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Description: Patent for improvements on racks in railway-cars including more storage for smaller items, an adjustable rack for children or elderly persons to be able to reach without needing to stand on the car seat, a titled hinge that allows a rack to be pulled for ward and pushed back, and other improvements.
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Butler, Michael
Description: Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
Description: Patent "to provide a hame of strong and durable construction, simple in its arrangement, and having means of ready application of the necessary devices used in connection with harness attachments" (lines 14-18).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Davis, Isaac Polk
Description: Patent for an improved "disk cultivator that will be adapted for the various purposes to which such devices are ordinarily applied. The invention consists in certain details of construction and combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-18)
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Description: Patent for an improved "oliver," a blacksmith's hammer operated by foot power or another mechanism. It provides improved means for mounting the hammer, adjusting the blow of the hammer or cushioning it, and arranging the hammer at different positions when not in use.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Raiza, William J. & Souther, Alsom
Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett