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Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling brick "whereby the number of brick handled by a single hand may be greatly increased" (lines 9-11) including illustrations.
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Combined Corn Planter and Fertilizer Distributer.

Combined Corn Planter and Fertilizer Distributer.

Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Arnold, William Noah
Description: Patent for a device that can be used both to plant corn and apply fertilizer to fields.
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Cotton Picker's Shade.

Cotton Picker's Shade.

Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Arnold, William Noah
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker's shade. This design "consists of a portable frame having an adjustable and detachable awning or shade . . . for the use of cotton-pickers and others whose vocation obliges them to work in the field during the hot season" (lines 19-23).
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Hand Propelling Device for Sewing Machines.

Hand Propelling Device for Sewing Machines.

Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Beaird, Kate Palmer
Description: Patent for a new and improved crank for sewing machines. This design "is to provide propelling device for sewing-machines and similar treadle-power machines which shall dispense with the treadle-action and injurious strain which its use imposes . . . It consists in a rod jointed to the fly-wheel after the manner of a pitman, but which, instead of connecting with a treadle, is fashioned into a handle, which extends obliquely upward toward the operator, and is combined with and held in place by a guide-frame made in the form of a pendent metal loop with flanged ends and screw-holes" (lines 8-21).
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Gate-Hinge.

Gate-Hinge.

Date: July 27, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a "gravity-hinge for causing a gate to automatically close, and which is susceptible of such adjustment that if the gate-post and the latch-post, either or both, become disarranged as regards their perpendicular position, or if they are not exactly coincident with relation to each other, the gate can be centered relatively to the latch-post, or rather the hinged end of the gate can be set precisely perpendicular or be shifted laterally to any required angle of inclination for the purpose of causing the gate to properly close and engage the latch on the latch-post." (Lines 11-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Gate-Latch.

Gate-Latch.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a gate-latch. A latch-pin secured in a beam, another latch secured to the inside of another post, with two pivoting hangers, and plates come together to form this latch.
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Gate-Latch.

Gate-Latch.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a gate latch that works by having stop-pins secured to the gate, while a rod goes through the post, with a handle on one end and a latch on the other end. The latch is shaped so that it catches the pin.
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Railway Signal and Crossing-Gate.

Railway Signal and Crossing-Gate.

Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for an improved railway signal meant to be used at crossings. It consists of a rotary signal post, operating mechanism, a lamp, an arm extension, the signal hanging from the arm, a bearing for the bottom of the rotary post, a box where the bearing sits, a sleeve that holds a cap plate for the box, a ladder from the post to the cap plate, and a brace.
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Surface Cattle Guard.

Surface Cattle Guard.

Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved surface cattle-guard. This design "compris[es] a series of parallel triangular bars tapered at their ends and provided with lateral perforated horizontal flanges, the plates to which said flanges are secured, the cross-tie supports, and the solid plank flooring upon which said ties rest, said flooring being some distance below the guard-bars" (lines 55-62).
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Brown, John Anderson
Description: Patent for a back band buckle that consists of a plate with its ends turned up and two upper longitudinal slit, the lower slit having teeth, and a hook with nibs.
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