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Band-Cutter and Feeder for Thrashing-Machines

Band-Cutter and Feeder for Thrashing-Machines

Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Hill, Frank R.
Description: Patent for an attachment for thrashing-machines "for cutting the bands on the sheaves of wheat, rice, or other grain, to spread the loosened bundles out uniformly, and to then feed them thus spread out into the thrashing-machine, whereby the strain on the machine can be made more uniform" (lines 15-20) and the capacity and efficiency can be increased.
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Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machine.

Band-Cutting Feeder for Thrashing-Machine.

Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: O'Neall, James Madison
Description: Patent for a new and improved band-cutting and feeding attachment for thrashing machines. This design receives grain bundles "upon an endless traveling apron provided with teeth or claws, and by it conveyed under rotary cutters, which sever the bands, the grain being then scattered or spread out by a vibrating rake into a thin sheet as it passes to the toothed cylinder. The invention relates more particularly to the construction and arrangement of parts" (paras. 3-4).
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Band for Paper, Currency, &c.

Band for Paper, Currency, &c.

Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Matthews, Oscar Semmes
Description: Patent for a new and improved money clip. This design consists in "[a] band for packages provided with tongues projecting toward each other and an elastic, whereby when the band is in use the tongues will project in opposite directions to receive the elastic" (lines 57-61).
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Band Stretcher.

Band Stretcher.

Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Lawrence, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved band stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in band-stretchers in which a windlass, crank, and ratchets operate in conjunction with a sliding clamp; and the object of [the] improvement is to provide a device with which the ends of a band may be drawn together and held for the purpose of lacing" (lines 15-21).
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Bank - Protecting Device.

Bank - Protecting Device.

Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Hinkle, George J.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
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Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for improvements in bank-protectors by “providing doors, windows, and other openings with suitable metallic shields that may be readily placed in position by a slight movement of the hand or foot of the operator” (lines 19-23), illustration is included.
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Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for a bank-protector that consists of vertically moving shields arranged just within the cashier's and teller's windows and the outer door of the bank, and a mechanism that allows the cashier to drop the shields and sound an alarm. Illustrations included.
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Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Thomas, Thomas Parry
Description: Patent for a banker's daily-balance index meant to "promote the speed and accuracy of book-keepers in keeping the personal daily balance ledger in banking and other like business" (lines 9-12). The patent is for a piece of paper divided with ink into strips on the front and back.
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Barber's Paper Clip.

Barber's Paper Clip.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
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Barrel

Barrel

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
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