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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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Bed Bottom.

Bed Bottom.

Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Bentley, Travis C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed bottom. This design "consists in a spring-bed formed of two U-shaped spring-rods or frames formed by the rods, which frames have their end pieces crossed and secured at their free ends in the opposite ends of slates. To the longitudinal pieces of the spring-frames the side edges of a piece of canvas are secured, and spiral springs are secured on the slats below the canvas" (lines 11-19).
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BED-BOTTOM

BED-BOTTOM

Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Pafford, John R.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable.
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Bed Bottom.

Bed Bottom.

Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Peacock, John Calvin; Graves, James Beard & Huffor, George Allin
Description: Patent for an improved bed bottom consisting of a series of hooks and eyes and wires with instructions and illustrations.
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Bed Bottom and Brace.

Bed Bottom and Brace.

Date: April 30, 1891
Creator: Lightfoot, Walter Hamond
Description: Patent for an invention to "simplify and improve the construction of bedsteads and provide efficient and durable means for securing the slats to the bedstead and for securing the parts of the bedstead together," (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustrations.
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Bed Bottom Spring.

Bed Bottom Spring.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Jarrett, Joshua V.
Description: Patent for new and improved bed springs. Due to this design's construction, "in addition to the support furnished by the top spirals, the platform furnishes a broad level bearing for the mattress and prevents sagging between the springs or injury to the mattress itself. Also, the parallels, being springs in themselves, additional comfort and elasticity are added to the bed, and the springs themselves are more readily adapted to the varying width of the slats of different beds" (lines 25-34).
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Bed-Brace.

Bed-Brace.

Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Stoermer, Alexander Sr.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bed brace, including instructions and illustrations.
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Bed-Brace.

Bed-Brace.

Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Pool, David Preston
Description: Patent for a bed brace that consists of end-loops that are held by engage hooks at the ends of the bedstead, fixed draw-wires that connect the outer and inner sides of the end-loops, a tension-loop that is connected to the side rails, tightening link with duplicate rings that slide onto the tension loop, and a transverse twisting-bar.
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