Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
Description: Patent for "car-brakes that work automatically and without manual intervention as soon as the locomotive is stopped." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
Description: Patent for "a means for the automatic application of brakes to the cars of a railway-train; and it consists in a loosely-moving draw-bar attached to the car by means of bolts passing through a central longitudinal slot, and having its sides wrought into two rack-bars, which mesh with pinions upon two windlass-shafts; which arrangement, when the locomotive is "slowed," causes the impact of the cars to drive up the draw-bars and wind up cords upon the windlass-shafts, which communicated with and apply the brakes to the wheels." (Lines 11-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Carriage-Axle Boxes.

Improvement in Carriage-Axle Boxes.

Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Sitton, William A.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in carriage-axle boxes and spindles" (lines 3-5), includes instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Polk, Kindrick Ford
Description: Patent for improvements in washing-machines by using a combination of adjustable stationary rubbing-board and a rotary rubbing-cylinder to regulate the pressure on the clothes and at the same time, clothes can be cleaned without injury to them. Illustration is included.
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Paper-Perforating Device.

Paper-Perforating Device.

Date: September 15, 1890
Creator: Wells, William F.
Description: Patent for "a combined gripper-bar and perforator for use on printing-presses." (Lines 8-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Swinging Chair.

Swinging Chair.

Date: September 3, 1891
Creator: Eller, Julius M.
Description: Patent for improvements in swinging chairs for children, "which will render the chair automatic in operation or require but little exertion from the child occupying it, there being little or no danger of the child falling out while the chair is swinging," (lines 14-18) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Guide-Wheels for Car-Trucks.

Improvement in Guide-Wheels for Car-Trucks.

Date: November 17, 1874
Creator: Hale, Nathan M.
Description: Patent for a "device or attachment to car-trucks, &c., for preventing their being thrown off the track." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Date: February 5, 1878
Creator: Evens, George
Description: Patent for Improvement in Rotary Engines concerning "the arms of the frame" (lines 9), which are powered by steam and "steam valves with arms" (line 17) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Wagon Jack.

Wagon Jack.

Date: March 28, 1882
Creator: Clark, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon jack. This design "relates to wagon-jacks, the object being to provide a jack of simple and economical construction which will be applicable alike to light and heavy vehicles. The invention consists in [an] improved construction" (lines 9-14).
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Watch Maker's Pliers.

Watch Maker's Pliers.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Horton, Henry A.R.
Description: Patent for new and improved watchmaker's pliers. This design "consists in a combination watch-hand tool or pliers to be used by watch-makers for removing the hands from a watch when it is to be repaired or new hands are required to be put on; also for holding new hands when they are to be filed and otherwise fitted to the watch; and the invention more especially consists in certain constructions of the jaw end portions of the pliers" (lines 8-16).
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