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Water-Closet Cistern.

Water-Closet Cistern.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Ackley, George D.
Description: Patent for improvements in water closet cisterns: "which are normally empty to prevent freezing and which are only filled just before the flush is desired" (lines 14-16).
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Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.

Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Wallerich, Nicholas
Description: Patent for "a combined coasting and driving wheel with brake attachments for stopping velocipedes, whether coasting or whether the velocipede is being propelled by some kind of motive power, by which a person can coast by simply stopping the motion of the pedals and holding the pedals still with the feet." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Frame for Trunks, Valises, &c.

Frame for Trunks, Valises, &c.

Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Description: Patent for frames for trunks, boxes, vehicle-bodies, etc., which requires no bolts and can be cast in a single piece of metal. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Valve-Motion.

Valve-Motion.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Shelb, Peter J.
Description: Patent for "a valve-motion having simple and positive means for varying the points at which the ports of the engine-cylinder are opened and closed to vary the lap and lead, and while accomplishing this result the invention has especial reference to a form of valve-motion designed for use in connection with that type of locomotive or other engines in which there is a comparatively short space between the drive or driving-shaft and the engine-cylinder." (Lines 11-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: December 21, 1895
Creator: Young, William T.
Description: Patent for "improvements in presses for compressing and baling hay or other fibrous material" (lines 9-10), with illustrations.
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Folding Bed.

Folding Bed.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Dodge, Israel A.
Description: Patent for a bed that is collapsible and portable but still safe and sturdy. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wagon-Brake.

Wagon-Brake.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Baker, Owen T.
Description: Patent for "a brake which is quickly applicable to any form of wagon and which is attached to the wagon-gear only and has no connection with the body of the wagon, thus allowing the wagon-body to be entirely removed from the bolsters without interfering with the action and operation of the brake mechanism." (Lines 10-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Stalk-Cutter.

Stalk-Cutter.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Evridge, George W.
Description: Patent for a rotary-blade stalk cutting machine. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Locomotive.

Locomotive.

Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: McCallum, Daniel W.
Description: Patent for an improved locomotive or traction-engine, with a series of water-shells, each containing "a series of fire-flues, a feeding-water heater, a pipe discharging steam" (lines 118-121), and a double-action plunger-pump.
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Penholder.

Penholder.

Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Ward, George C.
Description: Patent for a penholder that is worn on the finger and is an "open-ended hollow thimble with a detachable and reversible cap-piece" (lines 20-22). The pen-point can be unscrewed and screwed back in the opposite way so that the pen-point is inside the thimble, so the pen-point doesn't break in one's pocket.
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