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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 Car Uncoupler.

Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Flett, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved car uncoupler. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling adapted to hold two cars together, of an uncoupler comprising a lever pivotally connected to the car, a weight supported on the car and connected to said lever, and a connection between the weight-operated lever and the coupling for operating it, to separate the cars upon the dropping of the weight" (lines 4-11).
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Automatic Cork Extractor.

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
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Automatic Cotton or Corn Planter.

Automatic Cotton or Corn Planter.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Nehrmeyer, Henry
Description: Patent for an automatic cotton or corn planter that is simple and inexpensive, and is a line of planters that sows in parallel rows that does not need to be guided by hand. The devices are independently adjustable.
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Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21).
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Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
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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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Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Lee, Horatio Grooms; White, John P.; Ball, Thomas & White, James L.
Description: Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil
Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
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Automatic Electric Alarm.

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Williams, George Bayley
Description: Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms.
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