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Braiding Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Braiding Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Tynes, Minor Eugene.
Description: Patent for an "attachment to the pressure-foot of sewing machines to carry a tinsel or braid in proper position relative to the needle" (lines 15-17) to ensure the tinsel or braid is fully attached to the desired outline on the cloth. Patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.

Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Wallerich, Nicholas
Description: Patent for "a combined coasting and driving wheel with brake attachments for stopping velocipedes, whether coasting or whether the velocipede is being propelled by some kind of motive power, by which a person can coast by simply stopping the motion of the pedals and holding the pedals still with the feet." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Brake-Lever.

Brake-Lever.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
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Bran Dresser

Bran Dresser

Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: De Haven, Charles
Description: Patent for new and valuable Improvement in Bran-Dressers
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Breaking-Rig.

Breaking-Rig.

Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Kenner, Henry
Description: Patent for a "horse breaking or training apparatus, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient device adapted to be attached to a horse to prevent kicking without preventing trotting or pacing." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in breasts for cotton gins: " My invention relates to certain improvements in the construction of gin breasts for cotton gins and consists in providing in conjunction with a gin breast an adjustable "up-per circle" to facilitate the formation of the roll, to prevent the seed cotton from overflowing from the gin breast as the roll rotates, and preserve the proper degree of contact between the gin saws and the roll" (lines 12-20).
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Breast-Strap for Harness.

Breast-Strap for Harness.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Russell, Charles H.
Description: Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Breech-Loading Fire-Arm

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved breech-loading firearm. This design "consists in the devices for opening the breech-block and ejecting the cartridge-shell by one and the same motion that cocks the gun, and also in a spring and pitman arranged with the breech-block" (para. 2).
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Brick-Machine.

Brick-Machine.

Date: May 30, 1848
Creator: Wilson, Robert
Description: Patent for a machine, which the inventor calls "The Concussion Brick-Machine", that makes bricks using molds, including illustrations.
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