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Display Device for Doors.

Description: Patent for a display case that may be fastened to a door with glass panes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1914
Creator: Nunn, John M.
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Life-Saving Raft.

Description: Patent for a life-raft composed of multiple airtight cylinders. The raft is adapted for use at sea in large quantiles aboard vessels.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Comer, Samuel A.
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Ventilated Granary

Description: Patent for ventilated granary. This patent is for better improvements of the granary which already exists. It allows for even better ventilation for grains being stored in the granary.
Date: December 8, 1914
Creator: Elliott, William
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Design for a Hame Attachment.

Description: Design patent for a hame attachment that is symmetrical in configuration making it adaptable to be used in either the right or left hand.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Surghnor, Daniel H.
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Design for a Pocket-Cuspidor.

Description: Design patent for a pocket-cuspidor with a bowl that has an approximately trunco-conical shape.
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Pollard, Philip D.
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Design for Tack or Nail.

Description: Design patent for a tack or nail that is both useful and ornamental.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Bogar, Fred A.
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Attachment for Vehicle-Seats.

Description: Patent for "a vehicle seat and more particularly to a device securable to the under portion of a seat and engaging the side walls of the wagon body so that the seat will be prevented from shifting transversely of the vehicle" (lines 9-14).
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Jackson, George
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Dry-Closet Commode.

Description: Patent for a sanitary dry closet commode for areas that do not have a sewerage or water works system. The commode is "readily cleaned, simple in construction, practically odorless, and adapted to be emptied with facility" (lines 15-18). The patent includes illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Mershon, John Henry
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Oil-Can Spout.

Description: Patent for an oil can spout that is used as a connection to a dispensing can which serves as a spout and as a stopper. This spout is easily installed and removed when desired, this spout also prevents accidental removal while handling.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
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Safety Air Brake Appliance

Description: Patent for " a safety air brake appliance for steam, traction or other railways, for each car" (lines 10-11). Including illustrations.
Date: April 17, 1914
Creator: Carpenter, Alfred A.
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Picking Mechanism for Cotton-Harvesters.

Description: Patent for harvesting the cotton crop, with a focus on the construction of the picker-spindles, including illustrations.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
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Card Holder

Description: Patent for improvements made to card holders, mostly for handbags and other cases much like luggage tags today. The patent describes and illustrates improved design and construction so they can be manufactured at an economic price.
Date: May 19, 1914
Creator: Grabendike, Clyde C.
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Cotton-Harvester.

Description: Patent for a cotton harvester designed for the harvesting of the cotton crop, including illustrations.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
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Bank - Protecting Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Hinkle, George J.
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Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
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Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a baling press "intended for compressing and re-pressing cotton for shipment" (para. 4), and is created using a "simple and efficient" (para. 2) design.
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: Drake, John
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Improvement in Post Hole Diggers

Description: Patent for a new design of post hole digger, with a single overlapping metal blade formed into a circular triangular form.
Date: October 7, 1879
Creator: Needham, Hiram K.
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Screen-Door Brace.

Description: Patent for a screen door supportive brace intended to maintain original rectangular form and designed to be installed without the use of tools. Includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: March 17, 1914
Creator: Morrison, W. A.
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Machine for Mixing Mortar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for mixing mortar. This design "consists in a cylinder composed of bars set into open heads and rotating beneath a hopper . . . so that the material to be mixed rests upon the cylinder, and is rasped or grated off by the motion of the cylinder and received on the inside of the cylinder between the bars. . . . When the material is received inside the cylinder it is carried around by the rotary motion, and is turned over and forced out" (lines 7-22).
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Schellenberger, Samuel L.
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Cotton-Harvester.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton harvester that is lighter and cheaper to manufacture and "is capable of operating upon two rows of standing cotton and the same time, and to economically harvest the cotton and deliver the same into a suitable receptacle" (lines 16-20), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 25, 1913
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
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Blade.

Description: Patent for a new blade similar to "weed blades" (line 10) that can be "attached to a cultivator" (line 11) and includes an illustration.
Date: July 15, 1913
Creator: Kelly, John H. & Mershon, John H.
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Combination Battery Vault, Cistern, and Semaphore Foundation

Description: Patent for an improvement to combination battery vaults, cisterns and semaphore foundations used in railway signal systems, including illustrations and descriptions.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Johnson, John A.
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Compound Tool

Description: Patent for a compound tool which combines the features of the nut-wrench and the pipe-wrench.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Scroggins, James L. & Waldrop, A. S.
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Grading-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in grading machines in which the speed of the drum, the speed of the drive wheels and the distance of the axis of the drive wheels can all be adjusted. Illustration is included.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Foley, Charles H.
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