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Tuning-Hammer.

Tuning-Hammer.

Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for improvements in tuning-hammers by using a handle having a central square hole closed at its upper end, a ferrule around its lower end adapted to receive a tool. The tool is a T shaped head having holes in the ends of its cross-bar and the end of its shank adapted to fit into the handle that can be used to tune pianos. Illustration is included.
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Coin Holder of Package.

Coin Holder of Package.

Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Heim, Charles
Description: Patent for improvements in coin holders or packages by using three metallic strips, A, B, and C; the end of strips A and B are bent at right angles to the body portions of coins of a particular denomination. Strip C is “pivoted at its ends to the ends of the strips A and B at their point of attachment and adapted to be turned upon its pivots, so as to embrace the edges of the coins contained in the holder.” (Lines 85-89) Illustration is included.
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Soap-Making Apparatus.

Soap-Making Apparatus.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Grant, William A.
Description: Patent for improvements in soap-making apparatus by using the “same frames to mix the ingredients and in cooling the prepared mass, thus obviating the necessity of the removal of the mixed mass from the mixing-frame to a cooling-frame.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration
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Blind-Stop.

Blind-Stop.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Roll, John F.
Description: Patent for improvements in blind-slat adjusters and locks by providing a plate to secure the cross-stile of the blind; in which the plate having a slotted right-angled portion. “A bar pivoted to the slat-rod and having its lower end bent at the right angle, a screw passed through the slat and provided with a handle. (Lines 96-99) “When the handle is turned to the left, the slats can be adjusted into any desired position, and when in their adjusted position all that it is necessary to do is to turn the handle to the right which binds the parts together and holds the slats against movement.” (Lines 82-87) Illustration is included.
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Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Oliphint, Alfred
Description: Patent for feeders and cleaners for cotton gins: "provide a combined feeder and cleaner for cotton gins which is not only thoroughly and effectually cleans cotton before it passes to the gin, but at the same time it regularly and positively feeds the cotton to the gin in such cleaned condition" (lines 10-15).
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Grip for Cable Cars.

Grip for Cable Cars.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Washington, Dixon E.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grips for cable cars: "and it has for its objects among others to provide a simple and cheap grip by which the wear on the cable will be diminished to the minimum, and which shall be composed of few parts, those readily assembled and not liable t get ont of order, and in which practically all the wear comes upon the grip and not upon the cable" (line 14-21).
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Till-Alarm.

Till-Alarm.

Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Garrett, Henry
Description: Patent for improvements in Tills or cash-drawers by using “a combination-lock to prevent its being opened by unauthorized parties, and which will give an alarm with manipulated by any one unacquainted with the secret of its management.” (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included. Corrections in Letters are also included.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Date: May 30, 1876
Creator: Darrow, Nicholas
Description: Patent for an improvement in car-couplings with illustrations.
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Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Beavers, John M.
Description: Patent for a mechanism to sharpen the blades of a gin saw. Includes illustrations of the device.
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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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