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Improvement in Soldering-Irons

Description: Patent for a new and improved soldering iron, which only gives off so much heat from one end and not the other. This patent of the soldering iron a safer tool to work with.
Date: March 21, 1877
Creator: Stevens, Hennell
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Reissued patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton press: "The invention consists in operating the nut of a follower-screw by means of a drive-pinion, whose own shaft is actuated alternately in opposite directions, by a friction-wheel" (lines 13-16).
Date: March 31, 1874
Creator: Knowles, William Wadsworth
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Improvement in Sawing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and valuable sawing-machine is combined and, "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the vibrating beam, vertically-sliding block, and flanged support," (pg. 3) e.g...including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1873
Creator: Westmoreland, Joseph M.
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Improved Double Pincers.

Description: Patent for the improvement of double pincers by way of "double jaws, by which both sides of the shanks of a boot of shoe can be clamped and held at the same time."
Date: March 29, 1870
Creator: Maund, William
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