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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: June 10, 1884
Creator: Campbell, Eli F.; Noble, Laroy C. & Howe, Milton G.
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design "is to provide a spring-washer of great stiffness and strength, which, when applied to a bolt beneath a nut, serves to prevent the latter from turning, and also acts to firmly hold the parts of a rail-joint after there has been some wear thereof, thus keeping the bolts from becoming loose and rattling from such wear" (lines 13-20).
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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Campbell, Eli F.; Noble, Laroy C. & Howe, Milton G.
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design "consists of a volute spring-washer which is formed of a stiff or steel strong plate that is coiled or set up in . . . an edgewise manner, and is provided with one or more projections or spurs on its top and bottom surfaces, adapted to engage with the under side of the nut and the fish-plate or other object, said spurs or projections being formed on the top and the bottom edges of the inner and outer coils of the spring-washer" (lines 20-29).
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Combined Satchel and Pillow.

Combined Satchel and Pillow.

Date: August 19, 1884
Creator: Kiam, Benjamin
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined satchel and pillow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a valise or satchel, of an airbag permanently incorporated in the same to form one of the sides thereof, and having a mouthpiece upon the exterior of the valise, whereby the bag may be inflated without opening the valise" (lines 62-67).
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Hampton, John Andrew
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "relates to certain improvements in portable and stationary baling-presses more especially designed for baling hay; and the invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 6-10).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Jourde, Alfred John
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be so constructed as to couple the cars automatically as they are brought together, and one which will securely hold the cars coupled, and yet allow a free movement of the same in turning curves" (lines 9-15).
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Bale Ejector for Baling Presses.

Bale Ejector for Baling Presses.

Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Duval, John Lum
Description: Patent for a new and improved ejector for baling presses. This design "consists in the combination, with a baling-press follower having channels with inclines and recesses at their rear ends, of trucks provided with ropes or chains, pulleys, pulley-segments having arms, and stationary arms for drawing the trucks forward, and with ropes or chains, pulleys, and weights for drawing the truck rearward. The trucks have recesses with inclined shoulders in their sides to receive prongs having front and rear shoulders, and attached to pins pivoted to the said trucks" (lines 29-40).
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Churn Power.

Churn Power.

Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Patton, Charles W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn power. This design "relates to improvements in churn powers; and it consists of a plunger-shaft so connected to a wheel by means of a loose rod as to alternately raise or lower said shaft as the wheel rotates. The object of the invention is to accomplish the up-and-down motion and consequent agitation without the usual amount of labor" (lines 9-16).
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Bed Clothes Clamp.

Bed Clothes Clamp.

Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Kiam, Benjamin
Description: Patent for a new and improved clamp. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a suitable clasp for holding the bed-clothes and its link, of the means for adjustably securing it to the bed-rail, consisting of a rod, having its lower end screw-threaded and provided with a nut and washer, and having on its upper end a hook-shaped projection that is adapted to pass over and around the upper edge of the bed-rail, and is provided with an eye . . . for connection with the clamp" (lines 65-74).
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Metallic Compound.

Metallic Compound.

Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Kavanaugh, Frank
Description: Patent for "the process of making alloys for journal-bearings" (lines 42-43) of more durable quality than those formed with "brass and bronzes" (line 10).
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Mosquito Net Frame.

Mosquito Net Frame.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito net frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of two side posts having pivots, the horizontal arms working on said pivots, the bar connecting the tops of said posts, and the extensible bar connecting the arm ends, the whole adapted to be used on a bedstead" (lines 70-75).
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