Design for a Badge.

Design for a Badge.

Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R.
Description: Design patent for design on a badge, "consisting of a plate or body ornamented on one side with the representation of a rising sun, an arm and hand, a serpent, and a shackle and lock" (lines 43-46). The accompanying illustration is not available.
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Game-Table.

Game-Table.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Patillo, John P. W.
Description: Patent for improvement in game-table in which it provided with a table similar in construction to the ordinary billiard-table. “A series of spring-pressed levers fulcrumed in the lower end of a casing and each provided at its upper end with a hook and at its lower end with a ball extending over the floor of the table.” (P. 2, lines 67-71) This game is played by using one or more balls to strike a series of balls that are arranged along the bottom of a casing, causing the levers to disengaged the rods, therefore revealing a card through an opening formed in the front of the casing. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Plow and Seeder.

Improvement in Plow and Seeder.

Date: February 19, 1878
Creator: Elliott, Pinkney H.
Description: Patent for a plow and seeder that has an added "rotating flanged drum composed of two perforated cylinders" (lines 10-11) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a cheap, durable, and simple car-coupling, which shall be automatic and positive in its action, and which uses the ordinary link and takes the draft in the same way as the common pin, and which will also fit any car, and will not get out of order from being battered. It consists, mainly, in the peculiar construction of a coupling device, in combination with a spring for holding it to the open or closed position, and co-operating with the same for automatic action" (lines 11-22).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Nutting, Adrain
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupling, the combination of a recessed draw-head having abutments . . . and a transverse ridge, of a link adapted to rock on said ridge, a pivoted coupling-hook carrying a diagonally-projecting pin near its forward end, and a spiral spring arranged diagonally above the coupling-hook and surrounding said pin" (lines 93-100).
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Steam-Engine.

Steam-Engine.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Dickson, Henry L.
Description: Patent for a steam engine which is more economical than other steam engines. "Steam is cut off in the earlier or later part of the stroke, according to the conditions of the work" (lines 15-17), according to a governor or engineer.
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Knee-Pad.

Knee-Pad.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dowling, Stonewall Jackson
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient knee-pad "made of leather or other pliable material, padded with a yielding lining to give comfort to the wearer" (lines 9-11). It prevents gravel, moisture, and other things from injuring the knee of the user.
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Car-Brake.

Car-Brake.

Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Description: Patent for a car brake that "automatically absorb[s] the slack in car brake connecting rods which slack is induced by the wear of the brake shoes and fastening and the stretching of the parts by the strain in applying the brake" (lines 7-12). It is adjustable, inexpensive, and adjustable.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for automatic car-coupling for passenger and freight cars.
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