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Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the standard and blade, of the removable L-shaped landside bar or plate, having one part or arm secured by a bolt or otherwise between the upper part of the blade and standard and the other part or arm standing at about right angles backward to resist the mold-board thrust as a landside" (lines 5-12).
Date: March 4, 1890
Creator: Stewart, John A.

Submarine Channel Protection.

Description: Patent for new and improved submarine channel protection. This design "consist[s] of two walls approximately parallel with each other extending across the sand-bar, and a barrier consisting of inclined wings extending from the side walls to the center of the channel, and a filling in rear of the wings" (lines 46-51).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.

Machine for Forming Cotton-Seed Meal into Cakes

Description: Patent for "an organized machine adapted to rapidly compress charges of cotton-seed meal into cakes of sufficient solidity to bear handling and removal to a press, whereby the oil is expressed therefrom, and to deliver said cakes at a point or points in convenient proximity to said press or presses, so that the time and labor involved in preparing the meal for the, press and of inserting it therein will be reduced to the minimum" (lines 9-18).
Date: April 8, 1890
Creator: Price, James S.

Cotton-Seed-Meal Heater

Description: Patent for improvements to cotton-meal heaters "to provide means to communicate as much heat as possible to the meal contained in the heater in as short a time as possible, and to retain the heat in the meal until it has all been used in forming the cakes" (lines 18-22).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Price, James Sterling


Description: Patent for a bicycle-holder that holds the bicycle upright. It consists of "a pair of plates clamped upon a portion of the frame of a bicycle, two pairs of ears formed integral with and depending from said plates, one pair of ears being formed convcavo-convex to form a socket between them and constructed with semicircular notches in their lower edges, a rod having a ball or spherical body on its upper end that is located and held for movement in the so formed socket, a lug formed integral with the lower end of one of the remaining pair of ears, and an arm pivoted between said remaining pair of ears, said arm having a bifurcated lower end that engages the rim or tire of the front wheel of the bicycle" (lines 40-54).
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: McKanna, John J.


Description: Patent for a cotton-harvester meant to pick the ripe cotton but leaves the plants or unripe cotton and to improve the construction of cotton-harvesters.
Date: February 25, 1896
Creator: Pickering, Charles H.

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in disk plows, the object being to construct a plow of the kind described in which the resistance encountered by the main cutting or master disk in operation is counteracted by oppositely-disposed disks, one of which acts as a subspoiler, the other as a jointer, making a partial penetration of the land, which is followed by the master-disk in the succeeding furrow." (Lines 24-33) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Stewart, John A.


Description: Patent for an improvement in speed-recorders or device meant especially for street-cars, meant to protect the streets from reckless driving. The machine punches tape, recording the time the trolly takes to travel each block and how long the trolly takes at each stop.
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: Spence, James, Jr.


Description: Patent for a button that can fit in any buttonhole. It is "a bar having a button or know affixed thereto and having key-hole-slots, of a button attached to an arm having a tongue and a contracted offset portion adjacent thereto and between the same and the button carried thereby, the said tongue being of a thickness substantially the same as the width of the slot" (lines 55-62).
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Burroughs, John J.

Car-Shading Adjuster.

Description: Patent for a car-shade adjuster in passenger-coaches of street-cars that allows shades to "be raised or lowered at will and held firmly in any desired position" (lines 18-19). It is set in tracks in the window frame, held in place by springs, and bearings to keep friction between the shade-roller and track.
Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Smith, Earl W.

Attachment for Penholders.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective attachment for penholders. It is "readily and easily attached to a penholder, and which is adapted to protect the fingers of the hand and prevent them from coming in contact with the pen or with the inked portion of the holder" (lines 15-19).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: McDonald, Michael Shaw

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Description: Patent for an improved and inexpensive railroad cattle-guard that "can be readily secured to the road-bed of a railroad, as well as easily removed therefrom, as in case of needed repair, or for other purposes" (lines 19-22). The invention provides an uneven surface for the cattle to walk on.
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Lee, Jacob M.

Singletree Attachment.

Description: Patent for "an improved device on the end of a singletree to hold the end of a harness-tug" (lines 12-14). It has a stirrup-holder hinged to a ferrule, a handle, a stirrup, and a tug.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Cawthon, Peter WIllis


Description: Patent for a wrench that uses friction-rollers to clamp the thing that is being turned. A rotary ring-shaped cam is what actually turns the wrench's object, and there are teeth that surround the outside of the cam. A pawl, when turning the handle, turns the teeth. This is what makes the cam rotate.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Fisk, Marston

Stem for Tobacco-Pipes or Cigar-Holders.

Description: Patent for a stem for tobacco-pipes and cigar-holders designed to prevent nicotine from being inhaled. "The object in view is to provide a stem consisting of detachable members to facilitate cleansing when foul" (lines 11-14). The pipe is a serpentine shape and contains cotton filters in its crooks.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Sjolander, Eric O.

Non-Refilling Bottle.

Description: Patent for a non-refilling bottle that has a groove in its neck, a spring that fits in the groove, and a keeper that fits in the bottle opening and keeps the spring in place. The cork fits inside the keeper, thus sealing the bottle. A wire goes through the cork and the keeper, and is twisted together above the cork; when pulled, the bottle can be opened.
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Taylor, Samuel

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for a simply-constructed rotary, steam-powered engine that minimizes friction and noise, and for which wear is automatically compensated. It is "capable of running at a very low or high speed without subjecting the parts to any unusual strains or wear" (lines 16-18). One lever controls the steam supply and can reverse the movement of the engine cutting off.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Wilson, Alonzo T.


Description: Patent for a stock-guard meant for use in railway-tracks. It has many beveled caps, "each having a flange or projection on one side, and adapted to fit over the cross-ties" (lines 46-18). There are also slats, each with a flange on its upper edge, and the slats are arranged between the caps.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Lee, Jacob Martin

Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Description: Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Connor, John T.

Frame Building.

Description: Patent for frame building. This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of buildings, especially frame buildings, and has for its object to provide a means whereby the building may be erected at a minimum cost and in a simple, convenient, and expeditious manner.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Boyd, John Allen

Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Description: Patent for a device that protects boats and consists of supporting plates, two of which are firmly secured to the side of the boat, springs between the supporting plates, and chains that limit the movement of supporting plates.
Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: Bailey, William Henry, Sr.

Combined Shoot-Board and Squaring-Box.

Description: Patent for a combined shoot-board and squaring-box meant to square and shave "the edges of stereotype and other printing plates; ant to this end the invention contemplates a device of this character that will be of an exceedingly simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, while at the same time providing for an easy and accurate manipulation of the plates being operated upon" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Owen, Thomas

Draft Attachment.

Description: Patent for "an improved construction for draft attachments whereby we may dispense with the action of the ordinary doubletree or evener and throw the draft of each animal directly upon the axle-clips or fixed point of attachment on its side of the axle, thereby causing the draft of each animal to be independent of the other and avoid the tendency of the stronger, or in starting the quicker animal, pulling the weaker or slower animal backward and to one side of the line of draft." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Harmon, William Ellis & Garwood, John L.