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Water-Closet Cistern.

Water-Closet Cistern.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Ackley, George D.
Description: Patent for improvements in water closet cisterns: "which are normally empty to prevent freezing and which are only filled just before the flush is desired" (lines 14-16).
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Wagon-Brake.

Wagon-Brake.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Baker, Owen T.
Description: Patent for "a brake which is quickly applicable to any form of wagon and which is attached to the wagon-gear only and has no connection with the body of the wagon, thus allowing the wagon-body to be entirely removed from the bolsters without interfering with the action and operation of the brake mechanism." (Lines 10-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wagon-Brake.

Wagon-Brake.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Baker, Owen, T.
Description: Patent for an improvement in a wagon-brake using an operating-lever that is mounted in a bracket near the front axle, and consist of diverging arms; and a segmental rack-plate with teeth that is arranged to be engaged by a sliding pawl. When the operating-lever and the sliding pawl are connected; when the brake-bars are in motion, clamping the wheels of a vehicle thus making it stop.
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Revolving Book-Holder.

Revolving Book-Holder.

Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Ballart, Calvert L.
Description: Patent for a "combined desk and cabinet especially designed for students' use to obviate the scattering about of books when writing, studying, or making reference thereto" (lines 8-12). The are two rotating sections: a many-faced book-rest, and a cabinet above it where books can be stored. There is also a sliding writing-board underneath the desk.
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Speed-Indicator.

Speed-Indicator.

Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Bateman, Talbot Owens
Description: Patent for a speed-indicator to be used on trolly-cars and other vehicles that informs anyone looking behind the trolly-car if that car is speeding or not. An alarm goes off when the car goes above a predetermined speed, which is activated by a governor that is controlled from the wheels. A device keeps the signal normal.
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Metal Packing-Case for Food Products.

Metal Packing-Case for Food Products.

Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Blanke, Louis H.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful packing-case for food products" (lines 13-14), particularly for cured meats. It protects "against flies, souring, shrinking, &c., than the ordinary forms of packing" (lines 20-21). It is made from metal, stamped into a packing-case.
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Folding Minnow-Net.

Folding Minnow-Net.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Breeding, Enoch
Description: Patent for "improvements in fishing-nets, and particularly to frames for nets which can be set up in the water in various places where other nets cannot be used and which can be folded up into a small package for convenient carrying." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Rotary Engine.

Rotary Engine.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Bretherton, Montague James
Description: Patent for improvements in rotary engines by proving “a reversible rotary steam-engine in which friction shall be reduced to as small an extent as consistent with suitable packing of the joints, the pressure on the piston-wings be practically balanced, and compensation made for wear” (lines 11-16). Illustration is included.
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Child's Crib

Child's Crib

Date: June 8, 1880
Creator: Brown, Fred Harvey
Description: Patent for new "suspended cribs or cradles for the use of children" (lines 17-18) including instructions and illustrations.
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Child's Crib.

Child's Crib.

Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Brown, Fred Harvey
Description: Patent for a new and improved child's crib. This design utilizes "a rock-shaft with inward-projecting arms, from the inner ends of which the cords are suspended, [and it] avoid[s] the friction and wear of the cords incident to the carrying of these through the screw-eyes, as shown in [a previous patent], making them last much longer, beside simplifying the construction of the crib" (lines 67-74).
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