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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: McCallum, Walter Randolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[a]n ant-trap, comprising the body and the inward-projecting tubes having the protecting-caps on their inner ends, the outer faces of the caps being convex and provided with apertures of greater diameter than the bore of the inner end of the tube" (lines 90-95).
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Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
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Bed Bottom.

Bed Bottom.

Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Peacock, John Calvin; Graves, James Beard & Huffor, George Allin
Description: Patent for an improved bed bottom consisting of a series of hooks and eyes and wires with instructions and illustrations.
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BUCKLE

BUCKLE

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Bardwell, Henery G.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved buckle" (lines4-5)
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: Hodges, Clemont Clay
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of the transverse pivot-pin in the top of the draw-head, the coupling-pin provided with a longitudinal slot engaging said pivot-pin, and the weights mounted on said pivot-pin and adapted to bear on the end of the link" (lines 76-81).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Testard, Adrian
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to make a car-coupler in which the link shall cause the pin to drop within it, which can be coupled or uncoupled from the side or top of cars without danger to the brake[people], and which is provided with means for lifting the link of cars with lower draw-heads" (lines 11-17).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Bass, Alonzo T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings, more especially of that class known as 'swing-pins;' and the object of the invention is to provide a swinging weight which will press the pin normally into operative position, and which will also support the link" (lines 7-12).
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Chimney-Protector.

Chimney-Protector.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Cotton Chopping, Planting, and Cultivating Machine

Combined Cotton Chopping, Planting, and Cultivating Machine

Date: May 22, 1888
Creator: Pilond, David Winfield
Description: Patent for "an improvement in combined cotton chopping, planting, and cultivating machines," (lines 9-11) including illustrations.
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