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Strap and Buckle Shield.

Strap and Buckle Shield.

Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Nicholls, George H.
Description: Patent for an improvement in strap and buckle shields by having a flat elongated plate which has a longitudinally slot in the center. This shield can be movebly secured on to the strap to admit the tongue of a buckle thus the cross-bar of the buckle will rest upon the shield. By having this shield, the strap is protected from wear that would result from a direct contact with the buckle. Illustration is included.
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Net for Crabbing and Fishing.

Net for Crabbing and Fishing.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Franklin, Robert M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved net for fishing and crabbing by using a trigger device that would automatically open the net’s “free end” fully and horizontally when the net is lowered on the bed floor of the river. After use, the net can be folded very compactly for easy transport. Illustration is included.
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Bottle-Filling Machine.

Bottle-Filling Machine.

Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Baldinger, William H.
Description: Patent for a bottle-filling machine in which "a number of bottles of equal capacity may be simultaneously filled from a common reservoir by the single movement of a lever" (lines 13-16), illustration is included.
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Imposition-Furniture for Printers' Use.

Imposition-Furniture for Printers' Use.

Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Clarke, Robert
Description: Patent for improvements in imposition-furniture for printers’ use; in this “improved furniture, the page can be removed with the cord tied around it and set aside for future use and the improved pieces of furniture used around another and different page of type and so on indefinitely. It is made to serve the purpose of an almost endless set of furniture-pieces of that style of furniture border-piece where the groove is formed on the outside of furniture border-pieces and the tying-cord is fitted in said groove and made to serve for tying up both the furniture border-pieces and the page.” (Lines 22-34) Illustration is included.
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Method of Baling Cotton.

Method of Baling Cotton.

Date: November 5, 1890
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Description: Patent for a method of baling cotton. The cotton is taken direct from the gin, condensed, compressed progressively into a thin sheet of suitable density, and baled, the bale being formed previous to the expansion of the fiber.
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Blind-Stop.

Blind-Stop.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Roll, John F.
Description: Patent for improvements in blind-slat adjusters and locks by providing a plate to secure the cross-stile of the blind; in which the plate having a slotted right-angled portion. “A bar pivoted to the slat-rod and having its lower end bent at the right angle, a screw passed through the slat and provided with a handle. (Lines 96-99) “When the handle is turned to the left, the slats can be adjusted into any desired position, and when in their adjusted position all that it is necessary to do is to turn the handle to the right which binds the parts together and holds the slats against movement.” (Lines 82-87) Illustration is included.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by “simplify and strengthen the frame and operating parts, to secure a better distribution of the strains between the operating parts and the frame, and to increase the speed at which the press may be operated by permitting the platen to rise and fall to a limited extent independent of the power mechanism, so that after the loose fiber is introduced the platen may be dropped instantly a portion of the distance to effect a partial compression of the charge by its weight before bringing the power mechanism into play.” (Lines 17-29) Illustration is included.
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Trussed Axle for Wheeled Vehicles.

Trussed Axle for Wheeled Vehicles.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Brown, John Stoddart
Description: Patent for improvements in trussed axle for wheeled vehicles: "The invention relates to that class or type of axles for wheeled vehicles wherein a metal truss rod or bar running longitudinally under the axle body has its end portions extended through the axle skeins and secured by screw nuts which abut the outer ends of the skeins." (lines 9-14).
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Condenser for Cotton-Gins.

Condenser for Cotton-Gins.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Goldthwaite, Joseph G.
Description: Patent for a method of compressing and baling cotton in which cotton is condensed into sheets and is then compressed and delivered to a lapping mechanism which builds up a bale from the compressed sheets, including illustrations.
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Cushion-Tire.

Cushion-Tire.

Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Hayes, Rebecca Henry
Description: Patent for a more durable bicycle tire. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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