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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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Bottle-Filling Machine.

Bottle-Filling Machine.

Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Baldinger, William H.
Description: Patent for a bottle-filling machine in which "a number of bottles of equal capacity may be simultaneously filled from a common reservoir by the single movement of a lever" (lines 13-16), illustration is included.
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Improvement in Water-Tanks.

Improvement in Water-Tanks.

Date: January 28, 1879
Creator: Bardon, Prosper
Description: Patent for an improved water-tank built with lumbers that are thoroughly dried and covered with asphaltum as waterproof agent. It includes illustrations.
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Lining for Tin Cans.

Lining for Tin Cans.

Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Bartlett, Frederick W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved method of canning seafood with tin cans. This design calls for perforated paper to line the cans, which prevents the discoloration of the seafood inside.
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Finger-Exercising Machine.

Finger-Exercising Machine.

Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Becker, Francis L.
Description: Patent for a finger-exercising machine that is meant to improve the finger strength and flexibility of musicians. "A cylinder provided with friction-rollers imparts motion to a set of keys upon which the fingers are placed; and the object of [the invention] is to impart flexibility to the fingers, and to overcome the otherwise difficult motion" (lines 11-16).
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Music-Leaf Turner.

Music-Leaf Turner.

Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Becker, Francis L.
Description: Patent for a device for "Turning Leaves of Sheet-Musics, Music-Books and, other Books" (lines 5-7), including instructions and illustrations.
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