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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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Improvment in Steam-Plows.

Improvment in Steam-Plows.

Date: June 25, 1861
Creator: Saladee, Cyrus W.
Description: Patent for one machine that plows, sows, roles and harrow soil in one operation or separately, including illustrations.
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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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Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.; Jackson, Asberry C. & Watson, Claudius S.
Description: Patent for an invention "to combine a jack-screw or lifting-jack with a clamp, so that they may be interchangeably used." (Lines 19-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Windmills

Improvement in Windmills

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of wind mills, that includes a detailed description as well as labeled figure drawings.
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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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Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
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Velocipede

Velocipede

Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: McCombs, Paul
Description: A patent for a quadrucycle, or bicycle with four wheels, adaptable for use on railroads.
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Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Thompson, Francis B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for planer knives. This design is "for use in planing and other mills where side heads are used to supply the need of a convenient appliance for holding the side heads in best position for filing, sharpening, or setting the bits, to afford a strong machine for holding the side heads firmly and securely in any position that the work[person] may desire while sharpening or adjusting the bits to the desired pattern" (lines 30-38).
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Fire Escape.

Fire Escape.

Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Simon, Jacob Peter
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "is to provide a fire-escape consisting, essentially, of a cushion adapted to receive and break the fall of persons jumping from a burning building, the said cushion being so constructed as to enable it to be folded to a convenient and portable size" (lines 8-14).
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