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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Ahrenbeck, C.
Description: Patent for an improvement to car couplings which would "obviate the necessity and its attendant danger of going between the cars" (lines 17-18) including an illustration.
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Improvement for Axle-Boxes for Vehicles

Improvement for Axle-Boxes for Vehicles

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for an improvement in axle-boxes for vehicles which incorporates an adjustable tube that may take up the wear on its ends.
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Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for "an Improvement in Wagon-Axle Skeins" that "has for its object to furnish an improved iron axle for wagons and other vehicles which shall be stronger without being heavier than iron axles made in the ordinary manner."
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Improvement in Whiffletree-Fastenings.

Improvement in Whiffletree-Fastenings.

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for the improvement of whiffletree fastenings, relating to the means by which single-trees are attached to a double-tree. It includes a description and illustration.
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Oil Press Mat.

Oil Press Mat.

Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "is to flexibly connect the metal plates or leaves of a three-leaved oil-press mat in such manner that when the mat with the bags of meal interposed between its leaves is subjected to pressure for the purpose of expressing the oil the parallelism of the leaves will be maintained and endwise shifting of the same prevented. A further object is to provide a fastening . . . which shall be stronger, more durable, and more positive in its functions" (lines 31-41).
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Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Apparatus for Barreling Soap-Stock.

Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William C.
Description: Patent for "an apparatus for filling barrels with soap-stock or other thick liquid of similar consistency, the object being to provide a machine whereby the barrels may be filled quickly through the bung-hole." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Banana-Case

Banana-Case

Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Aiken, Robert H.
Description: Patent for a banana case to "provide a case or crate in which bananas may be readily packed and transported without injury to the fruit."
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Wire Stretcher.

Wire Stretcher.

Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Ainsworth, Phineas Hardaman
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "a frame having two arms, one carrying a fixed clamp and the other a roller, a windlass mounted on said frame having a rope passing over said roller and adapted to be fixed to an end of wire, and a central clamp consisting of a rigid bar on the frame between its arms, a notched clamp pivoted thereon, and a ring for retaining the clamp" (lines 6-14).
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Velocipede.

Velocipede.

Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Akers, William P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved velocipede. This design "has relation to that class of velocipedes in which the rider is suspended within a large wheel impelled by a frictional contact between the inner periphery of the same and the driving wheel" (lines 8-12). With this design, "by the increased size of wheel, not only is speed gained, but the same may be propelled with greater ease over rough or smooth roads and with greater comfort to the rider, in that the jolt is less, and yet at the same time all the benefits arising from this class of exercise are obtained" (lines 27-34).
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Farm Gate.

Farm Gate.

Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Akin, Leonidas T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved farm gate. This design consists "[i]n a swinging-gate, the combination of a plate provided with notches upon its upper outer end and connected to the upper end of the inner gate-post, a lever pivoted to the plate and connected with the upper pintle of the gate, a latch pivoted to the lever and extending down through a slot therein to engage with the notches in the plate, and suitable cords and pulleys for operating the latch and lever" (lines 17-26).
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