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Device for Sheltering Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
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Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame for sewing machines. This design consists "[i]n a quilting frame, the combination, with suitable supporting standards having an inclined V-shaped track secured thereto, of a rail having rollers mounted upon the side thereof and traveling upon said track, depending brackets secured to the ends of said rail, transverse secured to the ends of said depending rods, and rollers having bearing in said transverse strips" (lines 3-11).
Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: German, Francis M.
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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
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Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for improvements to railroad car couplings granted to Conrad H. Carpenter. Improvements simplify the coupling construction and allow the cars to be couples automatically.
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Carpenter, Conrad H.
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Lamp-Hanger.

Description: Patent for adjustable-height lamp hanger primarily for electric lamps, including description and illustration.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: White, Herbert L.
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Wind-Motor.

Description: Patent for wind motors that has new and useful improvements," is simple and durable in its constructions, very effective and powerful in operation, transmits the force of a series of wind-wheels to a common shaft for driving pumps or other machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
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Washing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful Washing Apparatus" (lines 6-7) that decreases the cost and increases the efficiency of current washing machines by automatically circulating hot water and steam through the clothes.
Date: December 1, 1903
Creator: Huffman, Wiliam Anthony & Huffman, Oscar Moses
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Reed-Organ.

Description: Patent for "a removable attachment for a reed organ or harmonium, to be placed upon the wind chest either the tremble or bass end of the keyboard, or at both ends..." (lines 8-12) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Rue, Oliver H.
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