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Copy Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved copy-holder. This design "is [for] an improved copy-holder intended especially for holding deeds when being transcribed to the records, and seeks to provide a simple, inexpensive construction by which the deed may be held and to and from which the deed or other paper may be adjusted without difficulty, such construction serving also to mark or indicate the particular line of the paper being copied" (lines 7-15).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adair, Irvine James
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plowshare, of cutting-knives secured to the rear end thereof and extending rearwardly therefrom in an upward direction, and a bar connecting the mold-board and landside and arranged below the cutting knives" (lines 68-73).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Adair, Richard Harding
Item Type: Patent

Improvement In Corn And Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: This patent is an upgraded corn and seed planter machine that plants corn, cotton, and other types of seeds for mass production. The machine is aligned with the surface of the ground. It does not converse with the plows that are attached to it, freeing up the machine to release seeds proficiently with ease.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Adams, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Implement Attachment

Description: Patent for an implement attachment for holding hand tools. Illustration included.
Date: January 28, 1904
Creator: Adams, Charles Augustus
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a hose nozzle with increased capacity and efficiency. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Adams, Don B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a snap hook in order to "provide a hook of simple construction that shall be securely locked when in use" (p. 2)
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Adams, Don B.
Item Type: Patent

Electric Signal System for Electric Cars

Description: Patent for signal systems for electric railways where wires arranged in connection with the signal lamps at the ends of the blocks and on the cars will be lit to signal caution. There will also be a signal within the car if another moving car in the opposite direction enters the same block.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Adams, Edwin J.
Item Type: Patent

Switch and Signal System

Description: Patent for a switch and signal system to be used for railroad signaling and to prevent trains on different tracks from colliding. (lines 12-22)
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Adams, Edwin J.
Item Type: Patent

Electric Signal System

Description: Patent for electric signal system. Illustration included.
Date: February 13, 1904
Creator: Adams, Edwin Johnson
Item Type: Patent

Steam, Air, or Water Engine.

Description: Patent for simplifying the construction of steam-engines allowing them efficiently use the power of steam" gas, vapor or air in varying positions, vertical, horizontal, or inclined.
Date: May 9, 1882
Creator: Adams, James A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "consists in a rubber or other elastic seat having a thick central portion with tapering thin edges and a leather covering for the same" (lines 9-11).
Date: November 4, 1884
Creator: Adams, James E. & Shero, Philip
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "a simple, practical combined planter and cotton and corn cultivator, which shall be easily adjusted and operated, and shall be cheap and durable" (lines 11-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
Item Type: Patent

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Life Raft.

Description: Patent for boat state rooms that convert into life rafts.
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Adams, John R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements to the joints for railway rails to prevent "bumping of the wheels against the ends of rails and the cross ties adjacent to the joints" (lines 16-18) including illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Adams, Powell O.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for crossings for railway tracks and particularly to means for closing the cut in the rails made for the flanges of the wheels, and the object is to provide sliding members which can be easily operated to close the slot or cut in the crossing rails for the flanges of the wheels so that a continuous tread will be formed for every wheel that passes over the crossing and to provide a mechanism for the tracks.
Date: March 30, 1909
Creator: Adams, Powell O.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Adams, William Franklin
Item Type: Patent

Revolving Target.

Description: Patent for "a revolving target of improved and simplified construction" (lines 15-17), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Adams, William H.
Item Type: Patent

Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton scraper. This design "is to provide an improved corn and cotton scraper for turning or shovel plows for the cultivation of cotton, corn, and other plants, which is adapted to be attached to the beam of the plow without weakening the same by cutting or boring. The scraper is so arranged as to be adjusted either to the right or left, as desired, and up and down, on a central slotted foot-piece, by means of which the line of draft on the blade of the scraper is at all times the same as that on the beam of the plow" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Adams, William Hinyard
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a tile pipe molder that "expeditiously and cheaply make subirrigating pipe right at the side of the ditch where it is to be laid" (lines 10-13).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Adamson, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a stalk chopper that chops weeds, vines, and stalks into smaller pieces or kills them in order for the ground beneath to be readily cultivated.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Adamson, William Levi
Item Type: Patent

Corn - Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for...adjustable corn, cotton or seed planter.
Date: 1892, December 13
Creator: Adkins, Stephen J.
Item Type: Patent