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Automatic Car Brake.

Automatic Car Brake.

Date: January 22, 1884
Creator: Miller, John D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and which pass through the brake-beams, the sliding sleeves, the springs, and the nuts" (lines 13-27).
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Automatic Car-Coupling.

Automatic Car-Coupling.

Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Pettes, Moses M.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic car couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Automatic Car-Switching System.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
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Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Flett, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved car uncoupler. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling adapted to hold two cars together, of an uncoupler comprising a lever pivotally connected to the car, a weight supported on the car and connected to said lever, and a connection between the weight-operated lever and the coupling for operating it, to separate the cars upon the dropping of the weight" (lines 4-11).
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Automatic Cork Extractor.

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
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Automatic Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Automatic Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Date: August 6, 1898
Creator: Wheeler, Houston J
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic cotton elevators and distributes, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Cotton or Corn Planter.

Automatic Cotton or Corn Planter.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Nehrmeyer, Henry
Description: Patent for an automatic cotton or corn planter that is simple and inexpensive, and is a line of planters that sows in parallel rows that does not need to be guided by hand. The devices are independently adjustable.
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Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21).
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Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
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Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Gaston, Stephen M.
Description: Patent for an automatic steam damper-regulator that is simply constructed, and can quickly close and open its damper in the flue of the boiler or furnace.
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