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Acetylene Gas Generator.

Acetylene Gas Generator.

Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Reynolds, Pearl P. & Reynolds, Jerry J.
Description: Patent for a acetylene gas generator which combines "both a generator and a gasometer the parts of which are so arranged as to render the machine efficient and entirely automatic in action, as well as inexpensive of production." (lines 16-20) including illustrations.
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Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
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Amalgamator.

Amalgamator.

Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Schmidt, Erich Franz & Streernwitz, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved amalgamator. This design "consists in placing in the bottoms of the chambers a number of iron balls or other suitable-shaped pieces of amalgamated iron, which have sufficient room to move freely among themselves, and then forcing up through the balls or pieces of iron, in contradistinction to forcing it down over their tops, the amalgamated ore and water, so as to cause the pieces of iron to vibrate, and thus to grind and break the pieces of quartz passing up through them" (lines 14-24).
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Apparatus for Cleaning Bottoms of Ships.

Apparatus for Cleaning Bottoms of Ships.

Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Culpepper, Robert Smith
Description: Patent for apparatus for cleaning the bottom of ships "to provide a simple and practical apparatus for removing barnacles, seaweed, mud, and other adhesions from the sides and bottom of a ship" (line 10).
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Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dabney, Benjamin & Yopp, William I.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal.
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Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Connor, John T.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Anderson, William E.
Description: Patent for improvement in apparatus for making cotton-bales from continuous sheets or bats by “employing only a single press and which permits the ginning and bat-forming devices to be operated continuously which accumulated the cotton in light and fleecy condition during the covering and removal of the bales, which feeds the cotton from the accumulator to the baling apparatus whenever this is desired.” (Lines 68-75) Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Making Soap.

Apparatus for Making Soap.

Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Grant, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved soap-making machine. This design "consist[s] of grease and soda tanks, the latter tank having a diaphragm . . . a register-tank, pipes leading from said grease and soda tanks to said register-tank, a pivoted converter, a rotary shaft in said converter and blades, a shaft journaled in uprights attached to said converter and provided with a crank and a bevel wheel, the latter gearing with a bevel-wheel on said rotary shaft in the converter, and removable furnaces for said grease tank and converter" (lines 21-32).
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Apparatus for Retailing Shot.

Apparatus for Retailing Shot.

Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Stokes, Micajah
Description: Patent for a new and improved round dispenser. This design "consists in a receptacle or multiple bin the several compartments of which are provided with valves controlling exit-openings, whereby any desired quantity of shot, descending by gravity from the appropriate compartment, may be directed into the scale-pan of a scale without the necessity of lifting the receptacle or bin or any part of its contents" (lines 35-43).
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Apparatus for Stamping Envelopes

Apparatus for Stamping Envelopes

Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: Helland, Hans & Matzow, Frantz
Description: Patent for "a means whereby with one motion a stamp will be supplied from the'apparatus, moistened, and placed in position upon a letter, wrapper, or parcel adapted to receive it, and wherein a number of stamps may be consecutively placed when and as desired" (lines 10-15).
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