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Self Cigar Lighter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved self-lighting cigar. This design consists in "[a]n attachment for cigars, consisting of a metallic holder having spring-arms . . . and a projecting portion adapted to hold the igniting composition, and a disk adapted to bear upon the outer end of the cigar" (lines 6-11).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: West, Thomas & Turner, Ephraim M.
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Revolving Signal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved revolving signal-light. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a car-axle and a shaft driven thereby, of the lateral supporting stems carrying signaling-lanterns glazed in alternating colors, a shifting-lever acting alternately upon studs or stops of the said shaft, said shaft having a sliding movement, and gearing alternately with said signal-carrying stems" (lines 82-89).
Date: August 20, 1889
Creator: Warren, John W. & Radford, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department