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Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "consists in the combination of a slotted lever provided with points at one end to catch against the side of the post and a hook over which one end of the chain is fastened, a sliding frame, a reel or drum, pawls, a guiding-pulley, a wire or chain, to which the clamp is secured, and a chain for fastening the stretcher to the post . . . [it] is to provide a slotted handle a sliding frame . . . so that when the strain of the wire being stretched is brought to bear upon the frame it will tighten" (lines 13-26).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Dunbar, William E.

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n a device for catching ants, the combination, with an open frame, of the end piece or trough, having a concave bottom and overturned edges" (lines 84-87).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred

Shoe Upper Blank.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe-upper blank. This design "relates to an improvement in blanks for the uppers of what are known as 'plow-shoes,' wherein a fly is folded over the instep and secured upon the side of the shoe by means of a tongue and buckle. The object of [the] invention is to provide a durable, inexpensive, and comfortable shoe which will be largely free from stitching and will have a neatly fitting and pleasing appearance" (lines 7-16).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Skinner, John Leary

Lever Scraper for Cleaning Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lever scraper for cleaning plows. This design "relates to improvements in plows, the object being to remove quickly and readily from the mold-board the earth which, in plowing stiff, waxy, or greasy soils, adheres thereto; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a scraper-blade and of the actuating mechanism therefor" (lines 9-15).
Date: November 8, 1887
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.