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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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Thill-Coupling.

Thill-Coupling.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bryan, William L.
Description: Patent for improvements in thill-couplings by using a combination of forward extension arms, having each near its forward end, circular shoulders, adapted to engage the ends of the shaft-iron; the spring-catch for holding the lever arm in locking position and, for retracting arm when the catch is released. Illustration is included.
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Construction of Privy-Vaults.

Construction of Privy-Vaults.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for an improvement of privy-vaults using a soil-pipe with sleeve adapted to be connected with the trap-door of the vault-floor into an air-chamber where a ventilating-pipe is placed directly above a furnace; the noxious gases along with the products of combustion in the furnace would be drawn from the air-chamber and carried off to the outer air. Illustration is included.
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Single-Seed Planter.

Single-Seed Planter.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Description: Patent for a single-seed planter using “grasping-jaws pass through the seed box …to gather a seed and carry it to the discharge tube or place of deposit" (lines 9-12), illustration is included.
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Detachable Handle and Spring-Catch.

Detachable Handle and Spring-Catch.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Epstein, George B.
Description: Patent for improvements in detachable handles and spring-catches for valises, satchels, traveling-bags, and the like in which a handle “may be readily detached from the valise, and devices for automatically engaging and locking the handle to the valise when the handle is replaced.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
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Tool for Drilling Wells.

Tool for Drilling Wells.

Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: McLane, Hiram H.
Description: Patent for improvement in "tools for drilling or boring Artesian, oil, and other deep wells; and it has for its object to prevent the loss of the drill or auger or of any portion of the drill-rods" (lines 9-13) via an "improved means for connecting the tool to the lower end of the drill-rod" (lines 15-16) including illustrations.
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Design for Overalls.

Design for Overalls.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Lightner, Charles Eugene
Description: Patent for a design for a pair of overalls that has a lengthened apron over the pant legs. This apron is fastened from its center down to its crotch.
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Process of Preparing and Tempering Slurry for Portland Cement.

Process of Preparing and Tempering Slurry for Portland Cement.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Kalteyer, George H.
Description: Patent for improvements in the process of preparing and tempering slurry for Portland cement by expedite the process of production and to produce a uniform quality of cement. Detailed instructions included. No illustration.
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Odorless Dry Outhouse and Refuse-Burner.

Odorless Dry Outhouse and Refuse-Burner.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.; Carrico, Francis A. & Carrico, Thomas W., Jr.
Description: Patent for a combined odorless dry outhouse and refuse burner for a cellar or vault in which night-soil or garbage may be reduced to ashes in the shortest possible time with low expense, including illustrations.
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Rotary Engine.

Rotary Engine.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Stocker, James M. & Stocker, Ziba O.
Description: Patent for improvements in rotary engines to allow for the expansion of steam after admission and minimum leakage in order to provide an engine that is capable of long-continued use with a minimum of wear and working friction (lines 15-22), including illustrations.
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