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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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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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Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and easy to use car coupling and in air brake coupling that automatically couples cars together. It can be easily uncoupled from the top or sides of cars. When it couples, it also connects the cars' air pipes together.
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Nut-Lock.

Nut-Lock.

Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Taini, John
Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive nut lock that securely locks a nut onto a threaded bolt and can be easily unlocked. It also is simply constructed. It consists of a plank-like spring tongue that fits over the bolt and under the nut.
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Nut-Lock.

Nut-Lock.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Description: Patent for a nut lock with a locking washer at the base of the nut that does not unscrew. The nut forms a bar of spring metal.
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Skate-Wheel.

Skate-Wheel.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Description: Patent for a skate-wheel that is meant for roller skates, but it can be used for other things. It gives the skate a smooth gliding movement. The "invention consists essentially of a stationary runner or slide rigid to the skate and arranged in a circular rim or tire, so that there will be as little friction as possible between the two parts, the runner being adapted when in operation, to slide along its bearing in the rim or tire and by this means the tire is made to turn as in the ordinary wheel" (lines 24-32).
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