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Description: Patent for a mail box with an indicating flag.
Date: September 10, 1912
Creator: Tumey, Thomas House


Description: Patent for a skirt rack for holding skirts for display in stores and protecting them from wear and dust.
Date: August 6, 1912
Creator: Douglas, John A.

Non-Explosive Oil-Container.

Description: Patent for a protective screen of refractory filaments for "containers holding inflammable, explosive fluids such as naphtha, benzin, gasolene, etc." (lines 10-12)
Date: December 12, 1911
Creator: Ziller, Robert L.


Description: Patent for an improvement upon the sewing awl that is designed to work well with leather workers. The sewing awl is made to be "adaptable to work with a break or tension device, capable of restraining a thread holding spool against free rotation to prevent excessive undesirable slack or looseness of the thread" (lines 15-19) as illustrated and described.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Alten, George Philip

Hydrant Valve.

Description: Patent for an improved valve for hydrants that, when closed, allows water to drain out of the riser and bib, preventing freezing. Includes illustrations.
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: Ziller, William


Description: Patent for a display cabinet. Illustrations are included.
Date: March 22, 1911
Creator: Douglass, John A.

Shutter Slat Fastener

Description: Patent for a shutter slat fastener. Illustration included.
Date: March 10, 1911
Creator: Basnett, Augustus

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. This invention is designed to be adjustable horizontally to operate on crooked rows. Illustrations included.
Date: July 11, 1910
Creator: Burton, George W.; Warwick, Vesper V. & Patton, Deacon O.

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: February 26, 1910
Creator: Carlson, Peet

Spring Trip Mechanism

Description: Patent for a spring trip mechanism for plows. Illustration included.
Date: January 11, 1910
Creator: Messer, Jeremiah Clark & Bell, William G.


Description: Patent for shears to be used by metal workers. Illustrations included.
Date: December 7, 1909
Creator: Burkett, Thomas


Description: Patent for an apparatus used for packing cotton prepared for baling. Illustrations included.
Date: November 13, 1909
Creator: Dixon, Albert S.


Description: Patent for a churn with a dasher with blades that is able to rotate to force the milk or cream in an upward and downward direction. Illustrations included.
Date: April 23, 1909
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.

Automatic Match Box

Description: Patent for automatic match box. This device is designed to eject matches to a suitable distance. Illustration included.
Date: April 10, 1909
Creator: Hanna, John Griffin

Expansible Boot Tree

Description: Patent for expansible boot tree. This device is designed for the ability to stretch boots and shoes. Illustration included.
Date: January 30, 1909
Creator: Malmberg, Anders G. & Olsen, Lawrence


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper designed so that the blade moves "transversely across a standing row of plants" (lines 15-16). Illustrations included.
Date: October 24, 1908
Creator: Ellis, Thomas Henry

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. Illustrations included.
Date: September 29, 1908
Creator: Daniel, Patrick

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1908
Creator: Hogan, Samuel Thomas; Knetsch, Ferdinand, Jr. & Oatman, John B.


Description: Patent for a float that can be attached or detached from a fishing line and has been improved to prevent the line from breaking. Illustrations included.
Date: June 2, 1908
Creator: Rosenberg, William Von, Jr.


Description: Patent for a joint for railroad tracks. Illustrations included.
Date: May 21, 1908
Creator: Swenson, Arthur


Description: Patent for a nutcracker. This design is for the automatic feeding of nuts into the hopper through a discharge tube. Illustration included.
Date: May 9, 1908
Creator: Peckham, Samuel C.


Description: Patent for a match safe which can contain many matches at once, but only one at a time may be withdrawn. Illustrations included.
Date: March 16, 1908
Creator: Swenson, Frank Oscar