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Attachment for Locomotives.

Attachment for Locomotives.

Date: August 29, 1894
Creator: Rutherford, James Rice
Description: Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
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Clock Striking Mechanism.

Clock Striking Mechanism.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank.
Description: Patent for a new and improved clock-chimes. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chime of bells in the clock case, of the wheel having the lateral pins, the rock-shaft, a lever extending from the rock-shaft and engaging the said pins, and the hammer arms respectively connected with the rock-shaft by the short arm" (lines 21-26).
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Improvement in Fire-Escapes and Extension-Ladders.

Improvement in Fire-Escapes and Extension-Ladders.

Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Hoyt, William A.
Description: Patent for a truck-mounted "portable extension-ladder that may be used by firemen in gaining access to buildings, and may also be used as a fire escape" (lines 15-17) including illustration.
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Improvement in Plow-Couplings.

Improvement in Plow-Couplings.

Date: August 19, 1873
Creator: Thrasher, Thomas L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful Improvement in Plow-Coupling including illustration.
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Improvement in Combined Awning and Shutter.

Improvement in Combined Awning and Shutter.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Hoyt, William A.
Description: Patent for a "combined fire and burglar proof shutter and awning" (line 5-6).
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.
Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Payne, Hiram Ezkiel
Description: Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Shoe-Fastening.

Shoe-Fastening.

Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary
Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bale-Box Attachment.

Bale-Box Attachment.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
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