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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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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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Electric Car-Brake.

Electric Car-Brake.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for improvements in electrically controlled car-brakes with the various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes, signaling from car to car or train to car, lighting trains, and other purposes to which it may be adapted, including illustrations.
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Electric Car-Coupling.

Electric Car-Coupling.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes; signaling from car to car, train to car, or vice versa; lighting trains; and other purposes to which it can be adapted, including illustrations.
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Electrical Connection and Signal for Railway-Cars.

Electrical Connection and Signal for Railway-Cars.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to suitable electrically-operated devices throughout a train, including illustrations.
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Match-Receptacle.

Match-Receptacle.

Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Halsey, Fred Deo
Description: Patent for match-receptacle that holds a number of matches and the operator can withdraw one match at a time. The match must be ignited before its removal.
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Logging-Truck.

Logging-Truck.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Brough, William, Jr.
Description: Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.
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