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Stirrup.

Stirrup.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for a stirrup that "will normally lie alongside the horse, so as to at all time be ready to receive the foot." (Lines 21-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wagon-Brake.

Wagon-Brake.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Baker, Owen T.
Description: Patent for "a brake which is quickly applicable to any form of wagon and which is attached to the wagon-gear only and has no connection with the body of the wagon, thus allowing the wagon-body to be entirely removed from the bolsters without interfering with the action and operation of the brake mechanism." (Lines 10-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Stallings, James W.
Description: Patent for a washing machine with a "revolving drum or clothes-carrier, of a steam-chest" (lines 79-80) surrounding the drum, a removable cover with "perforated steam-pipes" (line 83), which go around the drum.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Ross, William Andrew
Description: Patent for an improvement to machinery to wind fibrous materials (e.g., cotton) into cylindrical bales that does not use a core or fixed horizontal rollers.
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Cloth-Bolt Clamp.

Cloth-Bolt Clamp.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Leveritt, Nicholas T.
Description: Patent for a clamp "to hold the folds of a bolt of cloth in position and to prevent the same form being unwound except when desired." (Lines 23-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Wintz, James Philip
Description: Patent for a "pump for effectively pumping oil or quicksand from wells troubled with quicksand." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Shot-Carrying Shell.

Shot-Carrying Shell.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Banister, Charles
Description: Patent for a cotton press with "a roller bed consisting of a plurality of rollers in conjunction with an overlying pressure roll or cylinder, between which and the roller-bed the bale is formed by winding up the bat, as it comes from the gin-condenser, in the form of a roll" (lines 15-20). The roll-bale is unique in this patent because of its core.
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Device for Raising and Transporting Vessels.

Device for Raising and Transporting Vessels.

Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Schramm, Charles J.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful construction of barge having simple and powerful means for raising ships and vessels to a sufficient height so that the same may readily be carried through the water over shallow places or bars, and the barge is also equipped with means for being propelled through the water to carry a ship or vessel, and also for being propelled over a track, so as to act as a combined locomotive and ship-car when carrying a ship or vessel over dry land." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Description: Patent for quilting frame so that fabric can be pulled at four corners to give a uniform appearance while working and which frame can be easily assembled or taken apart using pins. Illustration and instructions included.
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