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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.
Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient device for supporting and carrying a parasol or umbrella in such a way as to leave the hands free, and which will enable the parasol or umbrella to be tilted or inclined forward or back, or to either side, as may be required" (lines 8-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Arnold, Eliza M.
Description: Patent for improvements in double-acting cylinder-pumps by making “the cages and check-valves detachable from the piston-cylinder without removing or disturbing either the casing or piston-cylinder and can be replaced in the same manner.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration in included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit picker. This design consists in "two bags or receptacles [which] are secured upon an endless chain or cord, which passes over a pulley at the top of the pole of the picker and under a pulley near the lower end of the pole, so that the weight of one fruit picked and received in the bag will draw the other bag upward ready to receive another fruit, while the fruit in the descended bag may be removed from the said bag, which will thus be ready to ascend, when another fruit is picked" (lines 24-34).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Arnold, Hudson H.C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker's shade. This design "consists of a portable frame having an adjustable and detachable awning or shade . . . for the use of cotton-pickers and others whose vocation obliges them to work in the field during the hot season" (lines 19-23).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Arnold, William Noah
Description: Patent for a sewing device relating to the sewing of bags. This invention consists of a helical needle for drawing stitches without having to twist or turn the sewing device. Illustration included.
Date: November 29, 1905
Creator: Ascue, Elbert & Crank, R. H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for chairs. This design consists in "[a] head-rest for chairs, comprising a top support . . . a plate fixed thereto and provided with a socket and guides . . . a ball, fitting socket, and retaining-jaws held in the guide of the plate around the ball" (lines 81-86).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Ashby, Daniel S.
Description: Patent for a tongue-support for the tongues of vehicles that "provide an exceedingly simple and effective catch or holder for holding the support up against the under side of the tongue" (lines 18-21), including illustration and instructions
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Ashby, William H.
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.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design is "to improve the felly-expanding devices, to provide a strong, durable, and efficient metallic connection between the spoke and felly, to provide novel means whereby the expanding movement of the felly is amplified by a partial rotation of a screw, and to otherwise improve vehicle-wheels" (lines 13-20).
Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Ashford James A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform . . . having a spring buffer and a projection adjacent to and to one side of the buffer . . . the catch pivotally secured below the same and having a series of coupling shoulders on one side, the spring, and the stop arranged to act upon the side of the catch from which the coupling shoulders project" (lines 89-98).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Ashford, Thomas Gresham.