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Attachment for Cotton Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the plow-stock provided with a staple near the lower end of the standard, having an opening formed with a series of parallel sides, and a staple on the beam . . . consisting of a series of bails of the fender-plate rigidly secured to the rod, the lower end of said rod being formed in cross-section of a series of parallel sides, said end adapted to fit and be adjusted in said staple, the upper end of the rod being adapted to be adjusted in any one of the bails of the staple" (lines 7-18).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Collier, Johnathan T.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head provided with the hole through its under side and the vertical guide-grooves in its exterior sides, of the stirrup sliding in said grooves and provided with a tongue at its lower and hooks at its upper parts, and a lifting-device—such as a rod or bar—adapted to engage with the upper part of the stirrup for raising it in the said external guide-grooves and causing the said tongue to raise the coupling-link in the draw-head" (lines 4-14).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mason, James A.
Item Type: Patent

Extensible Trestle.

Description: Patent for an improvement to extensible trestles for masonry and carpentryscaffolding and other uses, including both instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bogusch, Robert J.; Bogusch, Gustav & Zincke, August
Item Type: Patent

Fishing Tackle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fishing tackle. This design is "to provide a snaring device which will, so far as possible, insure a capture; to so arrange the hooks as to prevent a loss of bait, and to provide a device capable of ensnaring as many fish as may at the time of lifting the snare by nibbling at the bait. . . . the invention consists in a spacing-ring, preferably formed of lead or other heavy metal and having a central hub and having a series of hooks radiating from the tub and secured to the ring, and in locating above the hub and at the center of a series of hooks a bait-support" (lines 11-24).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mayer, Charles
Item Type: Patent

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay press. This design consists, "with the frame, of the pivot-pin mounted in the end of the frame and having a crank disk on its lower end, the pitman pivoted to said disk, the spring secured to the pitman and the frame, the double-cam secured on the pivot-pin, the sweep loosely mounted on the pivot-pin above the said double cam, and the dogs pivoted within the sweep and bearing on the cam" (lines 59-67).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mayes, Thomas T.
Item Type: Patent

Portable Dam.

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable dam. This design "consists in the combination of the timbers which form the dam, the vertical uprights between which the timbers are place, the braces which support the dam in an upright position, the rider placed upon the braces, the wires, and the hooks to which the wires are fastened" (lines 13-19).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Williams, Stephen P.
Item Type: Patent

Railroad Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-tie. This design "has for its object the provision of means for broadening the gage of a road at curves thereof and the production of a metallic tie that is extremely simple in construction and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing obtained thereof" (lines 19-25).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge
Item Type: Patent

Apparatus for Washing and Draining Dishes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dishwasher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pan provided near its top on the inner side with rigidly-attached brackets, with a tray in the form of a pan whose side and bottom portions are perforated . . . the tray being of less diameter and height than the pan and provided on its outer side near the bottom with brackets and on its upper edge with handles" (lines 94-101).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Caradine, Virginia C.
Item Type: Patent

Awning.

Description: Patent for a new and improved awning. This design consists in "[t]he awning frame, consisting of the pivoted curved rods, pivoted sectional braces pivotally connected to said rods, and the holding or suspending bars pivoted to said rods and having series of adjusting-apertures engaging pins or studs of said braces" (lines 74-79).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Allen, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator and Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for improvements "to provide flexible revolving knives or hoes, and, second, to afford facilities for supporting the cultivating and chopping device when out of the ground without throwing more weight behind the axle on the main wheels to tip the end of the pole against the horses necks" (lines 13-19).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Hurd, Judson B. & McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Disk-Hoe and Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a self-adjusting machine to uneven ground, that is gentle when cultivating around plants, and can be used as an attachment to a wheeled cultivator.
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Hurd, Judson B. & McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-heater. This design consists in "the combination of the supply-pipe, the supply-tank into which said pipe discharges, the said tank having a perforated bottom through which the water percolates, the vertically-divided cylinder forming the annular heating-chamber, the scatter-plates alternatingly located in diverse directions in said chamber, the said plates arranged to spray the water while heating as it falls from plate to plate, and the exhaust-steam pipe that discharges through an open port near the base of said annular heating-chamber" (lines 19-31).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Knox, George F.
Item Type: Patent

Feeder for Sheets of Paper, &c.

Description: Patent for improvements to sheet feeders "to take the sheet which is to be red from the bottom of the pile of sheets on a reciprocating platform which moves forward, when the sheet is seized by the suction-roller, with approximately the same speed as that of the periphery of the said roller" (lines 11-17).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Item Type: Patent

Flue-Cutter

Description: Patent for a flue cutter with a pair of pivoted arms, which can be detached, and a cutter-head.
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Bogusch, Robert J.; Zincke, August & Bogusch, Gustav
Item Type: Patent

Kiln.

Description: Patent for improvements "to provide new and improved means for extinguishing accidental fires occurring within the kilns" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Johnson, John H.
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

Type-Writing Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to typewriters "to provide means whereby a number of sheets of paper may be inserted at one time and removed successively after each page is written, there by obviating the necessity of removing the completed sheet and replacing it by a new one at the end of each page" (lines 14-20).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to hook-and-catch couplers for railroad cars; and it consists in making one which will automatically drop by turning in the quadrant of a circle as soon as the draw-heads of two cars strike together" (lines 15-19).
Date: January 21, 1890
Creator: Shelburn, Cephas C.
Item Type: Patent

Artificial-Stone Composition

Description: Patent for "an artificial stone adapted for all purposes to which natural stone can be applied, and which can be given any desired shape while in a plastic state, or carved and polished after hardening" (lines 12-18).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Blackmon, Albert M.
Item Type: Patent

Cane-Mill

Description: Patent for improvements in the mechanical make up and physical functionality of cane mills.
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Dunlap, William O.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination, with the axle and the wheels, provided with the sleeves, one of which is provided with the spur-wheel of the reach bar secured to the axle, the sleeve mounted on the said bar and provided with the pinion, the arms secured to the sleeve, the curved rods adjustably secured to the arm, and the blades secured to outer ends of the said rods" (lines 8-17).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Jordan, Perry L.
Item Type: Patent

Dry-Earth Closet

Description: Patent for "a commode which may be placed in a bed-room or other suitable place in a house without .danger to occupants on account of disease which would be superinduced by the presence of impure odors, as would be the case where an ordinary receptacle is used" and where the solid and liquid waste would be separated (lines 26-36).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Carrico, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent

Nursing Bottle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursing bottle. This design consists in "[t]he combined breast-pump, feeding-tube, nursing-bottle, and nipple-shield, comprising the bottle, the stopper having the openings, the tube, the plug, the flexible tube, and the nipple-shield having the nozzle adapted to be inserted in[to the] opening and attached to the flexible tube" (lines 6-12).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Graves, Henry North
Item Type: Patent