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Channel Cleaner.

Channel Cleaner.

Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Evans, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved channel cleaner. This design "is to construct an apparatus which may be anchored in a channel where there are sand-bars, for the purpose of agitating the water and stirring up the sand, so that the current may remove it. [The] invention consists in a trunk or large tube perforated along the bottom and provided at one end with a flaring mouth for concentrating the current within the trunk; also, in the combination, with the trunk, of a stirrer and a motor-screw for driving the same" (lines 17-28).
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Charger for Loading Revolvers.

Charger for Loading Revolvers.

Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Munch, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved charger for revolvers. This design "consists of a cylindrical case of metal, pasteboard, or other suitable material, contrived with a centerpiece, by which a number of cartridges corresponding to the number of chambers in the cylinder of the fire-arm may be located in the charger suitably for being simultaneously entered at the points in the chambers of the cylinder and be discharged from the charger into the cylinder all at once to facilitate the loading of revolving fire-arms" (lines 8-17).
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Check - Book

Check - Book

Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Exline, Marcus P.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in check-book for " customer's use, such as are employed by banks for free distribution" (line 11 - 13).
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Check Hook.

Check Hook.

Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Matchette, James S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved check-hook. This design is "composed of the U-shaped frame having a threaded stem projecting from its lower end, and having the lugs extending from its vertical branches, the spring, and the cross-bar pivoted at one end between the lugs, and having side depressions near its other end to receive the lugs, and having its end adapted to be engaged by the spring and provided with the thumb-piece or horse-head" (lines 90-100).
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Check-Punch.

Check-Punch.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Woodworth, Charles H.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and compact check-punch that can be operated by one hand and doesn't take much power to operate. The machine consists of two movable members, "one of which carries all of the male and the other all of the female dies, said members being so related that when moved relatively to each other in one direction all the male dies move as a single member...and enter the female dies, and when moved in the opposite direction all of said male dies are withdrawn" (lines 12-20).
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Check - Spring.

Check - Spring.

Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Walker, Fred B. & Reid, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved check-spring. This design "relates to check reins; and its object is to provide a new and improved check-spring for preventing sudden jars to a horse's mouth when the animal throws his head forward" (line 7 - 11).
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Checkrein-Holder.

Checkrein-Holder.

Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Winans, Myron L.
Description: Patent for a checkrein-holder for harness-saddles that has a hook grooved on one side, a plate or wire inside the groove that attaches the hook to a smaller hook, a link that engages one end of the hook and as connected to a bell-crank lever, the bell crank lever that locks the link into the hook, and a screw bolt for the bell-crank lever.
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Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Flatau, Louis Spencer
Description: Patent for chemical fire extinguishers "in which the acid-bottle consists of two concentric cylinders, the inner one of which is open at top and bottom, and which, when the bottle is placed in the cylinder containing the water and soda, potash, or other material, a compressed-air seal will be formed, preventing the acid and water from commingling; but when the bottle is inverted the seal will be broken, and the water and acid coming together will generate the gas." (Lines 18-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in chemical fire extinguishers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Chemical Fire-Extingusiher.

Chemical Fire-Extingusiher.

Date: December 31, 1896
Creator: Flatau, Louis, S.
Description: Patent for a chemical fire-extinguisher meant to "provide an improved acid-receptacle which will obviate the objects to the ordinary acid-bottles now in use" (lines 15-18).
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