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 Decade: 1880-1889
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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Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
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Apparatus for Use in Dry Out-Houses

Apparatus for Use in Dry Out-Houses

Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for the construction of an improved odorless apparatus for dry out-houses, including explications and illustrations.
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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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Barrel for Outhouses.

Barrel for Outhouses.

Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved barrel. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel-head having the opening, of the cover adapted to close said opening, the bolt extending through said cover and into the barrel, the clamping bar longer than the width of said opening in the barrel-head, said bar being centrally pivoted by a rivet to the lower end of said bolt, and a nut screwed upon the upper end of said bolt for clamping said cover in position" (lines 16-25).
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Barrel-Truck.

Barrel-Truck.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Wilson, William W. & Newton, Jeremiah L.
Description: Patent for a new barrel truck or wheeled dolly design for moving barrels or boxes more easily, including illustrations.
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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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Bitters.

Bitters.

Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: Kieffer, Nickola
Description: Patent for stomach-bitters (a bittersweet digestive aid) “a new and healthy composition of matter to be used as a tonic, and to be known as the ‘Improved Bitters,’ ” (lines 5-7) which includes ingredients and dosage. Ingredients are Cologne spirits (the highest grade of distilled alcohol), Ceylon cinnamon, orange-peel, galanga-root, zedoary-root, cloves, star aniseed, coriander, Roman chamomile-flowers, cassia-buds, juniper-berries, gentian-root, wormwood, peppermint herb, calamus-root, elder-flowers, lavender-flowers, cardamom-seed, and mace.
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BOOK-RACK

BOOK-RACK

Date: July 6, 1880
Creator: Murphy, James
Description: Patent for a book rack that can be used as book-rest.
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