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Calipers.

Calipers.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for calipers that can be adjusted micrometrically to within one five-thousandth of an inch. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Feeder for Printing-Machines.

Feeder for Printing-Machines.

Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for a feeder for printing machines that supplies sheets for them to be printed automatically. It has a reciprocating bed with a cylinder over it which rotates when the bed moves. Blank sheets are on the beds, and the cylinder moves the sheets off the beds, into rollers.
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Hat-Pouncing Machine.

Hat-Pouncing Machine.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for a felt hat-pouncing machine that can automatically pounce a hat no matter its contour, and means are "provided for setting the pouncer or pouncing-roll to bear uniformly on all parts of the convex surface to be pounced" (lines 13-15).
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Printing-Machine.

Printing-Machine.

Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for "a self-feeding and self-delivering printing machine which prints sheets and not webs." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Sheet-Feeder.

Sheet-Feeder.

Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for a simple sheet-feeder that separates the sheets from a pile so they can be fed one at a time. The patent improves on the suction-roller mechanism that takes a sheet and rolls it into a printer. It does not use grippers or mechanical means for grabbing a single sheet.
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Saw Tooth.

Saw Tooth.

Date: July 29, 1884
Creator: Conover, Philip V.
Description: Patent for a new and improved saw tooth. This design "relates to saws having attachable and detachable teeth held to their places by locking plates or keys inserted, like the teeth, within recesses in the saw-plate; and it consists in a novel construction of the parts, also in combining with the same a spring-bolt, whereby each tooth and its locking key are securely held in position, with facility for detachment when required, and whereby, also, any drawing action, in cutting of the wood on the tooth, tightens the attachment of the tooth" (lines 8-18).
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Electric Car Brake.

Electric Car Brake.

Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: Conover, Philip Vorus
Description: Patent for a new and improved electric car brake. This design "consists in a combination . . . of a friction-wheel mounted on a laterally-adjustable vertical shaft, provided at its upper end with a beveled cog-wheel, engaging with a beveled cog-wheel on a horizontal shaft, journaled in the under side of the car-floor, on which horizontal shaft is loosely mounted a worm, which engages with a worm-wheel mounted on [a] shaft . . . when this worm is locked on the shaft . . . the brake-chain will be wound on the shaft of the worm-wheel, and the brakes will be applied" (lines 10-23).
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Electric Car-Brake.

Electric Car-Brake.

Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Conover, Philip Vorus
Description: Patent for a new and improved electric car-brake. This design "consists in a car-brake formed of a pinion attached to the car axle, the pinion taking in a ratchet-wheel provided with a projecting pin, that enters into the slots of a wheel provided with a sleeve, upon which the brake chain is wound, which sleeve can be moved on the axle by means of a lever that is actuated by a rod passing into a helix connected with a battery to the locomotive" (lines 11-19).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Dial, Augustus A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head having a slotted top and a recessed bottom, of a transverse slotted bar journaled in bearings, one end being extended for the attachment of a handle, and the headless coupling-pin having the reduced or flattened portion to permit of its ready insertion and withdrawal from the transverse bar" (lines 73-80).
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Thill-Coupling.

Thill-Coupling.

Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Dibrell, Anthony
Description: Patent for a thill-coupling that has a clip-eye, pivot-bolt, and an open-slotted thill-iron that has flat and extended jaws with a hole. The jaws are lined up with the thill-iron, meant to secure a railroad spike into place. The invention also has a flat bar-spring attached to the thill-iron.
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