said transverse bar being provided with hand-wheels having a notch on their outer periphery, with which engage weighed pawls suitably pivoted to the side of the car; secondly, in an arm extending from said transverse bar for supporting the link" (lines 22-31).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Farnam, Stephen


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. The text describes the construction of the machine and explains how it is different from current cotton choppers.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Forrest, Bedford W.

Indicator for Scales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved indicator for scales. This design "consists in a weighted rocker and indicating-arm combined with a scale-beam for operation thereby . . . [it has] for [its] object to dispense with the slides heretofore used and provide for an automatic indication of weight" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Fulcher, Valentine M.

Support for Carriage Tops

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in supports for carriage tops. This invention "consists in the features of construction hereinafter more particularly set forth and specifically claimed" (line 19-21).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Gallaway, Edgar