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Valve for Engines.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in valves for steam engines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Allen, Walter J.
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Domestic Boiler.

Description: Patent for a boiler for boiling milk and other liquids prone to boiling over, which prevents the overflow of liquid from the boiler.
Date: October 8, 1907
Creator: Rahm, Phillip
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Railway-Ticket, &c.

Description: Patent "to furnish for railway-companies a form of excursion-ticket whose return portion or stop-over portion, as the case may be, is not capable of successful use by scalpers" (lines 11-15).
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Smith, Lowndes G.
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Device for Dipping Lumber.

Description: Patent for a device for dipping lumber in a "soda" bath for preventing mildewing that allows the operator of the sawmill to determine which logs go through the bath.
Date: August 9, 1910
Creator: Baten, William Lucian
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Rail-Bond.

Description: Patent for a rail bond that allows an electric current to travel through the rails.
Date: March 14, 1911
Creator: Humason, Granville A. & Odell, Edward F.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an invention for train cars which "relates to car couplings, and especially to that class of the same which effect an automatic coupling by means of a gravity-hook," (lines 12-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1884
Creator: Washburn, Andrew Lynch & Journeay, Abram L.
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Cotton-Cupper

Description: Patent for improvements in the type of equipment known as cotton cupers.
Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Wilder, Theodore C. & Wilder, Atwood, E.
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Combination-Plow.

Description: Patent for a combination-plow that "may be combined with facility to form a variety of plows designed for work of different kinds, the present invention being an improvement upon that shown and described in Patent No. 492,462, granted to [the inventor] February 28, 1893" (lines 10-15).
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
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Method of and Apparatus for Treating Mineral Pitch.

Description: Patent for an "improved method of and apparatus for treating mineral pitch and similar material to readily separate the asphalt and asphalt-oils from sand, bituminous rock, and other impurities contained in the mined material and removing the sand and impurities" (lines 12-17). The method circulates the material in hot water to separate the asphalt and asphalt-oils from the sand and impurities. The asphalt and oil rise to the top of the water and the impurities sink.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Sellers, Harvey Lee; Conyngton, Hugh Ronald & Conyngton, Thomas
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Conduit Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for a surface trolley for electric railways that operates "upon the surface of the pavement or ground between the tracks of the road, for connecting the car with the motor power, in place of the trolley and over head wires now suspended upon the unsightly poles in the center or at the sides of the street, which are found to be very objectionable on account of their obstructing the passageway in the streets and upon the side walks, and the wires preventing the free movement of fire companies in extending their ladders in gaining access to buildings, and also because of the great danger attending persons and animals moving about in the street, on account of the charged or live wires frequently being thrown down upon the ground, and coming in contact with and destroying the life of persons, and also on account of the frequent fatal accidents to persons having charge of the repair of the wires and other apparatus in connection with them, often coming in contact with live wires while elevated on the poles and engaged in repairing them" (lines 16-38).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Voe, William R. de
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Improvement in Plaiting-Irons.

Description: Patent for an improvement to plaiting-irons: "a plaiting-iron composed of a peculiarly-constructed iron or metal plate used in connection with a correspondingly-constructed board" (lines 23-25), with illustrations.
Date: August 14, 1877
Creator: Gingras, Joseph E.
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Improvement in the Methods of Baling and Packing Cotton

Description: Patent for improvement in the methods of baling and packing cotton specifically optimizations in the packing and baling of cotton by avoiding all the mechanical appliances used in forming and securing bales of cotton, such as the press, canvas bagging, band, buckles, and bale-ties.
Date: July 18, 1876
Creator: Drake, James A. & Singer, Edgar C.
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