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Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Park, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for a bee-hive that prevents insects (such as moths) from entering therein and maximizes the amount of honey collected from the hive, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Support for Wire Fences.

Support for Wire Fences.

Date: October 1, 1891
Creator: Weeks, Frank B.
Description: Patent for improvements to supports for wire fences, so that wooden posts and other supplemental devices are not necessary. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Life-Boat.

Life-Boat.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: James, William F.
Description: Patent for an improved life boat that "consists principally of a central closed hull equipped with propelling machinery, and floats extending on the sides of the said hull and rigidly secured thereto, to support the hull in position." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Improvement in Car-Axle Bearings.

Date: December 3, 1878
Creator: Stratton, Asa E., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in car-axle bearings in which "it consists in a box having a chambered back for containing oil, and having grooves along the straight edges of its bearing-surface for receiving a wick, the ends of which extend through holes in the box into the oil reservoir.”
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Improvement in Vehicle Axle-Lubricators

Improvement in Vehicle Axle-Lubricators

Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Hinkle, James V.
Description: Patent for improvements to the design of axle lubricators, in which the oil reservoir is in the rear as opposed to the front.
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Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a new and improved soldering iron, which only gives off so much heat from one end and not the other. This patent of the soldering iron a safer tool to work with.
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Improvement in the Manufacture of Fertilizers.

Improvement in the Manufacture of Fertilizers.

Date: November 25, 1873
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a process of treating waste animal matter from tallow-rendering factories with plaster-of-paris for use as fertilizer.
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Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a method of preserving and canning meat. This describes the inventor's process, as well as his method of reducing air inside the container using hypophosphite of lime.
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Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Improvement in Screw-Propulsion.

Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Wilson, Joseph Erwin
Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Screw-Propellers and their adaptation to the hulls of vessels" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
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Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
Description: Patent for a design for a battery-powered wire glue cutter/slicer including instructions and illustrations.
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