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Band for Paper, Currency, &c.

Band for Paper, Currency, &c.

Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Matthews, Oscar Semmes
Description: Patent for a new and improved money clip. This design consists in "[a] band for packages provided with tongues projecting toward each other and an elastic, whereby when the band is in use the tongues will project in opposite directions to receive the elastic" (lines 57-61).
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Band Stretcher.

Band Stretcher.

Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21).
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Bank - Protecting Device.

Bank - Protecting Device.

Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Hinkle, George J.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
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Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for improvements in bank-protectors by “providing doors, windows, and other openings with suitable metallic shields that may be readily placed in position by a slight movement of the hand or foot of the operator” (lines 19-23), illustration is included.
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Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for a bank-protector that consists of vertically moving shields arranged just within the cashier's and teller's windows and the outer door of the bank, and a mechanism that allows the cashier to drop the shields and sound an alarm. Illustrations included.
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Bank-Punch

Bank-Punch

Date: March 18, 1890
Creator: Lane, Alvin V.
Description: Patent for "a punch for the use of banks, counting-houses, &c., which will cut figures and characters out of the material of la check or other paper, and which will cut in the said paper before and after the figures representing the value of the check a star or other character to prevent the raising of the check by the addition of other figures" (lines 21-28).
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Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Thomas, Thomas Parry
Description: Patent for a banker's daily-balance index meant to "promote the speed and accuracy of book-keepers in keeping the personal daily balance ledger in banking and other like business" (lines 9-12). The patent is for a piece of paper divided with ink into strips on the front and back.
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Barber's Paper Clip.

Barber's Paper Clip.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
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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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