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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Reeves, Alexander Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
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Fumigator.

Fumigator.

Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Bozarth, Stephen P.
Description: Patent for an improved fumigator that's primary purpose is to kill insects within corn storage units without damaging either the corn or the building. Illustration included.
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvements in chairs: "the back, seat, foot rest, and head rest are all self adjusting, and operated by the natural movements of the occupant" (lines 11-13).
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Meat-Cutter.

Meat-Cutter.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Ricks, Tillmon Perry
Description: Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
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Basket.

Basket.

Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Taylor, John W.
Description: Patent for a metallic produce basket. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Whitby, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks in which it “formed of a single blank of wire and consisting of the strap-receiving loop having the long and the short terminal, the latter at its end bent or coiled about the former and the former extended to form an eye and the former extended to form an eye and rear-wardly disposed and terminating in rear of the point of connection between the terminals and opposite said point provided with the inward bend 6, forming a passage narrower than the width of the ring.” (Lines 67-77) Illustration is included.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
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Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
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Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Date: May 7, 1878
Creator: Pitts, William C.
Description: This patent is for a new improvement with how a horse can be attached to a horse-power-mill to do the necessary work needed on a farm. As the horse moves around the machine moves with it.
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