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Carling-Socket for Car-Frames.

Carling-Socket for Car-Frames.

Date: July 31, 1891
Creator: Coffin, Walter E.
Description: Patent for improvements to "carlings for the roofs of cars, such as used for transporting live or dead freight," (lines 11-13) with instructions and illustrations.
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Carpenter's Hatchet.

Carpenter's Hatchet.

Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's hatchet. This design, "by curving or convexing the back of the hatchet downward from the eye to the rear end of the blade [it] greatly facilitates the ease and efficiency with which the hatchet can be used in driving nails in angles and corners—an improvement which will be at once appreciated by all carpenters—while by forming the back of the blade with the opposite recesses, leaving the thin wall between them, the hatchet can be used as a screw-driver, and the carpenter can thus dispense with the use of a separate screw-driver" (lines 67-79).
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Carpenter's Square.

Carpenter's Square.

Date: October 3, 1882
Creator: Callihan, Willie Hoyle
Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's square. This design calls for ribs or ridges running lengthwise along the blades and a thicker, more durable square between the blades. In this way, only the ribs or ridges suffer wear, and the square lasts longer.
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Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Paschal, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fastener for carriages. This design is "an improvement upon that particular form of curtain-fasteners . . . in which a sleeve or barrel having a rotary and sliding movement on a spring-encircled shank or post is provided with a wing or projection for effecting the connection of said sleeve or barrel with the eyelet or grommet of the curtain . . . which will effectually prevent the accidental disengagement of the curtain" (lines 18-29).
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Carriage Top.

Carriage Top.

Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Description: Patent for an adjustable carriage top for protection from the weather. Accompanied by illustrations.
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Carriage Top.

Carriage Top.

Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Goelet, Edward Buncombe
Description: Patent for a new and improved carriage top. This design consists in "the combination, with a vehicle-seat, a series of top-supporting bows pivoted thereto, and a jointed brace having its lower end pivoted to the seat and its upper end to one of the bows, of a rigid operating-lever having its upper end pivoted to said jointed brace and its lower end adjustably connected with the seat, whereby the position of the lower end of said lever may be varied and the brace and top secured in any desired position" (lines 51-60).
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Carriage Top Prop.

Carriage Top Prop.

Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey
Description: Patent for a new and improved prop for carriage tops. This design consists in "a prop-joint for vehicles, the combination of the bow, the prop-casting having the circumferential flanges lying against the opposite sides of the bow, and the opposite extension plates lying against and secured by screws to the rear edges of the bow" (lines 70-75).
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Carriage Wheel.

Carriage Wheel.

Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved carriage wheel. This design "consists in so constructing a carriage-wheel that the members thereof may be made interchangeable, and the whole may be made in a factory and shipped thence 'knocked down,' to be assembled and put together at any point to which the same may be shipped, not requiring, as is usual, the aid of a blacksmith or other skilled laborer" (lines 8-15).
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Carrier Iron for Draw Bars.

Carrier Iron for Draw Bars.

Date: September 27, 1892
Creator: Minton, William Dryden & Douglas, Alexander Stewart
Description: Patent for a new and improved carrier iron for draw-bars. This design "is to provide an improved draw-bar support exceedingly strong and durable in construction and very cheap and simple which will prevent spreading of the draft-timbers or sagging of the draw-bar and which can be reversed" (lines 19-24). It consists in "[t]he combination, in a car, of the draft-timbers, the draw-bar between the same, and the loop-shaped carrier-iron in one piece embracing said timbers and passing above and below and supporting the draw-bar and secured to said timbers by bolts" (lines 78-83).
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Cart-Saddle

Cart-Saddle

Date: April 1, 1879
Creator: Franks, Ely Anderson
Description: Patent for a more animal-friendly saddle to attach a horse to a cart by adjusting the way the girth is handled as the cart is loaded.
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