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Fare-Box.

Fare-Box.

Date: August 8, 1882
Creator: Alexander, Samuel & Boyle, Frank
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, fraud preventing fare-box for street-railways.
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Machine for Cutting Stick-Candy.

Machine for Cutting Stick-Candy.

Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Allardyce, John M.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable machine for cutting stick-candy that is "capable of traveling over a table or other support upon which stick candy in given lengths may be laid, and to so travel over the table that the lengthy sticks of candy will be made to slide over the bed of the machine, under a knife or its equivalent; and a further object of the invention is to provide a means whereby the knife may be manipulated at predetermined points in the travel of the machine to cut the lengthy sticks into shorter predetermined lengths" (lines 11-21).
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Valve for Engines.

Valve for Engines.

Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Allen, Walter J.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in valves for steam engines, including instructions and illustrations.
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Swing.

Swing.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Alston, Samuel I.
Description: Patent for a swing that consists of a frame, a wooden horse to ride on, a U-shaped hanger that is attached to the seat in the back and front, a pulley-like rocker attached to the top of the frame, a bolt that is securing the rocker to the hanger, two bars that go from the horse seat to the pulley, and a chord that attaches the two bars and goes around the top of the pulley.
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Improvement in ventilating cars, &c.

Improvement in ventilating cars, &c.

Date: August 22, 1876
Creator: Andrews, Wright S.
Description: Patent for a system which prevents ashes and cinders from railroad engines from entering the train cars and also allows for ventilation of the cars. Includes illustration.
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Improvement in Resin Boxes and Coolers.

Improvement in Resin Boxes and Coolers.

Date: May 13, 1873
Creator: Archibald K. Lee
Description: Patent for improvement in receptacle for oils, molasses, or thick liquid that permit liquid to be surrounded by steam or water and changeable temperature.
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Chair for Railroad Rails.

Chair for Railroad Rails.

Date: February 20, 1883
Creator: Armstrong, Charles & Abbott, George
Description: Patent for a new and improved chair for railroad rails. This design utilizes a metal key and wrought-iron straps so that "the rails are held firmly both laterally and vertically, so that they are kept level at the joint and any sagging is prevented. At the same time endwise movement by expansion or contraction is not hindered, and the chairs being fastened to the ties, the expansion and contraction will take place entirely between the several chairs" (lines 49-57).
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: Arnold, Lloyd
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie which is to be used especially with cotton, includes instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Pipe and Bar Cutters

Improvement in Pipe and Bar Cutters

Date: May 21, 1877
Creator: Astall, Jesse
Description: Patent for a new and improved pipe and bar cutter, which cuts metal and steel. This design is simple, convient, and effective, including illustration.
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Refrigerator.

Refrigerator.

Date: November 21, 1893
Creator: Baggett, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a refrigerator that consists of a rectangular chest with "the inclosing casing provided at its upper end with a compartment or ice-chest having a space surrounding the same" (lines 28-30), a gap between the ice chest and the opening, a valved opening, and a food container below the ice chest.
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