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Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, which shall be so constructed that it will not be liable to be injured by being screwed into and out of the cask, which will not be liable to leak, which will have the button of the valve-stem protected from accidental injury, and shall be simple in construction and easily operated." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Lempert, William S.
Description: Patent for a simply constructed puzzle with a difficult solution, "but may be accomplished by the exercise of care, skill, and ingenuity in the manipulation of the device" (lines 15-18). It is a rectangular box with eight balls, four of which fit into holes in the corners of the box. There are segmented walls surrounding the holes.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Collis, Michael Francis