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 Decade: 1880-1889
Air Ship.

Air Ship.

Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Appling, Marby P.
Description: Patent for air ship design lifted by balloon with vertical adjustable sails. Accompanied with illustrations.
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Green, William Robert & Green, Newton Jasper
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "comprise[s] a frame and case having aligned baling-chambers at opposite ends, a follower having two head-blocks working one in each of the baling-chambers, a shaft journaled between the baling-chambers, and two ropes connected at one end to the shaft and at their other ends to the opposite head-blocks" (lines 46-53).
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: September 20, 1881
Creator: Holloman, Harvey Allen
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in a wire attached to the anchor or escapement-lever of a clock-work for ringing or sounding an alarm bell, which wire has a hook at its outer end, which is passed into a loop, ring, or hook at the end of a wire connected with the key-bolt or knob-bolt of a lock, or with a wire leading to places a considerable difference from the alarm" (lines 11-18).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a cheap, durable, and simple car-coupling, which shall be automatic and positive in its action, and which uses the ordinary link and takes the draft in the same way as the common pin, and which will also fit any car, and will not get out of order from being battered. It consists, mainly, in the peculiar construction of a coupling device, in combination with a spring for holding it to the open or closed position, and co-operating with the same for automatic action" (lines 11-22).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Nutting, Adrain
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupling, the combination of a recessed draw-head having abutments . . . and a transverse ridge, of a link adapted to rock on said ridge, a pivoted coupling-hook carrying a diagonally-projecting pin near its forward end, and a spiral spring arranged diagonally above the coupling-hook and surrounding said pin" (lines 93-100).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the coupling-hook supported therein and having a limited longitudinal movement, the front edge of said hook being formed with inclined faces . . . and a vertical face arranged to engage proper faces in the draw-head, the forward movement of said hook being limited by [the] inclined faces . . . and vertical face, and its backward movement of bolt or stud and its upward movement by engagement of [one] surface with [another] surface" (lines 93-103).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 27, 1887
Creator: Stovall, John David & Whittington, William Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the link having a hooked front end, the lever, spring between the front end of the lever and the link, slide-bar pivoted to the rear end of the lever, the spring-actuated latch on the said bar, having the pin thereon to engage in a socket in the bottom of the car, and the retractile spring at the outer end of the lever" (lines 11-19).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: November 14, 1882
Creator: Blackley, George I.; Nicholson, John I.; Holloman, Harvey A.; Reedy, Thomas C. & Beezley, Anderson J.
Description: Patent for improvements to car-coupling using a vertically-moving pin for locking the cars together.
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