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Combined Chair, Cot and Bed

Description: Patent for a combination of a chair, cot and bed and improvements made unto it. Illustrations and instructions included.
Date: July 8, 1882
Creator: McClelland, Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Smoke Consumer

Description: Patent for smoke consumers. Illustrations included.
Date: January 21, 1904
Creator: Miles, Joseph Furnas
Item Type: Patent

Cultivating Machine

Description: Patent for a cultivating machine. Illustration included.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Gray, Albert
Item Type: Patent

Machine For Perforating Checks And Printing Thereon

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
Item Type: Patent

Draft Producing Device

Description: Patent for a draft producing device. This invention is placed under the eye of a kiln or under a boiler to increase air to the furnace. Illustration included.
Date: June 25, 1903
Creator: Miles, Joseph Furnas & Miles, J. H.
Item Type: Patent

Gin Saw Cleaner

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.
Item Type: Patent

Computing Yardstick

Description: Patent for an attachment to yardsticks in order to compute correct measurements. Illustration included.
Date: March 12, 1903
Creator: Cogburn, William S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved upright piano that eliminates the need to cut away a portion of the treble soundboard bridge, with illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for nursing bottle with a removable side wall so the it can be easily cleaned.
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for bag holder that is adapted to receive and hold bags of any size in a way that is convenient for removal as needed.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Nosker, Orren G.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for eccentrics, a component of machinery carrying oil or lubricants to allow parts to move easily.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Hollender, Charles W.
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent

Receptacle or Tank.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Suspended Rotary Fan

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful improvements in Suspended Rotary Fans." (Lines 6-7) including instructions.
Date: December 17, 1901
Creator: Lamb, Reece
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for bedsteads. Illustration included.
Date: November 19, 1901
Creator: Stone, John Edward
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a device that would make coupling cars together easier and safer. Cars would be able to be coupled automatically, and then detached without having to go in between them. Includes Illustrations.
Date: February 12, 1901
Creator: White, George O.
Item Type: Patent

Non-refillable bottle.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for a specification to improve the design and function non-refillable bottles.
Date: July 24, 1900
Creator: Bonner, James A.
Item Type: Patent

Non-Refillable Bottle.

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.
Item Type: Patent


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
Item Type: Patent