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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 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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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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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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Cartridge Belt.

Cartridge Belt.

Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Beach, Willie P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cartridge belt. This design "is to provide a new and improved cartridge-belt for holding cartridges securely, the said belt being simple in construction, strong, and durable. The invention consists in the combination of a belt, with a strap held on the same by up-right metal fasteners and forming pockets on the belt. The invention also consists in the combination, with the above belt and strap, of a cord passed transversely through the several pockets, and in other combinations of parts" (lines 11-18).
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Check-Punch.

Check-Punch.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Woodworth, Charles H.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and compact check-punch that can be operated by one hand and doesn't take much power to operate. The machine consists of two movable members, "one of which carries all of the male and the other all of the female dies, said members being so related that when moved relatively to each other in one direction all the male dies move as a single member...and enter the female dies, and when moved in the opposite direction all of said male dies are withdrawn" (lines 12-20).
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Combined Cigar-Clipper and Match-Box.

Combined Cigar-Clipper and Match-Box.

Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Campo, Ysidro Del
Description: Patent for a combined cigar-clipper and match-box "in which the matches will be delivered with a regular feed, so that it will be highly inconvenient for persons to carry away more than one or two matches" (lines 10-13).
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Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Crate for Shipping Bananas.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Andrews, Otis
Description: Patent for a crate for shipping bananas that does not hurt the fruit during shipping. The crate separates the bunches so the bananas do not get crushed, and the crate is ventilated to prevent decay.
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Fastening Device for Fence-Runners.

Fastening Device for Fence-Runners.

Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Logan, Paul H.
Description: Patent for a fastening-device for fence-runners that is a staple and tie-wire in one. The device will not be drawn or displaced regardless of its placement in relationship to the runner.
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