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Balanced Pump.

Balanced Pump.

Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
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Balanced Pump.

Balanced Pump.

Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having two vertical receiving-cylinders provided with vertically-reciprocating plungers, and two vertical delivery-cylinders provided with plunging-barrels, all being provided with suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith; and the objects of [the] invention are, first, to provide a pump by means of which water or other fluids may be conducted or raised with but little propelling power, and . . . to afford facilities for readily attaching it to be driven by any steam-engine" (lines 15-27).
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Balanced Slide Valve.

Balanced Slide Valve.

Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Bettis, William Irvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced slide-valve. This design consists in a "Steam-chest, a valve sliding therein, a chamber on top of the steam-chest, and a diaphragm in the top of the chamber and secured by a cap or plate, in combination with a frame having a packing-box and gland, an adjustable threaded stem or bolt passing through the frame, and the double-link connection between the said stem and valve" (lines 90-97).
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Balanced-Valve Testing and Locking Device.

Balanced-Valve Testing and Locking Device.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Sadler, James Alexander
Description: Patent for "a simple testing and locking device for balanced valves of locomotives, the testing device being so placed with relation to the valve that it may be accurately determined whether the valve on one or the other side of the engine is leaking without removing the outer plates form the valve-casing or removing the covers from the steam-chest." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bale Band Replacer and Tightener.

Bale Band Replacer and Tightener.

Date: July 4, 1882
Creator: Lenard, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-band replacer and tightener. This design "provide[s] a simple and convenient device for replacing a broken bale-bind, for tightening the band around the bale, and for drawing the ends together, so as to provide the necessary slack for slipping the loop out of the tie when it is desired to remove a band" (lines 13-19).
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Bale-Band Tightener

Bale-Band Tightener

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Duval, John L.
Description: Patent for a bale-band tightener, for "baling-presses; and its object is to provide a new and improved bale-band tightener which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to permit the operator to conveniently place the bands in position and fasten the ends together after the bale is pressed." (Lines 7-13)
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Bale Band Tightener.

Bale Band Tightener.

Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Willis, Robert L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-band tightener. This design "is to produce a device by which one person may with ease draw a band tightly around a bale of cotton or other merchandise, in place of one that has by accident been broken" (lines 12-16).
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Bale-Box Attachment.

Bale-Box Attachment.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
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Bale Ejector for Baling Presses.

Bale Ejector for Baling Presses.

Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Duval, John Lum
Description: Patent for a new and improved ejector for baling presses. This design "consists in the combination, with a baling-press follower having channels with inclines and recesses at their rear ends, of trucks provided with ropes or chains, pulleys, pulley-segments having arms, and stationary arms for drawing the trucks forward, and with ropes or chains, pulleys, and weights for drawing the truck rearward. The trucks have recesses with inclined shoulders in their sides to receive prongs having front and rear shoulders, and attached to pins pivoted to the said trucks" (lines 29-40).
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Bale-Ejector for Presses.

Bale-Ejector for Presses.

Date: December 7, 1880
Creator: Riesel, Henry
Description: Patent for the improvement in cotton-bale presses or compressors; and it has for its object to provide a means whereby the bale, after being properly compressed, will be automatically ejected from the press, as more fully hereinafter specified.
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