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Bracket.

Bracket.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Porter, Charles
Description: Patent for improvements in brackets that used to support shelf or for other purposes by using a combination of hinged brackets, a longitudinal wire formed with bends to receive the inclined portions of the brackets, and with hooks at its outer ends; this improved brackets “can be folded in close contact with the shelf, so as to occupy little space for shipment or storage.” (Lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
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Rub-Iron for Wagon-Beds.

Rub-Iron for Wagon-Beds.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Nelson, George A.
Description: Patent for improvements in rub-irons for wagon-beds by “placing a [rub]-roller at the point of the wagon-bed with which the wheels come in contact when the wagon is turned." (Lines 23-25) Illustration is included.
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Axle.

Axle.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Stewart, John A.
Description: Patent for improvement in axles by using a “combination of a bar, two skeins and means for holding the skeins in place upon the bar,” (lines 17-18) includes illustration.
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Piston for Pneumatic Pumps.

Piston for Pneumatic Pumps.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Description: Patent for improvements in pistons for pneumatic pumps by using a combination of a tubular shell, a cylindrical valve, a conical aperture and a conical projection to fulfill the conditions required of a piston in pumps. Illustration is included.
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Spark-Arrester for Smoke-Pipes.

Spark-Arrester for Smoke-Pipes.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Hale, William B.
Description: Patent for improvements in spark-arresters for smoke-pipes by using a “combination of a bent smoke-pipe having one complete turn downward, a cinder-piper opening into the lowest portion of said turn, and a coarse wire screen titled backward and overhanging said turn, a receptacle having a slanting bottom hinged at the upper end and secured at the lower end by means of a chin passing over a suitable roller and leading to the rear of the boiler,” (p. 2, lines 20-28) illustration is included.
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Chicken-Coop.

Chicken-Coop.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Harp, Charles, A.
Description: Patent for improvements in coops for fowls and other birds by using a combination of a cage with a door having a depending leg, a post and a lever for raising and lowering the cage; the cage door is “automatically opened when lowered and closed as it is raised,” (lines 75-76) "so that the young will be out of danger from attacks of rodents, collecting water, &c...," (lines 22-23) includes illustration.
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Window-Curtain Holder.

Window-Curtain Holder.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: West, Eugene B.
Description: Patent for improvements in window-curtain holders,in which the curtain holder has a upper and a lower socket, “with the lower socket having a central opening and mounted on a base-plate, of the upper socket having a side opening and mounted on a base-plate, and the U-shaped clasp pivoted at its lower end in the lower socket and having its upper end laterally bent and designed for insertion in the side opening of the upper socket” (lines 84-92). The curtains would be retained and giving them the proper draping and prevent them from flapping and tearing, includes illustration.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Thompson, James A. M.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by providing "a coupler which will without any adjustment couple two cars whose draw-heads are of different heights.” (lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
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Shirt-Starching Machine.

Shirt-Starching Machine.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Herndon, William S.
Description: Patent for improvements in shirt-starching machines by using a combination of a shirt holding device having an oscillatory motion for one-fourth of a full revolution, and a semi-cylindrical starch-holding receptacle with longitudinal rubber bottom; when the shirt-holder is turned, shirts are crowded into the compartments, with the bosoms and wristbands hanging outside. When the door is closed, shirt-bosoms and wristbands are thoroughly starched. Illustration is included.
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Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
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