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Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Date: August 21, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Francis John & Irick, William Madison
Description: Patent for "a book holder especially designed to receive large books for reference, such as a dictionary for example, and to so construct the mechanism of the holder that a cradle will be provided for the reception of the book, which cradle will be adapted to be carried upward and outward from the holder in a manner which will bring the book in proper position for consultation, and which mechanism will also act to lower the book, without jar or injury to it, within the holder when the book is no longer required." (Lines 14-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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BOOK-RACK

BOOK-RACK

Date: July 6, 1880
Creator: Murphy, James
Description: Patent for a book rack that can be used as book-rest.
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Book-Rest for Writing Desks and Tables.

Book-Rest for Writing Desks and Tables.

Date: October 3, 1882
Creator: Terrill, Reuben W.
Description: Patent for an improved book-rest for writing desks and tables used to support record-books upon desks or tables in such positions that they can be conveniently used.
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Book-Sewing Machine.

Book-Sewing Machine.

Date: July 16, 1867
Creator: Sims, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for improvements in book sewing machines, the descriptions are included by figures.
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Book-Support.

Book-Support.

Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Muir, James Alfred
Description: Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10).
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Book-Support.

Book-Support.

Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Barnes, William A.
Description: Patent for a book-support made to hold large, heavy books used in commercial and government offices. The platforms can be moved up and down by a crank on the side of the support.
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33).
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27).
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Boot and Shoe Indicator.

Boot and Shoe Indicator.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Woodlief, George T. & Dunn, George Roe.
Description: Patent for a new and improved boot and shoe display. This design "is to provide an indicator for the use of retail dealers in boots and shoes, or other merchandise and wares, by which apparatus the stock can be kept with great accuracy and facility. To that end . . . an indicating-plate with slides [is included], which is to be attached upon the boxes, shelves, drawers, or other receptacles for the goods, as an indicator for showing what goods are contained in the receptacle" (lines 8-17).
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Boot or Shoe Brace.

Boot or Shoe Brace.

Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Awalt, Jessee C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for shoes and boots. This design "relates to a brace adapted to be applied to boots and shoes, and is designed as a brace for the counter, heel, and instep; and it has for its object to provide a brace . . . which shall be simple in its construction, one that may be readily and easily applied, and manufactured and supplied at a slight cost" (lines 9-16).
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