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 Decade: 1890-1899
Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dabney, Benjamin & Yopp, William I.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal.
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Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Connor, John T.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Attachment for Bicycles.

Attachment for Bicycles.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David Robert
Description: Patent for a package-carrying device that attaches to the frame of a bicycle. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Attachment for Penholders.

Attachment for Penholders.

Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: McDonald, Michael Shaw
Description: Patent for a simple and effective attachment for penholders. It is "readily and easily attached to a penholder, and which is adapted to protect the fingers of the hand and prevent them from coming in contact with the pen or with the inked portion of the holder" (lines 15-19).
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Axle.

Axle.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Stewart, John A.
Description: Patent for improvement in axles by using a “combination of a bar, two skeins and means for holding the skeins in place upon the bar,” (lines 17-18) includes illustration.
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Bale-Band Tightener

Bale-Band Tightener

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Duval, John L.
Description: Patent for a bale-band tightener, for "baling-presses; and its object is to provide a new and improved bale-band tightener which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to permit the operator to conveniently place the bands in position and fasten the ends together after the bale is pressed." (Lines 7-13)
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Bicycle-Holder.

Bicycle-Holder.

Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: McKanna, John J.
Description: Patent for a bicycle-holder that holds the bicycle upright. It consists of "a pair of plates clamped upon a portion of the frame of a bicycle, two pairs of ears formed integral with and depending from said plates, one pair of ears being formed convcavo-convex to form a socket between them and constructed with semicircular notches in their lower edges, a rod having a ball or spherical body on its upper end that is located and held for movement in the so formed socket, a lug formed integral with the lower end of one of the remaining pair of ears, and an arm pivoted between said remaining pair of ears, said arm having a bifurcated lower end that engages the rim or tire of the front wheel of the bicycle" (lines 40-54).
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Blind-Stop.

Blind-Stop.

Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Hoskins, William Wharton
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive blind stop that adjusts and locks "the slats of window blinds in any position desired for the purpose of regulating the light, and to prevent the rattling and wear and tear on the slats, and to lock the slats so that they cannot be opened from the outside at all" (lines 8-13). It is easy to operate and does not use screws.
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Button.

Button.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Burroughs, John J.
Description: Patent for a button that can fit in any buttonhole. It is "a bar having a button or know affixed thereto and having key-hole-slots, of a button attached to an arm having a tongue and a contracted offset portion adjacent thereto and between the same and the button carried thereby, the said tongue being of a thickness substantially the same as the width of the slot" (lines 55-62).
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Calendar.

Calendar.

Date: April 6, 1891
Creator: Sittig, Alexander Franklin
Description: Patent for improvements to the monthly reference calendar, which includes note space and a monthly index. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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