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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: March 21, 1882
Creator: Jones, Isaac Van Zandt
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "consists in the combination, with the follower, the right-and-left-screw, and nuts, of the hinged levers and the bars swiveled thereto; also, in the combination . . . of the slotted bars, the hinged socket, and the swiveled arms; also, in the combination, with the nuts having shoulders and the hinged levers having forked up ends, of the anti-friction rollers journaled in recesses in the said nuts; also . . . of the curved and flattened swiveled arms, whereby the lower ends of the said follower-bars can have a lateral movement" (lines 23-38).
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Beehive.

Beehive.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Tucker, John Q.
Description: Patent for improvements in beehives: "invention is to improve the construction of beehives and to provide a simple and efficient one, which will permit food to be readily supplied to the bees when desired and enable the apiarian to have him to cut bee entrances to the same." (lines 9-15).
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Beehive.

Beehive.

Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Hawkins, Jackson D. & Ray, Francis M.
Description: Patent for a beehive that is meant "to provide for the ready or convenient "robbing" of the hive without subjecting the bees to injury , as experienced in the old way, by smoking the bees out of the hive" (lines 16-20).
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Boring and Tenoning Machine.

Boring and Tenoning Machine.

Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Ryan, William H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hollow auger attachment and felly-boring machine. This design "relates to an improved felly-boring machine which is adapted with slight adjustment to co-operate with a hollow auger for forming the tenons on the spokes. [The] invention consists in the construction of the frame, the clamp for securing it to the spokes or felly-supports, and in the means for holding and adjusting the auger" (lines 14-21).
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Boring Machine.

Boring Machine.

Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: Forniraseo, Domaneco
Description: Patent for a new and improved boring machine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a circularly-adjustable rod carrying a pressure screw, an adjustable arm arranged on said rod and having its end or head concave on its underside and provided with bearing indentations or punctures, and a brace having a bearing end corresponding in form to said bearing indentations or punctures" (lines 16-24).
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design is "to provide a device to be applied upon the rump of the animal for the purpose of attachment of the back-strap, the trace-bearers or breeching-straps, and the crupper-strap without sewing. [The] device comprises, essentially, a frame carrying a buckle for the attachment of the back-strap and one for the attachment of the crupper, and a loop for retaining the trace or breeching carrying straps or hip-straps" (lines 9-18).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Weathersby, Sarah Ann
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by enhancing a device called pin-lifter to couple and uncouple rail cars. Illustration is included.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Thomason, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists, [primarily], of certain devices whereby the coupling-pin raised in the draw-head is supported until the draw-heads strike each other in coupling, when the coupling-pin falls by gravity" (lines 17-21).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: April 6, 1886
Creator: Thomason, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a draw-head, the laterally-movable pin-retaining arms supported therein, and a pivoted wing normally held in the path of an approaching link, and arranged to distend the arms to drop the pin when acted on by the links" (lines 30-35).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Ervin, Robert N.
Description: Patent for a vertical hook car coupling that also couple air-brakes. In the invention "the drawheads are provided with interlocking tongues to prevent the disconnection of the drawheads by vertical movement; the interlocking faces of the drawheads are provided with sockets to receive a plug for completing the air passage for the train pipes; the drawheads are provided with means for receiving the ordinary hose-coupling on cars not provided with [the] drawhead, and finally other features of [the] invention are the means for securing the drawhead to the car and for uncoupling" (lines 14-25).
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