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Description: Patent for "a harness so constructed that it may be comfortably worn by the operator, male or female, and further to provide an adjustable attachment between the harness and the implement or machine, being so made that all the force or weight that the operator is capable of exerting may be brought to bear upon the implement to propel it, without unduly fatiguing the operator or rending the work disagreeable, and whereby further the work of propelling the implement or machine will be beneficial to the operator, inasmuch as the harness will compel the operator to assume an upright position and expand the lungs." (Lines 10-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Wilson, Hampden
Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame for sewing machines. This design "is to combine the parts by which a quilter is suspended from a ceiling and connected with a sewing-machine" (lines 15-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he track having a bead on the inner side of top, an eye at each end, and suspended on an incline from the ceiling by two wires at each end, said wires diverging from the track-eyes to the ceiling, in combination with the head-block arranged on the opposite side of track from the sewing-machine arm and carrying rolls suspended from a block" (lines 78-86).
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Touchstone, Jonas Carnie & Worthington, James Monroe
Description: Patent for improvements to a harness back band buckle and chain carrier, so that "strain is taken off from the center of the buckle, where the ordinary buckles often break" (lines 71-73), including illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Nichols, Edward A.