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Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.

Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Baade, John
Description: Patent for an improved automatic passenger register and mileage recorder for vehicles that travel on rails. It consists of a roller that is actives by a time motor, a strip that the roller moves, a pressure roller, a pair of rollers that a record sheet is wound between, a mechanism that controls movements of the pair of rollers, electromagnets that are connected to the seats, armature levers that mark the electromagnets current, a bell crank lever that marks the moving record sheet, and a spring that supports the lever.
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Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
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Automatic Service Cock.

Automatic Service Cock.

Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Freeman, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic service cock. This design "furnish[es] an improved automatic valve to form the connection between the water-main or distributing pipe and the service-pipe of a building for regulating the flow and pressure of water in such service-pipe and preventing overpressure" (lines 7-12).
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Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Hunter, Victor Emmet
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic stopping mechanism for engines.
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Automatic Telephone-Directory.

Automatic Telephone-Directory.

Date: October 17, 1899
Creator: Neuendorff, John B.
Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic telephone directory, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
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Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Nesmith, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic track sweeping and oiling attachments to street cars by having a transverse shaft carries a hub which has a series of brushes. When “the street car moves forward, the brushes on the transverse shaft are revolved, which sweep the rails and keep them clean.” (Lines 90-93) Illustration is included.
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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
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Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
Description: Patent for improvements to the type writer which allow for automatic, proper spacing between letters and words; will automatically return the carriage to the beginning of the page; and will automatically feed the inking ribbon so that the entire surface is used. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Vehicle - Brake.

Automatic Vehicle - Brake.

Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Elliott, Joseph Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic vehicle brake.
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