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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.

Combined Hook and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "protect[s] straps from wear at the point of attachment to or contact with rings or eyes" (lines 12-14). This patent references another, the invention of which this one is intended to supplement.
Date: January 13, 1880
Creator: Padgitt, Tom.

Railroad Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-tie. This design "has for its object the provision of means for broadening the gage of a road at curves thereof and the production of a metallic tie that is extremely simple in construction and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing obtained thereof" (lines 19-25).
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bagby, William Henry

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for an ice-cream freezer which can also be used as a churn, with an improved drum that revolves and its lower half sitting in ice or hot or cold water. It has a central shaft and flat heads on the ends of the drum so it can rotate.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Harton, Thomas Jefferson


Description: Patent for a water-wheel. The object of this invention is to provide a water-wheel in which the energy of the water shall act upon a series of peripheral buckets on a principle of hydraulic pressure in contradistinction to that of mere impact and momentum.
Date: June 20, 1891
Creator: Walker, James C.


Description: Patent for a checkrein-holder for harness-saddles that has a hook grooved on one side, a plate or wire inside the groove that attaches the hook to a smaller hook, a link that engages one end of the hook and as connected to a bell-crank lever, the bell crank lever that locks the link into the hook, and a screw bolt for the bell-crank lever.
Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Winans, Myron L.


Description: Patent for a cotton-press that makes "tightly wound bales from the cotton bats formed upon the condenser, and fed into the press" (lines 13-15).
Date: January 22, 1895
Creator: Banister, Charles


Description: Patent for a cotton-press that does not allow the cotton to rebound after the plunger compresses it because of teeth in the box. When the operator wishes to remove the cotton, the teeth automatically disengage in order for the cotton to be removed easily.
Date: January 22, 1895
Creator: Banister, Charles & Hollingsworth, Joseph

Hydraulic Propulsion of Vessels.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (No. 480,533). "It consists in means for draining the bearings of the jet nozzles, and in means for ventilating and draining the ship's hold" (lines 12-16).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Walker, James C.

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive combined ice cream freezer and milk shaker that makes different flavors of ice cream at the same time and can also make a milk shake or lemonade. The machine consists of five receptacles lined up on a frame, with a crank going through the middle of each. The crank mixes the contents of the receptacles.
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Harton, Thomas J.


Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie that eliminates the need for buckles. This design achieves this with a hook and a U-shaped piece of iron to be riveted to the band, thus fastening the bale without buckles.
Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Lenard, William R.

Railway Signaling Mechanism

Description: Patent for a railway signaling mechanism. This invention "relates to certain new and useful improvements in electric railway and block signaling in which means are provided for indicating in the engine cab to the engineer the condition of the road ahead" (lines 9-13). Illustrations included.
Date: January 15, 1907
Creator: Adams, Edwin Johnson

Pneumatic Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a pneumatic cotton-handling apparatus in which it can “unloading cotton simultaneously from two wagons and for conveying the cotton from one wagon to a storage place and from the other wagon to feeding devices for supplying a battery of gins.” (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included.
Date: January 3, 1905
Creator: Lumpkin, Robert B.

Composition Fuel

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in composition fuel, the object being to produce fuel in compact form which will burn quickly, rapidly generating an intense heat, and leaving but a small quantity of a residue or ash" (lines 10-15).
Date: January 15, 1901
Creator: Patterson, Warren A.

Ironing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful ironing-machine. "Invention is to improve the construction of ironing-machines and to provide a simple, efficient, and comparatively inexpensive one, designed for use both in laundries and elsewhere and capable of advantageously operating on all kinds of garment" (line 10-15).
Date: January 28, 1902
Creator: Dunn, William H. & McCurdy, Delo