A new invention in cash registers, or tills, was shown at London’s fourth annual business and advertising exhibition by a Halifax, Yorkshire firm. It prints the amount of purchase on a receipt and also on a detail strip; a total adding mechanism, which automatically adds sales, as made, into one final total; issues a receipt dated and numbered; consecutively numbers the detail strip; separate cash draws provided for each assistant and separate sales record strips; one assistant cannot use the drawer of another without detection. Stock machines are made with two, three, four and six drawers, but can be built for any number.
A machine has been invented for printing, developing and fixing post card photographs at a high rate of speed.
A Texas woman has patented a simple but effective lifter with which hot pans can be handled without danger of burning the users’s fingers.
As a bottle opener, a New Jersey man has patented a knife with a semicircular recess in the handle near the end which holds the point of the blades.
A rubber roller has been inserted in a cigarette paper holder by a French inventor to push on a single sheet at a time.
To facilitate the handling of change, a Washington man has patented a tray, hinged in the center, to enable it to tilt either way, so that coins will slide from it.
To enable a horse to get all the feed there is in a nose bag that has been patented a bag with springs in the head strap to lift it gradually as the contents are exhausted.
For felling trees with as little waste as possible, a German inventor has devised a machine which cuts through their trunks by the friction of a steel wire, driven at high speed by an electric motor.
Providing a cork jacket which keeps its wearer upright in the water with a propeller driven by two cranks, a New Yorker has invented a device which is a variation from most styles of swimming machines.
To a Kansasan has been granted a patent for a shade provided with steel fingers to grasp an incandesant lamp globe in any desired position.
To blow away the dust from the path of a saw, a Californian has invented a rubber bulb, to be fastened to a saw handle and operated by the thumb to direct a blast of air through a tube.
A machine designed to prevent the alteration of checks or the fogging of signatures to negotiable paper has been patented by a convict in a California prison.
Resembling similar appliances on street cars is an automatic fender patented by a German to pick up a person who may be struck.
In a new electrical horse clipper, the motor is placed in the handle of the tool itself, doing away with much cumbersome machinery and permitting current to be taken from a light socket through a cord.
A netting funnel, to be set in to a window screen, so that it will point outward, has been invented to attract flies out of a room without permitting them to enter.
A machine to remove paper from a wall rapidly by steaming it is a recent invention.
To hold a pencil on a writing desk when it is not in use, there has been devised a simple magnet with a steel cap, to be placed on the end of the pencil.
Metal gates, folding into small space when not in use, have been patened by two Connecticut men to keep children from falling out of bed.
An adjustable back and ends are features of a combination bed, settee and hammock which an Ohio man has invented for use either in or out of doors.
The Ohio inventor of a new aluminum roasting pan for meats equips it with a perforated plate to keep its contents out of the water produced by the steam of cooking.
An electric potato peeler for hotels and restaurants revolves a container with a roughened lining, which grinds off the skins as the potatoes are driven against it by centrifugal force.
With a view to horses’ comfort, a Philadelphian has invented a check rein operating from the sides of the head instead of the top.
Hardened steel dies are produced by electrolytic etching in a recently patented process.
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Source publication: The Seattle Republican (Seattle, Wash.)