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 Decade: 1890-1899
Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.
Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Description: Patent for "car-couplers of the link-and-pin type which couple automatically and are provided with unlocking-levers operated from the top and side of a car, and designed to avoid the necessity of passing between the cars to couple or uncouple the same." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupling that is designed to be operated from either side of the car. The danger of an operator passing between cars to couple or uncouple the cars is avoided in this invention, and the coupling can be adapted to couple cars that have draw-bars to unequal height. The coupling can be manually operated if wished.
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Combination-Plow.

Combination-Plow.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Davis, William H.
Description: Patent for combination-plow by providing a plow with “interchangeable parts, whereby the same may be used as a double-foot plow, a middle-breaking plow adapted for deep and shallow running and a sweep-stock” (lines 10-13), includes illustration.
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Combined Trunk and Dressing-Case.

Combined Trunk and Dressing-Case.

Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Witteborg, Ernest
Description: Patent for a combined trunk and dressing-case. The trunk has drawers, and the lid of the trunk has a mirror in its lid. "The lid is connected at one end by a hinged strap with one end of the body of the trunk, so as to be adapted to be moved into position for closing the body and to be supported in upright position on the same in line with the bottom, so that it forms a proper support for a looking-glass, shelf, and the like" (lines 19-26).
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Construction of Doors or Window-Sashes.

Construction of Doors or Window-Sashes.

Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Cordray, Henry A.
Description: Patent for "improvements in the construction of doors and window-sashes, the object being to provide a door or window-sash which shall be constructed of two pieces of timber united by means of a key to prevent warping or twisting" (lines 8-13). The panel of the door or the pane of glass can also be united by the key. This design lightens and cheapens doors and window-sashes.
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Corner-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Corner-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Davis, William Haywood
Description: Patent for improvements in corn-planters and fertilizer-distributers is to combine the two into one machine by dividing the hopper into two compartments; one for fertilizing material and the other for corn-seeds. The bottom of these two compartments, each has its own opening design to dispense the seeds and fertilizers. Illustration is included.
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Dish-Cleaner.

Dish-Cleaner.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: WIllie, William Thomas
Description: Patent for a dish cleaner that consists of an oscillating vessel where dishes are placed, which goes inside another vessel. The inner vessel has openings so the water can go in and out while cleaning dishes, and the vessel is hand-turned by a crank on the top of the machine.
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Electric motor.

Electric motor.

Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Perret, Frank A.
Description: Patent for improved electric motor used in motor vehicles "which may be associated directly with the driving-wheel of a motor-vehicle" (lines 40-41), bypassing the need for other power-transmitting mechanisms. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Feed-Water Heater.

Feed-Water Heater.

Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Muday, George T.
Description: Patent for a feed-water heater for steam-boilers. It provides "such a heater having an arrangement of distributing-troughs located in such a manner as to evenly distribute the water over tubes in thin streams or a thin sheet, whereby it may be quickly heated, and, furthermore, in so constructing the parts that the interior portions comprising the circulating tubes and troughs may be easily removed for the purpose of cleaning" (lines 10-18).
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