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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supporting carriers and carrying an abrading roller which may be forced into contact with the floor to be smoothed, or withdrawn from said contact by operating the machine upon its pivoted support" (lines 11-18), which includes illustrations and instructions.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

Tourist's Glass.

Description: Patent for "improvements in tourist's glasses" ... "intended for the use of tourists, hunters, ranchmen, botanists, mineralogists, and analogous purposes, the object of which is to combine with a compass a plurality of instruments particularly adapted for the aforesaid persons and purposes" (lines 10-17) including illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Faehrmann, John M. ; J. M. Faehrmann
Item Type: Patent

Street or Station Indicator.

Description: Patent for "indicators for displaying to passengers in a car the names of approaching streets or stations" (lines 9-11) including mechanical specifications and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1908
Creator: Higgins, Polk Maderson & Lee Dolphia Harmes
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


Description: Patent for an improved kettle that can be used for both ordinary kettle purposes and for the purpose of keeping coffee, eggs, or other foods warm.
Date: February 12, 1907
Creator: Redwood, Archibald G.
Item Type: Patent

Mosquito-Net-Frame Attachment for Bedsteads

Description: Patent for an attachment for the purpose of "suspending mosquito-netting above and around" (lines 10-11) bedsteads, including illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: McCardell, William K.
Item Type: Patent

Switch-Operating Device.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in switch-operating devices" (lines 1-6).
Date: January 16, 1906
Creator: Chun, William A.
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


Description: Patent for closure of bottles used for liquors and medicines which will prevent an attempt to refill the bottle after its contents have been removed. Therefore, preventing the reuse of the bottle for fraudulent purposes.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Herrington, Jacob
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a spindle-bushing, a device used to "repair worn axle spindles and hub sleeves" (lines 10-11) by encasing the worn spindles or sleeves with outer shells.
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Hines, Jessie J. & Wilkerson, Eldred B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new type of brake staff for trains featuring a modular design allowing its form to be changed as necessary. This is useful for connecting train cars where regular brake staffs may get in the way. Including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Clark, James Thomas & Meyer, Henry L.
Item Type: Patent

Baling Press

Description: Patent for a baling press. This is an invention designed for use in baling cotton. Illustrations included.
Date: September 5, 1905
Creator: Washington, George M.
Item Type: Patent

Oil Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner. Illustration included.
Date: July 29, 1905
Creator: Cox, Emelious Aubrey
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a wooden furniture joint to effectively connect objects without being visible.
Date: July 25, 1905
Creator: Gloger, Anton F.
Item Type: Patent