Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Date: April 15, 1879
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Ramsey, Haley S.
Description: Patent for a new improvement for Lamp-Burners that helps prevent explosions, including illustrations.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: December 8, 1891
Creator: Walker, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for a new type of ant trap that captures ants by having them crawl up a wooden central chamber and then fall into a sheer metal pit. Includes illustrations.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Henry Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements on a churn design, in particular for churns with a vertical dasher that have reciprocating motion.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Bigham, James Oliver
Description: Patent for improvements in wire-stretchers by using a combination of two jaws coupled together and carrying pulleys, a cord to draw the jaws together passing around the pulleys, and a gripping device connected with the jaws to secure the wires. (Illustration is included.)
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Improvement in Pumps.

Improvement in Pumps.

Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Mason, John T.
Description: Patent for "a pump having two barrels of different diameters, the larger being subjacent to the smaller, and each provided with a valved piston, said pistons being both secured to the same piston-rod, in combination with a weight, arranged to counter-balance the added weights of the water-columns above the smaller and below the larger piston." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Vehicle-Hub.

Vehicle-Hub.

Date: January 12, 1892
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheel hubs, with instructions and illustrations.
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Sand-Band.

Sand-Band.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Description: Patent for a sand band which will prevent sand and dirt from working in between the axle and hub and into the axle-box of a vehicle.
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Lamp Chimney Cap.

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
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Stamp Canceler and Register.

Stamp Canceler and Register.

Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceller. This design "consists in the combination, with an ordinary hand canceling device, of an indicator" (lines 22-24). This design utilizes a lever, and "[b]y properly adjusting [it], the device will indicate the cancellation of one-cent or three-cent stamps, and it is obvious that by making similar and proper provision for the adjustment of the throw of [the lever] the cancellation of stamps of any denomination may be indicated" (lines 83-89).
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Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
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