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Description: Patent for a mechanism improving the ability to adjust the shape of a hat to fit different sized heads. The patent is for an "adjustable attachment for enlarging and contracting" the hat's design.
Date: August 30, 1873
Creator: Cassiano, Ygnacio I.
Description: Patent for a refrigeration apparatus "in which a continuous operation is maintained by means of a current of ether or other volatile fluid which liquefies at a low temperature." (Lines 18-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1871
Creator: Mühl, A.
Description: Patent for improvement to "class of bale-ties in which the bands are secured by means of a fastening or key which passes through slots in the ends of the band." (lines 13-16)
Date: April 2, 1878
Creator: Howard, William Henry; Broussard, Camille E. & Hutchins, Rush M.
Description: Patent for improvement in iron fences by using rails and bars to support the braced posts. All the parts are easily taken apart, this flexibility allows the fence to be set on uneven as well as on level ground. Illustration is included.
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Lerick, Isaac N.
Description: Patent for a collapsible mold on wheels, allowing a sewer to "be built in sections around the mold and the mold moved along the trench as sections are completed" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Burns, James
Description: Patent for improved piano-pedal attachments which would help "children who are not able to reach the regular pedals; by hooking the stool to the regular pedal-support and setting the connecting-rods in the little sockets in the piano-pedals." (Lines [9-14]) Illustration is included.
Date: March 14, 1876
Creator: Cheesman, Charles F.
Description: Patent for a combined planter, cultivator, and chopper.
Date: May 12, 1874
Creator: McCaleb, John L.