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Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Macowitzky, Charles P.
Description: Patent for Improvement in vibrating propellers for steamers to improve the ability to control the vessel. Includes two illustrated and labeled figures.
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Improvement in Vises

Improvement in Vises

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato C.
Description: Patent for new construction for vises that will "enable the vise to be set and secutured in any desired position and thus hold the work in a position convenient to the operator" (lines 8-10).
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Improvement in Vitreography.

Improvement in Vitreography.

Date: March 26, 1867
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
Description: Patent for an invention that is similar to an adhesive, which aids in the ornamentation of windows. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: June 19, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James M.
Description: Patent for a foot operated wagon braking mechanism, including illustrations. Patent for a better alternative to lever brakes on buggies and wagons as the braking mechanism is "out of the way, and not noticeable or prominently visible from the sides of the vehicle".
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
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Improvement in Walking-Planters

Improvement in Walking-Planters

Date: August 20, 1877
Creator: Brown, Joseph M.
Description: Patent for improvements of a new walking planter where the design is much improved to that of the cotton planters. The new improvements of the walking planter are much safer because of the hopper that is in the new and improved equipment, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Sutcliffe, Wilson
Description: Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Wash-Boiler Attachments

Improvement in Wash-Boiler Attachments

Date: February 11, 1873
Creator: Hart, Richard B.
Description: Patent for the improvement in Steam Wash-Boiler Attachments.
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Improvement in Wash-Boilers.

Improvement in Wash-Boilers.

Date: September 28, 1875
Creator: Mackli, Frank
Description: Patent for "a new and valuable Improvement in Wash-Boilers" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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