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Wagon Attachment

Description: Patent for a footrest attachment to a child's wagon allowing the operator to push the wagon like a scooter.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Hammond, Jay D.
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Water-Gage-Glass Column.

Description: Patent for a new water gage column, resistant to breakage, made of glass used to measure water levels indicating boiler steam pressure, with illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1913
Creator: Paul, William M.
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Floor-Sweeping Compound

Description: Patent for an improved floor-sweeping compound which changes the traditional woody filler with a less flammable and more absorbent mineral wool filler.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Boddeker, James A.; Stratford, John E. & Sealy, George
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Miner's Lamp.

Description: Patent for a miner's lamp with a combustion chamber that allows for the regulation and extinguishing of the flame. It is designed to be lightweight and cheap to manufacture.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Sallander, Carl G.
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Projectile

Description: Patent for Projectile. "The present invention relates to projectiles and has particular reference to a shell which is adapted to be fired from a gun to penetrate the object aimed at and subsequently explode therein. An important object of the invention is to provide a projectile of the above mentioned character, so constructed so that the same will have a high armor penetrating efficiency and a very large explosive material carrying capacity, whereby the explosion of the shell subsequently to its penetration into or through the armor will be very disastrous" (lines 9-22).
Date: August 16, 1912
Creator: Douglas, William M.
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Rotary Engine

Description: Patent is for a rotary engine. The design of this rotary engine includes an inlet and exhaust that also prevents internal leakage of working fluid under pressure.
Date: May 8, 1912
Creator: Bennison, Samuel
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Aeroplane.

Description: Patent for an aeroplane which is a device that is able to travel through the air due its shape and the reaction from atmosphere and gravity.
Date: December 16, 1913
Creator: Hanna, John G.
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Internal Combusion System

Description: Patent for new and useful Internal-Combustion Engine. Improves the provision of an engine which the cylinder is provided with a semi-spherical upper end, fr the rotatable reception of similar shaped power cylinder carrying shell. Specification of letter patent with illustration. Serial number 789.146
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: Clough, George G.
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Tire-Protector.

Description: Patent for new tire-protector, introducing new and useful improvements in pneumatic tire attachments.
Date: October 13, 1914
Creator: La Hatte, Albert S.
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Mail-Bag-Handling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a mail-bag handing apparatus, and more specifically [an] apparatus designed to practically simultaneously deliver and receive bags or pouches containing mail or other matter, to and from a moving train or body" (lines 9-14), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Brunkenhoefer, Henry F.
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Car Uncoupling Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved uncoupling device for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head provided with a vertically-movable coupling-pin support and lifting frame, a spring holding the coupling-pin support in raised position, a catch for holding the pin-support in lowered position, and a lever mechanism for releasing the catch and effecting the uncoupling of a car" (lines 7-14).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
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Railroad Switch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad switch. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive, efficient, and safe switch adapted for operation by trip-bars on a locomotive engine or car to open or close the switch, and without injury to the rails or actuating mechanism of the switch or danger of derailing the cars" (lines 7-14).
Date: February 21, 1888
Creator: Peetz, John J.
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Clasp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clasp. This design "consist[s] of the front plate formed with the integral strap loop or slot at its upper end, the teeth at its lower end, and the opening above said teeth, the rear plate formed with integral teeth at its lower end, side ears at its upper end, and the lugs below said ears and projecting beyond the outer face of the plate, the spindle passing through the ears and provided with a spring throwing the plates apart, and the locking-plate pivoted at its upper end to the lugs and having a [different] lug projecting inward from said upper end" (lines 83-96).
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Lewis, Annie
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to an improvement in car-couplings, and has for its object to provide a coupling by means of which the link will be held up and guided into the draw-head, and the coupling-pin held in position to be coupled and automatically thrown into engagement with the link" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 5, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
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Car Truck.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-truck. This design "relates to railway-car trucks; and it consists in providing the axle inside the wheel with a supplementary journal and shoulder and a supplementary journal-box supported above the inside journal by the truck-frame, said supplementary journal-box being immediately over the inside journal and arranged so as to support the truck on the inside journal should the outside journal become broken or inoperative by means of a hot box or otherwise" (lines 10-20).
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Tull, Francis Shalis
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Sleeping-Car

Description: Patent for a combined train car that can "be adapted for day use a parlor or chair car, and may be readily converted into a sleeping-car with independent state-rooms, thus insuring privacy and comfort to passengers" (lines 16-20) thus saving achieving maximum efficiency of space.
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Tull, Shalis Francis
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Lock

Description: Patent for "improvements in locks, having special reference to locks for the doors of freight-cars; and it has for its object to provide a strong lock so constructed as to be comparatively safe from the attacks of lockpickers" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Bergman, John
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Letter Copying Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved copier. This design consists in "the combination of the dampening-roller . . . with the smoothing-roller at one side of and in close proximity to it and situated between said dampening-roller and the roll of paper, and the roller journaled in the standard, and the smoothing-rollers placed at one side and beyond the rollers . . . and journaled in brackets . . . whereby the paper is evenly and smoothly moistened before the copy-paper is applied and both are kept smooth during the process of copying" (lines 90-104).
Date: March 12, 1889
Creator: Thompson, Charles Albert
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Book Carriage and Protector.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mobile bookcase. This design is "composed of a base-piece having a longitudinally-central raised table-piece adapted to support the leaves of the book, and a depressed-ledge portion outside thereof adapted to support the cover of the book" (lines 20-25).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Leith, Lawrence C.
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Splicing Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire splicer. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the casing, of the wires entering the casing at the opposite sides of the respective ends and bent in opposite directions, so as to interlock within the casing, said casing being bent down . . . at each end" (lines 62-67).
Date: April 9, 1889
Creator: Basel, John Conrad
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