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Abdominal Supporter.

Abdominal Supporter.

Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Galney, Augustus.
Description: Patent for a new and improved supporter for the abdomen during pregnancy. This design "consists of an abdominal sack for the support of the abdomen in pregnancy, which is contrived with supporting-bands adapted for supporting it from the shoulders of the wearer, where the weight can be best sustained, and so as to entirely avoid the belt commonly used, and thus relieve the stomach and liver from the pressure and irritation which it produces" (lines 7-15).
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Adjusting Device for Compressing-Rolls.

Adjusting Device for Compressing-Rolls.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Description: Patent for adjusting devices for compressing rolls which “employed for compressing into a continuous thin sheet cotton fiber; and the objects in view are to provide a simple and convenient means for binding the rolls in contact, and when so bound to prevent any undesired yielding.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Apparatus for Baling Cotton.

Date: November 5, 1890
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Description: Patent for improvements to an apparatus that softens and compresses cotton, and prevents clogging and breakage. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Handling Lint-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Lint-Cotton.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling lint-cotton that allows air to move freely without back pressure while putting the fiber into a bat. It has a "trunk into which a series of gins deliver, of a primary condenser having a high surface speed, so that it will rapidly remove the fiber and prevent the bat from building up of such thickness as to check the escape of air, and a second condenser having a slower surface speed and arranged to receive the lint from the first condenser and form it into a thicker bat" (lines 29-37).
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Apparatus for Producing Ammoniacal Gas.

Apparatus for Producing Ammoniacal Gas.

Date: July 21, 1885
Creator: Lee, Charles B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator and ice machine. This design "consists in an improved construction, whereby the gas is relieved of its moisture before entering the condenser, a better apparatus is obtained, and repairs are facilitated and cheapened" (lines 12-16).
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Apparatus for Steaming and Cleansing Barrels, & c.

Apparatus for Steaming and Cleansing Barrels, & c.

Date: May 5, 1873
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for steaming and cleaning barrels for the reception of resin, turpentine, oils, molasses, sirups, and other like liquids.
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Arrangement of Devices for Lowering and Detaching Boats.

Arrangement of Devices for Lowering and Detaching Boats.

Date: March 16, 1858
Creator: De Veuve, Henry
Description: Patent for "lowering and detaching life and other small boats from large ships" (lines 5-7), including illustration.
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Automatic Bale-Rolling Attachment for Compress.

Automatic Bale-Rolling Attachment for Compress.

Date: September 21, 1875
Creator: Reisel, Henry
Description: Patent for improvement in automatic bale-rolling attachments for compressors.
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Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
Description: Patent for improvements to the type writer which allow for automatic, proper spacing between letters and words; will automatically return the carriage to the beginning of the page; and will automatically feed the inking ribbon so that the entire surface is used. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Back-Band Buckle.

Back-Band Buckle.

Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Brown, John Staddart
Description: Patent for an improved back-band buckle and an improved hook that connects the buckle with the trace-chain. The lever-hook snaps "into position and is held secure in a pane substantially flush with the lower portion of the buckle-frame when the buckle is closed by the forcing down of the lever" (lines 15-19).
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