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Box-Fastener.

Description: Patent for an improved box-fastener for cases and boxes that hold bottled liquids. The invention allows for the cover to be easily removed, and hangs on the side of the box when not being used. The cover can be used on an ordinary box without altering the box.
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Beck, Edwin A.
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Wire-Coiling Machine.

Description: Patent for a wire-coiling machine that improves on a previous patent (No. 296,806), that was granted to Wildermuth. The improvement allows for either left- or right-handed use, by making the crank movable to either side and by "providing the upper end of the post at opposite sides with stationary cutter blades and a single movable cutter adapted to be shifted for operation with either one of the said fixed cutters" (lines 28-32).
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Crowder, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
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Grate.

Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
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Draw-Bar for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for an improved draw-bar for locomotives that consists of a frame, a pilot and draw bar, a counterweight that moves vertically in the pilot, a coupler head with a knuckle and a toe and a guide arm, and a release mechanism for the locking device on the bar.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Heidelberg, Samuel R.
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Hydraulic Propulsion of Vessels.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (No. 480,533). "It consists in means for draining the bearings of the jet nozzles, and in means for ventilating and draining the ship's hold" (lines 12-16).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Walker, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive wire-stretcher that can easily stretch a wire in a series on a fence in such a way that the stretcher doesn't need to brace against a post.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Sparkman, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable motor for driving pumps, sewing machines, and other small machinery. The motor is reliable and does not break easily, and the weight cord can be easily wound on its drum.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Thrasher, Benton C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department