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Saw-Gin.

Saw-Gin.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-gins by having two compartments, one above the other. “The upper roll-box being especially adapted to raw cotton and the lower one to half-ginned cotton as the lint and seeds are only partially separated in one roll-box and are then delivered into another, where the operation is completed.” (Lines 24-29) This operation used less time to separate the seed and lint. Illustration is included.
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Shutter Fastener.

Shutter Fastener.

Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved blind fastening. This design "relates to an improvement in fastenings for outside blinds, shutters, or the like, and the purpose of [the] device is to provide a fastening that cannot be unlocked from the outside, even though slats be cut from the blinds or shutters to which the fastening is applied and two hands or arms are thrust through within reach of the said fastening. [The] fastening has two catching-latches, one locking and holding latch, and one bolt, all to be operated simultaneously when the blind is closed against the sill, [so] said blind may be released" (lines 12-24).
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Shutter Fastener.

Shutter Fastener.

Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved shutter fastener. This design "has for its object the production of a simple and efficient device, and one that can be conveniently operated from the inside of the blind, but not readily tampered with or opened from the outside without removing some of the slats of the blind. . . . one part—a bolt—is carried by the blind, and the other part—a catch—is secured to the windowsill and locks the bolt, so as to unfasten the blind both hands are required—one hand to operate the catch, the other hand to operate the bolt" (lines 16-30).
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Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A. & Clark, Frank S.
Description: Patent for an improved cotton elevator, separator, and distributor that is meant to move cotton from a wagon or storage, remove dirt, and deliver it to a gin. The "improved apparatus comprises a pneumatic cotton-conveying tube by which the cotton is lifted or carried to the distributor, a separator for removing the cotton from the air current, and a distributor comprising a trunk for receiving the cotton from the separator extending over the two gin feeders, having openings delivering into the feeders, and an endless chain conveyer moving in said trunk, causing the cotton to travel along therein and drop out therefrom through the delivery openings into the feeders" (lines 16-27).
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Exhaust-Steam Condenser.

Exhaust-Steam Condenser.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A. & Goeth, Adolf C.
Description: Patent for an exhaust-steam condenser meant for steam-engines in places where water needs to be conserved. It also "prevents the use of water for cooling the surfaces of the condenser" (lines 14-16).
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Improvement in Combined Wrench and Saw-Set.

Improvement in Combined Wrench and Saw-Set.

Date: January 22, 1878
Creator: Backer, Jacob
Description: Patent for improvements in the "combination of a wrench with a saw-setting device attached to the sliding jaw thereof" (lines 17-19). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Brake for Vehicles

Brake for Vehicles

Date: 18887-10-25
Creator: Bacon, Edward Hamlin
Description: Patent for "a brake which shall be easy in operation, cheap in construction, and not liable to get out of order" (lines 13-17).
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Convertible Mop and Brush.

Convertible Mop and Brush.

Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bagby, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in convertible mops and brushes by using a “combination of the fountain-handle, the bail/frame secured thereto and provided with a rubber strip at its lower edge, and the mop secured to the bail/frame.” (Lines 3-7, p.2) Illustration is included.
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Combination Railroad Cross Tie.

Combination Railroad Cross Tie.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-ties. This design "pertains to certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties, having for its object the production of a metallic tie extremely simple in construction, and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing is secured for said rail" (lines 14-20).
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Railroad Tie.

Railroad Tie.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-tie. This design "has for its object the provision of means for broadening the gage of a road at curves thereof and the production of a metallic tie that is extremely simple in construction and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing obtained thereof" (lines 19-25).
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