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Easel

Description: Patent for an easel that has a sliding picture-rest, which is has a "clutch mechanism for holding the sliding rest at any desired elevation" (lines 11-14). It also has a "auxiliary folding rest for holding a model or study while the artist is engaged at work" (lines 20-22), which can be folded up when finished.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Cooper, Harry
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Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a refrigerator that cools things "with the minimum expense for refrigerants; also, for affording ready access to the refrigerated substances" (lines 19-21). The cabinet has an outer layer, an inner layer, and a cooling layer. Ice is used to achieve lower temperatures.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Cooley, Joseph H.
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