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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
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Brake-Lever.

Brake-Lever.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Garrett, Jackson B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design represents "improvements in coupling railroad-cars where any of the ordinary drawheads requiring the use of the link and pin are used; and the object of [the] improvement is to make a complete, simple, and durable car-coupler. . . . by means of a strong adjustable drop ring or link and catch-pin" (lines 13-20).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
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Chemise

Chemise

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Burt, Emma Ruby
Description: Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included.
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Combination Wire-Fence Tool.

Combination Wire-Fence Tool.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Rubarth, Lee
Description: Patent for a tool that combines pincers, a hammer head, jaws, etc., to be used for fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.

Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.

Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: McMordie, William Emmett
Description: Patent for "a cradle which may be easily and quickly converted into a child's swing or into a clothes rack or drier." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Electric Railway.

Electric Railway.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Reid, Lemin Wallace
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in electric railways, and particularly to such railways as are adapted to use underground conduits, and has for its object to so construct such conduit and the line-wire connections therefor as to insure a constant connection between the line-wire and the motor of the car, and, further to greatly simplify and increase the efficiency of such systems." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cayce, Henry P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51).
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Harness-Rack.

Harness-Rack.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Kitching, John Thomas
Description: Patent for a simple harness rack that can be attached to a wagon bed, and is meant to conveniently hold harnesses when the horses are not hitched. The device can be turned out of the way when not being used.
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