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Combined Flower and Meal Bin and Flour Sifter.

Combined Flower and Meal Bin and Flour Sifter.

Date: October 13, 1885
Creator: Williams, Robert E. & Trammell, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved flour and meal bin and flour sifter. This design "has relation to that class of flour-sifters in which the sifting mechanism is secured at the lower end of a bin or receptacle containing the flour or meal; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such a device in which the bin is divided in two receptacles opening into the sifting mechanism, and having suitable cut-off slides" (lines 21-29).
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Water Elevator.

Water Elevator.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with endless chains having links provided with staples, of the buckets having apertured side flanges through which the staples pass, and fastenings passing through the staple in front of the apertured side flanges to hold the buckets in place" (lines 90-96).
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Paint Brush.

Paint Brush.

Date: October 13, 1885
Creator: Nowlin, William Abner
Description: Patent for a new and improved paint brush. This design "consists in an extensible and contractible frame having means for clamping a brush within the same, and provided at the end of its component members or plates with a sockets or tubes, in which are fitted adjustable stems carrying brush holders or sockets at their ends which are capable of receiving an angular adjustment in relation to said stems" (lines 15-23).
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Drag Saw.

Drag Saw.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Boston, Arnet P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved drag-saw. This design "consist[s] of a standard, two beams connected to the standard on opposite sides thereof, a crank-shaft held by the standard, suitable drive-gearing for operating the same, a pitman connecting the crank-shaft and the saw, a pendulum attached to the saw and the pitman at one end and to a sliding head-block at the other end, the head-block sliding in the slotted standards and having a rack-bar extended therefrom, a pawl engaging the rack, the operating-cord attached to the head-block and passing over a guide-pulley on the slotted standards" (lines 4-16).
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Pump for Oil Cans, &c.

Pump for Oil Cans, &c.

Date: October 27, 1885
Creator: Nelson, John Bryon
Description: Patent for a new and improved pump for oil cans. This design "especially relates to means for holding a pump cylinder or barrel within the cask or can, and preventing oil from escaping through the aperture or opening through which the cylinder passes; and to these ends it consists of the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts" (lines 20-26).
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Harrow or Rake Attachment for Plows and Cultivators.

Harrow or Rake Attachment for Plows and Cultivators.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Jarrett, Elisha T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow and rake attachment for plows and cultivators. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a rake or harrow attachment for plows, of a clamp provided with a curved perforated shoe, and adapted to be secured to the standard of one beam, a rake or harrow secured at one end to said shoe, a bar, means for connecting the same to a second beam, the lower end of said bar being connected to the other end of the rake or harrow" (lines 94-102).
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Cotton Chopper.

Cotton Chopper.

Date: October 20, 1885
Creator: McGregor, Montague M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pair of wheels and a main frame mounted loosely thereon, of a shaft journaled therein carrying a pinion and crank-wheel, a hoe adapted to be reciprocated by the crank-wheel, and an operating-lever connected with the shaft and hoe-handle, whereby the shaft is moved laterally and the hoe elevated simultaneously therewith" (lines 41-48).
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Design for a Badge.

Design for a Badge.

Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Lukanitsch, Joseph & Cosman, William H.
Description: Design patent for a badge that has a near-rectangular body with additional ornamentation.
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Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Noessel, Sarah J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined milk pan and curd or cheese mold. This design "consists in a dairy or kitchen utensil composed, mainly, of a pan with spout and stopper, and a detachable screen-cover to the pan constructed to also form a mold, and otherwise of peculiar construction" (lines 8-12).
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Electrical Alarm for Window Screens.

Electrical Alarm for Window Screens.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Garrett, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved window alarm. This design consists in "the window-frame, having the contact-springs connected in open circuit with an electrical alarm, with the screen or frame in the window-frame, having the double contact-points, the contact-springs, and the wires, the contact-point bearing against the spring . . . the point, spring, double contact-points, and the contact-springs being connected together in open-circuit, whereby an alarm will be sounded either by raising the screen or frame, by cutting one of the wires, or by pushing one of the wires aside" (lines 76-89).
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