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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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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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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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Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Carly, John Wesly
Description: Patent for a new and improved advertising sign. This design "consist[s] in the fixed staff or upright having pulley, bent rotary vane having the opening, and adapted for the display of advertisements, inside [the] bent rotary vane, and the governor adapted to regulate automatically the speed at which the vanes are to revolve" (lines 68-80).
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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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Air Motor.

Air Motor.

Date: July 21, 1885
Creator: Koniakowsky, Alois M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved air-motor. This design is of an "air-motor, consisting of an engine, single-acting air-pump, air-receiver, and the double-acting exhaust-pump, with the valves and connections . . . [and] the levers and segments" (lines 81-87).
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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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