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Description: Patent for a machine for perforating checks and printing on said check. The printing application of the press represents dollar amounts rendering it impossible to change the type. Illustrations included.
Date: August 6, 1903
Creator: Robertson, George Francis
Description: Patent for a gin-saw cleaner. The invention "relates to gin-saw cleansers and tooth-straighteners, and has for its object to produce a device of this character which will be simple of construction, efficient in operation, and one in which the saw-engaging knives or members may be simultaneously adjusted to regulate them for operation upon saws which are spaced apart a greater or lesser distance" (lines 8-16) illustration included.
Date: March 19, 1903
Creator: Stanifer, William D.; Williams, Francis I. & Rutherford, James R.
Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties is to produce a “buckle-plate having a middle portion with an opening therein, arms at each end separated from the middle portion by spaces open at one side, a longitudinal entering-passage connecting the opening with one of said spaces, and a hoop the free ends of which are looped down through said opening and up through the spaces, resting upon the arms under the standing part of the hoop.” (Lines 74-83) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Johnson, William T.
Description: Patent for receptacle or tank for underground storage purpose is to use metal to construct a tank for strength to resist the pressure upon its walls. To protect the tank from the corrosive action of the earth by lining the surface of a tank “with a protective coating composed of alternate layers of asphaltum and tarred-felt paper, a fabric layer imposed upon the outer layer of asphaltum, and a final layer of asphaltum covering the fabric.” (Page 2, lines 109-113.) Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Stewart, Robert P.
Description: Patent for improving lightning arresters, an invention used to distribute electrical current over a large area and ground it at a different points should a building be struck by lightning.
Date: June 15, 1901
Creator: Wood, William D.; Roach, Henry B. & Pots, William M.
Description: Patent for "an open-sided vent-passage at the neck of the bottle, thus permitting the formation thereof at the time the bottle is blown and rendering the construction more simple and economically produced" (lines 16-20).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for "an ironing-table of this class which may be used independently of household furniture and like means of support and at the same time provide a construction whereby the board may be used independently of its supporting-stand" (lines 16-21).
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Perry, Charles Albert
Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive and efficient rein holder "adapted to be readily applied to a vehicle and capable of ready adjustment to arrange it to suit the height of a horse and of supporting the lines and of preventing them from coming in contact with the tail of the animal" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Campbell, James W.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Non-Refillable Bottles" (line 5). "This invention relates to non-refillable bottles, and more particularly to mean sfor admitting air to such bottles, in connection with a valve-stopper for preventing the introduction of liquid into the bottle after the stopper has been placed in position." (lines 9-10)
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee & Bettes, Harrison S.
Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Description: Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson