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Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
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Bracket.

Bracket.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Porter, Charles
Description: Patent for improvements in brackets that used to support shelf or for other purposes by using a combination of hinged brackets, a longitudinal wire formed with bends to receive the inclined portions of the brackets, and with hooks at its outer ends; this improved brackets “can be folded in close contact with the shelf, so as to occupy little space for shipment or storage.” (Lines 17-19) Illustration is 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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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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Brake-Lever.

Brake-Lever.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
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Bran Dresser

Bran Dresser

Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: De Haven, Charles
Description: Patent for new and valuable Improvement in Bran-Dressers
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Breaking-Rig.

Breaking-Rig.

Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Kenner, Henry
Description: Patent for a "horse breaking or training apparatus, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient device adapted to be attached to a horse to prevent kicking without preventing trotting or pacing." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design "furnish[es] breakwaters for protecting harbors and roadsteads, and keeping open channels through bars at the entrances of harbors, the mouths of rivers, and in other places, and which shall not be liable to be destroyed by the marine worm" (lines 13-19).
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Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in breasts for cotton gins: " My invention relates to certain improvements in the construction of gin breasts for cotton gins and consists in providing in conjunction with a gin breast an adjustable "up-per circle" to facilitate the formation of the roll, to prevent the seed cotton from overflowing from the gin breast as the roll rotates, and preserve the proper degree of contact between the gin saws and the roll" (lines 12-20).
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