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Description: Patent for a match-box that prevents "the wholesale removal therefrom of large numbers of matches by users and borrowers and their consequent wasteful expenditure, which, when this happens, as it commonly does in hotels and stores, makes the cost of matches an item of considerable expense to the proprietor" (lines 14-20).
Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Holm, Martin
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Rotary Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for a rotary steam-engine that provides "a new and useful machine of this character wherein a head or pressure of steam shall be utilized to its fullest extent with a consequent increase in power over other engines worked under the same head or pressure of steam. To this end the main and primary object of the present invention is to provide a simple, economical and durable steam engine of the rotary type having few working parts, but one which shall run easily and steadily and will develop considerable power" (lines 9-19).
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Henderson, Robert L.
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Metallic Buttonhole-Eyelet.

Description: Patent for a metallic buttonhole-eyelet that produces a finished appearance that can easily be attached to the fabric. The eyelet can be made bigger or smaller depending on the size of the button.
Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Wheat, John B.
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Description: Patent for an improvement on a revolving hay-rake that is simple, economic, and easily manipulated. It can move backwards as well as forward, and the teeth can turn freely. The ground pressure of the teeth can be adjusted.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Lunday, Isaac G.
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