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Gate Latch.

Gate Latch.

Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design consists in "[a] gate-latch comprising a slotted-sleeve, a pivoted and spring-actuated latch-plate, and a bolt mounted to turn in the latch-plate and extend through the sleeve, and provided with a transverse pin" (lines 98-102).
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Track Walker's Tool.

Track Walker's Tool.

Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a new and improved track-walker's tool. This design "consist[s] of a sectional handle or body having a claw-bar and spiking-maul at one end and a wrench at the opposite end, the said wrench being provided with a stud upon one face, the distance between the outer face of said stud and the outer surface of the maul when the sections are joined together and the maul faces the stud being such as to correspond to the standard distance between rails" (lines 14-23).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a car-coupling "which will afford means to automatically connect cars and release them in a safe manner from the roof or side of a car" (lines 9-11) and to adapt the improved coupling for connection with one of the ordinary type, including illustrations.
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Gate-Latch.

Gate-Latch.

Date: July 29, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for improvements in gate latches, which "may be adjusted toward or from a gate on a post to be engaged by the latch proper and enable compensation to be made for spreading of the posts upon which the gate is supported and to which it is secured by the latching device." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Gate-Hinge.

Gate-Hinge.

Date: December 2, 1891
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for improvements in gate hinges, "the object being to provide hinges which will hold the gate in an open position." (Lines 9-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Picture Hanger

Picture Hanger

Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new picture frame with adjustable hanger. Patent for "a new and improved picture frame with an attached hanger to support the top and bottom of the frame at any desire angle" (lines 14-19) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new picture frame hanger design, including illustrations.
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Swinging Gate.

Swinging Gate.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a swinging gate that consists of a supporting post, a gate, a hinge that connects the gate to the post, a rear bar, a hinge lever that connects the rear gate bar to the supporting post, an operating lever, cords or chains that connect the lever and the hinge lever, and a latching mechanism.
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Billiard-Ball Holder.

Billiard-Ball Holder.

Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a simple billiard-ball holder that is meant to "provide a means for holding the balls when not in use, so that they will not fall out of the holder to the floor, and means to provide for the tilting of the holder out of line, so that the balls will roll to the opposite end, and out of the opening into the triangle, thereby saving a good part of the time in taking the balls out of the holder" (lines 20-27).
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Triangle for Billiard-Balls.

Triangle for Billiard-Balls.

Date: July 11, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for an improved triangle for billiard balls that consists of sides, movable doors on the bottom edge, a fixed guide on the side of the triangle, and springs to hold the doors.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and inexpensive portable water cooler that refrigerates the water "by the action of the air and the evaporation of the liquid or vapor percolating the material" (lines 12-14). It does not use ice and can be used in rural areas.
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