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Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Date: May 25, 1875
Creator: Goolsbee, John N.
Description: Patent for "vegetable-cutters adapted to cut a number of slices by a single stroke, in which a series of knives, arranged in two converging tiers, are used in conjunction with a centrally-disposed block for supporting the article to be sliced." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Stewart, John W.
Description: Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton compressor.

Cotton compressor.

Date: 1885-9-1
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for cotton compressor using platens, bearings, pulleys, levels, rods and shafts.
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Bed Stay.

Bed Stay.

Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a bed-stay, of wires connected to the corners of the bed-stead, blocks on the wires, loops connected to the blocks, a lever hung to the loop, and a latch device locking the free end of the lever to the loop" (lines 10-15).
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Bed Stay.

Bed Stay.

Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design "consist[s] of wires doubled at their center parts and twisted . . . to form loops . . . and diverged from said twisted parts and attached to the corner portions of the bedstead, and a tension and locking device consisting of a straining-lever fulcrumed to one of the loops and adapted to lock thereon and engaging the other loop" (lines 90-97).
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Pulley Hub.

Pulley Hub.

Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Collier, William Reid
Description: Patent for a new and improved pulley-hub. This design "relates . . . to the means employed for attaching the hubs thereof firmly but removably to the shaft upon which the pulleys are mounted; and the object of the invention is to effect improvements upon the well-known 'spline-and-groove' connection. To this end the invention consists of a hub having upon its interior two outwardly-tapering grooves, wedges moving within said grooves, and a screw having a pointed tip passing between the inner ends of the wedges to separate them" (lines 8-20).
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Shears.

Shears.

Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Baker, George W.
Description: Patent for new and improved shears. This design is "adapted to be run along the top of the table or other surface, whereby the movable blade is adapted to be operated so that cloth, paper, or other material may be severed" (lines 9-13). It consists, "with a lower member provided with a handle, of a roller journaled to said member and provided with an elongated eccentric-pin an upper member pivoted to said lower member, and a rearwardly-extending projection from said upper member provided with a suitable elongated opening for the engagement of said pin" (lines 38-46).
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Mechanical Movement.

Mechanical Movement.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Baker, George W.
Description: Patent for a mechanical movement using a crank to operate the lazy-tongs through the medium of a pitman, guided by a pair of parallel wires and, a reciprocating bar guided by a socket to produce the reciprocating motion. Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Baker, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by providing “a reversible colter adapted to be applied to any style of plow; such as shovel-plows, half or turning shovels, bull-tongue, or other forms of plows. Also to provide a convenient means of attaching and detaching the plow” (lines 12-17). Illustration is included.
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Lamp-Wick Raiser.

Lamp-Wick Raiser.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: McBride, Martin A.
Description: Patent for a device designed to manipulate a lamp-wick in its guiding tube without cutting or injuring the wick, including illustrations.
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