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Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.

Game - Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and useful instrument and device to "provide hunters and fishermen with a light, cheap, clean, convenient, and secure means of carrying their game and fish" (line 18 -20).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Parker, McCluer H.


Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in bottles. This invention is to "provide an improved vessel of this class the neck of which is formed in such manner and provided with attachments so constructed that when the vessel has been filled and the attachment applied the vessel may be emptied of its contents, but cannot be refilled or reused" (line 12- 18).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David Robert

Wheel For Bicycles.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in wheels for bicycles. This design is to "provide an improved tire for this purpose which is adapted to take the place of a pneumatic tire and to operate in a similar manner" (line 13 - 17).
Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Bowley, James Deamess

Ruling Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in ruling machines. This invention is to "provide a machine of this character by means of which engravers may cut horizontal, inclined, or circular lines into the plate, or draftsmen draw the same lines upon a sheet of drawing" (line 14-18).
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Owen, Thomas

Bale Tie

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This invention is to "provide a new and improved bale-tie which is simple and durable in construction, not liable to become accidentally unlocked, and arranged to permit its use on ordinary compresses" (line 7 - 11).
Date: December 14, 1897
Creator: Edmonston, Thomax Cole

Soap-Making Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvements in soap-making apparatus by using the “same frames to mix the ingredients and in cooling the prepared mass, thus obviating the necessity of the removal of the mixed mass from the mixing-frame to a cooling-frame.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Grant, William A.

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.


Description: Patent for improvements to the monthly reference calendar, which includes note space and a monthly index. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1891
Creator: Sittig, Alexander Franklin