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Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.
Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33).
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a draw-head having a chamber and a recess from its upper face into the chamber, of a coupling-dog pivoted in the recess and having a notch in its under faces and a hook at its forward end...... and the chain and levers connected with the said eyes.” (Lines 32-41) Illustration is included.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: November 27, 1891
Creator: Franks, Madison S.
Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to an implement designed for boring earth, and may be used for well-boring and also for boring post-holes," (lines 11-13) including instructions and illustrations.
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Grain Toller.

Grain Toller.

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Wilson, William John
Description: Patent for a new and improved grain toller. This design "consists in a novel construction of a revolving cylinder provided with cavities representing certain measures . . . separating a certain portion [of grain] to be retained as toll, and whereby, also, provision is made for varying the size of the toll-measure, so as to enable it to separate different proportions from the main body of the grain, according to the amount of toll to be taken" (lines 7-19).
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Process of Tanning.

Process of Tanning.

Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Turner, Robert W.
Description: Patent for improvements in tanning by steaming the broom-weed (Amphiachyris dracunculoides) to extract liquor and gradually condense the liquor into a strong solution as tanning ingredient for treatment of hides or skins. No illustration.
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Siphon.

Siphon.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Damron, John H.
Description: Patent for a new siphon used to convey and distribute water for any purposes where it may necessary to convey water over elevations from a higher plane to a lower one, including illustrations.
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Tire Tightener.

Tire Tightener.

Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Jones, James Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design calls for a wheel with a gap rather than a continuous ring, so a double-threaded bolt in the gap may be tightened or loosened to contract or expand the wheel and subsequently the tire.
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