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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Locomotive Drive-Wheel.

Locomotive Drive-Wheel.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Davis, Philip Z.
Description: Patent for "driving-wheels for locomotives; and it has for its object to provide an approximately perfect balanced driving wheel and thereby materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotive due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel the reciprocating and revolving parts thereof." (Lines 12-19) Includes 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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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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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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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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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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Vehicle-Wheel.

Vehicle-Wheel.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Davis, Philip Z.
Description: Patent for "driving wheels for locomotives; and it has for its object to provide an approximately perfect balanced driving-wheel and thereby materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotion due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel the reciprocating and revolving parts thereof." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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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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Saddle Girth.

Saddle Girth.

Date: October 24, 1882
Creator: Williams, Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle girth. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the central ring and pad, of the strips and the radiating straps . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the central ring and pad, of the loop and the radiating straps" (lines 56-62).
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