Railroad-Gate.

Railroad-Gate.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wood, Horace Overall & Smith, Sanford Sanders
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic railway and farm gates by using a combination and arrangement of two supporting-frames, two sliding gates, a diagonal rod to secure the gates; with three levers each having its own functions, and two friction rollers. Illustration is included.
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Weighing-Scale.

Weighing-Scale.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for a weighing-scale that is "of simple and improved construction which will instantly determine and indicate the weight of the article placed thereon" (lines 13-16). The scale uses revolving disks that have a chain around them which moves a lever to indicate the weight of the object being weighed. The object being weighed sits on a pan that is suspended by the same chains that hold the revolving disks in place.
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Combined Measure and Funnel.

Combined Measure and Funnel.

Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Description: Patent for "a combined measure and funnel, the same being especially designed for dealing out molasses" (lines 13-15), including illustrations.
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Stirrup.

Stirrup.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for a stirrup that "will normally lie alongside the horse, so as to at all time be ready to receive the foot." (Lines 21-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hame-Hook.

Hame-Hook.

Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Swann, Robert B.
Description: Patent for a hame-hook that "may be readily applied to the hames or removed therefrom, and which wile in position is secure against any accidental loosening or removal; and furthermore, is strong, cheap, and durable" (lines 12-17).
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Harness Attachment.

Harness Attachment.

Date: June 27, 1893
Creator: Camp, John Cecil
Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and durable back-band and chain trace attachment that connects the two. This holds "the chain trace and back-band in their proper places and thus prevent[s] chafing of the horse, &c., by the trace chain when it slackens" (lines 12-15).
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Motor.

Motor.

Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Thrasher, Benton C.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable motor for driving pumps, sewing machines, and other small machinery. The motor is reliable and does not break easily, and the weight cord can be easily wound on its drum.
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Hame-Hook.

Hame-Hook.

Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Rosson, Alpine B.
Description: Patent for a strong, simple, and durable hame and trace attachment that can be easily detached and reattached without tools.
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Combined Computing Device and Weighing-Scale.

Combined Computing Device and Weighing-Scale.

Date: July 11, 1899
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for "a simple, economical, and portable combined computing and weighing scale for ordinary use so simple in its operation that an illiterate person can manipulate it with as much facility as one trained to the practical use of more complicated devices" (lines 20-25).
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Trousers.

Trousers.

Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Description: Patent for new and improved trousers. This design "relates to an improvement in pants; and it consists in a pants-leg having a recess or notch cut in its lower rear edge, so as to prevent it from coming in contact with the ground" (lines 12-16).
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