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Adding-Machine

Description: Patent for "an adding-machine which, while being constructed of but comparatively few parts, will be so adjusted as arranged as to allow an operator to make rapid and correct calculations; furthermore, to produce an adding-machine in which the operator will be enabled to detect immediately any mistake which he may have made, and, finally, to produce a simple, efficient, and effective adding-machine" (lines 13-22).
Date: June 25, 1889
Creator: Stinson, James C.

Animal-Poke

Description: Patent for an animal poke worn on the head of cattle to prevent jumping outside the field which allows the cow to graze freely while wearing the poke.
Date: July 16, 1907
Creator: Seay, Mark Machel

Attachment for Ginning-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19).
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Coursey, Netter R.

Attachment for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
Date: August 29, 1894
Creator: Rutherford, James Rice

Bag-Holder

Description: Patent for bag holder that is adapted to receive and hold bags of any size in a way that is convenient for removal as needed.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Nosker, Orren G.

Bale-Box Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties is to produce a “buckle-plate having a middle portion with an opening therein, arms at each end separated from the middle portion by spaces open at one side, a longitudinal entering-passage connecting the opening with one of said spaces, and a hoop the free ends of which are looped down through said opening and up through the spaces, resting upon the arms under the standing part of the hoop.” (Lines 74-83) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Johnson, William T.

Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed bottom. This design "consists in a spring-bed formed of two U-shaped spring-rods or frames formed by the rods, which frames have their end pieces crossed and secured at their free ends in the opposite ends of slates. To the longitudinal pieces of the spring-frames the side edges of a piece of canvas are secured, and spiral springs are secured on the slats below the canvas" (lines 11-19).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Bentley, Travis C.

Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bolt-lock. This design is for a flat piece of metal (the "lock") that secures the head of the bolt so that, when the adjoining nut becomes rusted, the nut and bolt can be successfully separated without damaging the surrounding material.
Date: October 18, 1881
Creator: Berry, John T.

Bottle

Description: Patent for a a nursing bottle employing a jacket designed to hold the parts of the bottle together. Illustration included.
Date: November 21, 1905
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Bottle-Vent

Description: Patent for "an open-sided vent-passage at the neck of the bottle, thus permitting the formation thereof at the time the bottle is blown and rendering the construction more simple and economically produced" (lines 16-20).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Box for Meat and Oil Presses

Description: Patent for box for meat and oil presses. This box prevents meat from adhering to the box by using a lining, preferably sheet metal (p. 2). This keeps the box from breaking.
Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Culberston, John J., of Paris, Texas; O'Connell, John C., of Montgomery, Alabama & Gaston, Bernard, of Paris, Texas

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the fork-shaped draw-heads having under-beveled bearings between the branches, the slotted coupler-bars having hook-lugs in front of the slots and adapted to interlock, the side bearings or ledges on each side of each hook-lug, designed to support the sides of the bar and to allow the hook-lugs to enter the slots in coupling" (lines 19-27).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupler, the coupler having at its forward end a loop or link, hook, and connected rigidly with the ball or any suitable device moving in a passage" (lines 78-81).
Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Bywater, Joseph K.