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Calipers.

Calipers.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for calipers that can be adjusted micrometrically to within one five-thousandth of an inch. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Canceling Stamp.

Canceling Stamp.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Grothaus, Frederick E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceler. This design utilizes a washer, flanges, and vertical slots "for the purpose of adjusting the roughened face of the head . . . so that the correct operation of the face is insured" (65-68). This represents an improvement over previous stamp cancelers.
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CANDLESTICK.

CANDLESTICK.

Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Selkirk, William
Description: Patent for candlestick handle/dish with an extension that can be used traditionally for holding and carrying a candle as well as hanging on a nail in a wall with illustrations and instructions.
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CANNING SHRIMPS AND OTHER FISH.

CANNING SHRIMPS AND OTHER FISH.

Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Pecor, Emmett C. & Bartlett, F. W.
Description: Patent for a method for "canning shrimps and/other like shellfish and has for its object the better preservation of the fish and greater expedition, and cheapness in canning" (lines 7-10)with illustrations and instructions.
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Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
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Cap.

Cap.

Date: December 18, 1883
Creator: Wood, William E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cap. This design calls for "an adjustable pillow, which can be used when desired, and folded up out of the way when not in use. To accomplish this . . . the cap [has] an air-tight sack or pillow, which can be inflated when needed, and when not in use the air can be withdrawn and the pillow folded up out of the way in the top of the cap" (lines 25-32).
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Car Axle and Wheel

Car Axle and Wheel

Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Pendleton, William S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel and axle for cars. This design calls for "providing each of the axle with a fixed ratchet-wheel and providing the car-wheels with spring-pawls adapted to engage with the ratchets" (lines 21-24). This overcomes the strain that the wheels place on the axles when making turns, which reduces the chance of the car leaving its tracks.
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CAR-BRAKE

CAR-BRAKE

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Dwyer, Denis R.
Description: Patent for new and useful improvements for Caboose Cars' brakes. The brakes can be applied from within the car, and no strain is applied to the car frame or body.
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Car-Brake.

Car-Brake.

Date: August 17, 1891
Creator: Braun, Henry F.
Description: Patent for improvements in car brakes, "wherein the ordinary brake-beams are dispensed with and wherein the several brake-shoe-carrying levers will be self-adjusting." (lines 8 - 11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car Construction.

Car Construction.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Coffin, Walter E.
Description: Patent for "a construction which will permit the speedy and easy removal of brake supporting blocks or equivalent parts from the lower or floor frame of a car and the substitution of others without displacement or injury of other parts of the car." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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