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Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Connolly, Charles H.
Description: Patent for the new and improved construction of bee-hives. Provides instructions and illustrations.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
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Mold for Earth and Stone Fences.

Mold for Earth and Stone Fences.

Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Budd, Lewis R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mold for earth and stone fences. This design "consist[s] of the inclined adjustable sides, having inclined standards, removable boards, and boards, tables, and locking-bolts . . . [and] the sides having lower boards or metallic pieces, upper removable boards or metallic pieces, and inclined standards of the tables, locking-bolts, handles, and stakes" (lines 21-30).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
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Wire Splicer and Stretcher.

Wire Splicer and Stretcher.

Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Lea, John Houston
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire splicer and stretcher. This design "consist[s] of a suitable body . . . provided with a series of perforations and having its ends turned in opposite directions, one end being tapered to an edge and notched and the other end being pointed" (lines 24-28).
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Combined or Covertible Tool.

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
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Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hydrostatic indicator for scales. This design consists in "a reservoir, an outer cylinder, a hollow inner cylinder, an attached stand-pipe, and registering-dial, said inner cylinder being surrounded by and sliding within said outer cylinder, said outer cylinder being provided with an attached inlet-pipe communicating with said reservoir, said pipe being provided with two valves, in combination with a bearing-bar, side rods, and under bar, forming a frame bearing upon the inner cylinder" (lines 55-65).
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Shackle.

Shackle.

Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: James, John & Goodenough, Alvin D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved set of shackles. This design consists in "[a] mitten provided with button-holes in its wrist, in combination with a handcuff provided with a fastening-button . . . [and] a flexible wrist band or cuff and carrying devices whereby a mitten may be attached thereto" (lines 73-79).
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Soldering-Tool.

Soldering-Tool.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
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Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
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