Attachment for Locomotives.

Attachment for Locomotives.

Date: August 29, 1894
Creator: Rutherford, James Rice
Description: Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
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Clock Striking Mechanism.

Clock Striking Mechanism.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank.
Description: Patent for a new and improved clock-chimes. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chime of bells in the clock case, of the wheel having the lateral pins, the rock-shaft, a lever extending from the rock-shaft and engaging the said pins, and the hammer arms respectively connected with the rock-shaft by the short arm" (lines 21-26).
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Improvement in Fire-Escapes and Extension-Ladders.

Improvement in Fire-Escapes and Extension-Ladders.

Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Hoyt, William A.
Description: Patent for a truck-mounted "portable extension-ladder that may be used by firemen in gaining access to buildings, and may also be used as a fire escape" (lines 15-17) including illustration.
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Improvement in Plow-Couplings.

Improvement in Plow-Couplings.

Date: August 19, 1873
Creator: Thrasher, Thomas L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful Improvement in Plow-Coupling including illustration.
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Improvement in Combined Awning and Shutter.

Improvement in Combined Awning and Shutter.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Hoyt, William A.
Description: Patent for a "combined fire and burglar proof shutter and awning" (line 5-6).
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Shoe-Fastening.

Shoe-Fastening.

Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary
Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hame.

Hame.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee; Broad, Thomas & Martin, John
Description: Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations.
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Hame-Fastener.

Hame-Fastener.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new kind of fastener for draft animal harnesses that is inexpensive and has no springs or buckles. Illustration included.
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Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Mabee, Leonia
Description: Patent for improvement in bed-drawer attachments for bedsteads by “having bed-drawer arranged to slide beneath the usual mattress-support.” (Lines 8-10) Illustration is included.
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