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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: January 14, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie design with different buckle and band. It includes illustrations.
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Electric Railway.

Electric Railway.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Lomb, George W. C.
Description: Patent for an electric railway that has the electric conductor on or under the ground, in a tube. The tube gets electricity to the trains via contact-pieces embedded in the tube, and it collapses whenever the train wheels go over it. The tube and conductor are kept safe in a u-shaped hanger underground.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Burket, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two separate tongues that run freely along a middle bar, which lengthens the life of the strap by distributing pressure and allowing for broken out, frayed, or otherwise worn holes to be circumvented for new ones.
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Bale-Tie.

Bale-Tie.

Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design utilizes a strap-iron binder with notches along the sides that allow for a bail to clamp firmly within them; thus, the bale is fastened.
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Plow Colter.

Plow Colter.

Date: December 27, 1881
Creator: Kersh, Alvin Jacob
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow colter. This design calls for a colter that conforms to the face-curve of the plow shovel, thus forming a landside. The colter can be attached to and removed from either side of the plow standard.
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Barber's Paper Clip.

Barber's Paper Clip.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
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Harness Buckle.

Harness Buckle.

Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Garrett, Charles William
Description: Patent for a new and improved harness buckle. This design calls for a central cross-bar, upon which the frame rests, with fold-able arms that form a loop beneath the side-bars with the assistance of metal pins (lines 57-62). This design eliminates the need for stitching the strap being buckled.
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Fan Attachment.

Fan Attachment.

Date: January 2, 1883
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved fan attachment. This design "consists of an attachment for rocking-chairs, cradles, &c., and having an oscillatory arm adapted to hold a fan" (lines 9-11).
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Improvement in Rotary Cultivators.

Improvement in Rotary Cultivators.

Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Tadlock, Sevier
Description: Patent for a machine for "opening ditches to drain land and form fences, and to grade railroads, &c." (lines 15-17) including illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Picket-Fences

Improvement in Picket-Fences

Date: October 6, 1874
Creator: McGinty, Robert H
Description: Patent for improvement for Picket Fences, Patent No. 143632 dated October 14, 1873. The improved picket fences composed of zig zag settings with their upper ends brought in line and are connected and supported by wires and posts.
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