Wire Tightener

Wire Tightener

Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Short, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire tighteners. This design "consists in features of construction and novel combinations of parts in a wire tightening device for repairing wire fences and attaching wires to fence-posts" (line 13-16).
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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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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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Wheel Hub.

Wheel Hub.

Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel-hub. This design "relates to that class of wheel-hubs which are made up of several parts in order that they may be cast in metal; and the object of the invention is to adapt the mortise-piece of the hub to be cast independently of the flanges, to form a positive clamp for the shoulders, and the protect the bearings from sand" (lines 8-15).
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Grate.

Grate.

Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
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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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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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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Terry, David C. & Maltby, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "is an improvement in that class of nut-locks in which so-called 'jam-nuts' are turned up on the bolt against the nut to be locked; and the present invention lies, mainly, in the particular construction of the end or ends of the thread of the locking nut or washer by which to more securely and effectually lock the nut in place on the bolt" (lines 8-15).
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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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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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