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Buggy Top Support.

Buggy Top Support.

Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Finney, James T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved support for buggy-tops. This design "relates to supports for the tops of buggies or other vehicles, and has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive, effective, and durable device for attachment to the folding braces of the vehicle-tops to prevent the accidental folding of the top when the vehicles are on the road" (lines 7-13).
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Bullet.

Bullet.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bullet. This design calls for a cavity at the base of the bullet and a tube of flexible material to be inserted snugly into the cavity. This results in less wobbling after the bullet has been fired.
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: September 20, 1881
Creator: Holloman, Harvey Allen
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in a wire attached to the anchor or escapement-lever of a clock-work for ringing or sounding an alarm bell, which wire has a hook at its outer end, which is passed into a loop, ring, or hook at the end of a wire connected with the key-bolt or knob-bolt of a lock, or with a wire leading to places a considerable difference from the alarm" (lines 11-18).
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Sutton, Henry M. & Steele, Walter L.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for protecting or guarding electric circuits; and it has for its object to protect or guard electric circuits, such as burglar-alarm circuits, from interference by unauthorized or mischievous agencies." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Wright, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in the combination of the lock-frame with a pivoted plate which is connected to it at one end, and which plate carries the nipple to receive the catch, and is provided with sharp points to catch in the jamb of the door, with a sidewise-moving trigger, which is operated by the door, and a set-screw for securing the lock-plate in position upon the door" (lines 13-21).
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Bray, Horace Bradford
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in the combination of the door provided with a rod for catching under the spring, a cylinder for receiving powder, a spring-actuated cover for the end of the cylinder, and a spring which explodes the cap . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a burglar-alarm which will make a loud noise when the door is opened, and in which a spring-actuated cover is made to take the place of a wad or ball" (lines 13-24).
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Burglar Proof Safe.

Burglar Proof Safe.

Date: September 6, 1881
Creator: Gerard, Alonzo
Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "relates to burglar-proof safes, the object being to provide a safe with non-explosive seams; and the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-17).
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Bustle.

Bustle.

Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Davis, Charles Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved bustle. This design consists in "[a] bustle consisting of a single piece of wire bent in spiral form, and bent at its ends to form loops to which are secured straps . . . having a buckle, and the elastic strap secured to the strap and engaging a buckle on the strap" (lines 85-90).
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Bustle.

Bustle.

Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Davis, Charles Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved bustle. This design "consist[s] of a single piece of wire bent in spiral form, said bustle being larger in diameter at its center than at its ends, and eyes or loops formed in said ends, in combination with a spiral spring located within said bustle, the ends of said spring being formed with eyes or loops, and cords or tapes secured to the eyes of the bustle and spring" (lines 52-59).
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