Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Curry, Charles D.
Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27).
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Surgical Instrument.

Surgical Instrument.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Johnson, Emmet E.
Description: Patent for a surgical instrument meant to help examine and treat the urethra and similar internal canals and passages. It can easily be cleaned and taken apart.
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Improvement in cane-strippers.

Improvement in cane-strippers.

Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: James, Robert C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in sugar-cane stripping machines, using an arrangement of rollers and a movable spring blade. Includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: Drake, John
Description: Patent for a baling press "intended for compressing and re-pressing cotton for shipment" (para. 4), and is created using a "simple and efficient" (para. 2) design.
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Improvement in Excavators.

Improvement in Excavators.

Date: May 6, 1873
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Description: Patent for improvement in earth excavators combining a plow, rotating cylinder, and helical plate.
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Improvement in Rerigerator-Cars.

Improvement in Rerigerator-Cars.

Date: January 18, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Description: Patent for "improvements in refrigerator-cars for preserving fresh meats, vegetables, and other perishable articles while transporting them over great distance; and it consists of an ice-receptacle at the top of the car, provided with flat top and carved or inclined bottom." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Masks for Horses and Cattle.

Improvement in Masks for Horses and Cattle.

Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Trueblood, Albert H
Description: Patent for a slitted leather mask for animals to be used for horses, cattle, etc. to deter the jumping of fences. Patent for "mask, covering the eyes of the animal, leaves him with a sufficiently free vision, and being thoroughly ventilated, will not injure his eyes".
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Improvement in Beer-Refrigerators.

Improvement in Beer-Refrigerators.

Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Bohart, John N.
Description: Patent for "an improved refrigerator for cooling lager-beer in the keg, and keep it cool for a long time with a small quantity of ice" (lines 15-18) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Bee-Hives

Improvement in Bee-Hives

Date: December 12, 1876
Creator: Snider, George W.
Description: Patent for an improved design for bee-hives with the sloped V shaped interior designed to aid in warmth for the hive and reducing debris entering the comb. Illustrations included show several cross-sections of the hive construction.
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