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Gin-Saw Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a cleaner for cotton-gin saws for "an improved construction of cleaner adapted to be used in connection with saw-cylinders on different kinds of gins" (lines 10-13) and "which may be easily fitted and held securely in position in a detachable manner" (lines 18-19).
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Bolen, Walter M.
Item Type: Patent

Hame Attachment

Description: Patent for improved Hame Attachment with "snap hame-hook" (line 11) "preventing accidental displacement." (line 13-14)
Date: June 26, 1900
Creator: Dobbs, William, Jackson
Item Type: Patent

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for a process of manufacturing artificial stone in which “it will not cracked by reason of exposure and which may be readily engraved, impressed or otherwise marked to form letters, characters, emblems and etc….” (Lines 16-20). No illustration.
Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Johnson, Jesse W. & Hendrix, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent

Churning Machine.

Description: Patent for a churning machine that includes illustration and description of machine parts.
Date: July 2, 1901
Creator: McDaniel, Bill Homer
Item Type: Patent

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher designed to repair wire fences manually.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Pearson, Charles Ewell
Item Type: Patent

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for wire fence tool attachment for a wire stretching machine. The tool can also perform other operations related to the fence wires when detached from the machine.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Pearson, C. E.
Item Type: Patent

Gage for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new type of gage for a running plow, that can be adjusted for a specific depth
Date: December 17, 1901
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a pencil holder that may be attached to a garment.
Date: January 14, 1902
Item Type: Patent

Bedstead Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bedstead-brace. "This invention is an improved construction of bedstead-brace, the object being to provide an exceedingly cheap, simple, and efficient device which can be applied to any and all beds" (line 7-11).
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Campbell, Ike W.
Item Type: Patent

Design for a Kitchen-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new design of kitchen cabinets with doors that open downward. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Webb, Samuel Baxtern
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for "bevel-squares adapted to be converted into a try-square through the medium of a pivoted and adjustable blade." (Lines 13-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combination-Padlocks.

Description: Patent for "a padlock in which the permutation locking device is not permanently connected to the hasp; and said invention consists of a permutation device the fixed ends whereof are provided with sockets to receive the ends of a separate hasp, and be locked therewith by a notched bolt passing through the permutation device and both ends of the hasp, whereby the usual hinged connection of the parts is avoided, and the padlock made more secure and cheaper than when the parts are permanently united." (Lines 6-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Hall, William N.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Item Type: Patent

Hitching Device.

Description: Patent for "a hitching device which can be applied to a strap between its ends and which is freely adjustable back and forth upon the strap without wearing or injuring the strap in any manner and to form a hitching device which consists of two entirely separate and distinct pieces, thus doing away with all joints, pivots, or other connections, and the necessity for forming holes or perforations of any kind in the strap." (Lines 22-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1897
Creator: King, Sandy & Myers, Marshall
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the gang plow by the plows arrangement and pivoted beams to be adjustable for convenience, including illustration.
Date: May 1, 1855
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent

Improved Cultivating-Plow.

Description: Patent for a cultivating plow with a series of cutting-disks and digging-hoes, including illustration.
Date: March 25, 1856
Creator: Crenshaw, Micajah
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Ant Traps

Description: Patent for the improvement of Ant traps, including to illustrated and labeled figures.
Date: April 1, 1873
Creator: Ames, Theodore G.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved and durable pig trough, one that stays clean and can be filled and eaten out of easily without wasting feed.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Neill, George A.
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a wheel-cultivator that attaches to planters or plows. It provides "means whereby a planter or a plow-beam carrying any desired cultivating implement can be attached to the frame of a riding or wheel cultivator frame, and thus enable the cultivator-frame to be applied to uses other than that for which it was intended" (lines 25-30).
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Item Type: Patent

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design utilizes paralleled uprights, shafts, through-holes, screw-holes, a crank, pit-men, and a cross-head (lines 85-92). This combination and arrangement of parts allows rotary motion to be converted to reciprocal motion, which improves the churning process.
Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Brace, James
Item Type: Patent

Spoke Socket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel for "preventing the tire from becoming loose" and "preventing the loosening and rattling of the spokes" (lines 8-11). This design achieves these feats with conically-tipped spokes encased by rubber cushions.
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Harrington, John A.
Item Type: Patent