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Wire Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for an improvement in clothes pins where the pin is formed from one single piece of resilient wire.
Date: October 12, 1915
Creator: Price, Thomas M. & Tillman, John W.
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Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists "[i]n a trap comprising a well having ingress-openings in diametrically-opposite sides, the combination, with a cage constructed to move vertically in the said well, of plates mounted in ways and constructed to slide past and cover the said openings and having connection with the cage to counterbalance the same" (lines 86-93).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: McLeod, Charlie Mike
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Hen's Nest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hen's nest. This design "relates to that type of hen-nest wherein a tilting platform is employed to protect the setting hen from intrusion while permitting her to freely pass to and from the nest. The objects of [the] invention are to improve the prior construction and to provide novel means whereby the hen setting or hatching chamber is separated from the passage containing the tilting platform by a division-wall having a rear doorway, in such manner that the eggs are isolated and in a measure hid and protected while the hen is seeking food" (lines 8-20).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Manlove, John H.
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TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

Description: Patent for telephone system, which allows for locking the receiver hooks at all substations between two connected stations. It also allows for lines to be subdivided for the purpose of using more than one message at the same time.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Gorden, James H.
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Knockdown Seat.

Description: Patent for seats which are easy to set up and take down as temporary seating for events and which can be folded up in small pieces for storage.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Garrison, Thomas Lee
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Churning-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in churning-machines by using a “pair of slotted crank-arms, which having pitman-rods adjustably connected thereto and to the upper portion of the churn-dasher, so that by adjusting the pitman-rods longitudinally of the crank-arms the vertical movement or throw of the dasher may be regulated at will.” (Lines 17-22.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Strickland, Orien S.
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Gin Saw Cleaner

Description: Patent for a gin saw cleaner. Object of the invention "is to provide a gin saw cleaning device which may be forced into contact with the saw blades by pressure exercised in the direction of the length of the cleaning device" (line 14-19) Illustration included.
Date: May 17, 1904
Creator: Jordan, George J.
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Door Hanger.

Description: Patent for a car door hanger that will take the weight of the door off the supporting rollers and the track and apply a braking action to the track that will prevent the door from unnecessarily shifting. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1914
Creator: Kinard, Chester E.
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