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Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved press for " holding down sauer-kraut, pickles, and other articles in barrels, tubs, or like receptacles" (line 9 -10).
Date: September 26, 1899
Creator: Cross, George Francis
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Method of Converting Mesquite Beans.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of treating mesquite beans. This is a design "whereby they are converted into a healthful easily-digestible article of food . . . or may be infused in liquid for producing a healthful or agreeable drink" (lines 8-13). It consists, "first, in a preliminary drying of the bean as a whole to eradicate moisture; second, breaking the thus-dried bean into short pieces to render it more readily affected by the heat . . . third, roasting the broken particles to render friable or more brittle; fourth, grinding the mass, and fifth, separating the powdered bean and outer pod from the hull" (lines 13-21).
Date: July 26, 1892
Creator: Jacobs, Thomas H.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and efficient improved twin-jaw coupling that couples automatically and easily uncouples. Operators do not need to go between cars to uncouple the cars. "A further object of the invention is in the operation of uncoupling to open the knuckle after releasing the same in order to have the knuckle in position predatory to coupling" (lines 16-19).
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Anders Peder
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