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Method of making blocks of fuel

Description: Patent for improvement in methods for making blocks of fuel, the object of which is to intimately mix and combine solid and liquid ingredients in such manner and proportions that the resultant block is highly combustible, compact, and practically impervious to moisture.
Date: July 16, 1900
Creator: Patterson, Warren A.; Solomon, Joseph A.; Sullivan, Meredith A.; Sanger, Charles L.; Weil, Daniel; Weil, Alexander et al.
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Paper bag

Description: Patent for improvements in paper bags, especially designed to prevent waste in the construction of the bag.
Date: August 25, 1900
Creator: Tyson, Frank; Rutherford, Robert W.; Okell, John R. & Lowdon, James G.
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Pneumatic Conveyer Valve

Description: Patent for a valve for a continuous pipe-line with minimum bend or curve and free from internal switch-plates or other obstructions or reduction of capacity on a cotton-gin, the valve will work on intake and out-take ports. This valve will also serve as both a receiving medium to connect the main conveyer-pipe directly with a loaded wagon or to a warehouse stored with seed-cotton or to a discharge medium after the seed-cotton is ginned to connect the main conveyor-pipe with a seed-cotton bin and cotton-seed bin.
Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: Shannon, Grant S.
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Check Book

Description: Patent for improvements on check books. The pads which may be carried in the pocket without folding the blank checks; and the object is to proved check books or pads which can be carried in the pocket without folding the blank checks.
Date: April 30, 1916
Creator: Bolles, P. S.
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Airship

Description: Patent for an airship of improved construction, which allows for the operator to change their positions to propel, raise, lower and steer the ship.
Date: November 10, 1914
Creator: John William Oman
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Combined Hose-Reel and Valve.

Description: Patent for a hose reel and valve in which the act of unwinding the reel automatically opens the valve; includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Landry, Rosamond L.
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Fountain Brush

Description: Patent for an improved fountain brush. Illustrations of the improved patent and a detailed explanation are provided.
Date: May 15, 1912
Creator: {Moss, William F.}
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Improvement in Motors for Operating Churns.

Description: Patent for "a simple and effective motive power for operating the dashers of churns; and it consists of a suitable frame-work provided with a fly-wheel, operated by a pitman attached to a bar projecting from brackets on the side of an ordinary rocking-chair, said fly-wheel being provided with cogs upon one side, which mesh into the cogs on a smaller wheel, which caries a crank for operating the dasher of the churn, a suitable belt being arranged upon the rim of the fly-wheel and around a small pulley for setting in motion a rotary fan." (Lines 13-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 15, 1878
Creator: Crump, Thomas J.
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Starr, Henry D.
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Improvement in Compound Engines.

Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
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Improvement in Processes of Reducing Asphaltum to a Liquid.

Description: Patent for a process to "reduce asphaltum to a liquid, and hold the same in a semi-fluid condition without heat, and which constitutes an entirely new article of commerce, and furnishes to the trade an article of asphaltum prepared and ready for use, without the labor, expense, and delay of melting, for paving and roofing purposes, and one most admirably adapted for use by manufacturers of varnish and japan." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1875
Creator: Lee, Archibald K.
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Improvement in Apparatus for the Manufacture of Gas from Oils.

Description: Patent for "machines for the manufacture of gas from oils, benzine, gasoline, &c.; and it consists in providing the tank or cistern with a retort constructed with an outer cylinder surrounding one or more cylinders or tubes, which inner cylinder is provided with perforated plates at the top and bottom thereof, and the space between said plates filled with sponge or other porous material, while the space or chamber between the inner and outer shell of the retort serves as a mixing-chamber for the oil and air before being forced through the sponge and delivered to the service-pipe." (Lines 17-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1872
Creator: Gearing, Charles & Gearing, Franklin A. G.
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Improvement in Farm Gates.

Description: Patent for "a gate herein I dispense with the use of hinges and other similar devices and prevent sagging; also that the operation of opening or shutting the gate, owing to its balanced and suspended condition, is attended with little or no exertion on the part of the operator..." (lines 84-90) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1875
Creator: Snider, Tunis ; Snider, T. ; Tunis Snider, of Fort Worth, Texas.
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Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
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Improvement in Pile-Drivers.

Description: Patent for an improved pile-driver device which automates the release of the pile-driver hammer as well as including a perpendicular device which advances the device longitudinally as the work progresses.
Date: January 22, 1875
Creator: McDermott, Martin, of Galveston, Texas.
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