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Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Porter, Thomas & Gillilland, George Washington
Description: Patent for an earth-auger that allows a hole to "be bored in ordinary soil in much less time than with the ordinary auger. It readily bores in ground in which the ordinary auger will not bore - viz., dry, hard, and packed soil, gravel, and concrete beds."
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Wrench.

Wrench.

Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Hamrick, Jerome Miller.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wrench. This design "consists in the combination of the main bar, which is provided with a head having a suitable recess to catch over nuts, with a sliding head, which has two surfaces to act in connection with opposite ends of the head, but out of line with each other, and a spring-actuated catch, which catches in suitable ratchets made in the main bar, so as to hold the sliding head in position" (lines
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Sheep-Dip.

Sheep-Dip.

Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Carpenter, Peter M.
Description: Patent for "a new composition of matter for the treatment of 'scab' on sheep or for other animals subject to like diseases" (lines 9-11) which lists the ingredients and measurements and instructions.
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas
Description: Patent for an earth auger.
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Vermin Exterminator and Process of Preparing the Same

Vermin Exterminator and Process of Preparing the Same

Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Donovan, Cornelius, A.
Description: Patent for improve animal exterminator consists of wheat or other grain saturated with a solution of strychnia in water, the grain afterward being coated with a solution.
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Dish Drier.

Dish Drier.

Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Wilson, Alice J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-drier. This design consists in "[t]he body having perforations and having side projection and spout, in combination with the cover, false bottom supported from the main bottom of the drier, and having the uprights and cross-pieces" (lines 75-80).
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Roof Screw.

Roof Screw.

Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved roof screw. This design consists, "[a]s a new article of manufacture, [in] a screw consisting of a threaded shank having an integral head, an enlarged collar or flange on said shank below the head thereon, and an elastic cushion on the shank immediately below the enlarged collar or flange, for the purpose described" (lines 60-66).
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
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Tire-Heater.

Tire-Heater.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Cook, Nathan H.
Description: Patent for improvements in “tire-heating furnace where tires of various sizes may be heated either independently or continuously and having certain other highly advantageous characteristics.” (Lines 7-13) Illustration is included.
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