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Fly-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improvement to fly traps in which the flies are attracted by a sweet smelling substance down a funnel into the substance from which they are unable to escape. The flies either drown in the substance or are poisoned.
Date: July 7, 1914
Creator: Brown, Thomas E.

Water-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a water wheel for creating power, which has a greater power producing capacity with less water required than usual through the use of a special type of bucket on the wheel.
Date: November 23, 1909
Creator: Dennis, Decatur D.

Pneumatic Wheel

Description: Patent for a pneumatic wheel. This invention is an improvement in vehicle wheels whereby a pneumatic tube which is "effectually mounted intermediate of the hub and rim and affords the wheel maximum resiliency of structure so as to insure of the absorption of the shocks incident to travel" (line 11-16). Illustration included.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Downing, Otto P.

Calculator

Description: Patent for a calculator which consists of semicircular device with movable pointers and number indexes printed on it that allows the pointers to be moved to different numbers to produce the answer to a math problem such as calculating the cost of goods sold by the pound in a store.
Date: December 21, 1909
Creator: Goss, George Wilson

Spark Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester for smokestacks. This design "consists of an inverted hollow cone suspended within a hollow and flaring receiver for the sparks . . . so as to deflect the sparks against a conical annular cover to the receiver, whereby the sparks are broken and thrown against an arrester located over the hollow cone, and by which the sparks are again broken . . . and continued in that course until extinguished" (lines 7-18).
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Green, George

Pump-Piston.

Description: Patent for an improvement on Pump-Pistons."This invention has for its object to provide a pump-piston constructed entirely of metal in order to avoid the use of packings constructed of leather or other rapidly-wearing material; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction herinafter fully described." (Lines 15-21) Illustration is included.
Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: Kincaid, Walter H.

Well-Cylinder.

Description: Patent for well-cylinder improvements, specifically pumps with "special reference to a pump having a reciprocating piston and being adapted for use in a deep well, where the pump cylinder is difficult to access" (lines 11-14).
Date: September 16, 1913
Creator: Ligon, Arthur Lee.