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Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Automatic Car-Switching System.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
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Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Gaston, Stephen M.
Description: Patent for an automatic steam damper-regulator that is simply constructed, and can quickly close and open its damper in the flue of the boiler or furnace.
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Bale Band Tightener.

Bale Band Tightener.

Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Willis, Robert L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-band tightener. This design "is to produce a device by which one person may with ease draw a band tightly around a bale of cotton or other merchandise, in place of one that has by accident been broken" (lines 12-16).
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Band Stretcher.

Band Stretcher.

Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21).
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Bedstead Fastening.

Bedstead Fastening.

Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Stewart, John Adkerson
Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead fastening. This design "consist[s] in the locking-pin, the sections which are . . . provided with the laterally projecting alternating studs . . . having aligned vertical perforations to receive the said locking-pin, and their faces provided with the outer beveled flanges at the base of the studs, extending the entire length of the sections, so that when the sections are connected together they will meet each other in angular form, whereby the strain on the locking pin and the lateral studs is equalized" (lines 59-70).
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Bicycle Attachment.

Bicycle Attachment.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
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Binder for Paper Tablets.

Binder for Paper Tablets.

Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Murray, Bredett C.
Description: Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations.
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Board Roofing.

Board Roofing.

Date: December 19, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Description: Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards.
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Bran Dresser

Bran Dresser

Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: De Haven, Charles
Description: Patent for new and valuable Improvement in Bran-Dressers
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