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Improvement in Ant Traps

Improvement in Ant Traps

Date: April 1, 1873
Creator: Ames, Theodore G.
Description: Patent for the improvement of Ant traps, including to illustrated and labeled figures.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: June 22, 1878
Creator: Anderson, William G.
Description: Patent for new bale-tie formed from a single metal piece where the locking side (B) can be fastened to a rounded eye (C) on the opposite end.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Ballentine, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination of two sliding draw-heads, each provided with a shank having coiled around it a spring and a nut secured thereto, an upper sliding supporting-plate for the pin, having a tripping device, a lower sliding supporting-plate for the link, having a catch, a latch with a trip-arm for holding and releasing said plate, and a spring for drawing it back to its normal position" (lines 11-20).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Baugh, Edward H.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective combined churn motor and dasher that continuously and smoothly circulates cream. It has a large wheel the operator turns, which is connected through a series of pulleys to the dasher. A large frame holds the parts in place.
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Hoisting Attachment for Wagon-Beds.

Hoisting Attachment for Wagon-Beds.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Baugh, Edward H. & Selvidge, Charles W.
Description: Patent for a low cost, removable hoisting attachment for wagon beds, including illustrations and instructions.
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Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Baugh, Edward Henry
Description: Patent for a simple and practical fence-wire stretcher that stretches "fence-wire in the construction of fences and also taking up the slack in the wire when it sags at any point throughout the line of fence, the device being simple in construction and easily connected and disconnected from the post, as circumstances require" (lines 14-20).
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Dish-Cleaner.

Dish-Cleaner.

Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a dish-cleaner that is used in a sink or another container. Its object is to force "air through the water and in contact with the submerged dishes" (lines 17-18). The invention also has "a water-agitator surrounded with supports for holding the dishes or other articles in a vertical position in close proximity to the outlet-ports of the agitator" (lines 20-23).
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Churn Power.

Churn Power.

Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Brace, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design utilizes paralleled uprights, shafts, through-holes, screw-holes, a crank, pit-men, and a cross-head (lines 85-92). This combination and arrangement of parts allows rotary motion to be converted to reciprocal motion, which improves the churning process.
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