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Description: Patent for a stilt in which the step or foot-support shall be associated with the pole in such a way that it is adjustable.
Date: May 9, 1902
Creator: Luke L. Roberts
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Thill-Couplings.

Description: Patent for improvements in thill-couplings "whereby provision is made for the easy connection and disconnection of the shafts or pole of the vehicle without any unscrewing or removal of bolts or pins" (para. 2).
Date: November 26, 1872
Creator: Fitzsimmons, Henry
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improvement in spring wheels in which "a maximum of resiliency or shock absorbing power is obtained, with the employment of comparatively few elements" (lines 11-14). The spring wheel has multiple spokes that are telescoping sections of coil spring, held in a distended position to eliminate lateral strains upon the wheel.
Date: December 10, 1912
Creator: Kilgore, Starling
Item Type: Patent

Vending Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in vending machines.
Date: August 8, 1911
Creator: Linck, George E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.; McGary, Austin & Campbell, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Floor-Surfacing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new floor-surfacing machine that is "pivotally mounted upon supporting carriers and carrying an abrading roller which may be forced into contact with the floor to be smoothed, or withdrawn from said contact by operating the machine upon its pivoted support" (lines 11-18), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 27, 1910
Creator: Warner, William E.
Item Type: Patent

Window-Shade and Roller

Description: Patent for a Window-Shade and Roller that does not use springs or analogous devices to coil the curtain around the roller. This device rolls the curtain more evenly.
Date: May 31, 1910
Creator: Lowe, Purley E. & De Young, Blanche
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a target throwing device which is an enhanced tool to efficiently target objects and is most useful for marksmen, including illustrations.
Date: January 25, 1910
Creator: Fridell, L.A
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for the improvements in vapor burners to produce a simple and inexpensive burner that accurately regulates the amount of oil fed, and can be readily cleaned.
Date: October 26, 1909
Creator: Bierbower, Ricard C.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of reed organs.
Date: July 9, 1907
Creator: England, James R.
Item Type: Patent

Loose-Leaf Binder

Description: Patent for loose-leaf binders. A strong and easy way to attach or remove loose leaf papers from a flat book.
Date: January 4, 1906
Creator: Owen, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Hook and Eye.

Description: Patent for improvement in hook and eye in which it will enable the “coacting parts to be readily engaged with each other, be closed with a snap by lateral pressure, which will not slacken or have play where they engage each other. It will not become accidentally detached, and have resilience between the engaged members that insures their remaining connected. It also will not have gap between the dress flaps when the members join together.” (Lines 13-21) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Priest, Frank L.
Item Type: Patent

Bale Band Fastening

Description: Patent for a bale band fastening. Illustration included.
Date: October 7, 1904
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Item Type: Patent

Rail Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Date: July 8, 1904
Creator: Riggs, James M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a pump. Illustration included.
Date: November 17, 1903
Creator: Hall, Samuel N.
Item Type: Patent

Street Sweeper

Description: Patent for a street sweeper. Illustration included.
Date: October 15, 1903
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a pump. Illustration included.
Date: September 5, 1903
Creator: Hall, Samuel N.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "improvements in fence or other posts and bases thereof, and especially telegraph and telephone posts" (lines 13-15). The design involves "a minimum amount of lumber" and "a maximum amount of strength" (lines 17-19). It claims further benefits, such as "preventing early decay" (lines 22-23) allowing "perfect drainage" (lines 25-26), and facilitating the re-use of old posts.
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Beazley, John & Beazley, William H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a railroad tie that locks against cross-plates to stay secure.
Date: August 4, 1903
Creator: Beazley, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a lever used to tighten the bands on bales of cotton or other materials, including illustrations.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Mullane, Dennis.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a gage in use with locomotive driving wheels of the axles, bushings, brasses, crank-pins, and wheel parts. Illustration included.
Date: June 16, 1903
Creator: Melvin, Josiah W.
Item Type: Patent