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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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Abdominal Supporter.

Abdominal Supporter.

Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Gray, Harriet N.
Description: Patent for a new and improved abdominal supporter. This design "consist[s] of the waist-belt, the abdominal sector-shaped pads hung from the waist-belt by elastic straps, the straps buttoned to the belt behind and to the bottom of the abdominal pads in front, the side straps connecting the abdominal pads with the pieces at the back, and the front strap connecting the two abdominal pads together with the shoulder-straps" (lines 70-79).
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Account Book

Account Book

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Goldberg, Samuel W. & Tillmann, Emanuel M.
Description: Patent for an account book that is to be used "to receive in condensed form the dates and other particulars when sums are due to and from a person or firm are payable" (p. 2).
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Adding Machine.

Adding Machine.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: McCaleb, John L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved adding machine. This design "consists in the combination, with a box, of a spindle in the same, a sleeve surrounding the spindle, a hand on the spindle, a hand on the sleeve, devices for turning the spindle from the sleeve, a cog-wheel revolving from the spindle, and an extra hand in connection with the cog-wheel" (lines 10-16).
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Barmore, Albert King
Description: Patent for a new and improvement in adding-machines in which a mechanical wheel has teeth. " The object of the invention is to provide the means for adding columns of figures by machinery"(lines 13-15), with instruction and illustration
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Addressing-Machine.

Addressing-Machine.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
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Adjustable Attachment for Freight Car Doors.

Adjustable Attachment for Freight Car Doors.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Thomas H. Duzan
Description: Patent for adjustable attachment for freight-car doors for preventing sparks.
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Adjustable Bench Hook.

Adjustable Bench Hook.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cooper, Harry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bench hook. This design "consists in a bench-hook constructed with a plate carrying a sliding bar, to which is adjustably secured a hook. The sliding bar and hook are locked in place by a clamp and cam attached to the plate, and the plate and its attachments are locked to the bench-front by a stationary lug attached to the plate, and a moveable lug attached to a lever pivoted to the said plate and locked in place by a cam, so that the said hook can be readily adjusted upward, downward, forward, and backward" (lines 20-30).
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Adjustable Book Support.

Adjustable Book Support.

Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Johnson, William Oscar
Description: Patent for a new and improved book rest. This design consists "of an upright pivoted in a support or base, a sliding lower supporting cross-bar, an upper sliding supporting-bar, both bars having sockets upon their rear sides sliding upon the upright and provided with set-screws, and leaf-clamps consisting of a piece of spring doubled at one end to form slides sliding upon the arms of the upper cross-bar, forming curved yielding portions, forming transverse eyes at the other ends, having flat blocks hinged at the said eyes, and provided with thumb-pieces" (lines 72-83).
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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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