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Foot-Rest

Description: Patent for improvements in foot rests. This particular foot rest was designed to better support the foot and hold the shoe in place with clamps.
Date: October 13, 1913
Creator: Tufts, Gay L.
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Spark-Producing Mechanism for Explosive-Engines.

Description: Patent for a spark producing mechanism for explosive engines, which serves as a starter for the engine when the vehicle is first turned on.
Date: June 4, 1907
Creator: Stamps, Lorenzo Dan
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Railway - Switch.

Description: Patent for a new and improvement in automatic safety railway-switches to "enable the motorman or conductor to conveniently and accurately insure the proper setting of the switch without leaving this position" (line 16 - 19).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Girardeau, St. Julien & Murray, Richard James
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Bicycle Lock

Description: Patent for a bicycle lock. Illustration included.
Date: December 25, 1906
Creator: Hayford, Samuel & Hayford, Kirby
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Drying Kiln

Description: Patent for a kiln to be used as a drying chamber for drying and curing of lumber. Illustrations included.
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Stephens, William E.
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Floor - Set.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in floor sets. This invention "is designed for use in laying floors or putting up sidings and ceilings" (line 13-14).
Date: January 4, 1898
Creator: Leavens, Charles William
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Potato Digger.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in potato-diggers, designed to cut away the vines and to throw them out of the way of the plow-points." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Winfrey, Zachary T.
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Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in brick machines by “providing the mixing and grinding-shaft with arms at the bottom, adapted in form and arrangement for pressing the clay through the openings, in the bottom of the curb, into the moulds, below, which rest on ways above a sliding carrier, provided with brackets, for forcing the moulds out.” (Lines 26-34) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Morgan, Asa
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Improvement in Windmills.

Description: Patent for a "self-regulating windmill, so arranged that it will automatically exclude the wind from the wheel during storms and irregular or sudden squalls of wind, while it will equally enlarge the opening through which the wind is admitted to the wheel, whenever the power of the wind is reduced." (Lines 14-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1873
Creator: Davie, John P. & Morgan, Asa
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