Thill-Tug.

Thill-Tug.

Date: January 29, 1895
Creator: Carton, William
Description: Patent for a simple thill-tug that can be easily connected and disconnected, and is strong and durable. It does not use spring latches, and the device attaches to the harness.
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Hame-Hook.

Hame-Hook.

Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable latch hame-hook that holds trace links in place. It is two plates, one of which is slotted to hold the tongue of the other plate.
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Surgical Instrument.

Surgical Instrument.

Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Hawkes, James Patrick
Description: Patent for "a tractor device...especially adapted for use in vesico-vaginal fistula operations, but which may advantageously be employed in operating upon other fistulas." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Journal-Lubricator.

Journal-Lubricator.

Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Hubbard, Benjamin V.
Description: Patent for improvements in lubricators by mounting a box, with a pair holes near its ends, on a bearing; with partitions across the box adjacent each holes, a pair of cord shape wicks and a depending flange, depressing the wicks to the bottom of the box. “When the box filled with liquid lubricant and the cover closed, the lower edge of the flange depresses the wicks, submerging them at the center of the box, and the wicks absorb oil at this point, the oil is lead thence by capillary attraction along the wicks down through the holes in the bottom of the box and into the groove, whence it is delivered by direct contact upon the upper side of the rotating shaft which it is desired to lubricate.” (Lines 52-63) Illustration is included.
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Lock-Hinge.

Lock-Hinge.

Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for a combined lock and door hinge for a door where it "is automatically locked or held in a set position without special adjustment or manipulation, and by which, by the adjustment of a member provided for that purpose, the door may be locked permanently in any desired position" (lines 12-17). It is especially meant for screen doors, coach doors in railway cars, shutters, &c.
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Door Check.

Door Check.

Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Callaway, James William
Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a disk pivoted on a plate and provided with a notch for receiving the corner of the door, and with a series of teeth with which a pawl engages for locking the disk in place after it has been adjusted" (lines 11-15).
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Piano Attachment.

Piano Attachment.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
Description: Patent for "an attachment for upright pianos designed to produce a harp, mandolin, of cithern tone, and the object in view is to provide an attachment having an improved construction of strikers." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Window-blind and awning

Window-blind and awning

Date: June 18, 1897
Creator: Gluck, Solomon
Description: Patent for a pair of swinging window blinds.
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Refrigerator or Cooler.

Refrigerator or Cooler.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Burt, Henry M.
Description: Patent for a refrigerator that has an "arrangement of parts whereby the articles to be cooled are protected from moisture while the space in which said articles are arranged is inclosed by a film of moisture, which is designed to cool the inclosed atmosphere by evaporation" (lines 11-16). The covering is absorbent and the shelves inside are perforated.
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Tongue-Bar-Supporting Clamp.

Tongue-Bar-Supporting Clamp.

Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
Description: Patent for a clamp that holds the hammers in a piano. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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