Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Description: Patent for a lantern "in which a candle is used as a light-giving medium, and in which the chimney is tightly supported on the base of the lantern and around the candle, so that the light is fully protected against extinguishment by wind, and a cheap and convenient article is supplied" (lines 9-15). The lantern has a raised base with a candle socket in the middle, and the glass chimney is securely attached to the base. A frame and handle is attached to the base and top of the chimney.
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Soot-Preventing Composition.

Soot-Preventing Composition.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Givens, Royall
Description: Patent for "an improved soot-preventing composition, which is used by being sprinkled over the coal and which furnished a more complete combustion of the carbon-particles carried along by the products of combustion, so that the deposit of soot into smoke-pipes, flues and chimneys is prevented from forming cinders and large clinkers." (Lines 9-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Description: Patent for a lantern related to a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 522,062). This patent has a more simple design and improved means for keeping the chimney on the base of the lantern. The base has a pivoted main-bail that extends above the chimney, and the bail has hinged to a handle-bail.
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Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Seys, Cornelius D.
Description: Patent for a lantern that has an "exceedingly cheap construction, that is designed for use in high winds, as well as for domestic use, and which may be employed in connection with the ordinary oil and wick or candle" (lines 10-14).
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Design for a Spoon.

Design for a Spoon.

Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Hughes, Joseph A.
Description: Design patent for a souvenir spoon typical or representative of the state of Texas; "The leading feature of [the] design is a head and bust of Davy Crockett, which forms the outer and wide end of the handle...About the middle of the shank and projecting on each side of the same is the lone star, while on the bowl of the spoon is a representation of the old building known as the 'Alamo'" (lines 14-22).
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Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Steen, Nevada
Description: Patent for a gauge for bias-cutters that produces "a pair of shears or scissors and provide the same with such additions as will adapt them to accurately cut to a predetermined width bias strips of any fabric" (lines 10-14).
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Fastening for Blind Slats.

Fastening for Blind Slats.

Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Evans, George F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fastening for blind slats. This design "consists in a device for use with a blind to clamp the slat-rod, and thereby retain the slats more or less open or closed" (lines 7-9).
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Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Combined Milk Pan and Curd or Cheese Mold.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Noessel, Sarah J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined milk pan and curd or cheese mold. This design "consists in a dairy or kitchen utensil composed, mainly, of a pan with spout and stopper, and a detachable screen-cover to the pan constructed to also form a mold, and otherwise of peculiar construction" (lines 8-12).
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Freeman, Irvan
Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Plow" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: September 11, 1875
Creator: Freeman, Irvin
Description: Patent for improving a plow device that is curved and has open grooves.
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