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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.
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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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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Oil-Distributer.

Oil-Distributer.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ericson, John & Phinney, Adelbert
Description: Patent for simple and efficient oil-distributor that is meant to calm the water next to a ship. It also takes up little space and can easily be launched over the side of the ship and is insured so that oil is automatically distributed into the water.
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Log-Loading Mechanism.

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
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Improvement in Shingle-Bolting Machines.

Improvement in Shingle-Bolting Machines.

Date: December 1, 1874
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Description: Patent for a shingle-bolting machine.
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Log-Loader.

Log-Loader.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
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