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Electric Car-Coupling.

Electric Car-Coupling.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes; signaling from car to car, train to car, or vice versa; lighting trains; and other purposes to which it can be adapted, including illustrations.
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Meat-Cutter.

Meat-Cutter.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Ricks, Tillmon Perry
Description: Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
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Hame.

Hame.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee; Broad, Thomas & Martin, John
Description: Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations.
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Fish-Harvester.

Fish-Harvester.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Yoakum, Robert
Description: Patent for a fish-harvester by providing “a floating device adapted to be anchored in a stream or other body of water and carrying the mechanism for taking fish from the water and delivering them to a suitable point on the shore, the whole operating either by steam, by wind, or by the current of the water.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
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Wagon-Top.

Wagon-Top.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: James, John
Description: Patent for improvements in wagon-bodies by providing "a simple and effective means for tightening the canvas covering over the bows of wagon or other vehicle-bodies” (lines 17-19), includes illustration.
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Angerstein, John F.
Description: Patent for improvement in automatic car-couplings “in which the coupling-pin (worked by a rope or chain) is guided in a vertical tube extending upward from the draw-head, and is supported in position for coupling by a block sliding with the draw-head,” (lines 9-14) includes illustration.
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Dry-Kiln Furnace.

Dry-Kiln Furnace.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Ketcham, William
Description: Patent for improvements in dry-kiln furnaces by using “a series of furnaces alternating with a series of heating or radiating drums parallel to and on a plane above the furnace,” (Lines 116-119, p. 2) and valved connected flues. This arrangement allowed the “heat being regulated and so distributed through the kiln as to produce a varying temperature, highest at the end where the lumber is introduced and gradually diminishing toward the opposite end, where it is taken out.” (Lines 21-26) Illustration is included.
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Cultivator-Harrow.

Cultivator-Harrow.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-harrows in which an adjustable “harrow-frame is adapted to the ready attachment of cultivators, plows, sweeps, scrapers, and various forms of cultivating devices which are interchangeable with each other and can be used either with or without the harrow-teeth, according to the character of work to be done.” (Lines 80-86) Illustration is included.
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