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Automatic Band-Brake for Railway-Cars

Automatic Band-Brake for Railway-Cars

Date: January 27, 1891
Creator: Inglis, Thomas & Schiermann, William
Description: Patent for "a brake of simple and inexpensive construction, that may be readily attached to steam or tramway cars, that is automatic in its working, and to do away with the brake-beams now employed, which through their breaking down are two-thirds of the causes of car derailments" (lines 19-26).
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Automatic Bench Clamp And Dog.

Automatic Bench Clamp And Dog.

Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Rogers, James P.
Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic bench clamp and dog.
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Automatic Blast-Generator.

Automatic Blast-Generator.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Boiler-Feeder.

Automatic Boiler-Feeder.

Date: July 12, 1898
Creator: Sharp, Joshua H.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic boiler feeders, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Break

Automatic Break

Date: November 29, 1892
Creator: McKee, James A. & Hatchett, Pink C.
Description: Patent for an automatic break that can be applied automatically when going down any kind of hill and would dissengage whenever the vehicle drives on a flat road or up a hill.
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Automatic Car Brake.

Automatic Car Brake.

Date: January 22, 1884
Creator: Miller, John D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and which pass through the brake-beams, the sliding sleeves, the springs, and the nuts" (lines 13-27).
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Automatic Car-Coupling.

Automatic Car-Coupling.

Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Pettes, Moses M.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic car couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Automatic Car-Switching System.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
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Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Flett, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved car uncoupler. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling adapted to hold two cars together, of an uncoupler comprising a lever pivotally connected to the car, a weight supported on the car and connected to said lever, and a connection between the weight-operated lever and the coupling for operating it, to separate the cars upon the dropping of the weight" (lines 4-11).
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Automatic Cork Extractor.

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
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