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Automatic Fan Combination Stand.

Automatic Fan Combination Stand.

Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: McKeehan, Charles Houston
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic-fan combination-stand. This design "relates to an improved stand or support for an automatic fan, which said stand shall be portable, so as to be conveniently set up wherever desired, and which shall contain various hooks, brackets, shelves, and other conveniences" (lines 17-22).
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Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel & Nadel, Abraham G.
Description: Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
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Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Fuller, Wily Scott
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32).
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Automatic Gate.

Automatic Gate.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Everton, David Marion
Description: Patent for an improved automatic gate with levers, cam-blocks, camways, and cam-rods. It is centrally pivoting, uses a pulley, a cam groove, a forked bearing, chains, and chords.
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Automatic Grain-Measuring Machine.

Automatic Grain-Measuring Machine.

Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Grissom, Abram Jackson.
Description: Patent for automatic grain-measuring machine, with illustrations. The purpose of this automatic grain-measuring machine is to be an improvement to already existing machines.
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Automatic Printing Device

Automatic Printing Device

Date: July 23, 1889
Creator: Barradall, Norborne D. & Bradley, Andrew Jackson
Description: Patent for "improvements in automatic printing devices. . .whereby the printing is effected b the movement of the paper or fabric on which the printing is done" (lines 10-16).
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Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Benson, Joseph Robinson
Description: Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25).
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Automatic Railway-Gate.

Automatic Railway-Gate.

Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Baade, John
Description: Patent for an automatic railway-gate or cattle-guard for use "at crossings, the entrances to tunnels, bridges or trestles, or at other places where it is desirable to guard the tracks" (lines 11-13). The invention is a simple and effective way for closing gates, can be operated from a distance, and is controlled by the wheels of passing trains.
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Automatic Railway-Gate.

Automatic Railway-Gate.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Warren, Governor D.
Description: Patent for an automatic railway gate that consists of a picket shaft under the rails, cranks between the rails that are connected to the picket shaft, springs holding the shaft, tread rails that run along the rails and join the cranks, and guide blocks along each tread rail.
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Automatic Railway Signal.

Automatic Railway Signal.

Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Ross, Albert James & Darter, John T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad signal. This design, "[w]hen the wheels of a passing train come in contact with the spring and bent end of the lever . . . said end is lowered or depressed, causing the movement in the same direction of the outer end of said lever, which, through the agency of the wire, will cause the ringing or sounding of the gong or bell as the wheels . . . come in contact with the end of the lever. . . .[A]fter the wheels of the last car of a train have passed the point where the lever is located, said lever will be returned to its normal position by means of the coil-spring" (lines 57-71).
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