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 Decade: 1890-1899
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Automatic Car-Switching System.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
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Bicycle Attachment.

Bicycle Attachment.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
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Car-Brake.

Car-Brake.

Date: August 17, 1891
Creator: Braun, Henry F.
Description: Patent for improvements in car brakes, "wherein the ordinary brake-beams are dispensed with and wherein the several brake-shoe-carrying levers will be self-adjusting." (lines 8 - 11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Curry, Charles D.
Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.
Description: Patent for improvements to churns, "and has special reference to what are known as 'vibrating-dasher' churns." (lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.

Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Blum, Sylvain.; Eldridge, Hillary.; Clark, Daniel J. & Lazarus, Sam.
Description: Patent for a "new and useful Composition of Matter for Manufacturing Calcium Carbid" (lines 5-7) that will aid in the commercially successful production. Patent includes specifications for the composition of matter.
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Device for raising water.

Device for raising water.

Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Poe, Herbert L. & Sparkman, William C.
Description: Patent for device for raising water. "Our invention relates to water-elevators in which a bucket or like receptacle is periodically lowered into a well and then raised to be emptied."
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Flue-Beader.

Flue-Beader.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson F.
Description: Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
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Hand-Stamp.

Hand-Stamp.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Fox, James T.
Description: Patent for improvements in hand-stamps which “comprised a polygonal block or disk having some of its edges provided with rubber type-strips securely fastened thereto, its other edges cut away to form shoulders, spring-metal guides or holders secured the cut-away portions, and type-strips removably secured in the guides or holders,” (lines 75-82); includes illustration.
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