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Rowing Appliance.

Description: Patent for a rowing appliance, which allows the oarsman of a boat to face toward the bow and see where the boat is traveling.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: James, William Francis
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Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design "relates to improvements in that class of expanding wheels in which the hub is provided with an inclined abutment, on which the inclined ends of the spokes rest, the said spokes being clamped in position and adjusted on the abutment by clamping collars; and the invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 8-15).
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Mecham, George Wate
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Improvement for Apparatus for Cutting Glue.

Description: Patent for a design for a battery-powered wire glue cutter/slicer including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
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Improvement in Processes of Preserving Meats.

Description: Patent for a method of preserving and canning meat. This describes the inventor's process, as well as his method of reducing air inside the container using hypophosphite of lime.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
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