Bell-Ringer.

Bell-Ringer.

Date: October 15, 1891
Creator: Baker, John L.
Description: Patent for a bell ringer for use in locomotives, with instructions and illustrations.
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Day, John W.
Description: Patent for improvements in harrows which can be “adapted to be reversed for pulverizing and leveling the surface traversed, to avoid evaporation as far as possible, and place the ground in the best condition for the travel of harvesters and other machines in gathering crops” (lines 9-14), illustration is included.
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Hair-Tonic.

Hair-Tonic.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Fraser, Samuel T.; Gilliland, William E. & Wilson, David J.
Description: Patent for improvements in “a compound for the removal and prevention of dandruff;” (lines 7-8) formula of the compound is listed and instructions on how to mix the compound are included. No illustration.
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Hanging Bed.

Hanging Bed.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Buell, Will M.
Description: Patent for improvements in hanging or hidden beds by having “hangers pivoted at their upper ends to fixed supports and having upwardly-opening angular hooks at their lower ends, of a bed-frame, legs pivoted to the ends of the end bars thereof, pitman-rods extending inwardly from said legs, a piece to whose ends said rods are connected, an outward projection between the ends of said piece detachably engaging and closely fitting one of said hooks, and a pivot passing through the projection and piece and into the end bar, as and for the purpose herein before set forth.” (Page 2, lines 26-36) Illustration is included.
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Preparing Fruit for Canning and Preserving.

Preparing Fruit for Canning and Preserving.

Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: McDermett, Ida L.
Description: Patent for a process of skin removal from various fruits that leaves the peeled fruit in "good condition" (line 12) for making preserves or for use in other preparations.
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Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
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Gate Latch.

Gate Latch.

Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Charleville, George William
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists in "the rings loosely suspended on opposite sides of a central line, levers extended past such central line, and having their inner ends engaged with the rings on the opposite sides of the center from the handle ends, and partition-plates interposed between such levers and the rings past which they are extended" (lines 79-86).
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Tug.

Tug.

Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame tug. This design consists in "the carrier . . . adapted for connection with the belly and back bands, constructed with a recess for the spring and provided with guides or ways for the tug-bar, such guides or ways leading forward and back from the spring-recess, whereby the tug-bar may extend entirely through and beyond the opposite ends of the spring-receiving recess, combined with the tug-bar and the spring" (lines 68-77).
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Yoke for Connecting Animals.

Yoke for Connecting Animals.

Date: April 17, 1888
Creator: Carmichael, William
Description: Patent for a new improvements in animal yoking. Patent for "a new and improved yoking or coupling for connecting two animals together when grazing which allows automatic disconnection in case either of the animals gets a foreleg over the coupling" (lines 8-12) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new animal yoking design, including illustrations.
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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Leiby, Isaac F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the loop-formed nut-locking device and the plate to which it is hinged, of the supplementary locking device, consisting of a wire or rod having one end bent at right angles and embracing the hinge of the main device and its other end provided with a hook to receive the side bar of the main device" (lines 37-44).
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