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Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
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Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Thomas, Robert S.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton that “use a pneumatic tube, through which cotton is drawn by an exhaust-current.” (Lines17-19) Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Elam, William E.
Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton by “conveying cotton through a pneumatic tube and for automatically delivering therefrom to each of a series of gins an amount of cleaned cotton graduated at all times to the need of each gin. The flow of the main current in the tube is not interrupted by the several subtractions.” (Lines 17-23) Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
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Apparatus for Handling Lint-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Lint-Cotton.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling lint-cotton that allows air to move freely without back pressure while putting the fiber into a bat. It has a "trunk into which a series of gins deliver, of a primary condenser having a high surface speed, so that it will rapidly remove the fiber and prevent the bat from building up of such thickness as to check the escape of air, and a second condenser having a slower surface speed and arranged to receive the lint from the first condenser and form it into a thicker bat" (lines 29-37).
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Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Connor, John T.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
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Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Thompson, George
Description: Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
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Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Apparatus for Obtaining a Vacuum.

Date: July 27, 1880
Creator: Ward, Lyman Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved vacuum. This design utilizes a liquid pump, plates, tubes and valves to make "about as perfect a vacuum . . . as can be obtained by an ordinary pump" (lines 53-55).
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Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Apparatus for Oiling Railway-Tracks.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ennis, Thomas L.
Description: Patent for improvements in mechanism for “applying oil to curves and switches of street railway tracks” (lines 6-7) by using an “oil-tank [that] is arranged in the upper position of the hood or shield over the car-wheel. The valve is in the bottom of the oil-space and may be controlled by a lever arranged to turn or lift in the valve, and under the valve is arranged the oiling-wheel, which runs lightly on the track or face of the car-wheel and applied the oil." (Page 2, lines 69-76) Includes illustration.
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