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Cylindrical-Bale Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cylindrical bale cotton presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1899
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame that has an improved fastening device that easily secures trace chains or tugs to the harness. It is easily adjustable.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a harness-hame and "contemplates the provision of improved means forming a part of the hames for securing the trace-chains thereto; also the provision of an improved trace-link adapted for connection with said securing means in a manner to insure maximum strength" (lines 15-21).
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive hame-fastener that has "two adjustable parts, one of which is provided with hooks to be engaged by means on the other part" (lines 11-13). The invention is adjustable and does not unlock or disengage accidentally but can easily be unlocked on purpose.
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new kind of fastener for draft animal harnesses that is inexpensive and has no springs or buckles. Illustration included.
Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.

Description: Patent for a locking device for railway-rail joints. It improves how the meeting rail ends are fastened, and prevents accidental disconnection. It is "a locking fish-plate having keyhole bolt-slots, the narrow portion of the slots having inclined sides, the inclination diminishing gradually toward the end, and double-headed bolts, one of the heads being tapered, whereby the bolt is subjected to a double wedging action" (lines 56-61). A face-plate is perforated and receives the tapered heads and securing-rivets.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "consist[s] of a strip of metal having the looped portion adapted to embrace the bolt, and having the downwardly-bent spring portion or end forming a biting-edge, the rearwardly-extending straight portion bent upward . . . to form a bearing point or edge, which is also adapted, in conjunction with the edge to grip the fish-plate . . . the forwardly-extending straight spring portion overlapping the straight portion, the inner curved edge of which lies in the path of the edge of the nut when the latter is turned upon the bolt" (lines 76-89).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee; Broad, Thomas & Martin, John
Item Type: Patent

Machine for Bending and Embossing Sheet Metal

Description: Patent for "new and improved machine which is simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and especially designed for simultaneously curving and embossing sheet-metal plates for use as cornices, metal shingles, &c" (lines 8-13).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Baldwin Jr., Benjamin J.
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Fence-Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple, portable fence-making machine meant to separate crossed wires, re-utilizes old wires, and has "a wedge being employed in the twisting-head for the purpose of separating the old twists and causing them to pass through the twisting-eye" (lines 22-25). The machine allows the wires to be equally spaced apart, and the space is adjustable. A picket-gage is included in the invention, which regulates the space between pickets.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Briney, Benjamin C. & Geron, Solomon C.
Item Type: Patent

Fly Wheel.

Description: Patent for a design for "improvements in balance or fly wheels, and is adapted to be applied to many different classes of machinery" (lines 15-17). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Neill A.
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Electric Car-Line.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in "elevated double-track electric car lines and car and electric-wire supports combined, including instructions and illustrations" (line 5 - 7).
Date: May 31, 1898
Creator: Cooley, Joe H.
Item Type: Patent

Cycle Brake And Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cycle brake and motor, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Coursey, Benjamin H. & Coursey, Netter R.
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Ginning-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19).
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Coursey, Netter R.
Item Type: Patent

Back or Lining for Fireplaces.

Description: Patent for improvement linings of fireplaces including the cost for creation, the adaption to fireplaces of different sizes, the expansion and contraction of parts under the influence of heat.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Dickson, John Albert
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Closer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive gate closer that can be used with any gate and is easy to use. It consists of an arm that is secured to the gate, an adjustable wedge that sits between the arm and the gate, a weight connected to the arm, fastening devices, a slot on the wedge, pulleys mounted in a casing, and chords.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Dickson, Thomas C.
Item Type: Patent

Detergent Compound.

Description: Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Fair, William Brownlow
Item Type: Patent

Car-Fender.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in car fenders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Forwood, Reginald
Item Type: Patent