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Description: Patent for a signal lock for mail boxes. This "invention relates to devices for locking the signals used on house letter-boxes, and has for its object the provision of a signal lock secured to the inside of the mail-box" (lines 9-13). Illustrations included.
Date: January 8, 1906
Creator: Patterson, Samuel & Wiseman, John W.
Description: Patent for a valve that attaches to a flue upon a pneumatic-seed cotton distributor. Includes illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Wade, George W.
Description: Patent for a steam boiler "to provide simple and effective means for quickly generating steam by exposing the water fully to the caloric influence of the furnace or fire in the latter through the medium of radial tubular attachments" (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hensley, Frank Alfred
Description: Patent for the invention relates to improvements in gate-latches. The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of gate-latches and to provide an automatic one adapted to lock the gate when the latter closes and capable of automatically setting itself in proper position for engaging and locking the gate should it be closed instead of open or in position to receive the gate.
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Jones, Albert Sidney
Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and effective drill that "automatically expand[s] in the bottom of the well below the tubing, to cut a hole sufficiently large for the tubing without requiring a second drilling or reaming process" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Description: Patent for a meat-tenderer that "consists of two plates having a series of intermeshing teeth thereon and connected by suitable means to allow of automatic adjustment, the object of which is to provide a utensil for culinary purposes" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Passmore, Benjamin Hill
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow-stock. This design "has for its object to provide an implement of peculiar novel construction, whereby the different forms of plowshares, shovels, or other cultivating implements or combinations of different cultivating instrumentalities may be varied, interchanged, and adjusted at will to suit the character of the soil, the nature of the crop, or the requirements of the occasion" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Brooks, Texas.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bug sprayer. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a base, a bellows mounted thereon, a receptacle arranged in advance of the bellows and adapted to contain poison to be distributed, a forwardly-projecting discharge-tube, laterally-extending discharge-tubes comprising inner rigid sections, outer rigid sections having series of discharge-nozzles, and flexible couplings connecting the rigid sections, and the braces having their inner ends pivoted to the base and their outer ends pivoted to the outer sections and supporting the same" (lines 75-86).
Date: September 27, 1892
Creator: Talley, Reuben J.
Description: Patent for improvements in window-curtain holders,in which the curtain holder has a upper and a lower socket, “with the lower socket having a central opening and mounted on a base-plate, of the upper socket having a side opening and mounted on a base-plate, and the U-shaped clasp pivoted at its lower end in the lower socket and having its upper end laterally bent and designed for insertion in the side opening of the upper socket” (lines 84-92). The curtains would be retained and giving them the proper draping and prevent them from flapping and tearing, includes illustration.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: West, Eugene B.
Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to make a car-coupler in which the link shall cause the pin to drop within it, which can be coupled or uncoupled from the side or top of cars without danger to the brake[people], and which is provided with means for lifting the link of cars with lower draw-heads" (lines 11-17).
Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Testard, Adrian