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Bicycle.

Bicycle.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Description: Patent for a bicycle that has a drive wheel, a ratchet wheel attached to the drive wheel, a chain that goes around the ratchet wheel, an apparatus for reciprocating the chain, a guideway from the chain to the ratchet wheel, a knob on the chain that engages the guideway, a pair of levers connected to the chain, and a chord that connects the levers to the chain.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Campbell, Neil Franklin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination of the draw-heads provided with projections, a coupling-link, an operating-rod loosely connected to each of its ends, and a suitable support or guide through which these rods move . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a car-coupling in which the two cars are coupled together by means of a link which is provided with an operating rod at each end, both of the rods and the link being attached to one of the cars only" (lines 14-26).
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Young, James D.
Description: Patent for an improvement in car couplings "whereby the pin-support is operated not by the links but by the impact of the cars themselves and of a yielding link" (lines 55-58).
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Young, James D.
Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling, including illustrations.
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Dish-Washer

Dish-Washer

Date: January 14, 1891
Creator: Hoppe, J. Frederick William
Description: Patent fora dishwasher. The object of this invention is to furnish an improved means for washing dishes in such a manner that all foreign substances, greasy matters, and offensive odors may be readily and expeditiously removed and the dishes restored dry and clean by the operation of the machine without handling them.
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Folding Lamp Shelf for Pianos.

Folding Lamp Shelf for Pianos.

Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Prause, Reinhard
Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp shelf for pianos. This design "consists in an arm pivoted to the back of a music-rack and carrying a lamp-shelf, the arm being arranged to swing outward into a horizontal position, and the shelf being connected with the end of the arm by a pivotal connection, which permits of turning it outward and downward into a horizontal position in front of the plane of the music-rack" (lines 22-30).
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Gin Saw Gummer.

Gin Saw Gummer.

Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Clopton, John Benjamin
Description: Patent for a new and improved gin saw gummer. This design "consists in constructing a gin-saw gummer of a base-block, having a slot to receive the saw, and carrying the dics or stationary cutters, the guide-bar and shoe, the weight-bar, the pivoted bar, carrying the cutter and the gage, the lever and cam for operating the cutter-bar, and the feed mechanism" (lines 23-29).
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Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Garrett, Irvin H.
Description: Patent for a hay bailing machine. "The invention relates to bailing-presses, and more particularly to that class adapted for bailing hay, straw, &c.; and it has for one object to provide a simple and efficient construction in which a continuous rotation of the bailing-lever will act in conjunction with a retractile spring to reciprocate the plunger" (lines 7-13). "A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient construction of detent for holding the gate after the hay or other material has been compressed and while the piston is retracted" (lines 14-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
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Improvement in Belt-Fasteners.

Improvement in Belt-Fasteners.

Date: November 28, 1871
Creator: Olmsted, Marcellus
Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Belt-Fasteners. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Corn-Planters

Improvement in Corn-Planters

Date: September 8, 1868
Creator: Kidd, I. J.
Description: Patent for a construction that will act as a plow, and aid in the process of planting corn. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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