Hand-Stamp.

Hand-Stamp.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Fox, James T.
Description: Patent for improvements in hand-stamps which “comprised a polygonal block or disk having some of its edges provided with rubber type-strips securely fastened thereto, its other edges cut away to form shoulders, spring-metal guides or holders secured the cut-away portions, and type-strips removably secured in the guides or holders,” (lines 75-82); includes illustration.
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Description: Patent for improvements in churns with specific improvements in dasher-rods and lids. This patent includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Staples, George S.
Description: Patent for improving fire-escapes and provides a portable instrument that "may be used for letting persons directly down from buildings, or for carrying them from the upper stories of buildings to others buildings at a distance" (lines 9-12).
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Improvement in Machines for Cutting Shingles.

Improvement in Machines for Cutting Shingles.

Date: July 8, 1879
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Description: Patent relating to "that class of shingle-machines which form the shingles by means of a knife working sidewise with the grain" (lines 10-13). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Moore, Andrew A.
Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in brick-presses by which bricks may be quickly and cheaply pressed by hand power from clay taken direct from bank or mixer" ( Lines 1-3 )including instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Rotary Churns.

Improvement in Rotary Churns.

Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Dean, Charles C.
Description: Patent for an improvement of the churn that is, "within a square wooden box, of a rotating dasher or paddle, and the mechanism for driving the same, that various parts being constructed, arranged, and operated" (lines 20-24). Illustrations included.
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Improvement in Stone-Dressing Tools.

Improvement in Stone-Dressing Tools.

Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: Gilmore, Louis C.
Description: Patent for "an improved rotary hand-tool for dressing stone" (lines 7-8) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement In Churns

Improvement In Churns

Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of a churn dasher. Descriptions and illustrations are attached
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Improvement in Earth-Boring Machines.

Improvement in Earth-Boring Machines.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Yarborough, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in earth-boring machines with new design and connections, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 16, 1875
Creator: Frost, Willis Lee
Description: Patent for "a press by means of which the cotton can be backed and pressed into the bale in small quantities at a time, by alternating pressing a quantity, then lifting the follower, and inserting more, and pressing again, and so on until the bale is formed." (Lines 19-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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