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Valve Mechanism For Steam Engines

Description: Patent for useful improvements to the valve mechanism for steam engines. The invention allows an improved means for actuating the slide valve without the use of eccentrics. The valve can also be operated into closed positions at various degrees, and also to reverse the direction of travel of the valve.
Date: June 9, 1914
Creator: Wright, Ed W.
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Adjustable Pilot.

Description: Patent for Improvements in Adjustable Pilot for locomotives
Date: November 11, 1913
Creator: Sledge, John M.
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Peanut Picker and Pea Huller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Peanut Picker and Pea Huller, which picks peanuts from the vines and removes them without damaging the peanuts through beating or flailing. The invention also operates at a minimum amount of power while discharging the peanuts or peas free of dust.
Date: May 13, 1913
Creator: Berry, William C.
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Electric-Heated Steering-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a steering wheel with an electrical heating unit for an automobile.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Smith, Reuben S.
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Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved garden hoe used for weeding purposes. The improvement is related to, "...the handle of the implement being hollow" (lines 11-12) and able to receive a quantity of seed, and a mechanism that controls the delivery of seed to the hoe.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Etheridge, John B.
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Angle Cock Device

Description: Patent for "stop cocks for controlling the flow of fluids and more particularly to what are known as angle cocks for use in train pipes of air brake and other fluid pressure systems upon railway cars" (lines 8-13) including illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1915
Creator: Ellwood, Thomas B.
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Air-Brake

Description: Patent for an air brake for trains that reduces jerking when the brakes are applied.
Date: February 6, 1912
Creator: Mead, William E.
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Locomotive Driving-Box

Description: Patent for a locomotive driving box which provides shoes, wedges, and other train parts for repair. Illustrations included.
Date: April 30, 1912
Creator: Walsh, Frank A.
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Beamless Brake

Description: Patent for a beamless brake for rail cars. Illustration included.
Date: September 27, 1904
Creator: Saling, Thomas W. & McKiel, James B.
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Protector for Stay-Bolts.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protectors for stay bolts, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1898
Creator: Coins, Francis. J.
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Broom-Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and useful broom rack, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1898
Creator: Smith, Walter I.
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Grain-Doors for Railroad-Cars.

Description: Patent for the grain doors that will improve better access through the use of double doors.
Date: May 7, 1912
Creator: Loe, James T.W.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for the improvement and simplification of disk plows. It consists of improvements to interconnection of beam, plow, wheels and axle in their positioning and securing to allow for adjustments of these parts; also includes scrapers for plow-disks. Illustrations of a possible implementation are included.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Schofield, James
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Churn

Description: Patent for a churn designed for churning butter in smaller quantities and preventing foreign objects from entering. Illustrations included.
Date: January 5, 1909
Creator: Bland, William W.
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Compressor.

Description: Patent for a refrigerating machine compressor, which compresses more gas, cools the compressor with the incoming gas, and uses excess heat to dry the gas coming in.
Date: April 19, 1910
Creator: Mayhew, John Daugherty
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Machine for Cutting Key-Seats in Shafting

Description: Patent for "cutting key-seats in shafting machine. It provides a portable key-seat-cutting especially adapted to operate upon the driving shafts of locomotives in key-seating eccentrics thereon." (lines 7-13)
Date: August 21, 1906
Creator: Matheus, Karl
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Car Brake

Description: Patent for a car brake for train cars. Illustrations included.
Date: July 12, 1904
Creator: McKiel, James B.
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Car Door

Description: Patent for a rail-car door. This invention is in relation to 'flush doors'. Illustration includes.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Saling, Thomas W. & McKiel, James
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Device For Teaching Music.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in devices for use in teaching music.
Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Morriss, Johnson
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Headlight.

Description: Patent for a train engine headlight, which shines light around a curve.
Date: August 25, 1908
Creator: Bell, Robert A.
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Fire Box For Boilers

Description: Patent for a fire box for boilers. Illustration included.
Date: December 20, 1904
Creator: Scheliga, Raimund; Reid, R. A. & Reid, T. W.
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Air-Valve Cage for Air-Brake Pumps

Description: Patent for an air valve cage for air brake pumps which reduces the wear on the air brake pump and substantially reduces the maintenance costs of the system.
Date: February 16, 1909
Creator: Mattingly, James
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Beamless Brake Mechanism

Description: Patent for a beamless brake mechanism. Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: McKiel, James B.
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Mantel

Description: Patent for an invention that can be applied to a mantel, consisting "essentially, of a flexible screen, guard, or shield adapted to wind upon a roller, the latter being housed in the space formed between the shelf off the mantel and the headboard" (lines 22-25). It is intended to prevent fire from getting into the from from the fire, control heat radiation, and provide a closure for the fireplace when it is not in use.
Date: September 30, 1899
Creator: Cox, Thomas J.
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