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Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Description: Patent for a new invention which uses a combination of radiation and levers in order more efficiently transmit power. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 8, 1870
Creator: Williams, Blasius
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design utilizes a strap-iron binder with notches along the sides that allow for a bail to clamp firmly within them; thus, the bale is fastened.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Item Type: Patent


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.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvement in the construction of hooks used to join the ends of ties "for packages or bales of cotton, hemp, rags, or other substances in which a divided metallic band or hoop encircling the package or bale is used, and the ends whereof are joined by a hook at one end of said band, arranged to interlock with any one of a series of mortises in the other end of the band" (para. 2).
Date: August 8, 1876
Creator: Davis, Waters S.
Item Type: Patent

Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved band-cutting and feeding attachment for thrashing machines. This design receives grain bundles "upon an endless traveling apron provided with teeth or claws, and by it conveyed under rotary cutters, which sever the bands, the grain being then scattered or spread out by a vibrating rake into a thin sheet as it passes to the toothed cylinder. The invention relates more particularly to the construction and arrangement of parts" (paras. 3-4).
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James Madison
Item Type: Patent

Bee Hive.

Description: Patent for improvements to "that class of bee-hives or bee-houses having a series of compartments..." (lines 15-17) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 21, 1878
Creator: Walton, George Slaughter
Item Type: Patent

Binder for Paper Tablets.

Description: Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations.
Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Murray, Bredett C.
Item Type: Patent

Board Roofing.

Description: Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards.
Date: December 19, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Item Type: Patent

Boiler Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for "Improved Washing Machine" in combination with a boiler, "and with a furnace on which the boiler rests".
Date: June 28, 1870
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Item Type: Patent

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Description: Patent for a new and improved breech-loading firearm. This design "consists in the devices for opening the breech-block and ejecting the cartridge-shell by one and the same motion that cocks the gun, and also in a spring and pitman arranged with the breech-block" (para. 2).
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Item Type: Patent

Car Ventilation.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved carburetor. This design calls for "the apparatus [to be] submerged in water for the purpose of equalizing the temperature of the carbureting-liquid, and thereby imparting a more uniform illuminating quality to the gas; also obviating the danger of explosion from access of flame to the exterior of the apparatus" (para. 2).
Date: July 18, 1876
Creator: Pollard, James M. & Barton, Wallace R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a more animal-friendly saddle to attach a horse to a cart by adjusting the way the girth is handled as the cart is loaded.
Date: April 1, 1879
Creator: Franks, Ely Anderson
Item Type: Patent

Combined Shawl-Strap and Head-Rest

Description: Patent for a head rest to be used in cars and other places and can be attached to a seat or shawl, including illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: McLane, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Construction of Roofs.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of roofs, including instruction.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Boyd, John
Item Type: Patent

Cotton - Bale Ties

Description: Patent for tying the ends of cotton bale wires or bands.
Date: September 22, 1874
Creator: Alexander A. Szabo
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Picking Shade.

Description: Patent for a cotton-picking shade that will furnish a portable shade or shield for the use of cotton-pickers to protect them from the direct rays of the sun while at work.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Benthall, John C.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a improved cradle with a fan attachment, including instructions.
Date: March 4, 1879
Creator: Reisor, Andrew S.
Item Type: Patent

Design for Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for "the design [of] a sash or window-frame fastener" (lines 28-30).
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Device for Ringing Bells.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of devices for ringing bells, including illustrations.
Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Perry, Elton
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved earth auger. This design calls for "a hinged door having its edge folded or bent to form an air-tube . . . [and] a pair of hemi-cylindrical doors having on one or both an air duct or ducts," as well as interchangeable bits with a shouldered and threaded shank and a nut combined and arranged in a novel way (paras. 12-15).
Date: October 30, 1877
Creator: Fields, Daniel G.
Item Type: Patent