Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: May 1, 1894
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive and efficient hay-press that has an improved plunger mechanism. The mechanism is simple, inexpensive, durable, and easily operated.
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Perforating Mechanism for Cylinder Printing-Presses.

Perforating Mechanism for Cylinder Printing-Presses.

Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Kellner, Eugene
Description: Patent for a perforating mechanism for cylinder printing-presses that is simple and automatic. It produces "lines of perforations at any required distance apart and of any desired length in paper or cardboard at the time of printing thereon the forms for checks, draft, bills, notes, tickets or other printed or lithographed matter" (lines 12-17).
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Hughs, George W.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher that "may be readily employed for taking up the slack of a fence wire at a point between fence posts" (lines 13-15). It also cuts wire and removes staples.
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Excavator.

Excavator.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Oie, John
Description: Patent for an excavator that quickly and without much effort shifts dirt and "can be readily and easily employed for such purposes as building embankments or levees or for excavating extensive or large areas" (lines 19-22).
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Refrigerator.

Refrigerator.

Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Denson, Joseph
Description: Patent for an efficient refrigerator meant to preserve meat, dairy, and produce. The refrigerator uses evaporating water to cool the food, not ice. There are inner and outer layers, a large water pan with vertical drip openings, and inner screen walls.
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Axle-Box.

Axle-Box.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Casto, Tony Lo
Description: Patent for an axle-box for vehicle wheels that "contains a lubricant-receiving recess from which the lubricant is automatically fed to the spindle of the axle as necessity may occasion" (lines 10-13).
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: April 24, 1894
Creator: Williams, Silas Jackson
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and powerful plunger for a cotton-press that is directly controlled by the operator. The plunger is hydraulically powered, the pressure being created by steam.The plunger's parts are arranged so the power is multiplied.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
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Portable Dairy.

Portable Dairy.

Date: May 1, 1894
Creator: McIlveen, James H.
Description: Patent for a portable dairy that consists of a frame with legs, a pan at the top of the frame, a tube that goes from the bottom of the pan and through the middle of the frame, a perforated bottom for the dairy, a cloth that surrounds the dairy while still allowing for air circulation, and the cloth goes into the pan.
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Pendulum-Scale.

Pendulum-Scale.

Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Graves, William J.
Description: Patent for "a self-registering scale which shall be composed of but a few parts, and which will be accurate and reliable in use, and not liable to get out of repair from constant employment" (lines 10-14).
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