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Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Attaway, Henry F.
Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive advertising device adapted to be placed on street corners and other public places and capable of exciting the curiosity and attracting attention, and thereby directing the attention of persons to the advertisement" (lines 11-16).
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Aubrey, Henry W.
Description: Patent for a cultivator that has its frame and attachments are mounted on carrying-wheels, and the plows depend on the wheels. It is operated more easily than other cultivators.
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Device for Sheltering Animals.

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines that will be "simple and economical in construction and efficient in use" (lines 13-14).
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
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Wire Tightener.

Wire Tightener.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-tightener. This design consists, "with a curved metallic bar having a central groove in its convex side, and aligned openings of different diameters in the sides of the groove, of the looping-pin having two tapering arms at an angle to each other and of different sizes" (lines 78-83).
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Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Date: May 5, 1876
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Description: Patent for the improvement of ditching-machines by way of new construction techniques.
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Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Description: Patent for an improved ditching machine design that will "easily and rapidly cut or excavate, on the surface of the ground, soil, clay, or soft stone, a ditch or trench of any reasonable width or depth suitable" (lines 33-37) including instructions and illustrations.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvements in gates, including illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: February 10, 1880
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for washing-machines that "employ a circular corrugated or fluted bed with a conical roller revolving about a central post" (lines 12-14).
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