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Balanced Piston Engine.

Balanced Piston Engine.

Date: February 15, 1881
Creator: Peebles, William D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced-piston engine. This design "relates to that class of steam or other engines which are constructed with two pistons receiving the pressure in opposite directions, each connected with cranks set at opposite positions, whereby the strain occurs simultaneously in opposite directions upon the crank-shaft and balances the same within its bearings, and thus obviates great friction on the journals and thereby economizes power" (lines 7-15).
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Balanced Pump.

Balanced Pump.

Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
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Balanced Pump.

Balanced Pump.

Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having two vertical receiving-cylinders provided with vertically-reciprocating plungers, and two vertical delivery-cylinders provided with plunging-barrels, all being provided with suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith; and the objects of [the] invention are, first, to provide a pump by means of which water or other fluids may be conducted or raised with but little propelling power, and . . . to afford facilities for readily attaching it to be driven by any steam-engine" (lines 15-27).
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Balanced Slide Valve.

Balanced Slide Valve.

Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Bettis, William Irvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced slide-valve. This design consists in a "Steam-chest, a valve sliding therein, a chamber on top of the steam-chest, and a diaphragm in the top of the chamber and secured by a cap or plate, in combination with a frame having a packing-box and gland, an adjustable threaded stem or bolt passing through the frame, and the double-link connection between the said stem and valve" (lines 90-97).
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Balanced-Valve Testing and Locking Device.

Balanced-Valve Testing and Locking Device.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Sadler, James Alexander
Description: Patent for "a simple testing and locking device for balanced valves of locomotives, the testing device being so placed with relation to the valve that it may be accurately determined whether the valve on one or the other side of the engine is leaking without removing the outer plates form the valve-casing or removing the covers from the steam-chest." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bale-Band Applying and Tightening Device.

Bale-Band Applying and Tightening Device.

Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Vardell, Arthur A.
Description: Patent for "...an applying and tightening device for bale-bands..." (lines 11-12) including illustrations.
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Bale-Band Fastener.

Bale-Band Fastener.

Date: December 19, 1899
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bale band fasteber, including instructions and illustrations.
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Bale-Band Fastening.

Bale-Band Fastening.

Date: July 10, 1900
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful bale-band fastening or bale-tie for an object to provide a simple and efficient device for taking up a maximum amount of slack in the band with a minimum movement, while at the same time serving to tightly secure the band about the bale and preventing the same from loosening or the ends thereof from rending apart ." (lines 5-15) including instructions and illustrations.
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Bale-Band Fastening

Bale-Band Fastening

Date: July 16, 1901
Creator: Mullane, Dennis
Description: Patent for "a simple and thoroughly-practical form of bale-band fastening or cotton-tie buckle easily fitted to the band and comprising positive and reliable means for effectually preventing the band from slipping or rending without injuring or fracturing the band, so that the original strength of the latter may be maintained" (lines 19-26).
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Bale-Band Fastening

Bale-Band Fastening

Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Description: Patent for bale bend fastening that includes a winding-key engaging the lapped ends of a bale-band and a lock for retaining the winding key against the reverse movement after the latter has been turned to wind the connected ends of the band for the purpose of taking up the slack in the latter (Lines 8-15)
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