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Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Date: February 8, 1870
Creator: Williams, Blasius
Description: Patent for a new invention which uses a combination of radiation and levers in order more efficiently transmit power. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bill or Paper File.

Bill or Paper File.

Date: August 9, 1887
Creator: Gilbert, Frank B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bill or paper file. This design "relates to hook-files, the object being to so improve their construction as to prevent the bills or papers on the file from working off. The invention consists, essentially, in a file provided with a tongue pivoted near the point of the hook" (lines 7-13).
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Car Brake.

Car Brake.

Date: July 21, 1885
Creator: Daudelin, Joseph M.T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved brake for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination, with the brake, of an angle-lever on the end part of the car, a draw-head on the car, a lever pivoted on the same, a rod connecting the said lever with the angle-lever, a toothed locking-bar on the standard, and a pin on the lever on the standard" (lines 10-16).
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Grip for Cable Cars.

Grip for Cable Cars.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Washington, Dixon E.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grips for cable cars: "and it has for its objects among others to provide a simple and cheap grip by which the wear on the cable will be diminished to the minimum, and which shall be composed of few parts, those readily assembled and not liable t get ont of order, and in which practically all the wear comes upon the grip and not upon the cable" (line 14-21).
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Hand-Car.

Hand-Car.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Lo Casto, Tony
Description: Patent for improvements in hand-cars by “providing gearing operated by cranks, on the shaft of which are arranged triangular balance devices, the cranks being adjustable by means of set-screws of other analogous means, so that they may be made to operate the wheels in either direction desired.” (Lines 24-29) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Photographing Children

Improvement in Apparatus for Photographing Children

Date: July 4, 1871
Creator: Sloan, William W.
Description: Patent for an improvement in machines for taking Photographs of small children.
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Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Williams, Blasius & Cohn, Morris
Description: Patent for "corn-planters in which the corn is planted in hills or rows; and the particular features of [the] invention consist in the combination, with a pivoted rising and descending charger or cup, of a sleeve-seat for said charger, a charger-carrying stem, and the seed-hopper, whereby the charger is held and carried in position upon a seat to fill, to rise from said seat, and to dump upon its pivot, and to be again brought into and maintained in a vertical position upon said seat while descending through the corn, whereby the charger is held and moved vertically through the grain from the bottom of the hopper to receive and discharge the filled charge above the corn in the hopper." (Lines 7-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Dreeson, Bartholdt
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton picking machines.
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Improvement in Grinding-Mills.

Improvement in Grinding-Mills.

Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Loy, George W. & Baker, Francis C.
Description: Patent for the improvement of grinding-mills, including a description and illustration.
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Improvement in Rifle-Barrels.

Improvement in Rifle-Barrels.

Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Littlejohn, William
Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in firearms" (lines 4-5), including instructions and illustrations. The invention provides "a gun-barrel with a number of cutters or plows for grooving the ball, said cutters or plows to correspond with with the number of guides or ribs which the gun is formed" (lines 20-25).
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