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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: McCallum, Walter Randolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[a]n ant-trap, comprising the body and the inward-projecting tubes having the protecting-caps on their inner ends, the outer faces of the caps being convex and provided with apertures of greater diameter than the bore of the inner end of the tube" (lines 90-95).
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Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
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BUCKLE

BUCKLE

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Bardwell, Henery G.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved buckle" (lines4-5)
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
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Chimney-Protector.

Chimney-Protector.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Drill.

Drill.

Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and effective drill that "automatically expand[s] in the bottom of the well below the tubing, to cut a hole sufficiently large for the tubing without requiring a second drilling or reaming process" (lines 11-15).
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Gopher Trap.

Gopher Trap.

Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
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Improvement in Billiard-Tables.

Improvement in Billiard-Tables.

Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Waldie, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for a design for a billiard table that can also be used as a Jenny-Lind table. Illustration included.
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Improvement in Buckles.

Improvement in Buckles.

Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
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Improvement in Buckles.

Improvement in Buckles.

Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Description: Patent relating to "improvements in harness-buckles" (lines 17-18) including instructions and illustration.
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