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Wagon-Body Lifter

Description: New and useful improvements in Wagon-Body lifters. Furnish a wagon-body lifter simple in structure, efficient in its operation and durable.
Date: August 24, 1880
Creator: Morris, John P.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "construction and arrangement of arrow-shaped draw-heads and lever-bars adjustable upon rack-bars for the purpose of raising and lowering the draw-heads" (lines 16-20)including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1880
Creator: Gray, John D.
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Ox-Yoke.

Description: Patent for a new ox yoke design to reduce wear of the yoke, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Herren, William Willison
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Cartridge-Loading Machine

Description: Patent for improvements for loading cartridge, included detailed drawings.
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
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Plow

Description: Patent for invention new and useful improvement in Plows, relates the shape of the mold-board and the manner of securing the point and land side to the standard [5-15].
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Kelly, George A.
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Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
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Machine for Mixing Mortar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for mixing mortar. This design "consists in a cylinder composed of bars set into open heads and rotating beneath a hopper . . . so that the material to be mixed rests upon the cylinder, and is rasped or grated off by the motion of the cylinder and received on the inside of the cylinder between the bars. . . . When the material is received inside the cylinder it is carried around by the rotary motion, and is turned over and forced out" (lines 7-22).
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Schellenberger, Samuel L.
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Yielding and Buoyant Pile Breakwater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design is "of a cheap, durable, and efficient breakwater for localities exposed to the destructive action of the waves; and it consists mainly in a line of single-column buoyant piles, arranged side-by-side, and grouped together in sections . . . and anchored to their water-bed, and also in certain constructions and combination of parts" (lines 28-35).
Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Franklin, Robert M.
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Coin Controlled Electrical Weighing Scale.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coin-operated electrical scale. This design "relates to improvements in electrical weighing-scales that may be tripped by electricity; and the main object of [the] invention is to so arrange the electric circuit that it may be closed for tripping the indicator by inserting within the machine a coin or like-shaped metallic piece" (lines 16-22).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Smith, William R.
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Banana-Case

Description: Patent for a banana case to "provide a case or crate in which bananas may be readily packed and transported without injury to the fruit."
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Aiken, Robert H.
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Envelope-Machine

Description: Patent for "a machine for making envelopes, paper bags, and similar receptacles from paper and other like materials" (lines 7-9).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Clarke, George R.
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Hame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame. This design "has relation to hames, and more particularly to the means of securing the hames adjustable to each other, and for connecting the usual parts of the harness thereto; and among the objects in view are to provide an easily-manipulated serviceable hame connection that may be adjusted to fit any sized collars, and which may be constructed at a minimum cost" (lines 11-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
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Corn Planter Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter attachment. This design consists "of a suitable hopper which is to be attached to the side of the beam, a spring-actuated seed-slide, an extension or support which projects from one end of the hopper, a pivoted lever placed upon the extension and connected to the seed-slide at one end, a strap connected to the outer end of the lever, and the singletree to which the draft animal is secured . . . to convert any ordinary plow or cultivator into a corn-planter . . . which is operated by the pivoted motion of the singletree as the draft animal moves forward" (lines 14-29).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Dean, Robert A.
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Power Attachment for Treadle Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for treadle machines. This design "consist[s] of the frame provided with the bearings and adapted to support the machine to be driven, the shaft journaled in the said bearings and provided with the arms, the roller journaled between the outer ends of the said arms, and the pulley secured on the said shaft" (lines 85-92).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Von Boeckmann, Eugene
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Fruit Coring and Halving Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit corer and halver. This design consists "[i]n a fruit cutter, the combination of the pivoted knives having laterally-concaved facing sides and curved inward to the edges at the upper ends, the arms extending from one side of said knives near their lower end, and the vertically-moving guide-plate provided with the longitudinal guide-grooves parallel at their upper and lower portions and curving inward to meet at their centers, into which grooves the ends of said arms enter for the purpose of opening and closing said knives" (lines 22-32).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
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Brace for Bedsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bedsteads. This design has for its object "to provide an attachment for bedsteads whereby the side rails are prevented from springing outward or expanding from any cause, and thus allowing the slats to fall through" (lines 14-18).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Holmes, James C.
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Double Point for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved double point for plows. This design consists in "[t]he plow-point having the central rectangular bend at the back, the wings shelving outward, downward, and forward, the long parallel-sided end, the lateral angles, and the marginal edges inclined upward and toward each other, the said portion being substantially as long as the share-edge" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Schuster, Rudolph
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Combined or Covertible Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
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Odorless Dry Outhouse and Apparatus for Use Therewith

Description: Patent for "an outhouse which will be adapted for use in localties where water is scarce, or where it is either or both impracticable or undesirable to use water for flushing or draining" (lines 32-36).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
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Combined Sand and Gravel Washer

Description: Patent for "a combined gravel and sand washing box which shall effectually serve as a means for practically removing all sand and dirt from gravel and stones and all mud and fine dirt from sand" (lines 30-34).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Carrico, Thomas W.
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Cotton-Gin

Description: Patent for an improvements in the combination of devices and overall construction of cotton gins.
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis & Brady, William
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Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin
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Railway Rail Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail fastening. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the tie having upwardly-inclined ends, the chairs having the recesses on their under sides to receive the ends of the tie, said recesses having their outer ends inclined to correspond with the inclination of the ends of the tie, and the clamping devices connecting the chairs together, and thereby securing them firmly on the ends of the tie" (lines 90-97).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: McRae, Daniel M.
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Kitchen-Cabinet

Description: Patent for a new design and construction of kitchen cabinets.
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
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