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Adjustable Bench Hook.

Adjustable Bench Hook.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cooper, Harry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bench hook. This design "consists in a bench-hook constructed with a plate carrying a sliding bar, to which is adjustably secured a hook. The sliding bar and hook are locked in place by a clamp and cam attached to the plate, and the plate and its attachments are locked to the bench-front by a stationary lug attached to the plate, and a moveable lug attached to a lever pivoted to the said plate and locked in place by a cam, so that the said hook can be readily adjusted upward, downward, forward, and backward" (lines 20-30).
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Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Appratus for Treating Refuse Matter.

Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for "the perfection of an apparatus by the use of which night soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time and at a comparatively trivial expense" (lines 20-24).
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Artificial Teeth.

Artificial Teeth.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Description: Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated.
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Description: Patent for an autographic register that provides "improved means for guiding, stamping, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills; [provides] improved means for guiding the strips of paper and holding the carbon or duplicating paper in operative position; furthermore, [provides] improved means for operating the several parts of the mechanism to insure accuracy and facilitate the subsequent permanent filing of the record-bills" (lines 9-19).
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Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
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Automatic Service Cock.

Automatic Service Cock.

Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Freeman, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic service cock. This design "furnish[es] an improved automatic valve to form the connection between the water-main or distributing pipe and the service-pipe of a building for regulating the flow and pressure of water in such service-pipe and preventing overpressure" (lines 7-12).
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Baggage Check and Clasp.

Baggage Check and Clasp.

Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: McLeary, James Harvey
Description: Patent for a new and improved baggage check and clasp. This design "consists in a novel construction and arrangement of a check, a direction-plate, and a clasp for securing said parts to an article of baggage" (lines 18-21).
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Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Haenig, Emil
Description: Patent for a new and improved beer tap. This design calls for the air pipe to go within the beer tapping pipe and for a pump to supply the air pipe with air. This eliminates the need of a rubber nipple to connect the air pipe, easily cleans the pipe coil, and allows for the tapping of the keg from without the icebox.
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Bench Clamp.

Bench Clamp.

Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Murphy, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved bench clamp. This design, "[b]eing made of iron or other suitable material . . . is strong, durable, and inexpensive. It requires no bolts or screws to secure it to the work-bench or other object where its use may be required, and can be put in position and removed easily and quickly. It occupies but little room on account of its compactness, and can be applied to any piece of work without marring it" (lines 72-80).
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