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Cart-Saddle

Cart-Saddle

Date: April 1, 1879
Creator: Franks, Ely Anderson
Description: Patent for a more animal-friendly saddle to attach a horse to a cart by adjusting the way the girth is handled as the cart is loaded.
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Caster.

Caster.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
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Caster.

Caster.

Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Tumey, Charles Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved insect-killing furniture-caster. This design "consists in a cup shaped shell having a bowl or liquid-receptacle at its lower edge and a filling orifice or passage extending through the shell and leading to the bottom of the liquid-receptacle. A socket or inwardly-projecting tube at the top of the shell encircles the shank of the caster and rests upon a shoulder on said shank, which serves to hold the insect guard in position" (lines 17-25).
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Caster Attachment for Plows.

Caster Attachment for Plows.

Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Waters, George W.
Description: Patent for "a simple and practical attachment for a sulky or other plow which will enable the operator to readily turn the plow at any point where this may be desired while the plow is in service, and furthermore, to furnish a device of the above-indicated character which will be especially well adapted to facilitate the turning movement of a disk plow and dispense with the use of a tongue to guide the plow." (Lines 14-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Nevill, William Birt
Description: Patent for a railway cattle-guard that is simple, inexpensive, and efficient. It prevents the cattle "from traversing a railway-track in order to pass form one field or inclosure to another" (line 12-14). It has spurred rollers, and has a unique way of mounting rollers or rotary ties, in that they do not block the track.
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Lee, Jacob M.
Description: Patent for an improved and inexpensive railroad cattle-guard that "can be readily secured to the road-bed of a railroad, as well as easily removed therefrom, as in case of needed repair, or for other purposes" (lines 19-22). The invention provides an uneven surface for the cattle to walk on.
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Chain-Link.

Chain-Link.

Date: November 13, 1860
Creator: Kirk, John P.
Description: Patent for a harness ring for connecting and disconnecting from other fastening hooks, chains, or rings, including illustration.
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Chair.

Chair.

Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: Creager, Frank A.W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved knockdown chair. This design of a knockdown chair (a chair that isn't fully assembled until at its destination so that it may be collapsible, saving space until then) marks improvements over previous models. This design calls for side-rails that extend through the mortises and countersunk apertures so that the ends of the side-rails can expand in the countersinks.
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Chair for Railroad Rails.

Chair for Railroad Rails.

Date: February 20, 1883
Creator: Armstrong, Charles & Abbott, George
Description: Patent for a new and improved chair for railroad rails. This design utilizes a metal key and wrought-iron straps so that "the rails are held firmly both laterally and vertically, so that they are kept level at the joint and any sagging is prevented. At the same time endwise movement by expansion or contraction is not hindered, and the chairs being fastened to the ties, the expansion and contraction will take place entirely between the several chairs" (lines 49-57).
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Change-Maker.

Change-Maker.

Date: August 1, 1891
Creator: Johnson, William W.
Description: Patent for "improvements in money-drawers which are designed to separate the coin placed therein according to the various denominations, and at the same time providing means whereby change may be readily had" (lines 8-13) with instructions and illustrations.
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