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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas machines, including instructions and illustrations.
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Anal Speculum.

Anal Speculum.

Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Shuford, Quincy Adams
Description: Patent for a new and improved anal speculum. This design is "to so construct the several parts that there will be no rough or raised edges to interfere with its insertion in the anal passage; secondly, to so construct [the] improved speculum that it may be readily used as a bi-valve or dilator; thirdly, to form a locking-joint on the meeting edges of the shells forming the speculum, whereby the sections are prevented from overlapping each other to avoid pinching or injury to the walls of the anal passage while the instrument is being inserted; fourthly, to provide a plug for [the] improved speculum" (lines 17-29).
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Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
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Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling brick "whereby the number of brick handled by a single hand may be greatly increased" (lines 9-11) including illustrations.
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Automatic Band-Brake for Railway-Cars

Automatic Band-Brake for Railway-Cars

Date: January 27, 1891
Creator: Inglis, Thomas & Schiermann, William
Description: Patent for "a brake of simple and inexpensive construction, that may be readily attached to steam or tramway cars, that is automatic in its working, and to do away with the brake-beams now employed, which through their breaking down are two-thirds of the causes of car derailments" (lines 19-26).
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Copeland, Eliza A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design consists in "[t]he buckle, having the side re-entering angles, the bars, and the slot the edges at the apices of the re-entering angles being expanded . . . with strengthening-fins formed therein" (lines 65-70). This novel construction and combination of parts allows for "the provision of a tie-buckle that can readily be applied without extraneous fastening devices either with the tie or the buckle itself, and one which can be repeatedly used, and one which can be manufactured at a minimum expense and with the least possible waste of material" (lines 10-16).
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: January 25, 1887
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "the ordinary framing, shell, or case for containing the material and stationary lower platen or bed are used, the upper platen being the movable one to effect the compression. This upper platen is brought down upon the material for its compression by the lowering of screw-threaded rods to which it is attached, such lowering being effected by the rotation of rotating nuts in fixed bearings taking on such screw-threaded rods" (lines 25-35).
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Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Brown, John Anderson
Description: Patent for a back band buckle that consists of a plate with its ends turned up and two upper longitudinal slit, the lower slit having teeth, and a hook with nibs.
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Burial Apparatus

Burial Apparatus

Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Spear, William
Description: Patent for improvements in burial apparatus, relating particularly to linings and coverings for graves, which are designed to do away with all appearance of earth or dirt in the placing of caskets or coffins in the ground.
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