Pertaining to Apparel TREAD FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.-W. B. Acker, Washington, D. C. The primary object of the inventor is to obviate many objectionable features and to present to the trade a heel or tread having a plurality of longitudinal wear resisting strips embedded therein so as to prevent slipping when walking on smooth or wet pavements, the invention being particularly adapted for use with cushion heels, as the strips do not impair the elastic or resilient properties thereof. REINFORCEMENT FOR GARMENT FORMS.—E. T. Palmenbeeg, New York, N. Y., and F. W. Kreusch, Bayonne, N. J. The object here is to provide a reinforcement for forms arranged to prevent cutting into the cloth covering of the form by the shears of the fitter, at the same time permitting the insertion of pins or similar fastening devices, generally used for holding the garment temporarily in place on the form during the fitting process. SKIRT.—A. Goldberg, New York, N. Y. The aim of the improvement is to provide a simple and durable skirt, petticoat or the like, which can be easily put on and taken off, the waist band of which is adjustable so that the skirt can be worn by persons having different waist measurements, and which provides pockets for carrying valuables and the like. TROUSERS CREASER.—A. Dombrowsky, Las Cascadas, Panama. In this patent the invention is an improvement in trousers creasers and is fully shown in the side view illustration of the device as in use. The inventor's object is to provide a simple and novel construction which will be efficient in use, made in sections which can be conveniently detached to permit the device to be packed In small space and which can be quickly set up for use. By adjusting the clasp shown in the dotted line position at the bottom of the right hand side, it will operate to hold the side bars of the clamp firmly upon the trousers. If desired, the clamps may be made one longer than the other to adapt them for use at the front and rear edges of the trousers leg as shown. NECKTIE.—I. Lewin, New York, N. Y. This article is an improved form of reversible entirely woven necktie. One of the objects of the invention is to provide an all-woven necktie which comes from the loom completely woven, having the neckband thereof the common tubular construction and the ends forming with the neckband a reversible open-ended four-in-hand tie. Of Interest to Farmers. AUTOMOBILE PLOW.—Oliver H. Lincoln and Edson O . .Parkhurst, Brownell, Kan. This invention, the sectional side view of which is illustrated herewith, relates to automobile plows, and it has for its object to provide one, with traction wheels disposed near the front and at all times in the same position relatively to the engine, whether the plow is being driven in a straight line or is being turned to on-e side or the other, the plowshares being disposed under the engine and SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 875 being held down to their work by the weight thereof. By a movement of a lever the plowshares may be moved up or down to a position where they will engage the earth and will do the general work desired, these plowshares being secured to the lower frame having the transverse members. DEVICE FOR AERATING, COOLING, AND CLEANING MILK.—C. W. Ticknor, Mount Kisco, N. Y. The intention in this case is to provide a conduit having ribs for collecting any dirt which may be in the mllk, the conduit being cooled by an adjoining receptacle containing water, so that the milk will not only be cleaned, but will also be cooled and aerated when passing through the conduit. CULTIVATOR.—W. E. Brown, Herrick, S. D. In this machine the operator has an easy and complete control. He can follow a row closely without covering or plowing up plants that may be on one side of the row. The disks may be guided to follow a row, -regardless to a certain extent of the position of the supporting frame. In this movement both hands are left free for operating other_ parts of the machine, thus effecting the saving of time and the operator's strength. MOTOR DISK PLOW.—J. M. Henton, Edgemont, S. D. This invention provides a carrying frame and traction mechanism with means arranged to propel the frame intermittently and as controlled; provides means for, at will, varying the position of the driving wheels of the traction mechanism relatively to the grinding wheels of the frame to vary the pivot on which the frame is swung; provides rotary plowing members and a rotary driving mechanism arranged to rotate the plowing members independently of the traction mechanism of the carrying frame; provides devices for gripping the ground in a manner to form traction devices auxiliary to the main traction mechanism; and provides rotary plowing devices having means for shearing surface vegetation and shattering subsoil. CULTIVATOR—Clifford A. Corwin, p. o. Box 466, Riverhead, L. I., New York. The cultivator shown in rear perspective view in elevation, is of the adjustable type. The purpose of the inventor is to provide one with a series of hoes connected together so as to be adjusted simultaneously with means for locking them In an elevated position out of con tact with the ground, and with means for locking them in a plurality of adjusted positions intermediate their uppermost and lowermost positions. A plurality of hoes connected together is provided with means for taking up the shock incident to the change of position of the hoes. A cultivator with a plurality of wheels, forming a carriage to support the same, the wheels being adjustable relative to the frame so as to guide the cultivator. Of General Interest. DISPLAY RACK.—T. N. Figuers, Jr., Columbia, Tenn. This rack is for use in shops or stores for displaying dry goods, gents' furnishings, or other articles. The same is preferably constructed and applied as an attachment of a show-case, it being composed of foldable and detachable parts which adapt it to be extended vertically above the show-case for use, or partly dismembered and folded on the back of the show-case in such manner as to remove it from view. TRUSS.—L, L. Baker, Denison, Texas. This invention refers to trusses and is particularly useful in connection with devices intended for the alleviation or cure of abdominal hernia. The aim is to provide a truss in which the pads are resiliently secured to the frame of the device. Further, to provide a truss to which may bo removably secured abdominal wings, and, if necessary, a suspensory. BALANCING TANK.^L. F. Ragot, Milford, Pa. This inventor seeks to provide a tank suitable for use upon flying machines and the -like, for carrying hydrocarbon fuel used for furnishing power for the machine, the parts being so constructed and arranged that as the liquid Is gradually used up and consequently the tank becomes lighter, the center of gravity of the tank remains in Its original position relatively to the framework of the machine. EYEGLASSES.—L. B. Becker, New York, N. Y. The purpose in this case is to provide improvements in eyeglasses, whereby the pivoted nose clips can be readily placed in position on their supporting studs or removed therefrom and interchanged with a view to locate the nose clips nearer to or farther from the bridge, as required or desired by the user. PNEUMATIC ACTION.—Herman Meyer, New York, N. Y. This improvement refers to self-players, self-playing pianos and like instruments, and its object is to provide a pneumatic action having a bleed hole adjustment, to permit accurate and quick regulation of the diaphragms and valves from the outside, with a view to insure proper opening and closing of the pneumatics. AUXILIARY STOPPING DEVICE'.—Herman Meyer, New York, N. Y. This invention relates to piano players, self-playing pianos and like instruments, and the inventor provides a device more especially designed to enable the performer to stop the motor quickly while playing and when music calls for a rest, and without the performer changing the position of the tempo lever or removing his hand therefrom, TRADE MARK FOR A LUBRICATING OIL FOR MACHINERY.—J. A. Fleming, Room 308, No. 328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Fleming has adopted and used this trade-mark for a lubricating oil for machinery, in Class 15, oil and greases. The trade-mark is applied or affixed to bottles containing the lubricant by placing thereon a printed label on which the trade-mark is shown. MOUSE TRAP.—H. A. Questroy, New York, N. Y. An object here is to provide a means to kill the rat or mouse at the time it is caught. The trap is simply constructed and has <few parts which might get out of order. It is set by opening a hinged cover, drawing a closure open against the action of a spring and holding the closure by engaging a bracket with a lever, which In turn is held by a bait-holding lever. MOLDING FLASK.—L. J. Kreutzberg, Easton, Pa. An object of this inventor is to provide a flask made up of a number of copes, said copes being fastened together so as to form practically a unitary cope with means for fastening the cope thus made to the dag. A further object is to provide a novel form of fastening means so that the several parts of the flask may be quickly clamped together, or unclamped, as occasion demands. STUMP BURNER.—F. P. Rand, Spokane, Wash. This is an improved device for use in burning the bodies and roots of stumps, both dry and green. It enables a stump to be destroyed quickly and easily, without the use of any dangerous explosive, while the construction is such that it may be easily manipulated and may be produced at small cost. Hardware and Tools. WRENCH.—F. W. Fritchey, Sandusky, Ohio. This wrench has a fixed jaw and a movable jaw, the latter being so connected to the handle that when it is pulled to turn a pipe, rod or other contrivance, the act of pulling not only exerts a leverage on the handle but also exerts a leverage action on the pivoted end of the movable jaw, causing the hold of the wrench to be tightened. The wrench is shown in side elevation in the accompanying engraving. It is simple in construction and efficient in action. It can be cheaply manufactured and is well adapted for all purposes to which tools of this description are applied. SAW TOOL.—D. R. Williams, Whittemore, Mich. One of the objects of this inventor is to provide a simple and inexpensive saw tool, by means of which the jointing or aligning of the teeth of a saw can be effected rapidly and easily, and by means of which the cleaner or raked teeth of a saw can be filed down uniformly to any desired point. DOOR GAGE.—Carl E. Rose, P. O. Box 194, San Diego, Cal. An object here Is to provide a gage which may be extended In either direction and which is provided with means for marking the position of the hinges, etc. Tile gage has parts which may be used for other purposes than for gaging doors, windows, etc., as for instance a bevel square, straight-edge, plumb and level, grade finder, and slide rule. The invention provides a scale which may be folded into a small compass when not in use, and one having a novel form of marking device. The engraving herewith represents a side view of one embodiment of the invention, the level and marking device being applied thereto. DOUBLE LINE STRIPER.—Howard E. King, Somerville, Conn. This invention is illustrated herewith in a perspective view. The improvement relates to a form of double-line stripers for use more particularly by carriage painters for striping the wheels and bodies of carriages, automobiles. wagons, or in any other place where a double line is desired. An object is to provide a double striper, the distance between the brushes of which may be varied at will. The inventor attains the above outlined object by disposing two brushes on a support, and by means of a rack and pinion movement, separate the brushes as desired. PLATE LIFTER.—Joseph E. Wenman, New Philadelphia, Pa. The accompanying engraving represents the plate lifter in a perspective view. The invention relates to a form of lifter or detachable handle for articles, especially those which are too hot to be readily handled without the interposition of some such tool. The object is to provide a utensil having parts, which may readily be constructed from metal wire without the use of any connecting pivots. The relative parts are so constructed -that they may be mutually traced, and the parts are so constructed that they may be readily and removably locked in position. In the construction each member is made continuous of one length of wire, and there are no drilled joints. BLADE HOLDER.—Paul R. Buchholz, care of Chattanooga Mcd. Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. In this instance the invention relates more particularly to a holding device for flexible blades such as are used in safety razors. It will securely hold a blade in position for shaving or stropping. The blade is shown in the illustration herewith inserted in the holder. This is done by merely flexing it sufficiently to enter the slot and then pushing it in as tar as It will go. It may be removed therefrom by pressing against the inner, upper corner, of the blade, with one finger, thereby swinging the blade outwardly above the lower corner thereof as a pivot. Heating and Lighting. LAMP.—F. M. Euler, Elizabeth, N. J. This invention relates to an adjustable and quick-detachable incandescent lamp. An object is to provide a lamp of any suitable type, such as an incandescent lamp, in which the lamp proper. and in this case the bulb, is adjustable to a plurality of angles, whereby the light may be directed to any desired point. machines and mechanical Devices. LISTING INDICATOR.—Joseph Arnst, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, Ill. The accompanying view is of an indicator constructed and arranged in accordance with the invention, the same being shown in conjunction with a stanchion for an aeroplane. The invention provides an instrument with indicators having visible scales and indicating members mov- able thereover to show the lateral list of such a machine as an aeroplane, and simultaneously the pitch of said aeroplane on its median transverse axis; provides an instrument, the bodies of said index member being arranged in vertical planes, the last being perpendicular; and provides for the indicator being folded into compact form. Pertaining to Vehicles. WAGON BOX FASTENER.—Harvey E. Bart, Broken Arrow, Okla. This invention is an improvement in wagon box fasteners, and its object is the provision of a simple, inexpensive and easily operated device for use in holding the parts of the box firmly together, without injury to the same, which may be quickly applied or removed. The accom- WAGON BOX FASTENER. panying illustration shows the fastener in its front view. The device consists essentially of a pair of telescoping members or bars, each having a clamping jaw at its outer end, cooperating with the jaw of the other member, and a clamp for holding the members or sections in adjusted position. Designs. DESIGN FOR WALL PAPER.—H. Wearne, Rixheim, Alsace, Germany. In this ornamental design for wall paper the entire width shows a streaked effect interspersed with slightly undulating dotted lines composed of small square white dots. DESIGN FOR AN IMAGE.—H. C. Anderson, Pensacola, Fla. In this ornamental design the image is a male figure of a dog in the complete costume of hat, suit and shoes of the French court type of Louis XIV. Note.—Copies of any of these patents will be furnished by the Scientific American for ten cents each. Please state the name of the patentee, title of the invention, and date ol this paper. }