Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Butler, George H.
Description: Patent for an attachment for a wheel-hub that allows for the hub to be quickly and easily removed or engaged. The invention does not require a nut wrench; "devices for screwing and unscrewing the axle nut are carried by the wheel-hub, and are always in proper position for immediate use whenever it is necessary to detach the nut" (lines 16-19).
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Type-Writing Machine.

Type-Writing Machine.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Butler, George H.
Description: Patent for a type-writing machine that allows the spacing mechanism to operate in conjunction with other parts so that the paper-carriage releases and return the paper automatically at the end of the line. The springs automatically release and return to action with each release.
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Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Date: July 9, 1874
Creator: Stacey, Ephraim D, of Cirsicana, Texas.
Description: Patent for improvements to cistern covers, combining a cast iron, charcoal filled filter and specially shaped cast perforated iron lid with handles for removing the cover and for changing the charcoal.
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Improvement in Bee-Hives

Improvement in Bee-Hives

Date: July 28, 1877
Creator: Van Horn, James F.
Description: Patent for bee-hives to more easily retrieve honey from the combs, which also gives extremely specific instructions on four different types of bee-hives.
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Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Date: June 3, 1873
Creator: Fewell, Calvin L.
Description: Patent for "a machine for exterminating bed-bugs by steam." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Hoisting Apparatus.

Date: March 22, 1892
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for improvements in hoisting apparatus by “employing two cables and two sheaves that one cable and one sheave operate to elevate the weight or object in an approximately-vertical plane, so as to avoid contact with any side obstruction, while the secondary cable can subsequently be slackened sufficiently to permit the traveling sheave of the hoisting-cable to run off in a lateral direction and carry with it the sheave of the slackened secondary cable, for the purpose of transferring the object or weight to a desired position out of the line of the approximately-vertical direction first given to it.” (Page 2, lines 4-16) Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Allen, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-chopper by using a combination of revolving disk, fender disks, a rotary shaft and cultivator-blades to construct a machine that is able to thin and cultivate cotton. Illustration is included.
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Hoisting Apparatus.

Date: March 14, 1891
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F. & Davis, Matilda L.
Description: Patent for "an improved hoisting apparatus for use in loading and unloading freight from and upon a wharf, bluff, bank, or other elevated place." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Shipping-Case.

Shipping-Case.

Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Boatwright, William Thrift
Description: Patent for a shipping case that has an improved means for fastening the case. Air circulates freely and is especially designed to ship eggs, fruit, and other perishable things, although it can ship general things as well.
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Beer Cooler.

Beer Cooler.

Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Newman, George Morton
Description: Patent for a new and improved beer cooler. This design "consists in the detailed construction and arrangement of a cooling-chamber or refrigerator which is adapted to be attached to the faucet of the keg or barrel containing the beverage" (lines 24-28).
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