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Curtain-Hanging Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to hang curtains in pairs, designed in a way so that the curtains "may be simultaneously moved in opposite directions to open and close the same" and "to provide improved means for adjustably connecting each curtain to the supporting-pole, and also to provide improved means for hanging the pole" (lines 13-19), including illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Cloud, Thomas J.

Air-Brake Mechanism.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful air-brake mechanisms in relation to a pressure controller and distributer designed to perform the several independent and joint functions of a triple valve, a pressure-retaining valve, and a pressure relief or reducing valve."
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Dillander, John


Description: Patent for a capsule filler which allows a prescriptionist to simultaneously fill multiple capsules with medication. Illustrations included.
Date: October 31, 1908
Creator: Brown, Patrick Henry

Rail Connection

Description: Patent for a rail connection which provides a smooth connection between rails and "dispenses with the angle bars which the ordinary rail connection requires" (lines 15-17). Illustrations included.
Date: May 5, 1908
Creator: Matějka, Frank

Agricultural Implement

Description: Patent for an agricultural implement. This invention is a "novel construction of standard and plow-point, cultivator shovel, rake-tooth, or like implement" (lines 11-14). Illustrations included.
Date: May 5, 1904
Creator: Herrod, Howard H., Jr.

Can Opener

Description: Patent for can-opener which uses a fulcrum point that pierces the center of the can's lid and a circular blade to cut an opening around the circumference.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Pierce, Jesse Washington