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Description: Patent for "improved means for conveying seed-cotton from wagons or store-houses to a series of gins, to clean it during its passage, and to avoid clogging the gins or the devices themselves by rapid feeding of the cotton" (lines 14-18).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Elam, William E.; Thomas, Robert S. & Hardwick, Sauny W.
Description: Patent for apparatus for cleaning the bottom of ships "to provide a simple and practical apparatus for removing barnacles, seaweed, mud, and other adhesions from the sides and bottom of a ship" (line 10).
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Culpepper, Robert Smith
Description: Patent for a new and useful apparatus for cleansing and preparing cotton for baling and ginning.
Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Orden, Charles Van
Description: Patent for an apparatus for "condensing and saving the flue-dust passing with the waste gases through the chimney of lead-smelting furnaces." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1889
Creator: Hizon, Hiram W.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for controlling trolley poles. "This invention relates to an apparatus for controlling trolley poles employed for effecting electrical connection between a trolley wire and a motor on a car, and has for its object to provide improved means for automatically throwing the trolley into position to be placed in engagement with the trolley wire" (line 9-15). Illustrations included.
Date: May 2, 1903
Creator: Bogue, Judson L. & Jennings, David M.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for cooking by using superheated steam. “A boiler which is supported by a fire-box. An oven is mounted on the boiler and provide with a plurality of compartments and ventilators. A drip-pipe, and a pipe connected to the boiler and circulated through the fire-box and extended up to the oven, and provided with a plurality of valves for supplying the compartments of the oven with superheated steam.” (Page 2, line 25-34) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Harrington, David
Description: Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal.
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dabney, Benjamin & Yopp, William I.
Description: Patent for "a coupling of such construction as will permit the coupling and uncoupling of the cars to be effected by the engineer and to be entirely and at all times under his perfect control" (lines 16-20).
Date: July 8, 1890
Creator: McWhirter, Robert & Scheble, Eugene S.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for delinting cotton seed: " Our invention relates to improvements in apparatus for burning off or removing the lint from cotton seed" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Hollingsworth, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for desulfuring matte or other furnace products.
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Wells, James L.
Description: Patent for improvements in wood distillers "wherein the liquids of the woods are extracted by subjection in a closed heated chamber or retort and carried by vaporization through the process of distillation to condensation" (lines 18-22).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Spangler, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for "apparatus for electroplating small metallic articles, and more particularly certain small clamps used in building fences" (lines 8-11), including illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton gins so that seed cotton can be fed to two gins at the same time, while using the same power as would normally be necessary for one gin.
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Murray, Stephen D.
Description: Patent for a device to empty barrels and other receptacles containing liquids, including illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Hudson, Benjamin Franklin.