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Vehicle-Wheel.

Vehicle-Wheel.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel meant for children's carriages that has double fellies, spokes, and a hub that has "an interposed band connecting said fellies at suitable intervals and adapted for the attachment to the spokes" (lines 69-71).
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Match-Box.

Match-Box.

Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Holm, Martin
Description: Patent for a match-box that prevents "the wholesale removal therefrom of large numbers of matches by users and borrowers and their consequent wasteful expenditure, which, when this happens, as it commonly does in hotels and stores, makes the cost of matches an item of considerable expense to the proprietor" (lines 14-20).
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Tablet-Holder.

Tablet-Holder.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Stuart, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for "tablet-holders for stenographers, clerks, copyists, &c.; and has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device for supporting a tablet while taking notes or while copying therefrom; and to provide improved means for securing the tablet to the supporting plate or board of the holder." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hay-Rake.

Hay-Rake.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Lunday, Isaac G.
Description: Patent for an improvement on a revolving hay-rake that is simple, economic, and easily manipulated. It can move backwards as well as forward, and the teeth can turn freely. The ground pressure of the teeth can be adjusted.
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Combined Couch and Storage-Chest.

Combined Couch and Storage-Chest.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Caruthers, Robert A. & Savage, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a couch that stores clothes in its body and head. The clothes can be readily accessed.
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Corn Planter.

Corn Planter.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame and the hopper having the closed bottom and the openings in one side, with the driving-wheel, having the tappet-pins, the seed-slides having the openings or cups, the fulcrumed levers actuated by the tappet-pins, and connected to the lower ends of the seed-slides, and the cord or strap passing over the sheave, and secured to the free ends of the levers, whereby the seed-slides are reciprocated alternately in opposite directions" (lines 74-84).
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Plaiting Apparatus.

Plaiting Apparatus.

Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Raney, Ollie T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plaiting machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, of a plaiting apparatus, of a fixed transverse bar, a second transverse bar adapted to be adjusted relative thereto, and means for securing the said adjustment, each of said bars being provided with a transverse metallic strip bent to form inclined ribs" (lines 98-103).
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Swing.

Swing.

Date: June 16, 1885
Creator: Elliott, William W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved swing. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a suitable support, a single hanger having its width increased at that point where the friction-roller of the operating-lever bears against it, with the operating-lever provided with a friction-roller to bear against the front edge of the hanger, a second roller, over which the cord passes, a friction-roller attached to the hanger, and an operating cord" (lines 18-26).
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Life Boat.

Life Boat.

Date: June 16, 1885
Creator: Dwyer, Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved life boat. This design consists "[i]n a life-boat, the combination of a hull having the portion of its sides above the water-line overhanging and concave and having the portion of its sides below the water-line convex, with air-chambers having their inner walls curved corresponding to the curves of the upper portion of the sides and converging into the sides at their lower edges, the said chambers increasing in capacity toward the upper edges of the sides of the hull" (lines 22-31).
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Well Bucket.

Well Bucket.

Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
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