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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
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Improvement in Drawing Off Tallow, Lard &c., from Rendering-Tanks.

Improvement in Drawing Off Tallow, Lard &c., from Rendering-Tanks.

Date: June 7, 1870
Creator: Archer, John H.
Description: Patent for a new method for drawing off tallow, lard, etc. from pressure tanks by introducing water. This includes illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A. & Coffin, Abel, Jr.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
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Log-Carrier.

Log-Carrier.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
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Cut-Off for Steam-Feeds for Sawmills.

Cut-Off for Steam-Feeds for Sawmills.

Date: April 14, 1900
Creator: Carroll, W. M.
Description: Patent for Cut-Off For Steam Feeds For Sawmills.
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Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Carroll, William M.
Description: Patent for an electrically-actuated sawmill set-works that regulates movement of the clutch-stop and set-shaft, which determines the extent of knee-movement including illustrations.
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Saw-Hammering Machine.

Saw-Hammering Machine.

Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Dillon, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a simple hammering machine for circular saws that "carries the saw in such a way that it may be held at any necessary or desired angle to suit the operator, which has a sliding anvil adapted to be adjusted so as to come opposite the various parts of the saw, which is provided with an adjustable hammer adapted to be brought opposite the anvil, which is constructed so as to cause a blow to expand both sides of the saw equally, and which in general is intended to facilitate the quick and efficient hammering of a saw" (lines 12-23).
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Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Ericson, John
Description: Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
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Pan Lifter and Turner.

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
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