Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
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Soldering-Tool.

Soldering-Tool.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Connolly, Charles H.
Description: Patent for the new and improved construction of bee-hives. Provides instructions and illustrations.
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File or Bill-Book.

File or Bill-Book.

Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
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Index for Books.

Index for Books.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fruit-Press.

Fruit-Press.

Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Thompson, Sarah Rosaline
Description: Patent for a device that extracts and strains "the juice of fruits, and it has for its general object to provide such a device of a cheap, simple, and durable construction, and one adapted when not in use to be disconnected and folded back against the wall so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space" (lines 13-18).
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Combined or Covertible Tool.

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
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Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge
Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
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