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Combined Whip Socket and Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined whip socket and rein holder. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the pivoted whip-socket, its serrated eccentric face and bearing-plate, and a spring connected to the socket and bearing-plate, whereby the eccentric face is brought to bear automatically" (lines 20-25).
Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: Bellah, William Newton
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Hopple for Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple for horses. This design "consists in the combination of two curved or bent pieces which are to go around the horses ankles . . . [each with] three links and a ring . . . allow[ing] the horse to walk slowly about, permitting [it] to graze at leisure, and enabling [it] to be easily caught when desired" (lines 14-34).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Cottle, Julius O. & Ivie, Rufus
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Needle Threader for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine needle-threader. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the slide-bearing of the needle-bar, of the slide, its stop and spring, and the pivoted funnel-guide having a squared bearing to engage the spring, and a face-groove in its small end to engage the needle" (lines 73-78).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Bellah, William N.
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Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
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Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire tightener. This design "has for its object to provide a novel, simple, economical, and efficient implement or tool for tightening wire fences by forming twists or loops in the fence-strands to take up the slack, and to provide a novel implement of this type wherein a rod or bar can be conveniently applied to increase the leverage in turning the implement to form the twists or loops" (lines 8-16).
Date: July 15, 1890
Creator: Bellah, William N.
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Can-Opener.

Description: Patent for a can opener, which has a movable blade to allow for easy cleaning.
Date: May 31, 1910
Creator: Allen, Jasper McDonnel
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