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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: December 8, 1891
Creator: Walker, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for a new type of ant trap that captures ants by having them crawl up a wooden central chamber and then fall into a sheer metal pit. Includes illustrations.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Henry Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements on a churn design, in particular for churns with a vertical dasher that have reciprocating motion.
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Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
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Combined Barrel Truck and Support.

Combined Barrel Truck and Support.

Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Hoff, John P.
Description: Patent for "a combination of devices for hoisting and hauling and supporting barrels and other receptacles for use in stores and other places" (lines 8-11).
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Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Date: April 15, 1879
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new improvement for Lamp-Burners that helps prevent explosions, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Pumps.

Improvement in Pumps.

Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Mason, John T.
Description: Patent for "a pump having two barrels of different diameters, the larger being subjacent to the smaller, and each provided with a valved piston, said pistons being both secured to the same piston-rod, in combination with a weight, arranged to counter-balance the added weights of the water-columns above the smaller and below the larger piston." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Insect-Destroyer.

Insect-Destroyer.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Maddux, Richard Calvin
Description: Patent for an insect destroyer consisting of a steam-generator used with "removable drawers forming the fire-box and ash-pan of the generator, a safety-valve connected with the steam-boiler, and a novel form and construction of flexible discharge-tube, the same being provided with a cut-off device and with a socket-piece adapted to receive a handle by means of which the discharge end of the flexible tube may be elevated and conducted to any desired point" (lines 12-21).
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Lamp Chimney Cap.

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
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Post Hole Digger.

Post Hole Digger.

Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).
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Sand-Band.

Sand-Band.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Description: Patent for a sand band which will prevent sand and dirt from working in between the axle and hub and into the axle-box of a vehicle.
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