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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-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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Bathing-Suit.

Bathing-Suit.

Date: March 29, 1898
Creator: Davis, Jesse W D.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in bathing suits.
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Beam or Girder.

Beam or Girder.

Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Cousins, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved girder. This design is "composed of a vertical web and a flange or flanges, a mass of the metal in a flange or flanges projecting from the web at and near one-half the distance between the axis and the neutral line" (lines 48-53).
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Bed and Cylinder Printing-Machine.

Bed and Cylinder Printing-Machine.

Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Murray, George T.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in bed and cylinder printing machines for "operating and controlling the motion of the bed-plate thereof" (line 11 - 13).
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Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
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