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Grain-Feeder and Band-Cutter for Thrashing-Machines.

Grain-Feeder and Band-Cutter for Thrashing-Machines.

Date: March 18, 1882
Creator: Barlow, Thomas James
Description: Patent for improvements to grain-feeders for thrashing machines design including illustrations.
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Barmore, Albert King
Description: Patent for a new and improvement in adding-machines in which a mechanical wheel has teeth. " The object of the invention is to provide the means for adding columns of figures by machinery"(lines 13-15), with instruction and illustration
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Wagon Brake.

Wagon Brake.

Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Barmore, Albert King
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n a wagon-brake, the combination of the lever, provided with a pawl having the heel, the ratchet-wheel, and the catch, having the projecting portion . . . [and] a break-lever provided with a brake-lock, the ratchet-wheel, [and] barrel connected to the cord by a brake-lever (lines 92-100).
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: May 9, 1876
Creator: Barnes, James W.
Description: Patent for improvement in chairs, which provides adjustable shoulder supports and back (inclination and height), with intended advantages of better lung capacity and spinal alignment. The chair can be adjusted to fit all sizes of bodies. It is noted that some of the adjustable features could be incorporated into other furnishings such as beds or lounges. An additional feature of the chair is a retracting spring to assist the user in exiting the chair.
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Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
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Axle Box.

Axle Box.

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Barnes, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved self-oiling axle box. This design utilizes a sleeve with several small, oil-filled holes to be placed between the spindle and the axle box, which lubricates the machine and reduces friction. A nut keeps the spindle and axle box together.
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Book-Support.

Book-Support.

Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Barnes, William A.
Description: Patent for a book-support made to hold large, heavy books used in commercial and government offices. The platforms can be moved up and down by a crank on the side of the support.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: October 7, 1873
Creator: Barnett, Joel P.
Description: Patent for a purgative medical compound consisting of a variety of plant materials.
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Improvement in Pessaries.

Improvement in Pessaries.

Date: October 31, 1876
Creator: Barnett, Jonathan P.
Description: Patent for an improved uterine supporter with changes to the arrangement of the wings, with illustrations and instructions.
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