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Automatic Wagon-Brake.

Automatic Wagon-Brake.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Elliot, Joseph Samuel
Description: Patent for a new wagon brake design which allows the break to be automatically set, with illustrations.
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Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Haenig, Emil
Description: Patent for a new and improved beer tap. This design calls for the air pipe to go within the beer tapping pipe and for a pump to supply the air pipe with air. This eliminates the need of a rubber nipple to connect the air pipe, easily cleans the pipe coil, and allows for the tapping of the keg from without the icebox.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Everhard, Joseph
Description: Patent for a churn in which a can has an opening in the center of its lid, in which a dasher-staff fits. The can fits in a frame. There are two parts to the frame, the part that rotates the can, and the part that holds the churn in place. The frame also holds the dasher-staff and a crank to rotate the can's frame.
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Gas-Vent for Molds.

Gas-Vent for Molds.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Description: Patent for a gas-vent for molds. Its object is "to provide a simple and cheap construction whereby free escape of the gas or air is permitted form the mold into which molten metals...are to be poured for the purpose of forming a casting" (lines 12-18). Construction of the vent may vary.
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Log-Cart.

Log-Cart.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
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Mold.

Mold.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Parker, William Sink
Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple mold with few parts and can separate easily. It is designed specifically to make semicircles and rectangular shapes, of concrete or earthenware. The mold also can be held together simply and inexpensively.
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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David R.
Description: Patent for "a non-refillable bottle of simple, cheap, and improved construction, which can be quickly and easily sealed" (lines 13-15). The bottle can be emptied easily.
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Seal-Lock.

Seal-Lock.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Haley, Fred H.
Description: Patent for car locks "that cannot be tampered with without the fact being readily perceptible, and thus prevent the car passing unobserved the point where such lock was opened." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Steam-Engine.

Steam-Engine.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Dickson, Henry L.
Description: Patent for a steam engine which is more economical than other steam engines. "Steam is cut off in the earlier or later part of the stroke, according to the conditions of the work" (lines 15-17), according to a governor or engineer.
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Ball-Bearing.

Ball-Bearing.

Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for ball-bearings that "consists in improvements in hubs or journal-boxes and in the journals of axles or spindles" (lines 8-10), the "object [of which] is to construct journals and journal-boxes which will be perfectly adjustable and durable and which will be subjected to the least possible friction" (lines 12-15).
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