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Description: Patent for a churn that has a frame supporting the churn and swinging motion mixes the cream. This invention successfully separates oily globules from the cream, thus making churning more effective and easy.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Bailey, James Westey & McNorton, John Tomas

Steam Engine, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "connect[s] the piston-rod of the steam-cylinder with the disk or crank that is attached to the fly-wheel shaft by means of a lever, or a disk acting as such, in a manner that enables the piston-rod to operate upon its connecting-bar in a longitudinal direction . . . thereby [avoiding] angular vibration of the connecting-rod and reduc[ing] friction of sliding surfaces" (lines 15-25).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Barton, Alexander M. & Davis, Philip Z.


Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that automatically couples cars by "striking together adjacent couplers of the same class, and which may be conveniently uncoupled by a person standing at a distance from the coupler without going between the cars, as with the ordinary couplers" (lines 10-15).
Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Bishop, James C.


Description: Patent for an improved, durable, and efficient car couple that can be operated from one side of the car for the safety of the operator. The draw-head is newly designed.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Bishop, James C.


Description: Patent for improvements in tailway-tie by “the provision of a clamping plate terminating at one end in a pair of spaced brackets that extend over the base flange of the rail, the said clamping plate being held in engagement with the base flange of the rail by a pair of spaced lugs formed with the top plate of the tie and which bear against the rear end of the clamping plate. Further, this would give greater strength and stability to the proper by seating the rail flange directly upon the top plate of the tie instead of upon the clamping plates.” (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included. This patent is related to Patent #865,354, issued on September 10, 1907 to the same inventor.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Brister, William T.


Description: Patent for general "improvements in engines, and while one feature of our invention is adapted for use on all styles of engines, the invention in the complete form ...is especially suited for use on locomotive engines designed to exert high tractive power and to attain high speeds" (lines 12-19).
Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Davis, Philip Z. & Barton, Alexander M.

Piano-Tuning Hammer.

Description: Patent for "a combination tool adapted for turning, driving, extracting, and otherwise manipulating tuning-pegs and other parts of a piano-action, whereby one tool is capable of performing the functions of a series of ordinarily independent instruments." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.


Description: Patent for improvements in tuning-hammers by using a handle having a central square hole closed at its upper end, a ferrule around its lower end adapted to receive a tool. The tool is a T shaped head having holes in the ends of its cross-bar and the end of its shank adapted to fit into the handle that can be used to tune pianos. Illustration is included.
Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists of "the rotating disk or circular-washboard, faced with radial ribs and operated by a crank which is supported in a plane parallel to the bottom of the box, so that the circular board shall rotate at a right angle thereto; the galvanized-sheet-iron inner box, made with a semi-cylindrical bottom to receive the circular wash-board; and the separate detachable wash-board, provided with a semicircle of radial ribs, and which fits into the sheet-iron box opposite to the circular rotating board" (lines 18-28).
Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.