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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
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Acetylene Gas Generator

Acetylene Gas Generator

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Taylor, George
Description: Patent for improving acetylene gas generator designs with the use of an added specification in the form of a new apparatus. Illustrations and instructions are included.
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Braiding Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Braiding Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Tynes, Minor Eugene.
Description: Patent for an "attachment to the pressure-foot of sewing machines to carry a tinsel or braid in proper position relative to the needle" (lines 15-17) to ensure the tinsel or braid is fully attached to the desired outline on the cloth. Patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combination Truss-Rod and Corner-Brace for Cars.

Combination Truss-Rod and Corner-Brace for Cars.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Heidelberg, Frederick
Description: Patent for a bracket to "strengthen the car-sills, and, furthermore, to provide means whereby the worn sills may be removed and replaced in a ready and convenient manner." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.

Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Blum, Sylvain.; Eldridge, Hillary.; Clark, Daniel J. & Lazarus, Sam.
Description: Patent for a "new and useful Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid" (lines 5-7) that will aid in the commercially successful production. Patent includes specifications for the composition of matter.
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Curtain-Fixture.

Curtain-Fixture.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Winfrey, Edgar M.
Description: Patent for improvements in curtain fixtures "in which the brackets supporting the spring curtain-roller may be raised or lowered to admit light above the curtain." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Mills, John Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in fishing tool for oil wells: "in connection with oil well drilling and pumping apparatus" (lines 9-10).
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Folding Cot or Bedstead.

Folding Cot or Bedstead.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Rimmelin, Edward Henry
Description: Patent for "cots and bedsteads wherein the side and end rail parts are permanently connected mediately of their length in a manner to permit of the folding thereof to form a compact bundle for handling when not in use and a strong and firmly-braced structure when set up to support the sacking bottom for the bed." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Joiner's Floor-Clamp.

Joiner's Floor-Clamp.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: White, Able M.
Description: Patent for "an improved device for use by joiners in setting tongue-and-groove floor and ceiling boards, whereby the boards are forced in close joining and held while being nailed to the joists." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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