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Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Apparatus for Making Cotton-Bales.

Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Anderson, William E.
Description: Patent for improvement in apparatus for making cotton-bales from continuous sheets or bats by “employing only a single press and which permits the ginning and bat-forming devices to be operated continuously which accumulated the cotton in light and fleecy condition during the covering and removal of the bales, which feeds the cotton from the accumulator to the baling apparatus whenever this is desired.” (Lines 68-75) Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Making Soap.

Apparatus for Making Soap.

Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Grant, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved soap-making machine. This design "consist[s] of grease and soda tanks, the latter tank having a diaphragm . . . a register-tank, pipes leading from said grease and soda tanks to said register-tank, a pivoted converter, a rotary shaft in said converter and blades, a shaft journaled in uprights attached to said converter and provided with a crank and a bevel wheel, the latter gearing with a bevel-wheel on said rotary shaft in the converter, and removable furnaces for said grease tank and converter" (lines 21-32).
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Apparatus for Molding Pipe

Apparatus for Molding Pipe

Date: March 17, 1903
Creator: Bergstrom, Otto
Description: Patent for device that allows multiple sized pipes or pipe sections to be milded.
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Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Date: July 27, 1880
Creator: Ward, Lyman Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved vacuum. This design utilizes a liquid pump, plates, tubes and valves to make "about as perfect a vacuum . . . as can be obtained by an ordinary pump" (lines 53-55).
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Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ennis, Thomas L.
Description: Patent for improvements in mechanism for “applying oil to curves and switches of street railway tracks” (lines 6-7) by using an “oil-tank [that] is arranged in the upper position of the hood or shield over the car-wheel. The valve is in the bottom of the oil-space and may be controlled by a lever arranged to turn or lift in the valve, and under the valve is arranged the oiling-wheel, which runs lightly on the track or face of the car-wheel and applied the oil." (Page 2, lines 69-76) Includes illustration.
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Apparatus for Operating Churns, &c.

Apparatus for Operating Churns, &c.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for operating churns, ice cream freezers, or the like, and is meant "to produce an apparatus in which there is simultaneously given to the vessel a revolving motion and a revolving or vibrating motion to the agitator working in the vessel" (lines 14-18).
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Apparatus for Producing Ammoniacal Gas.

Apparatus for Producing Ammoniacal Gas.

Date: July 21, 1885
Creator: Lee, Charles B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator and ice machine. This design "consists in an improved construction, whereby the gas is relieved of its moisture before entering the condenser, a better apparatus is obtained, and repairs are facilitated and cheapened" (lines 12-16).
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Apparatus for Protecting Electrical Circuits.

Apparatus for Protecting Electrical Circuits.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Oram, John M.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for protecting electrical circuits, and is an improvement on a previous patent (No. 537,932) issued to the inventor. This patent consists of "an electrical circuit, an alarm or indicator, a continuously-operating signal-transmitter at the protected structure operating to affect or influence the alarm or indicator, and a second or duplicate continuously-operating signal-transmitter located at the watchman's station, operating in unison with the first-named signal-transmitter to affect the alarm or indicator equally and oppositely as regards the first-named transmitter, whereby a signal is sounded or an alarm given only when the two transmitters are out of unison or when one is changed, varied, or interfered with in an unauthorized manner" (lines 72-86).
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APPARATUS FOR PUMPING WATER, SAND, &c.

APPARATUS FOR PUMPING WATER, SAND, &c.

Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Butler, Thomas
Description: Patent for "an apparatus for emptying sandboxes of locomotives" (lines 13-14) "operated by compressed air to elevate and discharge sand, water, &c." (lines 10-11).
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Apparatus for Raising and Lowering Wagon Bodies.

Apparatus for Raising and Lowering Wagon Bodies.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Scott, Eugene Edward
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon jack. This design consists "[i]n a wagon body raiser, the combination of vertical supports, a lever pivotally supported therefrom between its ends and having a roller in one end, a shaft adapted to be secured to one end of the body, a cord having one end connected with the same end of the body as the shaft and passing over the roller and its opposite end attached to the shaft, and a cord attached to the opposite end of the body and to the adjacent end of the lever" (lines 69-78).
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