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BUCKLE

BUCKLE

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Bardwell, Henery G.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved buckle" (lines4-5)
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Bills, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design is for a double buckle, "of such a construction that secure fastenings may be obtained, and the two ends of a strap or the adjacent ends of different straps may be readily secured together in a reliable manner, thus admitting of the speedy manufacture of sets of harnesses" (lines 13-18). This eliminates the need for rivets or stitching the strap(s).
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Burket, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two separate tongues that run freely along a middle bar, which lengthens the life of the strap by distributing pressure and allowing for broken out, frayed, or otherwise worn holes to be circumvented for new ones.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Owen, Abram
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes a knob in addition to the tongue to hold the strap more securely, preventing slippage.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: February 1, 1881
Creator: Owen, Abram
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two frames rather than one, and each has a stud. The studs fasten the strap(s) to the frame; thus the studs eliminate the need for a tongue and for the stitching of the strap to itself around the frame. Additionally, the larger frames allow for easier use in the cold or the dark.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: February 1, 1881
Creator: Owen, Abram
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes a bifurcated end and crossbars, a flat crossbar, a swinging crossbar, a tongue, and a stud to cover the underside of the strap, which would otherwise be exposed. This eliminates the need for stitching the strap, as well as being stronger than previous buckles.
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Bullet.

Bullet.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bullet. This design calls for a cavity at the base of the bullet and a tube of flexible material to be inserted snugly into the cavity. This results in less wobbling after the bullet has been fired.
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Sutton, Henry M. & Steele, Walter L.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for protecting or guarding electric circuits; and it has for its object to protect or guard electric circuits, such as burglar-alarm circuits, from interference by unauthorized or mischievous agencies." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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