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Shawl Strap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shawl strap. This design "relates to shawl, book, and other straps, and has for its object to provide a cheap, simple, and efficient article, which can be used with packages of any size, and fastened thereto easily and quickly without applying buckles to the ends of the straps" (lines 8-13).
Date: August 19, 1884
Creator: Tharp, William B.


Description: Patent for improvements in newspaper-holders by using a long metallic “piece bent at its upper end to form a spring and a means of suspension for the holder, and also bent at its lower end to form a similar spring and a hand-grasp, an upper and a lower loop connected to the bent ends of the metallic piece, and a retaining-tongue pivotally connected to the lower loop and having a hooked end for engaging the upper loop” (lines 82-89) to hold the newspaper. Illustration is included.
Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Jaehnig, Charles H.

Newspaper File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved newspaper file. This design "is adapted and designed to be laid upon a table or placed in the usual rack or suspended by a hook, and . . . it may be held in one hand by means of its handle at the base while perusing the paper" (lines 17-22). It consists, "with a standard formed at or near its upper and lower ends . . . with a suitable perforation extending through the same from the back to the front thereof, of springs arranged upon the back of the standard, one near each end thereof and each formed at its free end with an eye" (lines 22-28).
Date: July 26, 1892
Creator: Jaehnig, Charles H.

Desk Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a "novel, convenient, and ornamental bottle or receptacle, adapted to contain ink, a sponge, or the like, combined with a pin-cushion and a pen-wiper" (lines 11-14), with illustrations.
Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Carolan, Eugene P.; Terrell, Edward H. & Terrell, James R.

Shoe-Tongue Support.

Description: Patent for a shoe tongue with a backing support to keep it from slipping down or sideways, which is held in place by the shoelaces.
Date: July 2, 1907
Creator: Thomas, Robert P.


Description: Patent for a wire clothes hook that attaches to walls.
Date: October 15, 1912
Creator: Denny, Roscoe

Marine Propulsion

Description: Patent for a new propelling device attached to a marine vessel, including illustrations.
Date: March 24, 1914
Creator: Beeson, George W.