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Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Hunter, Victor Emmet
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic stopping mechanism for engines.
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Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
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Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Nesmith, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic track sweeping and oiling attachments to street cars by having a transverse shaft carries a hub which has a series of brushes. When “the street car moves forward, the brushes on the transverse shaft are revolved, which sweep the rails and keep them clean.” (Lines 90-93) Illustration is included.
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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
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Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
Description: Patent for improvements to the type writer which allow for automatic, proper spacing between letters and words; will automatically return the carriage to the beginning of the page; and will automatically feed the inking ribbon so that the entire surface is used. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Wagon-Brake.

Automatic Wagon-Brake.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Elliot, Joseph Samuel
Description: Patent for a new wagon brake design which allows the break to be automatically set, with illustrations.
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Automatic Water Trap for Cisterns and Other Receptacles.

Automatic Water Trap for Cisterns and Other Receptacles.

Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Pickering, Charles H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with a bent main pipe, of a vessel secured on the said main pipe and connected at its top with the interior of the said main pipe, a pin held on the bottom of the said vessel, a fixed sleeve provided with a spiral groove and engaged by said pin, a grooved pin held in the said fixed sleeve and resting at its top end on the bottom of the said pin, a roped connected with the said grooved pin, and a weight held on the said rope to counterbalance the said main pipe and vessel" (lines 103-114).
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Automatic Weighing Mechanism for Elevators, &c.

Automatic Weighing Mechanism for Elevators, &c.

Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Sanger, Isaac S.
Description: Patent for "means for automatically indicating the amount of weight placed" (lines 10-11) within an elevator cage or platform with illustrations.
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Automatic Weighing-Scale.

Automatic Weighing-Scale.

Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for an automatic weighing-scale meant to be connected to a pneumatic conveyer to weigh cotton, grain, or other products. The invention weighs "any amount to which its scale may be set, and then cutting off the supply and emptying itself, when it may be reset, preferably by hand, to repeat the weighing operation" (lines 18-22).
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Awning

Awning

Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Ferrel, Alexander
Description: Patent for an improvement in Awnings, that include interchangeable parts that can be permanent or easily detached pending on the situation. Included are detailed illustrations.
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