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Cotton - Bale Ties

Cotton - Bale Ties

Date: September 22, 1874
Creator: Alexander A. Szabo
Description: Patent for tying the ends of cotton bale wires or bands.
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Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Improvement in Curing Meat, &c.

Date: September 12, 1846
Creator: Allen, Augustus C.
Description: Patent for curing meat using an air-tight brine vacuum to heat and purify the meat, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Date: September 24, 1872
Creator: Allen, Henry & Baldwin, Addison H.
Description: Patent for "an improved car-coupling simple in construction, convenient in use, and effective and reliable in operation." (lines 12-14) e.g., including illustration.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Appell, Charles E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination, with a draw-head, of an L-shaped lever pivoted in the same and provided at its angle with a lug, which L-shaped lever has a coupling-pin suspended from the end of the long arm, and has its short arm passed into an aperture in the inner end of a bar sliding in the bottom of the draw-head, whereby when the lug is depressed the coupling-pin will be raised and the bar in the draw-head will push the link out from the end of the draw-head" (lines 7-17).
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Arnold, Abbott
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a short thin plate of metal having two tongues . . . fronting each other, said plate being pivoted at one end to the bale-hoop . . . the other end of the bale-hoop being passed under the tongues and drawn tightly around the bale, the expansion of the bale on the hoop causes the respective ends to pull on the respective ends of the tie-plate . . . so as to grip the edges of the end passed between the tongues and hold it firmly" (lines 7-19).
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Improvement in Umbrella-Supporters.

Improvement in Umbrella-Supporters.

Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Arnold, Eliza M.
Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient device for supporting and carrying a parasol or umbrella in such a way as to leave the hands free, and which will enable the parasol or umbrella to be titled or inclines forward or back, or to either side, as may be required." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Combined Wrench and Saw-Set.

Improvement in Combined Wrench and Saw-Set.

Date: January 22, 1878
Creator: Backer, Jacob
Description: Patent for improvements in the "combination of a wrench with a saw-setting device attached to the sliding jaw thereof" (lines 17-19). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: Bailey, William Henry, Sr.
Description: Patent for a device that protects boats and consists of supporting plates, two of which are firmly secured to the side of the boat, springs between the supporting plates, and chains that limit the movement of supporting plates.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Bearce, Larned S.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-presses that relates to a specific combination toggle arms connected to a platen with a ball-and-socket or other joint and sliding guide rods.
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Improvement in Water-Proof Joints for Roofing-Boards.

Improvement in Water-Proof Joints for Roofing-Boards.

Date: March 10, 1874
Creator: Beazely, John
Description: Patent for the improvement of water-proof joints for roofing-boards, including illustrations.
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