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 Decade: 1880-1889
Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: German, Eliza
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists "[i]n a working-body churn, the combination, with the churn-body having centrally-disposed turret, and the breaking-frames having their lower ends resting in suitable seats, in the bottom of the churn-body and their upper ends extended into the turret thereof, of the block having sockets and placed on the breaking-frames with its lower side projected above the turret, and the cap or lid, placed on the turret and bearing against the block and securing the same and the breaking-frames in position" (lines 23-34).
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Coffee Pot.

Coffee Pot.

Date: October 4, 1881
Creator: Cummings, James K.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee pot. This design "consists in securing a wire diagonally down the side of the pot, and to which wire is attached the cover of the pot in such a manner that the cover can be dropped down out of the way when the condenser is put on without detaching the cover from the pot" (lines 13-18).
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Device for Sheltering Animals.

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
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Holder for Shades and Reflectors.

Holder for Shades and Reflectors.

Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Vestal, Addison F. & Vestal, Charles A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved holder for shades and reflectors. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a lamp-burner and its reflector, of a collar having the female threads, the radial arms, correspondingly threaded at the inner end, and having eyes at the outer end, and the spring-wire or cut ring carrying the reflector on one end" (lines 56-61).
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Mosquito Bar Frame.

Mosquito Bar Frame.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Williams, Gilbert L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting. This design "relates to mosquito-bar frames, and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency" (lines 9-13).
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Motor.

Motor.

Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Houston, George W. & Mulkey, Elijah F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spring-actuated mechanism, of the ratchet-wheel, the spring-detent, and the lever to operate a rod" (lines 55-58).
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Planter.

Planter.

Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Savage, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is to provide a seed-planter with means whereby the strain on the rotating cylinder or the scraper is equalized and reduced to a minimum, and to provide improved means for effectually covering the seed after they have been deposited" (lines 20-25).
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Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: German, Francis M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting attachment for sewing machines. This design "has for its object to connect the quilting-frame and the sewing-machine so that the action of the machine will automatically propel the quilting frame; and it consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the several parts" (lines 17-22).
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Quilting Frame.

Quilting Frame.

Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: German, Francis M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame for sewing machines. This design consists "[i]n a quilting frame, the combination, with suitable supporting standards having an inclined V-shaped track secured thereto, of a rail having rollers mounted upon the side thereof and traveling upon said track, depending brackets secured to the ends of said rail, transverse secured to the ends of said depending rods, and rollers having bearing in said transverse strips" (lines 3-11).
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