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Arc Lamp

Arc Lamp

Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Gaston, E. James
Description: Patent for improvements arc lamps that "will be uninfluenced by the jar of the locomotive" (lines 17-19). Consisting of carbon-carriers rotated by clock-train.
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Arm for Telegraph - Poles.

Arm for Telegraph - Poles.

Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new and useful arm for telegraph poles.
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Armor for Pneumatic Tires.

Armor for Pneumatic Tires.

Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Hansell, Robert Clark
Description: Patent for a new and useful armor for pneumatic tires.
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Arrangement for Supplying Air to the Furnaces of Stem-Boilers from the Wheel-Houses of Steamers.

Arrangement for Supplying Air to the Furnaces of Stem-Boilers from the Wheel-Houses of Steamers.

Date: December 20, 1859
Creator: Brandy, Louis
Description: Patent for the "improvement in supplying air to furnaces on steamers" (lines 5-6), including illustration.
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Arrangement of Devices for Lowering and Detaching Boats.

Arrangement of Devices for Lowering and Detaching Boats.

Date: March 16, 1858
Creator: De Veuve, Henry
Description: Patent for "lowering and detaching life and other small boats from large ships" (lines 5-7), including illustration.
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Artesian Well Borer.

Artesian Well Borer.

Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
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Articulating Plate

Articulating Plate

Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.
Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
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Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Chapman, Edward
Description: Patent for an artificial leg that has an improved ankle joint and a socket for the stump. It is also more comfortable than other artificial legs.
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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
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