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Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for a "self-setting" (line 16) trap with a "tilting platform" (line 17) including an illustration. The trap is designed to retain the animal and is made for easy removal of the animal.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Trull, Harvey L.

Pipe-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a pipe cutter in which "a portion of the material of the pipe is removed to form the cut, instead of the material being displaced and wedge apart without removing".
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Johnson, Willie Harry

Automatic Gun Firing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for an automatic gun firing mechanism intended to protect gardens, orchards, and fields by scaring off birds and other animals that destroy crops through automatic discharge of a firearm at predetermined intervals.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Steinocher, John

Fastening Device

Description: Patent for Fastening Device which relates to "improvements in fastening devices and more particularly to latches and cooperating strikes such as used in fastening gates, etc. One object of my invention is to provide a strike for such latching means which is easily and quickly put in place, which is easily adjustable to different heights of the latching member, which is easily and quickly adjustable to different horizontal positions of the latching member, and which is so constructed that it is firmly but simply held in place in any of its positions" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 31, 1912
Creator: Torian, William H.

Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for improvements to seed planters including "having a revolving seed distributing drum provided with radial slots in which radially moving plungers are arranged, and so operated that at predetermined points seeds are received in the pockets and subsequently ejected therefrom" (lines 12-17) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Gibson, Rupert R.

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new sliding jaw type wrench which enables objects to be clamped in the jaws of the wrench securely while leverage is used to rotate the head of a nut.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: McGill, Wisdom

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for Clothes Pin made of galvanized wire that will remain normally on the line. It will also prevent the adjacent pins from becoming tangled together. It's twisted portions adapted for riding content with the line to hold the pin in operative position.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Perry, Cornelius Doctor & Wosnig, Walter, E.

Railway-Switch.

Description: Patent for an improvement to railway switches, by creating an automatic switch that changes the direction of a track from object while object is moving on track.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: James, Samuel

Massage Device.

Description: Patent for an adjustable massage device that may be used as an attachment to a shaving brush or as a separate shaving tool. The device includes a rubber head that is moved over the face to “soften the beard” (line 83) for shaving and discourage discomfort and irritation.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Luzzi, August F.

Non-Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for an improvement on non-refillable bottles. The improvement would not let any other liquid be surreptitiously added to the bottle. Also this patent design allows for the closure plug to be reused by the manufacturer of the bottle in new bottles.
Date: March 3, 1914
Creator: Helmcamp, Louis C. & Hoxworth, Edwin

Paper Doll

Description: Patent for to create a more sturdy paper doll and its outfits by means of folding and using slits and adhesives to no longer require the use of tabs. Illustrations included.
Date: June 26, 1917
Creator: Ferguson, Gradele

Oil Distributer for Harbors, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-distributor. This design consists "in a device for distributing oil upon the waves in the vicinity of piers and harbors, the combination, with the main tank upon the shore, of a main pipe extending from it into the water, auxiliary tanks along the main line, and perforated auxiliary lines connected with the auxiliary tanks" (lines 23-30).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Lyle, John Newton

Bin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bin. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a casing having bearing blocks or shoulders, a tilting bin located in said casing and provided with a sloping top, and an automatic cover placed loosely in the casing above the shoulders and provided on the under side, near its front edge, with a cleat fitting within the upper part of the bin, whereby said cover is adapted to close the upright bin and limit its forward movement when opened" (lines 7-16).
Date: March 6, 1888
Creator: Hunter, Edward T.

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "has for its object to provide novel means for making comparatively inexpensive fire-kindlers; and to such end the invention consists, essentially, in a vessel having two chambers, one capable of being opened at the top and adapted to contain ashes, and the other closed, except as to a bottom passage in communication with the ash-chamber, and adapted to contain a combustible fluid—such as petroleum oil or other liquid hydro-carbon—which flows through the said bottom passage to saturate the ashes and prepare them for use" (lines 8-20).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.

Fire Kindler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "is to provide novel means for determining when the oil is exhausted from the oil vessel and to provide novel means for keeping the ashes from direct contact with the oil-supply openings . . . [for] ashes possess great capillary attraction and take up more hydro-carbon fluid than is requisite when the ashes are dry and not tightly packed, so that the ashes become soft and mushy" (lines 12-21).
Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent "to provide simple means whereby the dimensions of the packing-box, as well as the spout, may be readily increased or diminished, either vertically or laterally, to enable the operator to stuff mattresses of varying sizes, whereby the dimensions of the packing-box and spout shall be at all times varied in the same relative proportions" (lines 12-20).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Stephenson, Edwin N.

Combination Railroad Cross Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-ties. This design "pertains to certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties, having for its object the production of a metallic tie extremely simple in construction, and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing is secured for said rail" (lines 14-20).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bagby, William Henry