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Clothes Pounder

Clothes Pounder

Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Allen, William Robert
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Clothes-Pounders. The invention "has its object to provide a simple and effective clothes pounder in which the air as well as the water is used as an agent in removing the dirt from the clothes" (line 12- 16).
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Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meat, &c.

Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meat, &c.

Date: January 15, 1878
Creator: Ames, Theodore George
Description: Patent for "an improved apparatus for use in fumigating substances used as food; and also for impregnating water with sulphurous-acid gas, for the purpose of preserving such substances by the antiseptic quality of sulphur" (lines 9-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Well Bucket.

Well Bucket.

Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
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Wire Tightener.

Wire Tightener.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-tightener. This design consists, "with a curved metallic bar having a central groove in its convex side, and aligned openings of different diameters in the sides of the groove, of the looping-pin having two tapering arms at an angle to each other and of different sizes" (lines 78-83).
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Metal-Cutting Shears.

Metal-Cutting Shears.

Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Autrey, Benjamin P.
Description: Patent for simple and effective metal-cutting shears that cuts hot or cold metals. The shears are mounted on a frame, and a hand-operated lever forces the upper shear down.
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Sash-Holder.

Sash-Holder.

Date: September 13, 1881
Creator: Barb, Gustavas Henry
Description: Patent for improved sash-fasteners, which relates to sash-fasteners, the object being to furnish a simple and effective substitute for the ordinary sash weights and locks.
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Plow Slide.

Plow Slide.

Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Bowers, Thomas Martin
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow slide. This design consists in "[a] combination tool for use with plows, consisting of a suitable bar having one end turned upward, provided with a beveled edge at the other end, a suitable cross-strap, and having openings at the sides, and bent ends adapted to the nuts used in a plow" (lines 70-75).
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Folding Wagon-Box Step

Folding Wagon-Box Step

Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Brown, Marvel C.
Description: Patent for a new and useful folding wagon-box steps. This design is to "provide a novel, simple, and safe device of the character indicated which is adapted for compact and convenient folding into a close package when not in use" (line 11-14).
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Improvement in Adding-Machines.

Improvement in Adding-Machines.

Date: December 7, 1875
Creator: Butt, Dennis, L. R.
Description: Patent for an improved adding-machine design.
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