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Apparatus for Catching Waste Products From Lead, Silver, or Other Smelters.

Apparatus for Catching Waste Products From Lead, Silver, or Other Smelters.

Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Sergeant, Walter
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for "catching the waste products from lead, silver , or other smelters" (line 5 - 7).
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Apparatus for Condensing Flue-Dust.

Apparatus for Condensing Flue-Dust.

Date: July 3, 1889
Creator: Hizon, Hiram W.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for "condensing and saving the flue-dust passing with the waste gases through the chimney of lead-smelting furnaces." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus For Desulfurizing Matte Or Other Furnace Products

Apparatus For Desulfurizing Matte Or Other Furnace Products

Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Wells, James L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for desulfuring matte or other furnace products.
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Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ennis, Thomas L.
Description: Patent for improvements in mechanism for “applying oil to curves and switches of street railway tracks” (lines 6-7) by using an “oil-tank [that] is arranged in the upper position of the hood or shield over the car-wheel. The valve is in the bottom of the oil-space and may be controlled by a lever arranged to turn or lift in the valve, and under the valve is arranged the oiling-wheel, which runs lightly on the track or face of the car-wheel and applied the oil." (Page 2, lines 69-76) Includes illustration.
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Artesian Well Borer.

Artesian Well Borer.

Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
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Bicycle.

Bicycle.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Lillibridge, Freeman
Description: Patent for a bicycle that is safer than other bicycles. It has compensating gearing so that "the variations in leverage in the various positions assumed by the pedal crank are equalized" (lines 12-13).
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Bolster-Standard.

Bolster-Standard.

Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Bennett, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and easily applied bolster-standard meant to be secured to the bolster and does not allow the bolster to split or crack.
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Burial Apparatus.

Burial Apparatus.

Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Thorne, Richard Hamilton
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "a burial device adapted particularly for use as a cemetery hearse and also for depositing the casket in the grave" (line 12 - 15).
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Car Brake.

Car Brake.

Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Mayer, Charles
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the transverse beam of the truck, of the levers pivoted to the under side of the same, the brake-shoes, the pitmen connecting the brake-shoes with the levers, the straps secured to the beam, the retaining-rods having their ends pivoted to the pitmen and the straps, and devices for operating the levers" (lines 94-101).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Schairer, John Jacob
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and safe car-coupling that will not accidentally uncouple, and can uncouple without the operator stepping between the cars. It "consists principally of a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead and provided with cam surfaces, and an arm mounted to swing and adapted to engage the said cam surfaces to open and close the knuckle" (lines 14-18). The coupling can also couple cars of different heights.
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