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Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
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Life Raft.

Life Raft.

Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for boat state rooms that convert into life rafts.
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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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Railway Signal.

Railway Signal.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Armstrong, James Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad signal. This design consists in "[a] continuous electric conductor extending beside a railroad, a contact-maker borne by a train, an electric galvanic battery, a stationary transmitter, and a train provided with transmitting and receiving instruments on two or more members of the train and connected with the electric circuit in multiple arc . . . whereby a message can be sent to each member simultaneously" (lines 8-17).
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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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