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Abdominal Supporter.

Abdominal Supporter.

Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Gray, Harriet N.
Description: Patent for a new and improved abdominal supporter. This design "consist[s] of the waist-belt, the abdominal sector-shaped pads hung from the waist-belt by elastic straps, the straps buttoned to the belt behind and to the bottom of the abdominal pads in front, the side straps connecting the abdominal pads with the pieces at the back, and the front strap connecting the two abdominal pads together with the shoulder-straps" (lines 70-79).
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Adjustable Mosquito-Canopy.

Adjustable Mosquito-Canopy.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Eva, Addison H.
Description: Patent for an adjustable, simple, and easily used mosquito-canopy for beds that fits over any style and size of bed, and is easily removed.
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Agricultural Implement.

Agricultural Implement.

Date: March 4, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Hugh L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved sweep. This design consists "in a sweep of a suitable shape and construction having attached to each of its rear corners a vertical bar or wings, which extends parallel to the course of the plow and backward a suitable distance beyond the sweep proper . . . The object of [the] invention is to attach to the rear corners or wings of a sweep bars or runners, which rest upon the ground and steady the sweep and prevent it from wabbling or dodging while in use" (lines 14-25).
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Air-Chamber.

Air-Chamber.

Date: June 18, 1861
Creator: Creuzbaur, Robert
Description: Patent for an air-chamber that pumps in air confined with a flexible diaphragm to spray or diffuse fluid, including illustration.
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Animal Shears.

Animal Shears.

Date: June 8, 1886
Creator: Harrell, Joseph J.
Description: Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design is "of a platinum or other wire or conductor heated to a high temperature, sufficient to burn through the fibers of the wool or hair, and [is] passed over the surface of the body as close as may be deemed desirable to the roots. No injurious effects are produced upon the animal or upon the wool or hair removed, while at the same time the same may be removed with great uniformity and expedition" (lines 28-36).
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Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A. & Clark, Frank S.
Description: Patent for an improved cotton elevator, separator, and distributor that is meant to move cotton from a wagon or storage, remove dirt, and deliver it to a gin. The "improved apparatus comprises a pneumatic cotton-conveying tube by which the cotton is lifted or carried to the distributor, a separator for removing the cotton from the air current, and a distributor comprising a trunk for receiving the cotton from the separator extending over the two gin feeders, having openings delivering into the feeders, and an endless chain conveyer moving in said trunk, causing the cotton to travel along therein and drop out therefrom through the delivery openings into the feeders" (lines 16-27).
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Apparatus for Impregnating Liquids with Gases.

Apparatus for Impregnating Liquids with Gases.

Date: October 8, 1889
Creator: Radam, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for impregnating liquids with gases. This design "relates to apparatus for impregnating water or other suitable liquid with the fumes emanating from the consumption of a combustible composition of matter, such as sulphur, which when ignited emits a gas containing suitable medicinal qualities" (lines 14-19). It consists in "the closed reservoir for containing the liquid, having windows upon opposite walls thereof, of the transverse beam having its ends supported in said windows, the sulphur-containing vessel . . . the man-hole, the air-hole, and cocks" (lines 4-10).
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Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Thompson, George
Description: Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
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Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice.

Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice.

Date: March 2, 1880
Creator: Zilker, Andrew J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ice maker. This design calls for "two or more sheets of galvanized iron or other metal set in a tank of fresh water, one on either side of the evaporation-pipes, and held in a position parallel to each other by anchors or yokes that connect them" (lines 15-20). This eliminates the need for strong (ammoniacal) brine and is a faster, more reliable, and less leaky ice-making process than previous ones that used said brine.
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Artist's Easel and Attachable Rest.

Artist's Easel and Attachable Rest.

Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Johnson, John Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved easel and rest. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rest . . . of the bar pivoted to [a] holder by bolt, the perforated bar pivoted to [another] bar by [another] bolt, and the easel united to the [first] bar by a suitable round bolt" (lines 97-101).
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