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Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined or Covertible Tool.

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
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File or Bill-Book.

File or Bill-Book.

Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
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Fruit-Press.

Fruit-Press.

Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Thompson, Sarah Rosaline
Description: Patent for a device that extracts and strains "the juice of fruits, and it has for its general object to provide such a device of a cheap, simple, and durable construction, and one adapted when not in use to be disconnected and folded back against the wall so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space" (lines 13-18).
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Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hydrostatic indicator for scales. This design consists in "a reservoir, an outer cylinder, a hollow inner cylinder, an attached stand-pipe, and registering-dial, said inner cylinder being surrounded by and sliding within said outer cylinder, said outer cylinder being provided with an attached inlet-pipe communicating with said reservoir, said pipe being provided with two valves, in combination with a bearing-bar, side rods, and under bar, forming a frame bearing upon the inner cylinder" (lines 55-65).
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Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Connolly, Charles H.
Description: Patent for the new and improved construction of bee-hives. Provides instructions and illustrations.
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