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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design "furnish[es] breakwaters for protecting harbors and roadsteads, and keeping open channels through bars at the entrances of harbors, the mouths of rivers, and in other places, and which shall not be liable to be destroyed by the marine worm" (lines 13-19).
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Hoefs, Otto
Description: Patent for a canal or ditch digging machine that has a carriage and a mechanism that draws the carriage across the ground, and a boring-tool beneath the carriage. The boring-tool can bore at an adjustable angle.
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Device for Distributing Insect Powder.

Device for Distributing Insect Powder.

Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Hogarth, William H. J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bug sprayer. This design consists in "the combination of the body of the bellows and the perforate wall or sieve arranged longitudinally therein, dividing the bellows into two compartments, with a nozzle or an air-outlet communicating with one compartment, whereby material placed in the other compartment on the opposite side of the sieve is agitated by the operation of the bellows and delivered to the air-blast in a comminuted state" (lines 25-35).
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Electro Medical Belt.

Electro Medical Belt.

Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved electro-medical belt. This design "consists in a belt or support constructed of multiple-ply electro-conductive belting, which [the design] make[s] by inserting a conductor or conductors between the folds of a multiple-ply band with suitable contact-points at the surface, a sling supported by and movable on the belt for carrying the electric generator, also constructed of the electro-conductive belting, and having detachable connectors between its contact points and those of the belt-contact plates, consisting of disks or plates provided with tongues" (lines 18-29).
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Hanging Millstones.

Hanging Millstones.

Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
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Hunting-Knife.

Hunting-Knife.

Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hunting knives, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a design for a battery-powered wire glue cutter/slicer including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Park, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for a bee-hive that prevents insects (such as moths) from entering therein and maximizes the amount of honey collected from the hive, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Stratton, Asa E., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in car-axle bearings in which "it consists in a box having a chambered back for containing oil, and having grooves along the straight edges of its bearing-surface for receiving a wick, the ends of which extend through holes in the box into the oil reservoir.”
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