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Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
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Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling brick "whereby the number of brick handled by a single hand may be greatly increased" (lines 9-11) including illustrations.
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Copeland, Eliza A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design consists in "[t]he buckle, having the side re-entering angles, the bars, and the slot the edges at the apices of the re-entering angles being expanded . . . with strengthening-fins formed therein" (lines 65-70). This novel construction and combination of parts allows for "the provision of a tie-buckle that can readily be applied without extraneous fastening devices either with the tie or the buckle itself, and one which can be repeatedly used, and one which can be manufactured at a minimum expense and with the least possible waste of material" (lines 10-16).
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: January 25, 1887
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "the ordinary framing, shell, or case for containing the material and stationary lower platen or bed are used, the upper platen being the movable one to effect the compression. This upper platen is brought down upon the material for its compression by the lowering of screw-threaded rods to which it is attached, such lowering being effected by the rotation of rotating nuts in fixed bearings taking on such screw-threaded rods" (lines 25-35).
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Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Brown, John Anderson
Description: Patent for a back band buckle that consists of a plate with its ends turned up and two upper longitudinal slit, the lower slit having teeth, and a hook with nibs.
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Car Axle Box.

Car Axle Box.

Date: June 9, 1885
Creator: Scott, James O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design consists "[i]n an axle-box, the combination, with the box having the wedge-shaped projections and slots, of the cover having pins and wedge-shaped recesses formed between said pins and the top of the lid, whereby the gravity of the cover will wedge it to the box when the pins are without a bearing" (lines 52-58).
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Car Axle Box.

Car Axle Box.

Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Scott, James O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design "consists in an improved cap for the box, a dust guard or plate, and packing for the same, the object being to render the axle-box dust and oil tight" (lines 14-17).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Jernagan, Alexander Jefferson
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] hand-lever and two chains as used in combination with the spring-latch catches. . . . [It further consists in a] brake-lever attached to main lever, a spring and spiral to hold said main lever in place, and a chain to main lever attached to the spring latch-catches aforesaid of each draw-head" (lines 53-59).
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Car-Door.

Car-Door.

Date: January 23, 1891
Creator: Moore, Francis A.
Description: Patent for improvements in car doors. These improvements make the doors fire and water proof and allow the door to be locked. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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