Tire-Heater.

Tire-Heater.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Callaway, John A.
Description: Patent for a rotary tire-heater that used for and movably supported near a blacksmith's forge, where it can be swung over for use when needed. It economizes time and fuel, and is automatically adjustable.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 2, 1891
Creator: Hill, David J.
Description: Patent for "a plow especially adapted to be used in turning the well-known black or stiff lands in the Western States," (lines 8-10) with instructions and illustrations.
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Windmill.

Windmill.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Monday, Robert
Description: Patent for an improvement in windmills by providing “a number of converging blades which are arranged to the inner side of a casing, midway between the front and rear series of feathering wings or sails. These blades are arranged at opposite angles to the normal position of the feathering wings or sails. These blades are stationary and serve the purpose of deflecting the wind after it has operated upon the front set of wings or sails and directing it squarely against the rear set of wings or sails.” (Lines 90-101) Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: February 23, 1892
Creator: Hill, David Jeferson
Description: Patent for this plow relates to an improvement in plows commly known as "sweeps;" and provides a device of cheap and simple construction adapted to be applied to the rear or upper edge of an ordinary sweep.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: May 2, 1891
Creator: Smith, Robert H.
Description: Patent for improvements to the washing machine "which shall enable the washing of clothes or garments to be effected with but little exertion to the operator and with but comparatively little wear to the garments themselves." (Lines 19-23). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Force-Pumps.

Improvement in Force-Pumps.

Date: July 8, 1879
Creator: Finney, James J.
Description: Patent relating to "that class of force-pumps which are to be submerged and are double-acting" (lines 17-19). Includes instructions and illustration.
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Rotary-Engine.

Rotary-Engine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
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Wind Engine.

Wind Engine.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Fletcher, George Ephraim
Description: Patent for a new and improved wind engine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a suitable frame, of the shaft, having wind wheel or drum, provided with rods having wings and arms or cranks, and laterally projecting brackets, having bell-crank levers, loaded at their lower ends, the connecting rods, sleeve[s], washer, spring, and . . . having pivoted rods connecting said sleeves with the arms" (lines 94-102).
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Military Saddle.

Military Saddle.

Date: September 28, 1880
Creator: Hastings, John Reed
Description: Patent for a new and improved military saddle. This design is "so constructed that the valises and other equipments may be connected with the saddle in such a way as to distribute and balance their weight, and at the same time make the saddle comfortable for the rider. The invention consists in constructing a saddle with appliances to receive valises, a pair of girths, a gun, and an overcoat" (lines 19-28).
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Hinge.

Hinge.

Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a two-way roller hinge for gates, doors, shutters, etc. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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