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Barrel

Barrel

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
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Barrel Cover.

Barrel Cover.

Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Lane, Fernando Gustavous
Description: Patent for a new and improved cover for barrels. This design calls for downward-extending flanges with wings along the perimeter of the cover. These flanges hold the cover in place over the barrel opening, but they also allow for the cover to rest at an angle on the upper rim of the barrel so that one has access to the contents of the barrel without the cover touching the ground.
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Barrel for Outhouses.

Barrel for Outhouses.

Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved barrel. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel-head having the opening, of the cover adapted to close said opening, the bolt extending through said cover and into the barrel, the clamping bar longer than the width of said opening in the barrel-head, said bar being centrally pivoted by a rivet to the lower end of said bolt, and a nut screwed upon the upper end of said bolt for clamping said cover in position" (lines 16-25).
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Barrel Truck.

Barrel Truck.

Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: Williams, William Preston
Description: Patent for a new and improved barrel cart. This design "is to provide an improved barrel rack or truck which can be conveniently and easily loaded and transported from place to place; to provide means for assisting in loading the barrel or receptacle on the truck and for retaining the same on the truck against danger of accidental displacement while the truck and its contents are being moved or transported, and to provide an improved truck which shall be very simple, strong, and durable in construction, thoroughly effective in operation, and cheap and inexpensive of manufacture" (lines 14-26).
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Barrel-Truck.

Barrel-Truck.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Wilson, William W. & Newton, Jeremiah L.
Description: Patent for a new barrel truck or wheeled dolly design for moving barrels or boxes more easily, including illustrations.
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Barrel-Washer.

Barrel-Washer.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Herold, Charles
Description: Patent for a machine that cleans barrels. It has "barrel-supporting rollers to rotate the barrel in contact with brushes" (lines 13-15), which are more durable than rollers made from rubber tires. The rollers also each have an inner portion, a detachable annular exterior, and an elastic ring around the outside. Brushes are attached on opposite sides of the barrel, held up by a frame.
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Base Ball Game.

Base Ball Game.

Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Maxcy, John Wharton
Description: Patent for a new and improved board game. This design "consists of a game-board marked out to represent a baseball field and provided with a series of marked depressions and a number of baffle-pins, guideways, or gutters being arranged in either side of the board, and a back-stop being arranged at the upper end of the board, provision being made for imparting a proper inclination to the board and for the propulsion of marbles through the gutters or troughs" (lines 13-22).
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Basket.

Basket.

Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Taylor, John W.
Description: Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bath-Tub.

Bath-Tub.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Lacy, John C.
Description: Patent for "a super bath-tub of that class in which the small portable or foot tub is provided with a removable shield and seat capable of enlarging the size of the tub and of furnishing a rest for the person using the tub." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bath Tub.

Bath Tub.

Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Watson, David R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bath tub. This design consists in "a removable bottom provided with perforations or openings, and with supports to sustain it above the permanent bottom of the tub, a single opening in said tub below the level of the removable bottom for inlet and outlet purposes, a valve for closing said opening, and a rod within reach of the head of the tub for operating the valve and the cover" (lines 9-16).
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