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Head Rest for Chairs.

Head Rest for Chairs.

Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Ashby, Daniel S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for chairs. This design consists in "[a] head-rest for chairs, comprising a top support . . . a plate fixed thereto and provided with a socket and guides . . . a ball, fitting socket, and retaining-jaws held in the guide of the plate around the ball" (lines 81-86).
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Tongue-Support for Vehicles.

Tongue-Support for Vehicles.

Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Ashby, William H.
Description: Patent for a tongue-support for the tongues of vehicles that "provide an exceedingly simple and effective catch or holder for holding the support up against the under side of the tongue" (lines 18-21), including illustration and instructions
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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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Vehicle Wheel.

Vehicle Wheel.

Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Ashford James A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design is "to improve the felly-expanding devices, to provide a strong, durable, and efficient metallic connection between the spoke and felly, to provide novel means whereby the expanding movement of the felly is amplified by a partial rotation of a screw, and to otherwise improve vehicle-wheels" (lines 13-20).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Ashford, Thomas Gresham.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform . . . having a spring buffer and a projection adjacent to and to one side of the buffer . . . the catch pivotally secured below the same and having a series of coupling shoulders on one side, the spring, and the stop arranged to act upon the side of the catch from which the coupling shoulders project" (lines 89-98).
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Plow Cultivator and Irrigator.

Plow Cultivator and Irrigator.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Askew, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for an underground irrigating plow that consists of a draft bar, crank arms, plow beams that front ends swivel on the crank arms, a ratchet rod with chain spools, a ratchet lever that is attached to the ratchet rod, chains that are attached to the plow beams and the spools, braces that are attached to the crank arms, and a double-tree.
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Improvement in Pipe and Bar Cutters

Improvement in Pipe and Bar Cutters

Date: May 21, 1877
Creator: Astall, Jesse
Description: Patent for a new and improved pipe and bar cutter, which cuts metal and steel. This design is simple, convient, and effective, including illustration.
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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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