ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO MAKE FORTUNE – CHAPTER XV.

FORTUNE IN PATENT RIGHTS.

Nearly 100 Patents Issued Every Day–The Easiest Way to Get Rich–Crystallize Your Idea Into a Coin–Six Billion Dollars of Capital Based on Patents–Great Returns for American Genius–What a Patent is Worth–A Million Dollar Patent Discovered by Accident– Prosperityin a Needle’s Eye–The Man who Invented the “Donkey,” and What He Made by It–What “Pigs in Clover” Netted the Lucky Inventor–How to Get a Patent–What to Invent for Profit.

Probably no enterprise has yielded so nice earnings with so little capital because the work of the inventor. The small outlay, leading to mammoth fortunes, has usually consisted in little greater than the set of stools and the price of the patent. Of course, there should be brains and arduous considering. The sale of articles protected by patent rights is a stimulus to invent them, and has been the supply of fortunes for extra folks within the United States than in some other nation on the earth. The United States Patent Office points yearly about 25,000 patents, and the quantity is continually growing. Nor are the patentees in all, and even in a majority of instances, males of genius, or individuals who’ve been realized within the occupations wherein they’ve achieved distinction. The higher a part of them have been issued to persons in humble walks of life, who made their fortunate discovery both by chance or by shut software of thought.

In each division of human trade there are potentialities of enchancment. He who can discover a cheaper, faster, or higher, way of doing anything will get rich. Cyrus H. McCormick thought out a greater means of slicing grain than with the previous scythe. The outcome was the McCormick harvester, identified everywhere in the world. His patents made him a millionaire. Charles Goodyear by accident blended a little bit of rubber and sulphur on a pink sizzling range. The outcome set him to considering. He found the method of vulcanization, which is the premise of the nice rubber trade all through the world. His patents made him enormously wealthy. Elias Howe questioned if there couldn’t be some higher means of stitching than by the bone and muscle of weary girl’s hand. He tried and tried in useless. At final he had a dream wherein he noticed a needle with the attention on the level as a substitute of on the head. He awoke exclaiming, “I have it!” The outcome was the stitching machine. Mr. Howe obtained yearly greater than $100,000 royalties on his patent needle. Eli Whitney, watching some slaves cleansing cotton, set to work to discover a higher means. He invented the cotton-gin by which one machine performs the labor of 5 thousand individuals. This invention reaped for him untold treasure.

These had been males of genius, however there are innovations which, being easy, lie apparently throughout the attain of all males. Mr. Parker, whose invention of the tobacco field fastening, is nothing however a “bulge and a dent,” and which it will appear any youngster may need thought out, made an immense fortune. Another inventor obtained a patent for a washer, and bought it in about fifteen months for $50,000. A person obtained a patent for a windmill, took a mannequin via the Western States, and in eight months returned with $40,000 in money. Probably the best system of all which has afforded amusement for thousands and thousands is the sport of the “Donkey Party,” which is nothing greater than the image of a tailless donkey positioned upon the wall. The sport prices lower than one cent, however thousands and thousands are yearly bought. A copyright costing $5 insured this windfall to the inventor. The “Parlor Target and Dot” patent introduced $35,000. The chief examiner of the Patent Office says: “A patent, if it is worth anything, when properly managed, is worth and can easily be sold for from $10,000 to $50,000.”

According to an estimate by the Commissioner of Patents seven-eighths of the manufacturing capital of the United States, or upwards of $600,000,000 is predicated upon patents, both immediately or not directly. A really giant proportion of all patents show remunerative; that is the explanation so many are utilized for, and so many thousands and thousands of capital invested of their workings. There is scarcely an article for amusement, comfort, or necessity, in use to-day that has not at a while or different been the topic of a patent both in complete or partially. The sale of each such article yields the inventor a revenue. If we buy a field of matches a portion of the worth goes to the inventor; if we purchase a bicycle the probabilities are that we pay royalty to a dozen or extra inventors directly.

There are gold mines in each stroll in life. There are fortunes hid within the smallest and meanest of issues. So removed from the sphere being exhausted, extra innovations at the moment are being patented than ever earlier than. The world is inexhaustibly filled with nuggets for him who can discover them. Every sphere of enterprise is like the kids’s play of “hide the thimble.” Friend, shall you be the primary to spy the golden rim? The price of a patent within the United States is about $60. This consists of the federal government payment, and that of a patent lawyer. The option to get a patent is first to assume it out; then make the design and take it to a lawyer who makes a enterprise of procuring patents. The authorities doesn’t now request a mannequin, nevertheless it requires a drawing and a specification, and these should be ready by some competent lawyer, within the authorized type prescribed. The following are a number of strategies within the varied departments of toil the place innovations are wanted, or the place the pry of the mind will disclose the flashing ore.

Section 1. Fortune in Bicycles._

372. A NON-PUNCTURABLE BICYCLE TIREAny enchancment within the common wheel means a prosperityto the inventor. The Dunlap tire bought for $15,000,000.

373. A BICYCLE-HOLDER ATTACHMENTOne that may make it stand upright when not in use. There is prosperityhere.

374. THE BICYCLE UMBRELLA-HOLDERIt shouldn’t be troublesome to suit to the wheel a small attachment for holding an umbrella. The system needs to be made in order to permit the umbrella to show at an angle. Most bicyclists would need this invention.

375. A BICYCLE CYCLOMETER CLOCKA small clock or a watch to be fastened to the entrance a part of the bicycle with cyclometer attachment, in order to present the time of day, the variety of miles traversed, and the speed of pace.

376. THE DOUBLE-POWER BICYCLEOne wherein the hand or the foot could also be utilized in propelling, to be employed alternately, the one as a relaxation for the opposite, or collectively, as when pedaling in opposition to the wind or uphill.

377. THE FOLDING WHEELOne that may be carried evenly on the shoulder and packed in small house for storage or cargo.

378. A BICYCLE SUPPORTA contrivance for holding the wheel in place when the rider stops however doesn’t want to dismount. A big sale assured.

379. THE CUSHION SADDLEThe chafing, painful expertise of many bicycle riders can be obviated if some one would invent a saddle high as sturdy as leather-based, and but affording a a lot softer seat.

380. A BICYCLE GUARDOne which can allow a girl with a protracted costume to trip with out concern of her skirts being entangled within the wheel. Almost each woman within the land would trip a wheel if this issue could possibly be obviated.

381. A COMBINATION BICYCLE LOCKOne million bicyclists need an affordable lock which could be operated with no key and mounted to any object.

382. A BICYCLE TRUNKOne made of sunshine materials and tailored to carrying on the rear of a wheel.

383. THE UNICYCLEThe wheel of the longer term will probably be single. The man who’s the primary to invent a sensible unicycle will reap a big fortune.

384. A BICYCLE COVEROne which can shield the body and deal with bars when the rider is overtaken by rain, and one which could be packed into a really small compass.

385. A PACKAGE HOLDEROne tailored to be saved on the bicycle body. As all bicycle makes are practically uniform in measurement, this invention needs to be a straightforward one.

386. HANDLE-BAR CYCLOMETERLet the indicator or dial face be fastened to the handle-bar as a substitute of the wheel. Every bicyclist would need it.

387. THE ALL-SELLING WHEELA pneumatic bicycle tire with a non-puncturable coating would simply convey one million, and would possibly even rival the recognition of a Dunlap.

388. TOE-AND-HEEL CLIPAn equipment to the bicycle pedal which might maintain the heel in addition to the toe, and which might not enhance the problem of mounting, would have immense gross sales.

389. THE EXTENSION BICYCLEA wheel which can be made as comfort requires right into a tandem or single wheel by addition or removing of components can be in nice demand.

390. A BICYCLE SHOEA sole tailored to be hooked up to an peculiar shoe, and with means for retaining a maintain on the pedals.

391. THE STIRRUP PEDALA pedal which is formed like a stirrup, holding the foot and eliminating toe-clips.

392. THE HOME BICYCLEThe use of the bicycle in sure hours on daily basis has develop into indispensable to the well being of hundreds, however there are numerous wet and inclement days in addition to weeks and months within the winter when it can’t be used. Invent a house bicycle by the use of which one can have all of the train of the peculiar wheel in every kind of climate.

Section 2. Fortune in Building Contrivances._

393. THE ORNAMENTAL FLOOROrnamental flooring, for ballrooms, summer time lodges, and all rooms the place carpets will not be indispensable.

394. THE SECURE WINDOW BLINDThe current home equipment for holding again the window blind allow it to shake backward and forward, giving disagreeable noises within the night time. There is required a tool that may maintain it securely in place.

395. THE SELF-LOCKING WINDOWDoors are made self-locking; why not home windows? Who will invent a way by which the shutting of a window on the identical time locks it?

396. THE ADJUSTABLE BLINDA mechanism by which a blind or shutter could be labored from inside. A toothed wheel with crank contained in the window, and a connection by an iron rod with the shutter whereby the blind or shutter could be held broad open, could be closed, or held in any place no matter, by merely turning a crank.

397. THE DOLLAR DOOR CLOSERThe computerized door nearer made the inventor wealthy, however it’s costly; we wish a door nearer that may be mounted to each door and bought as little as $1.

398. SECTIONAL WINDOWA window inbuilt horizontal sections of two or extra with a spring or casing to carry it up–much cheaper than weights.

399. ADJUSTABLE STORM DOORDevise a easy door which could be readily introduced into place in time of storm, and which will likely be unnoticed or not appear unsuitable when not wanted.

400. A HINGE LOCKA hinge which operates as a lock, when the door is closed, and might solely be opened by a key. Operated the identical as a spring lock, however with much less mechanism.

401. THE DOUBLE WINDOWHere is a plan for window air flow. It is the thought of a French doctor, however he has not patented it. Have a double window with openings on the backside of 1, and on the high of the other one via which the air is available in freely with none one feeling it. The plan is alleged to own simplicity, effectivity, and cheapness. Let the American carpenter take discover and revenue thereby.

402. HOT-BLAST FURNACEA small hot-blast furnace for drying partitions. Builders who’ve to attend days for partitions to dry name for such a machine.

403. THE WEIGHTLESS WINDOW SASHWhen the window could be opened the specified width and saved there with out assistance from a rope that lastly breaks and entails bother and expense, an awesome need will likely be provided.

404. A FLOOR COVERCarpets are costly; matting is just not elegant. Discover one thing rather than each, low-cost and decorative, and you’ll reap one of many richest monetary harvests of the century.

405. SASH BALANCEA system by which the pressure which holds the decrease sash up could precisely stability the pressure which holds the higher sash down, each sashes being opened on the identical width, and thus insuring each the outflow of impure air and the influx of contemporary.

406. PAINTING MACHINESWhy could not portray in addition to so many different trendy arts be finished by equipment? Something on the order of the garden-hose and spraying nozzle may do the work of the painter extra quickly, cheaply, and with much less danger of life and limb. Inventors, give us a portray machine.

407. THE PNEUMATIC WATER TANKInstead of the unpleasant water tank on the highest of remoted buildings or nation dwellings, with its legal responsibility of leakage and destruction of property, why not have a water tank within the cellar operated by the use of compressed air? By being positioned within the cellar or underground, there can be the extra benefit of getting the water drawn cool and contemporary. In winter additionally, it will be a lot better protected against freezing than when positioned on high of a constructing. Some one will discover fortune in a pneumatic water tank.

408. THE WOOD-PULP FLOORFloors have been accused of nice sins. If the timber is just not completely seasoned they warp; if the boards will not be correctly laid they creak; and the cracks are all at occasions full of injurious mud and harmful germs. Why not invent a wood-pulp flooring which shall don’t have any warps, and no cracks, and no creaks? Dry the pulp to powder to facilitate transportation, combine with a small quantity of cement, to extend the resistance of the ground, after which after making it a gelatinous mass cross it between rollers. When dry, paint it to mimic oak or different wooden. Besides avoiding all of the inconveniences and annoyances of the peculiar flooring, it will likely be smooth to the foot, and although considerably dearer than all the boards, it is going to but be the ground of the longer term in all snug properties.

Section 3. Fortune within the Kitchen._

409. THE CHEAP WASHERFor all the numerous washing machines, most of our girls in middle-class and lowly life are nonetheless bending painfully over the previous tubs. What is required is an affordable washer that everybody will purchase.

410. A MEAT CHOPPEROne which has a lot of small blades dividing the meat ten or twenty occasions with one stroke, the place now the massive blades divide it solely one-fourth or fifth that variety of occasions. The scroll bread-knife netted a princely income to its lucky inventor.

411. AUTOMATIC STOVE-DAMPEROne to take the place of the heedless servant, and shut when the state of the fireplace warrants it. Thousands of {dollars}’ value of coal may yearly be saved to housekeepers by this system.

412. POTATO EXTRACTORApply the precept of the glass lemon-squeezer to the uncooked potato and you haven’t solely a brand new invention but in addition a brand new preparation of the frequent vegetable. The potato within the type of the uncooked pulp could be cooked in varied methods, and could have a decidedly new and agreeable taste. As a salad or a dressing it will be invaluable.

413. KNIFE SHARPENEROne for the kitchen use, that could possibly be bought for twenty-five cents; virtually each housekeeper would need one.

414. COLD HANDLEA separate deal with which could possibly be immediately utilized to utensils on the range and take away them with out burning the arms waits to counterpoint the inventor. The cold-handled smoothing-iron introduced a lot fortune to its inventor.

415. THE ELECTRIC STOVECooking by electrical energy would be the home characteristic of the following century. There is a wealthy subject right here awaiting some creative mind.

416. FRUIT-JAR HOLDERA system for holding fruit jars in the course of the preserving course of in order that the can will neither burn the hand nor spill the fruit.

417. CAN OPENERAll the ladies are crying for an efficient can opener. Those in the marketplace will not be passable. They should be made to promote very low-cost. A gold mine in a can opener.

418. ODORLESS COOKING VESSELSAn attachment whereby the odors of cooking will likely be carried into the chimney as a substitute of out into the room.

419. COAL-FILLED FLAT-IRONConstruct a hole flat-iron in order that it may be full of stay coals, and thus preserve in correct warmth for much longer than these now in use.

420. AUTOMATIC SOAPERA washboard so organized that the smooth cleaning soap is fed to the garments by the straightforward act of rubbing.

421. DISH-WASHING MACHINEA dish-washing machine which could be bought for $5. There are loads of machines in the marketplace, however they’re too costly to be used, besides in lodges or in wealthy households. An affordable machine could possibly be bought in each home.

422. A STOVE ALARMProper cooking requires the warmth of the range to be saved equable. Invent a contrivance by which when the warmth exceeds a sure diploma an alarm will likely be sounded.

423. THE ELASTIC CLOTHES LINESave washerwomen and housekeepers the nuisance of tying and untying of arduous knots by inventing the elastic garments line.

424. COMBINATION LINE AND PINIf the old style line is for use, why not invent an affordable clasp which stays completely on the road, and is able to being moved in both route. Clothes pins are misplaced, damaged, or not at hand when required.

425. A FRUIT PRESSA low-cost press which will likely be as a lot part of each furnished kitchen as a variety. Every housewife wants one for the extracting of juices.

426. THE CAN-SLIDEThe opening of hermetically sealed cans is among the difficulties of life. All can openers to date invented are kind of ineffective. An enormous prosperityawaits a person who will invent a can-slide which can effectually preserve the meals air-tight, and which on the identical time could also be simply opened.

Section 4. Fortune within the Parlor._

427. THE CHAIR FANA slight vertical movement of the foot is way much less tiresome than a lateral movement of the hand. An ingenious man may connect a fan to a chair in order to chill the face by the motion of the foot.

428. ROCKING-CHAIR FANA fan to be hooked up to the highest of a rocking-chair and operated by the movement of a rocker.

429. CHRISTMAS-TREE HOLDERA system for holding the tree upright in any spot with out additional assist. Would promote yearly by the million if made for twenty-five cents.

430. PICTURE-FRAME FASTENERA system such that all can body his personal image, the components of the body being hooked up with out hammer or nails.

431. ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTOne that may be hooked up to any chair and adjusted to any place.

432. IMITATION COAL FIREThe asbestos back-log was fairly successful. Now let some one invent a fireplace the place gasoline could also be utilized in the identical method, however the illustration be that of pink, stay coals.

433. MUSIC TURNERA piece of music has only some leaves. It is straightforward to rearrange a sequence of markers between every leaf with a deal with for turning. It could also be an decoration in addition to a comfort.

434. ROLL-FRONT FIRE-SCREENIt is to be constructed on the precept of the roll-top desk, with the distinction that it rolls sidewise from one aspect or from each side of the hearth.

435. REMOVABLE ROCKERSA chair with rockers simply adjustable, in order that it could be a rocker or an peculiar chair as desired.

Section 5. Fortune within the Bedroom._

436. A NOISELESS CLOCKMany nervous individuals are irritated by the ticking of clocks. Who can invent one which can carry out this work silently?

437. A NARCOTIC PILLOWWill not some one give us a pillow composed of the dried flowers or leaves of soporific crops? The nervous, overworked individuals who may thus get an evening’s sound sleep would bestow upon the fortunate inventor the cash which he now expends in medication.

438. THE ELECTRIC FIRE IGNITERIn virtually each family some one on a winter’s morning shivers over a chilly range and suffers a lot until a fireplace is effectively began, but when the gasoline had been laid over night time and the range geared up with an electrical wire operating to the bed room, one may press a button with the satisfaction of quickly getting into a heat kitchen. Such a tool would pay the inventor effectively.

439. BEDCLOTHES FASTENERA clamp or clasp which shall repair the duvet to the board in order that youngsters shall not kick or pull the garments off of their sleep.

440. THE EASY-WORKING BUREAUWho will contrive some system by which a bureau drawer will open readily and evenly at each ends? The current working of those drawers is a vexation of the soul.

441. THE EXTENSIBLE BEDSTEADA bedstead that may be prolonged to accommodate two or three individuals, or when room is needed contracted to using one individual.

442. MOVABLE PARTITION AND FOLDING BEDSome one ought to invent a partition that may type part of the wall of a room, and which can inclose a mattress when the latter is just not in use. In the economic system of house which types so necessary a component within the building of metropolis homes, it’s unusual no builder has not but considered this.

443. AN ATTACHABLE CRIBA mixed mattress and crib so organized that when the crib is just not in use it could be folded in or underneath the bigger mattress of an grownup.

444. PULSE INDICATORHardly one in 100 can take the beats of his personal pulse. The very first thing the physician does is to really feel your pulse. Invent an instrument so delicate that its clasp on the wrist will precisely inform the heart beat.

445. DRESS-SUIT HANGERThe system for a costume coat needs to be prolonged to different components of a gentleman’s put on. Give us a dress-suit hanger which can trigger the go well with to look when not in use very a lot because it does when on the physique of a person.

446. THE ANTI-SNORERIt shouldn’t be troublesome to invent a easy mouth or nostril attachment to forestall the insupportable nuisance of loud night breathing.

447. THE VENTILATED MATTRESSHousekeepers take pains to air their beds, however the mattress stays for years a mass of unventilated feathers or hair, and a fruitful soil for the deposit of illness germs. A form of honeycombed mattress may be constructed, via the holes of which the air may flow into freely. It may be doable on this plan to have the spring and mattress in a single piece.

Section 6. Fortune within the Cellar._

448. A FURNACE FEEDEREvery householder would purchase an computerized feeder for the furnace, thus saving the arduous labor of shoveling coal. There needs to be a bonanza in the precise invention.

449. ICE MACHINEThe examine of the massive ice machines now in use, with a view to provide one on a scale so small and low-cost as to be launched into each family has boundless potentialities of treasure for a fertile-brained inventor.

450. STOVE ASH-SIFTERThe waste of coal in unsifted ashes is gigantic, however the means of sifting is unpleasant. What is required is an attachment beneath the grate by the use of which the ashes will likely be thrown into one pan and the unconsumed coals into one other. An immensely paying invention.

451. JOINTED COAL CHUTEMuch time could possibly be saved in unloading coal if some one would give us a coal chute jointed in order to be swung at an angle, thus avoiding delay the place the driveway is simply too slim to allow the straight chute to be inserted correctly.

452. COMBINED PAN, CAN, SIFTER AND ROLLERA helpful article can be the pan beneath the grate of the furnace, which could possibly be used additionally as a can containing a sifter and supplied with rollers in order that it could possibly be simply transferred to the road.

453. ASH BARRELMuch annoyance is brought on, particularly on windy days, by the blowing of ashes from the carts of the ash gatherers. This may be prevented by the development of a patent ash barrel which could possibly be transferred to the cart and exchanged for an empty one, on the identical precept as oil cans are exchanged by the venders.

Section 7. Fortune within the Library and Schoolroom._

454. A PAPER BINDEROne that may bind newspapers and different periodicals, and which could be bought for twenty-five cents. Those in the marketplace are too costly.

455. THE CORRESPONDENT’S DESKA desk with compartments specifically organized for correspondents would save a lot time and annoyance on the a part of letter-writers. Paper, pen, ink, envelope, postage stamp, answered letters, letters requiring instant reply, and letters which require time for consideration, would then be relegated to probably the most becoming place, and be accessible when wished.

456. BOOK DUSTERThere is required some easy attachment to a bookcase whereby the mud which has gathered on the books could also be shortly eliminated when one needs a quantity with out soiling of the arms.

457. THE PORTABLE LIBRARYA helpful system can be a mixed field and bookcase, in order that in packing for removing the books needn’t be disturbed, the doorways of the bookcase serving as a lid for the field.

458. POCKET LUNCH BASKETA lunch basket which could be folded and put within the pocket when empty. Ten million faculty youngsters need this text.

459. THE MULTIPLE-LEAVED BLACKBOARDA blackboard hooked up to the wall and opening outwardly with a number of leaves in order that it may be utilized by a variety of pupils directly, and when not in use could be folded again in order to occupy a small house.

Section 8. Fortune in Meals._

460. BUTTER AND CHEESE CUTTERA system which cuts butter and cheese into small sq. blocks. It needs to be formed like a caramel-mold with sharp edges, slicing ten or twelve blocks with a single insertion.

461. PAPER TABLE CLOTHThe always growing use of paper for brand spanking new articles is a characteristic of the occasions. We have paper napkins, however why couldn’t a paper be manufactured of a little bit higher high quality in order to serve for a tablecloth?

462. SCROLL-EDGE MEAT KNIFEThe scroll-edge bread knife is being manufactured as quick as doable, the factories operating night and day. Construct a meat knife on the identical precept, with distinction solely adequate to safe a patent, and prosperityis yours.

463. CARVING-KNIFE HOLDERA small picket or wire body with depressions for knife and fork when not in use would conduce to cleanliness and save a lot vexation on the a part of those that carve.

464. LAMP COOKERA wire body with hooks on the underside for clasping a lamp-chimney could possibly be positioned on the highest of a lamp, and would make a superb patent cooker for gentle dishes. Think of the comfort of cooking your supper in your lamp chimney!

465. WINE TABLETSHere is an concept for the commerce. We have lemonade tablets; why not these of wine? The grapes needs to be pressed within the peculiar means, after which by the use of a knife transferred to an equipment the place they are often evaporated in a vacuum, the vapor to be drawn off by a pump and condensed. As quickly because the mass has the consistency of a syrup it’s to be blended with the pulp. Thus a form of marmalade is produced, containing eighty per cent. of grape sugar. Makers of the lemonade tablets have finished effectively, however the inventor of the wine tablets would have an immensely bigger market.

466. EXTENSION TABLEDifficulty is skilled with the current extension desk. The boards will not be at hand when wished, and incessantly is not going to go into place readily. A desk is required wherein the boards fold beneath, and could be readily introduced into place by the turning of a crank.

Section 9. Fortune in the Business Office._

467. THE KEYBOARD LOCKA mixture lock on the precept of the money register. Instead of carrying sure combos of numbers in your mind, you merely bear in mind a particular order of keys, and push them in flip as you’ll in taking part in a light-weight air on the piano. This patent can be an awesome enchancment on the current system, and accommodates barrels of fortune.

468. AUTOMATIC SAFE OPENERRun by clockwork, and set in order to open routinely at a sure hour of the day, and unattainable to open at some other time.

469. PAPER BINDER AND BILL HOLDERA flat stick, concave at every finish, in order to carry a lot of elastic bands. Slip a band over every invoice, and you could have 100 or extra papers preserved in compact type.

470. BOOK LOCKA pocket contrivance which could be hooked up to the sides of a guide. Notebooks, diaries, and personal correspondence, may then be guarded in the course of the momentary absence of the author. An awesome sale predicted.

471. THE PERPETUAL CALENDARA calendar which can present on what day or month any occasion fell or will fall all the time.

472. THE LIGHTNING ADDERIt is feasible by a system of keys to invent a machine which can set down virtually as fast as lightning the sum of any column of figures, thus meting out with a lot of the service of a bookkeeper.

473. COPYHOLDERTypewritists desire a copyholder able to being adjusted to any measurement of manuscript and which could be bought as little as twenty-five cents.

474. ENVELOPE MOISTENER AND SEALERConstruct a slim brass or iron plate, one-fourth of an inch broad and formed just like the flap of an envelope. A shallow vessel of water is positioned beneath, into which by the manipulation of a screw, the plate is often dipped. Above the plate is fastened a second plate which acts as a sealer, and which operates with a screw-head.

475. MULTIPLE LOCKA system for locking with one motion all of the drawers in a desk or bureau.

476. OFFICE DOOR INDICATOROne to be operated immediately and simply, displaying that the occupant is out, and with a dial face to point when he expects to return.

477. AUTOMATIC TICKET SELLERIt is fully possible to have an computerized ticket vendor which can each date and ship tickets. A machine of this type has been fastened within the Hammerton Station at North London, and is alleged to work satisfactorily. But there’s room for enchancment on the a part of brainy inventors.

478. PERFORATED STAMPThe chief of the London Stamp workplace stated the federal government was shedding $500,000 a 12 months via the dishonest apply of eradicating stamps from official papers and utilizing them once more; and he supplied a big sum or a life workplace at $4,000 a 12 months to anybody who would invent a stamp which couldn’t be counterfeited.

Section 10. Fortune within the Packing Room._

479. NONREFILLABLE BOTTLESuch a bottle is an absolute necessity to beer and liquor producers, sauce and patent drugs makers, but nobody has but provided the demand. Here is an opportunity, and there are thousands and thousands in it.

480. THE COLLAPSIBLE BOXA field that can’t be refilled for fraudulent functions. Must be so constructed that it can’t be opened with out destroying it. It can be bought by each maker of confections.

481. BOTTLE STOPPERThere are mines of treasure in an affordable substitute for cork. An inventor will some day acquire prosperityby the inventing of a paper stopper.

482. COMBINATION CORK AND CORKSCREWA bottle stopper which could be eliminated by merely turning it round like the highest of a picket money-barrel made for youngsters. Must be made to promote low-cost.

483. THE COLLAPSIBLE BARRELA barrel organized in a sequence of components each above smaller than the one beneath, and so contrived that when not crammed the components sink into one another just like the items of a subject glass. A barrel of such comfort for reshipping can be purchased by the hundred thousand, and can be filled with gold for its inventor.

484. SELF-STANDING BAGA system whereby luggage will stand alone with wide-open high whereas being crammed, thus meting out with the providers of an additional man. All delivery retailers would pay largely for such a bag.

485. BARREL FILLER AND FUNNEL CUT-OFFBarrel filling by the peculiar funnel is gradual. Provide 4 openings on the backside as a substitute of 1. A small rubber hose will join the opening of every barrel, and a cut-off or a string attachment on the finish of every hose cuts off the circulate when the barrel is full, and permits the contents of the hose to be carried again to the barrel and thence into one of many unfilled barrels, thus avoiding waste.

486. FOLDING CRATEThe transportation of fruit and different produce can be vastly facilitated and cheapened if some one would invent a folding crate. An empty crate occupies as a lot room as a full one.

487. PAPER BARRELWho will invent a paper barrel which will likely be as serviceable as the current picket one, and have the benefit of being gentle? It would have a common sale.

Section 11. Fortune in Articles of Trade._

488. THE TRADESMAN’S SIGNALAn computerized system for letting the grocery store, butcher, baker, and so forth., know when he’s wished, saving time each to the family and commerce. Sure to promote.

489. BARREL GAUGEA dial with arms to be hooked up to a barrel or keg to point the quantity of its contents.

490. ELASTIC CHIMNEYAn elastic glass chimney which can broaden with the warmth and never break would promote by the million.

491. AIR MOISTENERA equipment for moistening the air within the room. It ought to keep away from the objectionable characteristic of all current units which sprinkle minute drops of water to the injury of products. All giant producers and proprietors of enormous shops, the place many workmen and clerks are employed can pay handsomely for such a machine.

492. AUTOMATIC LUBRICATOREvery wheel, axle, pulley and joint, in labor’s nice beehive wants oil. An enormous quantity of invaluable time is consumed within the work. Invent an oil-can which can work routinely, and you’ll title your individual worth.

493. SHORT-TIME NEGATIVEA course of by which the destructive of a photographic digicam could also be developed virtually immediately as a substitute of consuming the time now required. An instant prosperityis assured to the discoverer of this artwork.

494. DRYING APPARATUSAn invention by which dry air could possibly be produced in abundance in order to dry garments or be employed within the preservation of fruits would make its deviser independently wealthy.

495. ROTABLE HOTEL REGISTERA revolving body for a resort workplace, in order that the register is alike accessible to the clerks inside and the visitors with out.

496. GLASS DOMEThe inventor of the little glass bell for hanging over gasoline jets made a fortune, however because the gasoline fixture is often hooked up to a movable bracket it doesn’t at all times occupy the identical place. A glass dome which shall be part of the gasoline fixture can be an awesome enchancment and produce a lot fortune to the inventor.

497. ROUND CUTTING SCISSORSA scissors or shears that may lower spherical in addition to straight. It can be purchased by each one who makes use of a needle.

498. CASKET CLAMPThree thousand folks die on daily basis on this nation. Undertakers desire a clamp which can preserve the casket from shifting within the hearse both laterally or longitudinally.

499. SELF-WINDING CLOCKAn association such that when the burden of the clock touches a sure level it is going to set in operation a mechanism which can wind. The prize for perpetual movement has by no means but been awarded. Possibly the answer is within the self-winding clock.

500. DOSE STOPPERA thimble-like contrivance which shall act each as a bottle-stopper and a cup to include the precise dose.

501. FAUCET MEASUREA system for measuring the amount of liquid that passes via the tap. Invaluable for store-keepers.

502. AUTOMATIC FEEDERA feeding rack so constructed that the hay or grain will likely be fed routinely with a cut-off when the correct quantity has been given.

503. COUPON CASH BOOKAt current individuals who pay money are charged the identical as those that commerce on credit score, a apply which is manifestly fallacious. A cash-book needs to be made in order that those that pay instantly for items ought to obtain a rebate. Every service provider would buy a amount of those books, because the nice bane of merchandise is dangerous money owed.

504. GAS DETECTIVEA system to be positioned on a gasoline fixture to establish immediately whether or not it leaks. Often there’s an odor of gasoline when it’s troublesome to inform whence it proceeds.

505. PAPER TOWELSPaper towels having the standard of material, but designed just for a single use, will probably be a characteristic of the close to future. They will “make” their first maker.

506. WATER FILTERA low-cost system to be used in each family, one which could possibly be hooked up to the water faucet, and which might insure pure water. It would promote enormously.

507. PNEUMATIC FREIGHT TUBEIf small packages for retailer and put up workplace use could be despatched by tubes, why could not the precept of compressed air be prolonged in order that grain and fruit could also be transported thereby, thus saving the nice expense of dealing with and of automotive freightage? Some day the higher a part of our freight will likely be carried by this implies, and he who’s first within the subject will coin a mint of unpolluted {dollars}.

508. STORM WARNINGApply the precept of the barometer to a big glass globe, positioned on the highest of a public constructing, by the use of which the contained liquid shall be coloured pink on the method of a storm; or assemble an instrument which can give forth a sound when dangerous climate is to be feared. Such an invention can be wished all over the place.

509. HEAT GOVERNORIf a regulator could possibly be positioned upon warmth pipes in order to maintain the warmth at a desired temperature, the inventor would reap untold thousands and thousands. Florists, poultry raisers, and in reality each housekeeper wants this system.

510. AUTOMATIC OIL FEEDERAn invention which can feed oil to a lamp at a uniform fee, and which is supplied with a cut-off whereby the availability could be stopped when the sunshine is extinguished.

511. PAINT BRUSH FEEDERA brush with a reservoir of paint in order that when the painter finds the uplifted brush rising dry he has however to reverse it to be able to have it replenished.

512. INSIDE FAUCETThe exterior faucet is awkward and interferes with cartage. One which could possibly be labored on the within by a button on the skin is demanded. Improvements in taps have made two or three inventors wealthy, however the precise one is but to return.

513. HOUSE PATTERNSThousands of individuals prefer to plan for themselves the constructing of their properties. At current the one means supplied is that of pencil and drawing paper. Wooden blocks tailored for the aim, and ready-made joints would fill a long-felt need.

514. EXTENSION HANDLEA deal with which can be utilized to any form of a brush, and which can allow painters, window-scrubbers, and others who need to work at excessive elevations, to do their work from the bottom.

515. WIRE STRETCHERThousands of tons of wire are manufactured yearly, however the wires usually are slack. Invent an affordable, easy system which can preserve spring beds even and wire fences taut.

516. PRICE TAGA price ticket which could be immediately hooked up to a bit of products. Merchants would purchase it by the hundreds if made for a mere price.

517. THE HANDY VISEIn the course of time 100 things need fixing in each home. What is required is a small vise which could be readily hooked up to a kitchen desk, and which might not price over fifty cents.

518. FOLDING LADDERA gentle ladder which is transportable and extensible would pay effectively.

519. SMOKELESS FUELA form of kindling which will likely be as ignitable as wooden, however which is not going to smoke. The inventor could have cash to burn.

520. FINGER-RING GAUGEA cylindrical piece of steel to that are loosely hooked up a variety of rings of the identical materials, serving as a gauge to measure the finger, every ring differing from the others by a slight fraction.

521. LAUNDRY BAGHotel keepers desire a bag tailored to the carrying of washing, in order to keep away from the unpleasant baskets of washerwomen. A big decorative bag needs to be constructed with residences for various sorts of carrying attire.

522. SOLE CEMENTA cement which may take the place of pegs, nails, and threads within the manufacture of shoes would revolutionize the trade and make fortune for the patentee.

523. GOODS EXHIBITOROn an upright column connect a variety of metal or picket rods radiating just like the spokes of a wheel, and made to show by clock-work equipment.

524. SHOE STRETCHERA steel body made adjustable to any shoe by having its components prolonged or depressed and labored by a tiny crank. The extension of the body when the crank is turned stretches the shoe.

525. CORK EJECTORA easy means by which the cork could be ejected from inside would supplant all prevalent strategies and produce treasure to the inventor.

526. LEMON SQUEEZERA squeezer of a brand new kind, having a tongue to pierce the fruit, and making a gap simply giant sufficient for the juice to be extracted by the squeezer, however not giant sufficient for the pulp to flee. The solely squeezer which presses the lemon with out slicing it in half. The inventor of the glass lemon squeezer made a big fortune.

527. SPRING WHEELA wheel with interior and outer rim, and the house between full of springs would afford a lot simpler driving than the current technique.

528. THE PLURAL CAPSULECapsules made in order to be divided so that one-half or one-quarter the amount could be taken.

529. THE DOSE BOTTLEThis may be known as the neck measurer. A bottle whose neck holds precisely the dose, and an association for closing the decrease finish of the neck when it’s full.

530. FISHERMAN’S CLAWA giant, metal claw considerably on the precept of a internet, however with many benefits, may be invented. The claw when opened ought to cowl three or 4 sq. yards of water. It closes with a spring hooked up to the deal with. Quite as a lot sport on this as with the hook and line. The proper article must have nice gross sales.

531. POCKET SCALEA little scale able to being carried within the pocket, in order to be immediately at service in weighing small articles can be appreciated and bought by virtually each one.

532. TOY BANK AND REGISTERThere is required for the holding of kids’s cash a financial institution with a tool hooked up for registering the quantity which it accommodates. An affordable system of this type can be an awesome enchancment on the current toy financial institution. The inventor of one of many principal banks for youngsters now in use is alleged to have made half one million {dollars} out of his invention.

533. THE PAPER MATCH“The time-honored scheme of rolling up a piece of paper and using it for a lighter could be utilized by an inventor in the manufacture of matches,” says the _National Druggist_. “The invention would revolutionize match manufacturing, because the wood for this purpose is constantly growing scarcer and more costly. The matches would be considerably cheaper than the wooden ones, and also weigh less, a fact which counts for much in the exportation.”

534. ILLUMINATED TYPEHere is an concept which if correctly labored must put the inventor on the excessive street to fortune. Why couldn’t our newspaper-type, by way of phosphorous, after the style of the illuminated watch dial, be illumined in order that the print could possibly be learn at midnight? Illuminated kind could also be a newspaper characteristic of the approaching century.

535. PAPER BOTTLESIf a paper bottle could possibly be made as serviceable as glass, its many different benefits would make it an El Dorado for the inventor. Its lightness in transportation and its freedom from breakage would trigger it to return into basic use. Especially on shipboard, the place bottles are always damaged by the roll of the vessel, would such an invention be hailed with pleasure.

536. THE PAPER SAIL“Paper sails,” says the _Railway Review_, “are meeting with considerable favor. They are cheaper than canvas sails, and they are soft, flexible, and as untearable as the original article.” There is room for invention right here. Treated with the correct options, it could be that paper will fully displace material within the wings of our ships.

Section 12. Fortune within the Street._

537. STREET SWEEPERA system like the current carpet sweeper for use on paved roadways will command a big sale.

538. PHOSPHORESCENT STREET NUMBERSWho has not been vexed in making an attempt to find an unfamiliar home at midnight? In many streets not one quantity in 100 could be seen within the night time. Contrive some technique of illuminating these numbers, and you’ll confer a boon to others and reap a reward for your self.

539. BUGGY TOP ADJUSTERA contrivance for elevating or reducing the buggy high in order that it may be readily operated from the buggy-seat.

540. SHOULDER PACKMen persist in carrying of their arms that which could possibly be borne between the shoulders with a lot much less pressure. Who will give us a handy pack to be carried upon the again?

541. ADJUSTABLE CART BOTTOMA cart with system for reducing the underside to the bottom or practically so, for the straightforward reception of the products, with jack for elevating the identical when loaded. Every service provider, carter, and expressman would hasten to own himself of this invention.

542. NAILLESS HORSE SHOEA rubber shoe, which could be simply adjusted to a horse’s foot with out nails. The benefits can be many and the gross sales quite a few.

543. ELASTIC RINGAn elastic ring for hitching horses. One with snap buckle for opening in order to obtain each the bridle and the article to which it’s to be hooked up. As the ring is elastic, it is going to match any hitching put up or tree. It can be welcome to all people who owns a horse.

544. HEEL CYCLOMETERAn indicator fastened within the heel of a boot or shoe so that every step information itself, and by which the pedestrian is enabled to inform the space he has coated.

545. WHIP LOCKA low-cost system to be positioned within the whip-stock of a carriage for securing the whip in opposition to theft. If it could possibly be bought for ten cents each driver would have one.

546. REIN-HOLDERA contrivance hooked up to the dashboard and which holds the reins securely in place and prevents them from being switched underneath the horse’s tail.

547. AUTOMOBILEThe horseless carriage is bought at costs starting from $1,800 to $3,000. Josef Hofman, the nice pianist, says he’s assured he can construct one for $300. Here is a good alternative for mechanical electricians.

548. THE LOW TRUCKIt can be an awesome benefit to carters if a truck could possibly be constructed whose physique can be a lot nearer the bottom than the one in current use. Great expense in addition to expenditure of muscle can be saved if by some association the cart physique could possibly be as little as eighteen inches from the bottom.

549. AUTOMATIC HORSE-FASTENERThe man will acquire prosperitywho can devise some means whereby the rider can fasten his horse and loosen him with out alighting from the automobile.

550. THE FOOT-CYCLEPersons who know the benefit and exhilaration of skating as in contrast with strolling will likely be considering an effort to invent a foot-cycle which can do for the foot on the bottom what the skate does on the ice. The roller-skate does this in a measure, however it’s tailored to arduous surfaces solely. What is required is one thing within the order of a miniature bicycle–a machine able to going over surfaces arduous and smooth, in reality, a form of bicycle skate. Here is huge room for a fertile inventor.

Section 13. Fortune in Farming Contrivances._

551. A CORN CUTTERA machine to run between the rows and lower the stalks on both sides would promote to each farmer; and there are 4,565,000 farmers within the United States.

552. FROST PROTECTORA chemical mixture whose product when ignited is mainly smoke. All farmers undergo from late and early frosts. They would pay liberally for a smoke producer which might shield their crops, for it’s identified {that a} little or no smoke acts as a mantle to maintain off the frost. They needs to be made low-cost in order that half 100 may be positioned to the acre. Farmers are probably the most quite a few class of individuals, and fortunes await those that can invent something for his or her profit.

553. A FARM FERTILIZERWanted–a fertilizer extra highly effective and fewer cumbersome than these in use. We have condensed meat extracts for the desk; why not higher condensation of meals for the farm? Chemists will discover no higher paying employment for his or her brains than on this route.

554. A POSTLESS FENCEFor posts substitute a windlass at every nook of the sphere in order to maintain the wires taut. If the sphere is giant or irregular, extra windlasses can be required, however they could possibly be manufactured at a value a lot lower than that of posts.

555. AUTOMATIC GATE OPENERFix an iron bar or rail with a spring contrivance in such a means that the stress of wagon wheels on one aspect of the gate releases a spring and causes the gate to fly open, whereas the stress on the other aspect causes it to shut. The association of the contrivance on one aspect is in fact the reverse of that on the opposite.

556. CORN PLANTERA lengthy, hole cylinder full of seed corn and having rows of holes positioned at common intervals for dropping the kernels, and wedge-like or plow-shaped items of iron between the rows in order to throw up a light-weight protecting of soil, would plant simply twenty-nine acres a day. Such a easy contrivance would price only some {dollars}, and would command a prepared sale to agriculturists.

557. THE ALL-SEED PLANTERA system just like the above, the wheels and gearing remaining the identical, however with the cylinder fastened in order to be readily indifferent, and different cylinders substituted, having the rows and sizes of holes tailored to the planting of any form of seed. These units of cylinders would make the machine far more costly than the one within the former article, however it will be less expensive than separate machines for various seeds.

558. FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTOROne constructed on the plan of the street-sprinkling cart would make a lot of the farm labor simpler than it now’s.

559. BONE CUTTERFarmers need an affordable bone cutter–cost to not exceed $5–by which bones and sea-shells could be lower into small bits for fowls. Bone is an egg-producer, however no low-cost means has been invented for using this sort of refuse.

560. BUCKET TIPPERA bucket with an attachment on the backside connecting with a finger-piece on the high, in order that the bucket could be tipped and its contents emptied with out the wetting of the arms.

561. POST HOLE DIGGERA four-sided steel casing is pushed into the bottom by a sledge-hammer. A small deal with sunk in a single aspect of the casing pulls a steel plate via the earth on the backside, thus making an earth-filled field. Two extra stout handles on the highest are for lifting the digger and its contents. A digger which could possibly be made for $5 would promote by the ten thousand.

562. WELL REFRIGERATORFarmers usually preserve articles within the effectively; but when an accident to the rope happen, the articles of meals are sometimes spilled, thus spoiling the water within the effectively, and entailing nice annoyance and expense. Invent a means by which a effectively could also be a secure ice-box.

563. MULTIPLE DASHER CHURNA churn which is constructed on the precept of the frequent egg-beater, and which is operated from the highest as a substitute of the aspect or finish. Prosperity on this.

564. FRUIT PICKERAn open bag fastened on the finish of a protracted pole with a shears operated by a string within the hand of the picker.

565. PORTABLE FENCEA fence wherein the posts are made from metal or iron two inches in diameter, and tapering on the finish in order to be readily pushed into the bottom. Such a fence could also be carried in a wagon and arrange wherever in a couple of minutes.

566. POULTRY DRINKING FOUNTAINA spherical picket dish with a big cone occupying the central house, besides the slim channel close to the rim. This will forestall the fowls from getting their ft within the water and fouling it, whereas on the identical time the cone is a reservoir of provide. There needs to be a faucet permitting the water to drip slowly in order to maintain the channel crammed.

567. POULTRY PERCHA movable perch, with an erect put up and quite a few projecting arms. It has the benefit that it may be eliminated and cleansed.

568. MOLE TRAPOne of the best pests of the farmer, and probably the most troublesome to catch is the mole. Invent a lure whose higher half shall be considerably like an old style hetchel, filled with sharp spikes; the underneath half is a platform, and releases a spring when the mole steps upon it.

569. SEED SOWERApply the precept of the revolving nozzle within the garden sprinkler to a machine for the sowing of seed.

570. MILKER AND STRAINERConstruct a pail in two components, the higher half to obtain the milk immediately from the cow whereas a strainer separates it from the decrease half. Thus the milk could be taken from the barnyard already strained.

571. PAPER MILK CANIn time milk cans will in all probability be constructed of paper. The saving in price of transportation would trigger each farmer to hail the development of such an invention.

572. PLANT PRESERVER“A German chemist,” says _Merck’s Report_, “has prepared a fluid that has the power when injected into the tissue of a plant of anesthetizing the plant. The plant does not die, but stops growing, maintaining its fresh, green appearance, though its vitality is apparently suspended. It is also independent of the changes of temperature. The composition of the fluid is shrouded in the greatest secrecy, but as the process is not patented the secret may be discovered and utilized by another investigator.”

Section 14. Fortune within the Mails and in Writing Materials._

573. THE REVERSIBLE PACKAGEThere is required a package deal or paper field wherein authorized papers or merchandise despatched for approval could be turned inside out and remailed to the sender. Such a tool would have a big demand.

574. COPYING PAPERA paper used for duplicating manuscripts would command a prepared sale. The carbon paper now employed could be very costly.

575. WORD PRINTING TYPEWRITERSome typewriters have as many as fifty keys. A small enhance in quantity would cowl the phrases in frequent use. Many phrases could be omitted, and but the sense be conveyed. Letters or postal playing cards, consisting of 1, two, or three strains may thus be written in a single second.

576. TRANSPARENT INK BOTTLEProduce an ink-bottle of which the glass shall not be so opaque because the one in frequent use and wherein the depth of the ink is clearly seen, thus avoiding the too deep dipping of the pen, with the results of blots on the web page and stains on the fingers.

577. DOUBLE POSTAL CARDThe United States Government would little doubt contemplate favorably a postal-card made double, in order that one half could possibly be readily torn from the opposite and remailed, the one half containing the message and the opposite left clean, save for the sender’s title and tackle.

578. THE SAFETY ENVELOPEAn envelope such that it’s unattainable for it to be surreptitiously opened with out the actual fact being found. The authorities seeks such an envelope.

579. COMBINATION COVER AND LETTERAn envelope to which is hooked up a half-sheet of paper which folds within the cowl, thus making just one piece.

580. ALWAYS READY LETTER PAPERThere is room for a tool whereby letter paper could be fed out to the author as desired, in order that the pen or machine could journey constantly with out stopping for brand spanking new sheets.

581. INK REGULATORAn inkstand supplied with a tiny picket disk which floats on the floor of the ink. The slightest contact of the pen depresses the disk and permits the pen to be crammed, and on the identical time prevents it from dipping too far, and thus making an unpleasant daub on the holder and fingers.

582. THE PEN FINGERMight not a tool be hooked up to the forefinger which may serve the makes use of of a pen? Think what ease and pace can be gained if one may write immediately with one’s finger as a substitute of using all the hand.

583. PEN RESTThere is room for a tool which shall relaxation upon the paper and assist the pen whereas the latter is writing. Those who do on daily basis an unlimited quantity of writing would recognize this invention.

584. PERPETUAL PEN SUPPLYOn a slight elevation have an inkstand with a gap on the backside to which is hooked up a small piece of hose, the opposite finish being linked with a hole pen holder, thus insuring a perpetual circulate of ink. A saucer on the writing desk containing a tiny cup or a number of tiny cups holds the pen or pens in an upright place when not in use, care being taken that the pens in that place are larger than the reservoir, in order to chop off the availability.

585. LETTER ANNUNCIATORConstructed on the precept of nickel and slot. The weight of the letter in the home letter field pushes up into view a pink card, thus saying the presence of mail matter at a distance, and avoiding the opening of the field in useless.

586. ENVELOPE OPENERMost folks open envelopes on the finish, usually with bother and awkwardly, however virtually each envelope has one of many flaps a little bit free close to the nook. A small flat piece of metal with ivory deal with equivalent to could possibly be disposed of for ten cents, can be salable.

587. MAIL STAMPERA stamper constructed upon a letter field in order that it will be unattainable to insert a letter with out on the identical time stamping it. The United States Government would pay a big sum for such a tool.

588. ROTARY STAMPERA wheel broad sufficient to include the title desired, and which is operated by taking the deal with and drawing or pushing the wheel over the matter to be stamped. It can be ten times quicker than the ordinary way.

589. INVISIBLE INKAn ink which is invisible, and should be handled by some chemical to make it seem. It can be invaluable to these carrying on a secret correspondence.

Section 15. Fortune in Dress._

590. BACHELOR’S BUTTONSInvent an eyeless and threadless button, considerably on the model of the envelope-clasp. The million or extra bachelors would certainly purchase them.

591. SHOE FASTENERSome system is required for the faster and surer means of fastening sneakers. The button is inconvenient and the tie is unreliable. The Foster child glove fastener made the inventor a person of thousands and thousands.

592. A TROUSERS’ GUARDOne which can successfully forestall the wear and tear on the backside. Trousers generally give way first at the end of the legs. The trousers-wearing world is vexed by clothes frayed on the backside.

593. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SHOEIt will likely be one with out laces or buttons. The higher could be taken off or placed on immediately when desired, and but be waterproof. There is a gold mine in that shoe.

594. COMBINATION TIE AND COLLARA time saver which could be adjusted immediately, and but be separable when desired. You wouldn’t have misplaced the practice however for the delay in fixing your collar and tie. Thousands of minutes saved on daily basis imply as many hundreds of {dollars} within the pockets of the lucky inventor.

595. SPRING HATNot a hat to be worn solely within the spring, however a hat with a padded spring on both sides, so that it’ll match carefully in every kind of climate, and whether or not the hair is lengthy or quick.

596. THE REAR-OPENING SHOEA shoe wherein the foot may enter from the again as a substitute of from the highest would have the double benefit of ease of adjustment and chic look. The buttons or lacings would then all be upon the perimeters. There is a chance of a lot fortune right here.

597. DETACHABLE RUBBER SOLEAn invention whereby a rubber sole could also be hooked up to an peculiar shoe in moist climate, or to the sneakers of base ball and tennis gamers to forestall them from slipping.

598. THE INSTANTANEOUS CEMENTFor the last-named invention in addition to for lots of of different instances, there’s required a cement which can set in a minute. The man who will produce it will possibly stay at his ease the remainder of his days.

599. ELASTIC HAT PINA versatile pin supplied with a clasp on the head in order that the pin could also be bent round and secured, thus lessening the hazard from that formidable weapon.

600. STARCH-PROOF COLLAR BANDShirts first put on on the collar. Millions of in any other case completely sound clothes need to be thrown away as a result of the collar band is worn out by way of starch in ironing. Here is the inventor’s alternative.

601. DRESS SHIELDLadies are sometimes inconvenienced in retaining their clothes out of the mud, each arms being occupied. A costume defend hooked up to the costume does the work.

602. SLEEVE HOLDERAn elastic twine passes between the fingers with a grip at every finish for holding the sleeve of a coat whereas an overcoat is being donned.

603. THE CONVERTIBLE BUTTONThe button which could be so contrived as to be made right into a flower holder when required would have an infinite sale.

604. PAPER CLOTHINGMany of the Japanese put on paper clothes. The concept may be prolonged to heat climates, and in the summertime season to our personal local weather. Will not the time come when we will hear of “Moses’ Patent Paper Trousers,” and “Isaacs’ Patent Paper Coats?”

Section 16. Fortune in Personal Conveniences._

605. THE POCKET UMBRELLAFew issues are in additional frequent or common use than the umbrella, and but what a cumbersome, awkward factor it’s. Who will invent one that may be folded, packed and pocketed? A Mr. Higgins, by the invention of the sliding thimble for umbrellas obtained $100,000 money as royalties on his patent. A pocket umbrella ought to understand for its inventor far more than that.

606. THE MILLION MATCHA slow-burning match, which can burn 4 occasions so long as the peculiar one. Such a tool accommodates one million {dollars}, for it will drive all different matches out of the market. “A Hungarian named Janos Irinyi, the inventor of the lucifer or phosphorus match, sold his patent for $3,500.”

607. FINGER-NAIL PARERA nice blade, particularly tailored to the rounded form of the finger-nail. It could also be hooked up to an peculiar penknife.

608. THE WATCH PADA small watch set within the heart of a sq. pocket pad, in order that the engagements for the day could also be marked upon a paper reverse the time fastened. The pad ought to have a adequate variety of leaves to final a month or extra. When all have been torn off, the watch could be hooked up to a brand new pad.

609. POCKET BILL HOLDERWithin a flat, leather-based case, appropriate to be carried within the pocket, assemble a tool for holding payments for assortment on one aspect and for payments for fee on the opposite. Every enterprise man needs it.

610. EXTENSION UMBRELLAAn umbrella able to extension in a single route in order effectually to shelter three individuals. It should be made on a radically completely different plan from the sort now in use.

611. PORTABLE DESKA desk which could be conveniently carried underneath the arm, hung upon a nail when it’s not desired to be used, and in unfolding presents a stand and all of the supplies for writing.

612. FLOWER HOLDERA spring between the ends of items of wooden will trigger the other ends to press firmly collectively. These ends will press firmly to the lapel of the coat, and the coil of the spring will maintain the stem of the flower.

613. HAT LOCKA system for securely locking a hat in a public place in order that it may be eliminated solely by the proprietor; a coat lock additionally can be helpful.

614. SPRING SHOE HEELA spring inclosed throughout the leather-based of the heel in order to facilitate strolling. It can be of particular assist to the sick and the feeble.

615. SELF-IGNITING CIGARSome day an inventor will make a stupendous prosperityby a cigar which could be ignited by merely rubbing the top, as a match is now rubbed in lighting.

616. SPRING KNIFEA pocket knife wherein the blade could be opened by touching the spring, thus avoiding the vexation of damaged finger-nails.

617. PHOSPHORESCENT KEY GUARDA system which can serve the double objective of protecting the outlet when the bottom line is not in use and for locating the outlet when the bottom line is inserted.

618. KNOT CLASPAn efficient clasp which can securely maintain a knot. Parcels are always changing into untied and sneakers unlaced when an efficient clasp would forestall it. It should be very low-cost.

619. SINGLE MATCH DELIVERYA penny-in-the-slot machine to be used in cigar shops, however operated freed from price. The machine ought to ship however a single match at a time.

620. WATCH HEAD CANEA small watch fastened within the head of a cane can be an awesome comfort to walkers.

621. BOOK CASE CHAIRAn straightforward chair, supplied with a small rack for books on every arm. Specially tailored for invalids.

622. COIN HOLDERA system by which cash are in sight in a traveler’s purse, and by contact of a spring he may cause to fall the precise coin he needs. Very handy for ferries, vehicles and cabs.

623. THE POCKET PUNCHA easy punch by which with a stress on a pocket one may secretly make a document each time he paid out cash, and thus preserve an account of his each day bills with out resort to bookkeeping.

624. MOUTH GUARDIf you’ll be able to invent a mouthguard which will likely be each easy and decorative and stop contamination when ingesting at public fountains or in partaking of the communion cup in church buildings, you’ll confer a lot favor upon the neighborhood and reap giant funds for your self.

625. PARCEL FASTENERA hook and eye able to prompt insertion within the wrapping of paper parcels can be bought by the million.

Section 17. Fortune in Household Conveniences._

626. THE WARNING CLOCKA clock which can give discover of its needs when it’s practically run down. A easy system which it needs to be straightforward to contrive and fast to promote.

627. A SLOT GAS MACHINEOne which can function a sure size of time by the fee of a nickel and routinely shut when the cash’s value is consumed. It can be invaluable for small shoppers.

628. REVOLVING FLOWER STANDA clock-work system so that each one crops in a cone or pyramid may get their share of a sun-bath.

629. WINDOW SHADE SCREENThe inventor would acquire prosperitywho may devise one thing for home windows which might be a shade or display or each as event required.

630. BABY WALKERA gentle body, mounted on 4 casters, partially supporting the newborn and allowing him to propel himself in any route. Only the 4 posts must be made from wooden. For the remainder, two or three gentle items of material are adequate. It shouldn’t price over fifty cents–better at twenty-five cents. Every mom with a child would need one on the latter worth.

631. DETACHABLE SHOWER BATHEvery home needs to be geared up with a shower-bath, however few have one which could be readily hooked up to and faraway from the availability pipe of the tub room. An affordable article would have an virtually common sale.

632. CARPET BEATEREvery husband would purchase a machine that may beat carpets and thus save himself that drudgery or the expense of hiring a person.

633. CARPET STRETCHER AND FASTENERUnite in a single system a stretcher and fastener, thus eliminating the mischievous tack and the injury of piercing the carpet.

634. STEP-LADDER CHAIRA chair so contrived that it could be thrown into a brief step-ladder. A vastly wanted system for the home.

635. A WINDOW FLY-GATEApply the precept of the fly-trap to the window display. In this manner the flies in the home could cross out, however these with out is not going to are available.

636. DOUBLE WINDOW SHADEIt is commonly fascinating to shade the decrease half of a window for the sake of privateness, whereas the higher half is left open to let in gentle, however the current window shade covers the fallacious half of the window. Construct a shade which will likely be mounted to the underside and work as much as meet the opposite, or else a single shade which works solely from the underside.

637. FOLDING BABY CARRIAGEOne which can occupy no extra room than an peculiar chair. Perhaps your ingenuity may make an article which might be a chair and a child carriage mixed.

638. A SCRUBBING MACHINEThe deal with simply above the comb passes via a cylinder holding two or three quarts of water, the underside of the cylinder being pierced with holes in order that the comb is provided with water.

639. CATCH-ALL CARPET-SWEEPERA sweeper with an equipment for operating into the corners of rooms would supersede the sweepers now in use.

Section 18. Fortune within the Saving of Life and Property._

640. SAFETY SHAFTSA system for separating the shafts from the physique of the carriage within the case of a runaway, and thus insure the security of the occupants.

641. POCKETBOOK GUARDNearly all women carry the pocketbook within the hand. A tool needs to be invented for fastening it securely to the hand in order that it couldn’t be snatched by a thief.

642. CHEAP BURGLAR ALARMIf you’ll be able to invent an efficient burglar alarm which could be bought at ten cents per window, you’ll have a monopoly in that article.

643. COLLAPSIBLE FIRE ESCAPEOne which can be folded or rolled and saved beneath the window-sill, and which, when event requires, could also be prolonged by throwing the unattached finish to the road.

644. AIR TESTERWe have a barometer to check the vapor and a thermometer to check the warmth. Who will make a contrivance that may take a look at the amount of pure oxygen in our rooms, and likewise detect the presence of illness germs? Vast potentialities of treasure and fame open on this route.

645. LIFE BOAT LAUNCHERThe two ends of the boat needs to be hooked up to the arm of a crane, one chain of which swings the boat away from the ship, whereas one other releases it from its fastenings. To the inventor this will likely be Fortunatus’ boat.

646. SAW-TOOTH CRUTCHProvide a crutch with enamel on the underneath aspect in order that it may be used on ice or sleety pavements with out slipping.

647. ELEVATOR SAFETY-CLUTCHSuch a clutch has not too long ago been invented, nevertheless it acts too abruptly; what is required is one which in time of accident will convey the elevator to a cease slowly.

648. GUN-GUARDA rubber guard for weapons which can forestall their unintentional discharge.

649. POCKET DISINFECTOROne has usually to enter unhealthy neighborhoods and locations the place illness germs lurk. A small flat can, full of some disinfectant which could possibly be conveniently squirted, can be not solely a killer of offending odors, but in addition a saver of life.

650. AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARMProcure some substance simply melted by warmth; which, when melted, releases a spring which operates an alarm bell.

651. KEY FASTENERA little thought correctly utilized will invent a tool whereby a key in a door will likely be proof in opposition to a burglar’s nippers, it being unattainable to show the important thing till the system is eliminated.

652. LIGHTNING ARRESTERWhy has there been no enchancment within the historic, unpleasant, and costly lightning rod? This is the extra outstanding since electrical energy is so a lot better understood now than previously. Invent an affordable technique of arresting the lethal fluid, and of turning it right into a innocent channel.

653. A WINDOW CLEANEROne which can do the work in addition to human arms, and on the identical time put off the peril of life and limb whereas cleansing the skin of excessive home windows.

654. SAFETY REINA third rein hooked up loosely to the others, however able to being drawn tight underneath the horse’s chin, thus throwing his head again and stopping him when disposed to run.

655. THE ROPE-GRIPA grip which can take a agency maintain of a rope of any measurement and never abrade the hand as within the peculiar technique of descending by a rope.

656. SCISSORS GUARDAn attachment to the scissors which closes over the components when not in use, and thus prevents accidents to or by youngsters by their unskilful use.

657. THE DOUBLE POCKETA pocket in two components, the decrease half simply opened by the proprietor, however of adequate issue to baffle pickpockets.

658. FIRE EXTINGUISHERNow we offers you the key of a fireplace extinguisher that may do extra with the identical quantity of chemical compounds used than any patented fireplace extinguisher on the earth. A small demijohn is full of a substance that appears like water, however sells for the worth of brandy. Half a dozen of those demijohns scattered a couple of constructing will shield it from conflagration, for it accommodates a liquid which is probably the most inimical to fireplace that’s identified. A gallon of it thrown on the flames will subdue any peculiar fireplace, and yet–here is the secret–it is nothing however aqua-ammonia.

Section 19. Fortune within the Laboratory._

659. FLY-KILLERThere is required some highly effective chemical that may destroy flies the second they enter the home, and but be innocent to man. He will develop into richer than Crœsus who shall give us the a lot wanted boon.

660. ARTIFICIAL EGGThe artwork of chemistry is now to date superior {that a} intelligent pupil of the science must compound an egg which will likely be so low-cost and such a intelligent imitation of nature, as to allow him to make fortune by his talent.

661. SEDIMENT-LIQUEFIERFind a chemical substance that may liquefy the residual substances in barrels. There can be an unlimited demand for a composition that may do the work successfully.

662. FIRE KINDLERA materials which can kindle each wooden and coal with out addition of paper, shavings, or some other article.

663. EGG PRESERVERNo course of has but been discovered for preserving eggs for months and retaining them as contemporary as newly-laid ones. Here is the prospect for the sensible chemist.

664. MOSQUITO ANNIHILATORThe best pest is the mosquito. If some chemical could possibly be discovered which could possibly be squirted liberally upon the marshes, that are the breeding place of the mosquito, and thus annihilate the pest, a protracted struggling public would bathe its benefactor with gold.

665. ARTIFICIAL FUELThere is required a gasoline that may be produced as low-cost as wooden to be used within the spring and fall, when the climate is simply too delicate for using the furnace.

666. THE FLAMLESS TORCHThere are hogsheads filled with fortune for the person who will invent an igniter which can trigger flamable matter to burn, however is not going to itself flame–a system which may ignite a lamp immediately by a thrust down the chimney, or gentle the gasoline with out the standard hunt for a match.

667. CHEMICAL ERASERSome chemical needs to be produced which can successfully erase the marks of a pen and depart the paper the identical as earlier than.

Section 20. Fortune in Tools._

668. THE INSTANTANEOUS WRENCHA monkey wrench, the jaws of which can be adjusted immediately, as a substitute of by the screwing course of now in vogue.

669. THE DOUBLE CHANNELED SCREW HEADA screw wherein the top has two channels as a substitute of 1, crossing one another at proper angles.

670. THE DOUBLE POWER SCREW DRIVERThe final invention requires one other, a screw driver, additionally double on the finish, by the use of which twice the ability could also be acquired within the insertion of screws.

671. THE MULTIPLE BLADE PARERA knife with a number of blades so organized as to chop the pores and skin of the fruit on all sides directly, and with a gauge to suit it to any measurement of fruit.

672. KNIFE GUARDA knife with a guard for peeling fruit, stopping the fruit from being pared too deep.

673. THE ALL-TOOLA pocket system on the precept of a many-bladed knife, besides that as a substitute of blades the issues which open from the deal with, in addition to the only blade, are a noticed, gimlet, file, cork-screw, screw driver and different helpful instruments.

674. A NAIL CARRYING HAMMERA system for holding nails to a hammer. Carpenters would work twice as quick.

Section 21. Fortune within the Cars._

675. A SPEED INDICATORA contrivance for figuring out the pace of avenue railway vehicles. The pace is ruled by regulation, however there isn’t any sensible means for figuring out how nice it’s. The legal guidelines of all our cities will insure the success of such an invention.

676. AUTOMATIC CAR-COUPLERA system is required whereby the straightforward influence of 1 automotive upon one other will trigger a coupling-pin to be inserted in place. If you’ll be able to contrive a system by which vehicles could be coupled by the identical mechanism now employed for air-brakes, each one of many million or extra vehicles on our railways will likely be geared up with it.

677. THE FENDER CAR-BRAKEA fender so constructed that when it strikes an impediment a brake is launched which binds the wheels. Hundreds of lives can be saved yearly. Companies which now pay heavy sums for lack of life and limb would purchase such an invention on most liberal phrases.

678. FOLDING CAR-STEPTo keep away from the problem of alighting from a automotive or of climbing into one when a automotive is just not at a platform, invent a step which folds up when not in use.

679. CAR SIGNALA system for signaling would-be passengers when the automotive is full. The regulation will quickly require such a tool, after which there will likely be a rush of inventors to reap the reward. “The early bird catches the worm.”

680. AUTOMATIC WATER TANKHere is a invaluable suggestion to railway engineers and mechanics. It is believed that it’s fully possible to assemble a railway water tank that shall work routinely. It is to be finished by using the waste steam of the engine. It is a brand new software of the previous precept of the forcing of water into and out of a steam-tight chamber by the alternate admission thereto and condensation therein of stay steam. The condensation produces a vacuum, and the stress of the exterior ambiance forces water into the tank. It is barely essential to find the tank inside suction distance of its water provide, and there’s the saving of wages, gasoline and repairs. It has been not too long ago acknowledged that the price of pumping on the railway stations of the United States final 12 months amounted to $7,000,000, or a mean of $700 per station. Who will put these thousands and thousands in his pocket by devising an computerized water-tank?

Section 22. Fortune in Making People Honest._

681. THE HOUSEKEEPER’S SAFETY PUNCHWe desire a system which can put off the necessity of trusting to the honesty of the ice-man, grocer, baker, and others who provide our each day needs.

682. THE UNALTERABLE CHECKInvent a small, flat leather-based case with lock and key, into which the verify or checks will securely match. Only the signer of the verify and the officer of the financial institution have the important thing. The latter, after paying the verify, holds the case for the depositor. This would make it unattainable for the verify to be raised, or, if misplaced, for a dishonest finder to have it cashed, as he can be unable to present both the title or the quantity. The instances needs to be made very low-cost so {that a} depositor may possess a quantity at a trivial price.

683. EGG TESTEROne which can take a look at eggs by a brand new technique and grade them in accordance with the size of time they’ve been laid, equivalent to three days’ eggs, three weeks’ eggs, packed eggs, and so forth.

684. UMBRELLA LOCKA small attachment to an umbrella which can function a lock when in place, and can put off the insupportable nuisance of stolen umbrellas.

685. THE GUARANTEED BOXThere is sore want of a patented field assured to carry precisely one quart. Not solely do current measures differ, however the customized of sellers is just not uniform with regard to a heaping or an excellent measure.

Section 23. Fortune in Traveler’s Articles._

686. THE ADJUSTABLE TRUNKSome sorts of touring luggage could be adjusted to go well with the diploma of luggage a traveler wants. Some related association needs to be provided for trunks. A half-filled trunk is extra apt to be damaged than a full one.

687. THE HOLLOW CANEOne which can include many small articles for using vacationers.

688. THE ELASTIC TRUNK STRAPAvoid the arduous work of strapping trunks in addition to the unpleasant straps by inventing a decorative band which can do by elasticity what’s now finished by the buckle.

689. THE SLIDE BAGAn extension purse wherein when required the ends could also be slid out in order to treble the house, and when empty could also be slid again, making it very small.

690. THE OUTFIT TRUNKThere needs to be a trunk with varied divisions for the reception of articles, just like the drawers of a bureau or the compartments of a writing desk, wherein all the pieces could be correctly positioned.

Section 24. Fortune in Toilet Articles._

691. CURLING IRON ATTACHMENTA wire body hooked up to a lamp. The high half, which is fastened on the lamp chimney, ought to have a despair for holding a curling iron. May be bought to each woman for ten cents.

692. THE HINGE BLACKING BOXInvent a blacking field with a hinge high, and thus keep away from the problem of opening it within the previous means, and likewise the nuisance of dirty arms.

693. THE MIRROR HAIR BRUSHA mixed rest room article for vacationers, the deal with of the comb being enlarged in order to carry the comb, which is launched by a spring, and the top of the comb containing a small mirror.

694. THE SOAP SHAVING BRUSHA shaving brush with a tin casing containing cleaning soap. Turning the comb makes a lather all prepared for software to the face. Very handy for vacationers.

Section 25. Fortune in Amusements._

695. THE DUCKING STOOLA sport for seaside resorts. Bathers would love a big pool or tank the place, by a system of planks mounted to a central put up, two bathers may go alternately up and down, one being within the water whereas the opposite was within the air, an association just like the see-saw which youngsters are so keen on. It ought to have adequate capability to accommodate a variety of bathers directly, and needs to be as close to as doable to the ocean, in order to be accessible by individuals in bathing fits, who’ve already had a salt bathtub.

696. THE DOUBLE MOTION SWINGA swing or scup, wherein the swinger can increase himself up and down on the identical time he’s being carried .

697. THE FOLDING SKATEThe man who will invent a skate which could be folded and put within the pocket is not going to solely confer a boon upon thousands and thousands of skaters, however can even put a cosy prosperityin his personal pocket.

698. BICYCLE BOATA boat wherein the pedal motion, as used within the bicycle, is employed for driving energy, and the boat is propelled within the water considerably after the style that the bicycle goes upon the land.

Section 26. Fortune in War._

699. THE SLOW EXPLOSIVEA shell that may penetrate the armor of a vessel earlier than exploding and never, as now, on the prompt of contact. A army officer in France says that prosperityawaits the person who shall invent such a shell.

700. THE TRANSPARENT CARTRIDGEA mica cartridge would have the benefit of being clear, allowing the slightest chemical change to be detected, and the hazard of untimely explosion prevented. Mica has the peculiar property of withstanding intense warmth.

701. SHIP’S BOTTOM CLEANERHere is an invention that may be low-cost at any worth; one that may clear the underside of seagoing vessels with out the need of docking. Even if it price as a lot as docking, it will nonetheless be an awesome invention of immense utility, as a result of it will save the time of a protracted voyage. It is believed that the street to this invention lies within the route of electrical energy, whose industrial functions are so quickly multiplying. There is extra fame and prosperityin this than within the much-lauded revolving turret.

702. SELF-LOADING PISTOLThere is room for enchancment in small arms. A pistol must be invented which can fireplace eight or ten pictures in speedy succession, the discharge persevering with just by the holding again of the set off. In many sorts of fireworks the balls are despatched off in succession on this means, whereas the piece is held within the hand. Apply the identical or an analogous precept to the pistol, and your reward will likely be that of a Mauser or a Maxim.

Section 27. Fortune in Minerals._

703. GALVANIZED IRONIf you’ll be able to uncover a course of for galvanizing iron which can save one-tenth of a cent in its current price, you’ll, figuratively talking, sink a shaft into an countless mine of gold, for the quantity of galvanized iron now in use is gigantic, and the vary of its usefulness is continually growing.

704. METAL EXTRACTORA resolution which can precipitate gold or silver from the ore, and thus save immense sums now expended within the crushing of the ore. Such an invention would revolutionize the mining trade, and make the inventor enormously wealthy. Mr. Edison says: “I am convinced there is not a single abandoned gold claim in the world, where gold has ever been discovered, from which the precious ore cannot be extracted in quantities to pay a big margin of profit over the cost of operation.”

705. GOLD PAINTHenry Bessemer invented gold paint, which stays a secret to today. At first he made one thousand per cent. To-day it yields 300 per cent. Here is an opportunity for the person of brains, because the monopoly lies in a secret and never in a patent.

Section 28. Fortune in Great Inventions Unclassified._

706. STORAGE OF POWERNo man with brains want go to the Klondike. Diggings that pay infinitely higher will likely be present in your individual little workshop. Vast fortunes await those that can assume out some technique of using the pure forces, equivalent to tides, winds, wave energy, and sunshine. These forces could be and shortly will likely be saved compactly, in order to reply promptly to sudden drafts of energy. The way forward for all the world’s work lies alongside these strains, and there will likely be innovations and enterprises that in significance will dwarf the invention of steam energy and revolutionize the world’s commerce.

707. PICTORIAL TELEGRAPHYOne of the best fortunes ever made by inventors will likely be realized by him who succeeds in making an ideal image by the use of the electrical wire. Already inventors are at work making an attempt “to send pictures by telegraph,” and a few have practically succeeded; however the first on this sizzling race will go to the top of millionaire inventors.

708. SOLIDIFIED PETROLEUMHere is a gasoline which, if possible–and it appears fully so–will flip the world the other way up. It is alleged that petroleum could be compressed right into a strong, and that three cubic ft will signify the majority of a ton of coal, and can final flamable so long as fifty tons. Think of the immense saving to our merchantmen, steamboat, and battle vessels. Instead of 5 thousand or six thousand tons of coal, they may have only some petroleum sticks. No invention of early or trendy occasions accommodates such potentialities of economic system in commerce, of revolution in technique of transportation, and of limitless prosperityto the fortunate discoverer, as this one which guarantees or threatens to displace coal, as but the best issue on the earth’s progress. Here is a prize alluring sufficient to name out the keenest and most devoted powers of the scientific inventor.

709. NON-INFLAMMABLE WOODThe huge good thing about a non-inflammable wooden has lengthy been realized. As way back as 1625, a patent for such a course of was taken out in England, however the previous inventors labored underneath the drawback of being unaware of the chemical and bodily qualities of wooden. But the time is now ripe for a profitable invention of that sort. The issue is to do away with the flamable gases within the wooden with out on the identical time destroying the cells. This issue may in all probability be overcome by inserting the wooden in a vacuum, admitting steam, and thus, vaporizing the moisture of the wooden, drawing off the product of the vapor. Then, if the wooden needs to be saturated with sure salts, it will probably be discovered that the flamable gases can be destroyed, and the carbonization of the wooden underneath excessive warmth prevented. If the method needs to be profitable, the demand for the wooden can be huge, as it will be instantly required for all vessels, and certainly, for all buildings. The potentialities of treasure from such an invention virtually surpass the restrict of the creativeness.

710. SUCTION PIPEThere are many delicate operations in manufacture which at the moment are carried out at nice expense by hand, however which could possibly be finished higher and cheaper by a mild air stress. The inventor of a tool of this type for spreading and shaping the tobacco leaf in cigar manufacture has his patent capitalized for $2,000,000, and it’s paying sixty per cent. curiosity.

 

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