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Cap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cap. This design calls for "an adjustable pillow, which can be used when desired, and folded up out of the way when not in use. To accomplish this . . . the cap [has] an air-tight sack or pillow, which can be inflated when needed, and when not in use the air can be withdrawn and the pillow folded up out of the way in the top of the cap" (lines 25-32).
Date: December 18, 1883
Creator: Wood, William E.

Removable Can Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved removable lid for cans. This design "consists of a can top or protector to be fitted over the top of the can which has had one of its heads cut out in such a manner that the contents of the can can be easily and conveniently removed and, should it be desired, the life and usefulness of the can prolonged at a trifling expense" (lines 24-30).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Grainger, Charles J.

Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lubricator. This design "relates to improvements in that class of lubricators wherein the oil reservoir or vessel is provided with a discharge-pipe passing through the bottom to the point of delivery, and rising within the reservoir to near its top, the steam rising in such pipe condensing and falling by gravity to the bottom of the reservoir, thus displacing the oil, and causing it to rise and flow down through the pipe to the parts to be lubricated" (lines 8-17).
Date: March 4, 1884
Creator: Bissett, Jean

Car Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car wheel. This design "consists in the combination, with a railroad-car axle having wheel-bearings of equal diameter throughout their whole lengths, of wheels the peripheries of which are provided with central flanges dividing each into two treads, the said wheels adapted to be pressed on the said bearings aforesaid, and to be removed therefrom, reversed, and again pressed thereon whenever the wear of the first tread shall render the same necessary" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Melvin, Josiah W. & Clute, William H.

Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved tongs. This design "relates to certain devices for preventing the legs of tongs from twisting, overlapping, or becoming cross-legged. This is a common fault in almost all tongs when the joint wears a little loose, and is entirely overcome and prevented by [this] invention" (lines 19-24).
Date: April 29, 1884
Creator: Wood, William E.

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an invention for train cars which "relates to car couplings, and especially to that class of the same which effect an automatic coupling by means of a gravity-hook," (lines 12-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1884
Creator: Washburn, Andrew Lynch & Journeay, Abram L.

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design "is to provide a spring-washer of great stiffness and strength, which, when applied to a bolt beneath a nut, serves to prevent the latter from turning, and also acts to firmly hold the parts of a rail-joint after there has been some wear thereof, thus keeping the bolts from becoming loose and rattling from such wear" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 10, 1884
Creator: Campbell, Eli F.; Noble, Laroy C. & Howe, Milton G.

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design "consists of a volute spring-washer which is formed of a stiff or steel strong plate that is coiled or set up in . . . an edgewise manner, and is provided with one or more projections or spurs on its top and bottom surfaces, adapted to engage with the under side of the nut and the fish-plate or other object, said spurs or projections being formed on the top and the bottom edges of the inner and outer coils of the spring-washer" (lines 20-29).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Campbell, Eli F.; Noble, Laroy C. & Howe, Milton G.

Combined Satchel and Pillow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined satchel and pillow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a valise or satchel, of an airbag permanently incorporated in the same to form one of the sides thereof, and having a mouthpiece upon the exterior of the valise, whereby the bag may be inflated without opening the valise" (lines 62-67).
Date: August 19, 1884
Creator: Kiam, Benjamin

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "relates to certain improvements in portable and stationary baling-presses more especially designed for baling hay; and the invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 6-10).
Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Hampton, John Andrew

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be so constructed as to couple the cars automatically as they are brought together, and one which will securely hold the cars coupled, and yet allow a free movement of the same in turning curves" (lines 9-15).
Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Jourde, Alfred John

Bale Ejector for Baling Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ejector for baling presses. This design "consists in the combination, with a baling-press follower having channels with inclines and recesses at their rear ends, of trucks provided with ropes or chains, pulleys, pulley-segments having arms, and stationary arms for drawing the trucks forward, and with ropes or chains, pulleys, and weights for drawing the truck rearward. The trucks have recesses with inclined shoulders in their sides to receive prongs having front and rear shoulders, and attached to pins pivoted to the said trucks" (lines 29-40).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Duval, John Lum

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn power. This design "relates to improvements in churn powers; and it consists of a plunger-shaft so connected to a wheel by means of a loose rod as to alternately raise or lower said shaft as the wheel rotates. The object of the invention is to accomplish the up-and-down motion and consequent agitation without the usual amount of labor" (lines 9-16).
Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Patton, Charles W.

Bed Clothes Clamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clamp. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a suitable clasp for holding the bed-clothes and its link, of the means for adjustably securing it to the bed-rail, consisting of a rod, having its lower end screw-threaded and provided with a nut and washer, and having on its upper end a hook-shaped projection that is adapted to pass over and around the upper edge of the bed-rail, and is provided with an eye . . . for connection with the clamp" (lines 65-74).
Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Kiam, Benjamin

Metallic Compound.

Description: Patent for "the process of making alloys for journal-bearings" (lines 42-43) of more durable quality than those formed with "brass and bronzes" (line 10).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Kavanaugh, Frank

Mosquito Net Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito net frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of two side posts having pivots, the horizontal arms working on said pivots, the bar connecting the tops of said posts, and the extensible bar connecting the arm ends, the whole adapted to be used on a bedstead" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists "[i]n a washing machine, the combination, with the trough, of the casing secured to one end thereof, the rotating steam-chamber, and the shaft provided with the diaphragm and arranged to take steam in one end, deliver the same through the openings to the steam-chamber, and exhaust through the boxing and opening on the outer side of the diaphragm" (lines 39-47).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Kone, William W.

Manufacture of Soap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved soap-making process. This process "consist[s] in applying hydraulic pressure to the mass undergoing mixture and steam-heating . . . [and] thoroughly mixing the ingredients . . . in a close vessel by means of rotary blades, heating the same by steam, and at the same time applying pressure by means of a hydraulic pump to the said mixture" (lines 86-95).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Grant, William A.

Soap Manufacturing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved soap maker. This design consists in "[t]he charger, having outline-pipe, in combination with [the] compressor having within the same a steam-heated coil and a rotary mixer, a hydraulic pump connected to said compressor, pressure-gage, and safety-valve" (lines 24-29).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Grant, William A.

Funnel for Forcing Molasses, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved funnel. This design "relates to improvements in funnels for transferring molasses and other thick liquid and substances from one receptacle into bottles, jars, and other vessels; and the objects of [the] improvements are to provide a funnel with means for securing it to a table, counter, &c.; to provide said funnel with means for forcing a liquid therethrough and the forcing apparatus with a detachable spout thereunder" (lines 10-19).
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Henke, Henry

Wire Stretching Device for Fence Posts.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a fence-post, the coupled pulleys mounted thereon and adapted to be simultaneously rotated, independent fence-wires extending in opposite directions and attached to one of the pulleys at points thereon that are arranged close together, and binding-sleeves for preventing the rotation of the pulleys after the wires have been stretched" (lines 14-21).
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Priday, Henry