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Burglar-Alarm.

Description: Patent for a portable device that can be hung on a door knob and sound an alarm when the knob is turned, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 18, 1914
Creator: Dick, Archie P., Jr.
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Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe wrench. "One object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient" (lines 12-14) pipe wrench. "Another object of the invention is to obviate the use of link connections and yet obtain a positive binding action off the jaws upon the pipe, bolt, or other object to which the device may be applied." (lines 15-19)
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Coffman, Seburn E.
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Sash Lock

Description: Patent for an invention which improves "the construction of sash locks" for "great strength and durability" (lines 11-13) including illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Baker, Howard Allen
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Buggy-Top Support.

Description: Patent for buggy-top support by providing a device that can “secure the folding top of any vehicle and will protect the bows from strain and breakage, when in lowered position and will also prevent all rattling of and shocks of the folding top.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
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Tool-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a tool sharpener for various farm equipment such as plows or tools.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: Kirksey, Elijah F. & Stegall, John T.
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Carpenter's Jack

Description: Patent for a carpenter's jack specifically designed for "carpenters or workmen in laying flooring, putting up siding, or any similar operations" (lines 9-11).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: McCulley, Perry J.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings “with means for elevating the coupling-link without the necessity of the brakeman going between the cars, and also to provide means for holding the coupling-pin out of engagement with the link when the cars are uncoupled, said pin being automatically released when the cars come together, so that it will fall by gravity and engage with said link.” (Lines 17-25) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Weston G.
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Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements “in facing-slip and label holders to be used by mailing and postal clerks” (lines 13-14) “by providing a convenient and readily-accessible means in applying the facing-slips to packages of mail-matter and to adapt such holders for placement with respect to a case of letter-box as to always have such slips and labels with the receptacle containing the letters to receive a slip corresponding with such mail-matter.” (Lines 16-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Gaines, Thomas W., Jr.
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