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Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for improvements to fence post design in which a base is added to hold the post upright while keeping it above ground to prevent deterioration from soil with illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice

Fluid Pressure Brake

Description: Patent for a fluid pressure brake designed primarily for the railroad. This device is designed so the brakes will not engage prematurely before the fluid reservoir is recharged.
Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: McComas, Mark

Dental Occlusornce

Description: Patent for a dental tool that is used after all of a patients teeth are removed. This devise will restore the patients bite when the jaw is in the closed position.
Date: June 10, 1901
Creator: Stocks, Clarence

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a washing machine with altered construction for quick removal and insertion of clothing, while still working safely and quickly with a variety of fabrics. It uses a rotary table and a pounder.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Lawrence, James M.

Blackboard-Eraser

Description: Patent for "blackboard-erasers in which the erasing material is detachable from the wood block or handle and permits...being used continuously."
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Williams, Lavinia B.

Window Attachment.

Description: Patent for "window attachments, being in the nature of means for carrying the shade-roller and lace-curtain on the upper sash and devices whereby the sashes may be locked when closed or opened to any desired extent;" (lines 8-13) and illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert

Shears.

Description: Patent for improvements in shears “for use in cutting heavy materials, in which the shears can be readily operated in connection with a base-plate to slide beneath the material being cut and can be detached from said base-plate in order to permit the operation of the shears without the said base-plate.” (Lines 28-34) Illustration is included.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert

Windlass Elevator

Description: Patent for providing "an improved device... which is especially designed for use as a water-elevator for drawing a bucket out of a well and arranged so as to conveniently take up the slack cable and coil it upon the windlass-drum" (lines 8-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Higson, Jasper S.

Stump-Puller.

Description: Patent for a stump puller consisting of a "frame adapted to be secured to the rear end of a wagon" (lines 15-16) with a drum mounted on the frame. The drum is secured by one end of a cable, the other end of the cable "adapted to be secured to a stump, a ratchet-wheel, pawl, and lever adapted to operate said drum" (lines 18-20).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: Hawkins, Fletcher M.

Fishing-Bob

Description: Patent for a fishing bob that "will be simple of construction, efficient in operation, one which may be manufactured at a minimum cost, and one in which the bob may be readily adjusted upon the line and securely held against accidental movement."(Lines 10-15) Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Scott, John S.

Combined Cultivator, Harrow, and Planter

Description: Patent for "agricultural implements in which a single frame is utilized to support various kinds of mechanisms, and in the present invention there is included a frame of simple and improved construction adapted for carrying and to be used in connection with earth-engaging, implements, such as harrow-teeth and cultivator blades, as well as rollers, for the purpose of crushing clods and leveling the surface of the land." (lines 8-18). Includes description and illustrations.
Date: November 23, 1905
Creator: Johnson, Alfred Butler

CHURN

Description: Patent for the improvement of a churn. The churn has a detachable support and a closure for the upper end of the body of the churn.
Date: February 18, 1913
Creator: HARRISON, DAVID M.

Game-Table.

Description: Patent for improvement in game-table in which it provided with a table similar in construction to the ordinary billiard-table. “A series of spring-pressed levers fulcrumed in the lower end of a casing and each provided at its upper end with a hook and at its lower end with a ball extending over the floor of the table.” (P. 2, lines 67-71) This game is played by using one or more balls to strike a series of balls that are arranged along the bottom of a casing, causing the levers to disengaged the rods, therefore revealing a card through an opening formed in the front of the casing. Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Patillo, John P. W.

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a fence-wire stretcher with an improved clamping device for holding the wire after it has already been drawn. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Sharpe, Thomas F.

Horse-Power Machines.

Description: Patent for new and improved cog-wheel designed to improve horse-powered machines that are used in "flouring mills, and agricultural, and other machines" (lines 16-17) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Hooker, William H.