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Auger.

Auger.

Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64).
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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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Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
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Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
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Sash Fastener

Sash Fastener

Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Tuitte, Frank
Description: Patent for a new and useful Sash holder and lock. This invention is to "provide a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may be applied to either the upper or lower sashes of windows in general use at the present time without materially injuring them and without requiring the aid of a skilled mechanic" (line 10 - 15).
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Tree Protector.

Tree Protector.

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Hornung, August & Fuos, Adolph Hermann
Description: Patent for a new and improved tree protector. This design "provide[s] the means whereby fruit-trees, ornamental trees, and other trees may be protected against the ravages of the cutting-ant and other crawling insects" (lines 35-39).
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Wheel-Plow.

Wheel-Plow.

Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Reuss, John L.
Description: Patent for improvements in wheeled-plow by adding inner and outer guide to the bent axle and an adjusting device to the stop-plate; these additions enable the plow adjustment process effortless. Illustration is included.
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