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Barrel Cover.

Barrel Cover.

Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Lane, Fernando Gustavous
Description: Patent for a new and improved cover for barrels. This design calls for downward-extending flanges with wings along the perimeter of the cover. These flanges hold the cover in place over the barrel opening, but they also allow for the cover to rest at an angle on the upper rim of the barrel so that one has access to the contents of the barrel without the cover touching the ground.
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Barrel-Washer.

Barrel-Washer.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Herold, Charles
Description: Patent for a machine that cleans barrels. It has "barrel-supporting rollers to rotate the barrel in contact with brushes" (lines 13-15), which are more durable than rollers made from rubber tires. The rollers also each have an inner portion, a detachable annular exterior, and an elastic ring around the outside. Brushes are attached on opposite sides of the barrel, held up by a frame.
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Basket.

Basket.

Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Taylor, John W.
Description: Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bath-Tub.

Bath-Tub.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Lacy, John C.
Description: Patent for "a super bath-tub of that class in which the small portable or foot tub is provided with a removable shield and seat capable of enlarging the size of the tub and of furnishing a rest for the person using the tub." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
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BED-BOTTOM

BED-BOTTOM

Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Pafford, John R.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable.
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Bed Bottom and Brace.

Bed Bottom and Brace.

Date: April 30, 1891
Creator: Lightfoot, Walter Hamond
Description: Patent for an invention to "simplify and improve the construction of bedsteads and provide efficient and durable means for securing the slats to the bedstead and for securing the parts of the bedstead together," (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustrations.
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Bed Bottom Spring.

Bed Bottom Spring.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Jarrett, Joshua V.
Description: Patent for new and improved bed springs. Due to this design's construction, "in addition to the support furnished by the top spirals, the platform furnishes a broad level bearing for the mattress and prevents sagging between the springs or injury to the mattress itself. Also, the parallels, being springs in themselves, additional comfort and elasticity are added to the bed, and the springs themselves are more readily adapted to the varying width of the slats of different beds" (lines 25-34).
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Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Mabee, Leonia
Description: Patent for improvement in bed-drawer attachments for bedsteads by “having bed-drawer arranged to slide beneath the usual mattress-support.” (Lines 8-10) Illustration is included.
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Bed Frame Brace.

Bed Frame Brace.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design "consists in providing a transverse slat at each of its ends with a pair of diverging hooks, the same to be connected to the rail on each side by means of screw-eyes, and thereby preventing the bedstead from spreading, bracing it transversely and obliquely" (lines 19-25).
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