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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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Amalgamator.

Amalgamator.

Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Schmidt, Erich Franz & Streernwitz, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved amalgamator. This design "consists in placing in the bottoms of the chambers a number of iron balls or other suitable-shaped pieces of amalgamated iron, which have sufficient room to move freely among themselves, and then forcing up through the balls or pieces of iron, in contradistinction to forcing it down over their tops, the amalgamated ore and water, so as to cause the pieces of iron to vibrate, and thus to grind and break the pieces of quartz passing up through them" (lines 14-24).
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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 Power.

Animal Power.

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Knox, William Curtis
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal power (engine). This design "consists in an animal-power constructed with a small wheel placed loosely upon a stationary upright shaft, and connected by hinges with the inner ends of arms and sweeps attached to the main wheel, which is mounted upon caster-wheels to support the weight of the wheel and its attachments. . . . The object of this invention is to economize power and promote convenience" (lines 16-25).
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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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Animal Tag.

Animal Tag.

Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Queen, Elias G.
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal tag. This design "consists in an animal-tag formed of a tube provided with a removable cover and an elongated staple for the strap, by which this tube is held to the animal" (lines 11-14).
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Animal Trap.

Animal Trap.

Date: December 26, 1882
Creator: Williams, James Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable frame upon which a revolver or pistol is secured, a treadle which is secured to the front end of this frame, and a suitable spring and levers, by which the fire-arm is discharged when the animal steps upon the treadle" (lines 14-20).
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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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