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Indicator For Clocks or Watches

Indicator For Clocks or Watches

Date: 1908/11/17
Creator: Aeschlimann, Adolph E.
Description: "This invention relates to new and useful improvements in indicators for clocks or watches and it is the primary object of the invention to provide character wherein a signal will be displayed automatically when it is necessary that the motor of the clock be rewound, it being well to state, it is thought, that the invention is intended for such clocks that employ either weight or spring motors." Aeschlimann, Adolph E. (1908). Indicator For Clocks or Watches. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508391/view/#page/2/mode/1up.
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Hay-Press

Hay-Press

Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Armstrong, James McRae
Description: Patent for a press for hay, straw, and similar. This device, intended for horse-powered bailing processes, is designed for cheap and efficient hay press for the bailing process.
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Construction of Railroads.

Construction of Railroads.

Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
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Elevated Railroad

Elevated Railroad

Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Description: Patent for "improvements in elevated railways; and the object of my invention is to produce an elevated-railway system which is comparatively cheap, which is absolutely safe, and in which the cars are arranged so that they ride very easily and can be readily adapted for both passenger and freight traffic" (lines 8-15).
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Nut Lock

Nut Lock

Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet, L.
Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Asher, A. J. & Gautt, W. A.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that "will greatly simplify the construction and facilitate the operation thereof by providing levers upon the end of the car" (lines 14-17); including illustration and instructions
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Corn Planting Attachment.

Corn Planting Attachment.

Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for planters. This design consists in "the combination of a standard having a seed box at its upper end provided with a longitudinal groove in the upper side of the bottom, and with slots in the end walls registering with the groove and having an arm projecting laterally from the lower end, a wheel journaled upon the said arm, a seed-slide in the groove, a bell-crank fulcrumed upon a rearwardly-projecting bracket of the box, a connecting-rod pivoted to the wheel and to the rear arm of the bell-crank, and a connecting-rod pivoted to the upper arm of the bell-crank" (lines 41-53).
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Corn Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved corn-planting attachment for plows. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such an attachment, which may be secured to the rear end of the beam of a common breaking-plow, having a wheel running in the furrow operating the dropping mechanism" (lines 22-28).
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Cuff Holder.

Cuff Holder.

Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cuff holder. This design "is chiefly to render cuffs hitherto buttoned to shirt-sleeves as readily attached or buttoned to coat-sleeves, in order that they may be removed from the wearer's person together with the coat to prevent the cuffs being soiled; and its object is also to avoid unbuttoning and buttoning cuffs to the shirt by means of the usual cuff-attaching buttons" (lines 24-32).
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Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved rain-proof cap for chimneys. This design "is to provide a . . . rain-proof or chimney tube for receiving that part of a stove-pipe that projects above the roof, which rain-proof is so constructed that pipes can be held in the same at different inclinations. The invention consists in a rain-proof formed of a conical tube held on the roof, in the upper end of which conical tube the upper end of the stove-pipe is held. A hood is held on the upper end of the stove-pipe" (lines 8-18).
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