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Slat-and-Wire Fence-Machine.

Slat-and-Wire Fence-Machine.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Haley, Anslem J.
Description: Patent for a simple and compact wire-fence machine that can be hand operated and aids in the construction of a wire fence. The machine stretches and maintains tension while twisting and securing the wire to a post. The machine also twists wires together.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Smart, John W.
Description: Patent for a car coupling that is simple and can be inexpensively manufactured. The invention's object is "to provide a link controlling device to be used in coupling cars together where the cars have draw-heads of the same or different heights which will render it unnecessary for a person to go between the cars during the operation" (lines 11-16).
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Suspension-Bridge.

Suspension-Bridge.

Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Greer, William Henry Clay
Description: Patent for a suspension bridge that improves on a previous patent granted to the inventor (No. 411,499). This patent is meant to "decrease the vertical motion in floor of min span of bridge, thereby adding stability thereto; to provide for a new and improved anchorage for the suspension cables of the bridge; and, furthermore, to improve certain details of construction" (lines 15-20).
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Engine.

Engine.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Davis, Philip Z. & Barton, Alexander M.
Description: Patent for general "improvements in engines, and while one feature of our invention is adapted for use on all styles of engines, the invention in the complete form ...is especially suited for use on locomotive engines designed to exert high tractive power and to attain high speeds" (lines 12-19).
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Clip for Type-Writers.

Clip for Type-Writers.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Gibson, Allen J.
Description: Patent for a clip for type-writers for Remington or similar type-writers that holds post-cards, envelopes, and similar short items in place. The invention prevents "the blurring or bad impression which is apt to be made, more particularly in machines having type bars with two types each, when the paper is not held firmly to the roller or platen" (lines 12-16).
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Boiler-Cleaning Compound.

Boiler-Cleaning Compound.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Hill, Martin L.
Description: Patent for a boiler-cleaning compound made up of "an improved compound having sodium hydrate for a base, and having certain subordinate ingredients whereby its efficiency is increased, and whereby the action of the sodium hydrate is so modified that no detriment to the boiler iron will result" (lines 10-16).
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Draft Attachment.

Draft Attachment.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Harmon, William Ellis & Garwood, John L.
Description: Patent for "an improved construction for draft attachments whereby we may dispense with the action of the ordinary doubletree or evener and throw the draft of each animal directly upon the axle-clips or fixed point of attachment on its side of the axle, thereby causing the draft of each animal to be independent of the other and avoid the tendency of the stronger, or in starting the quicker animal, pulling the weaker or slower animal backward and to one side of the line of draft." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Chapman, Edward
Description: Patent for an artificial leg that has an improved ankle joint and a socket for the stump. It is also more comfortable than other artificial legs.
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Draft Attachment for Doubletrees.

Draft Attachment for Doubletrees.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Harmon, William Ellis & Garwood, John L.
Description: Patent for "a draft attachment which shall prevent the swaying of the pole or tongue sidewise, and cause the draft of the animals to be independent of each other." (Lines 19-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Faucet and Attachments Therefor.

Faucet and Attachments Therefor.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Wright, Joseph Earl & Grover, Edwin A.
Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, and attachment, for use in drawing beer, or any other liquid with which it is desirable to prevent the contact of air within the keg." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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