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Improvement in Seed Planters

Description: Patent for "improvement in Seed Planters as herein described and pointed out in the claim..."(paragraph 4 contains instructions and references to the illustration Fig 1 and Fig 2 as well as these illustrations labeled parts)
Date: February 25, 1873
Creator: Friday, Reuben

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for a better churn which makes butter faster, releases butter from the churn more easily, and is simple to create and use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: McConnell, John A. & McConnell, William V.


Description: Patent for "a game-board having a trough at its head and squared apertures near said head, and numbered cubical blocks adapted to be revolved in said apertures" (lines 18-21) and "has relation to games to be played on bowling-alleys or boards with balls" (lines 16-17) including illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Thompson, James Whiteford.

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry

Spring Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring bed-bottom. This design utilizes a new method of coiling the wire so that only one wire may be used to make up all of the springs. By moving diagonally from one end of one spring to the end of another, this design eliminates the possibility of losing any individual spring.
Date: October 18, 1881
Creator: Eichelberger, Henry. H.C. & Bruner, Hilary Wentz

Combination Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design "consists in a combination-tool embodying in a single implement a nail and staple-puller, pinchers, nail-straightener, and wire-cutters, the device being more particularly designed for use in constructing, taking down, and resetting wire fencing" (lines 7-12).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Beazley, James Harvey


Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a seed-planter, of a main frame having side beams, the standard secured midway between said beams at their forward ends, and provided at its lower end with a shovel and a presser located immediately in rear of said shovel, the hopper supported on said side beams, and having its planting mechanism arranged to drop the seed directly in the furrow formed by the shovel and presser, [and] wheel journaled in the side beams in rear of the planting mechanism" (lines 3-14).
Date: October 13, 1885
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.

Safety Shaft Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for thills. This design consists in "the combination of the side plates having recesses in their upper edges, the coupling-plates pivoted to the side plates and having recesses in their lower edges registering with the recesses in the side plates, the free ends of the coupling-plates forming detents, the thill having trunnions resting in the registered recesses, and the spring-actuated locking-bar engaging the detents of the coupling-plates" (lines 110-119).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Spinks, Rudd C.

Means for Controlling the Flow of Navigable Rivers or Other Waters.

Description: Patent for a new means of controlling the waters. This design "is to remove or prevent the formation of sand-bars at the mouths of harbors elsewhere, calculated to obstruct navigation; also, to prevent the overflow of navigable rivers and the breaking of levees or destruction of jetties. [The] invention consists in a novel means of accomplishing these and other like ends by mechanical forces applied to increase the natural current or outflow of the navigable water toward its outlet or the ocean through the instrumentality of suitably located and anchored vessels provided with propelling devices" (lines 8-21).
Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.

Dredging Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging-scraper. This design "has for its object the production of a marine plow which shall serve to raise and remove obstructions and accumulations from the beds or channels of rivers, bays, harbors, and other water-courses; and the invention consists in a device for this purpose of novel construction . . . The plow, which is to be drawn over the bed of the water-course to be cleared—as, for instance, by drag chain or cable attached to a steamboat—operates to raise a few inches in depth of the deposit each time it passes over the bed or bottom of the water-course" (lines 9-22).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.

Quilting Frame for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame for sewing machines. This design "is to combine the parts by which a quilter is suspended from a ceiling and connected with a sewing-machine" (lines 15-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he track having a bead on the inner side of top, an eye at each end, and suspended on an incline from the ceiling by two wires at each end, said wires diverging from the track-eyes to the ceiling, in combination with the head-block arranged on the opposite side of track from the sewing-machine arm and carrying rolls suspended from a block" (lines 78-86).
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Touchstone, Jonas Carnie & Worthington, James Monroe


Description: Patent for a device that efficiently and quickly travels over cotton-drills, spacing the stands uniformly apart and covers up any grass or weeds around the stands, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Totty, William

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for improvements to a harness back band buckle and chain carrier, so that "strain is taken off from the center of the buckle, where the ordinary buckles often break" (lines 71-73), including illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Nichols, Edward A.


Description: Patent for an improved, simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient trephine that is easily assembled and takes up little space. It retains better results than other trephines.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: MacKenzie, Joseph Alexander

Propelling Attachment for Garden or Like Implements.

Description: Patent for "a harness so constructed that it may be comfortably worn by the operator, male or female, and further to provide an adjustable attachment between the harness and the implement or machine, being so made that all the force or weight that the operator is capable of exerting may be brought to bear upon the implement to propel it, without unduly fatiguing the operator or rending the work disagreeable, and whereby further the work of propelling the implement or machine will be beneficial to the operator, inasmuch as the harness will compel the operator to assume an upright position and expand the lungs." (Lines 10-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Wilson, Hampden


Description: Patent for a lifting-jack that has "strength with durability necessary in this class of devices and that will be simple in construction and easy of operation" (para. 2).
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Lynn, John McKinzie


Description: Patent for a plow that has a new design for a "subsoil and harrow attachment to the ordinary break-plow" (lines 9-10).
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Bowers, Thomas M.