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 Decade: 1880-1889
Abdominal Supporter.

Abdominal Supporter.

Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Galney, Augustus.
Description: Patent for a new and improved supporter for the abdomen during pregnancy. This design "consists of an abdominal sack for the support of the abdomen in pregnancy, which is contrived with supporting-bands adapted for supporting it from the shoulders of the wearer, where the weight can be best sustained, and so as to entirely avoid the belt commonly used, and thus relieve the stomach and liver from the pressure and irritation which it produces" (lines 7-15).
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Adjustable Stool.

Adjustable Stool.

Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Smith, William Alexander & Smith, Robert Toumbleson
Description: Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Agricultural Implement.

Agricultural Implement.

Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Chapman, William Arnol
Description: Patent for a device related to plows, with a corn-planter and a cotton-planter attachments, including instructions and illustrations.
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Andiron

Andiron

Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Steele, Oliver
Description: Patent for improvements to andiron or "fire-dogs".
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Animal Shears.

Animal Shears.

Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Benavides, Cristobal & Arthur, Joshua P.
Description: Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design calls for a spring with eyes at the ends so that the handles of individual blades may be inserted through them. Then, nuts fasten the individual blades to the spring, which makes sharpening easier and breakage less likely.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
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Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
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Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
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Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Date: July 27, 1880
Creator: Ward, Lyman Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved vacuum. This design utilizes a liquid pump, plates, tubes and valves to make "about as perfect a vacuum . . . as can be obtained by an ordinary pump" (lines 53-55).
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APPARATUS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF ICE.

APPARATUS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF ICE.

Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Zilker, Andrew J.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice" (lines 3-4)
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