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Description: Patent for a new and improved abdominal supporter. This design "consist[s] of the waist-belt, the abdominal sector-shaped pads hung from the waist-belt by elastic straps, the straps buttoned to the belt behind and to the bottom of the abdominal pads in front, the side straps connecting the abdominal pads with the pieces at the back, and the front strap connecting the two abdominal pads together with the shoulder-straps" (lines 70-79).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Gray, Harriet N.
Description: Patent for a new and improved supporter for the abdomen during pregnancy. This design "consists of an abdominal sack for the support of the abdomen in pregnancy, which is contrived with supporting-bands adapted for supporting it from the shoulders of the wearer, where the weight can be best sustained, and so as to entirely avoid the belt commonly used, and thus relieve the stomach and liver from the pressure and irritation which it produces" (lines 7-15).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Galney, Augustus.
Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Description: Patent for machines that generate acetylene gas for a "simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, in which the gas is thoroughly washed before entering the service-pipe and in which the water-supply to the generator is controlled by the gas pressure and the carbid kept at all times cooled by surrounding water" (lines 11-17).
Date: December 4, 1900
Creator: McGoldrick, William Hamilton
Description: Patent for improvements in “gas-machines in which the gas is generated from calcium carbid; in which the gas will be thoroughly washed before passing to the distributing-pipe, thus affording a pure white light, and further to provide a means for running off coal-tar that may gather on the top of the water in the machine.” (Lines 9-18) Illustration is included.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Metzger, Frederick
Description: Patent for "improvement in acetylene-gas generators, and has for one object to provide an exceedingly- simple apparatus of this description in which the pipes and connections are closed , and thus protected from freezing by the effects of atmospheric changes; and a further object of my invention is to remove the possibility of an explosion taking place during the manipulation of the machine." (lines 9-17) including illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hartman, Gus
Description: Patent for an improved acetylene-gas generator "which is kept in a relatively-cool condition by a surrounding bath of water and which generator is removable at will from the floatable bell of the tank. A further object is to prevent the waste carbid from dropping into the water of the expansible tank and to provide for the free discharge of gas from the generator [...] while [...] permitting the expeditious removal of said generator for the purpose of cleaning and recharging" (lines 13-24).
Date: January 25, 1900
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14).
Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Dederick, Zadoc P.