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Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
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Recording Door-Lock

Description: Patent for "a continuous-recording lock suitable for bonded warehouses, factories, stores, public buildings, offices &c., and by a slight modification applicable, also, for private residences" (lines 7-11).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
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Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for a steam engine, improving on the original design so as to "provide a steam-engine having few parts so as to avoid the use of eccentrics, slide-valve, valve-rod, piston and connecting rods, stuffing-boxes, and glands, thus increasing the actual power by decreasing the friction" (lines 26-31).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "relates to that class of walking-cultivators or shovel-plows which are drawn by a single horse between two rows of plants, and which are frequently called 'double-shovel plows.' The leading object of the invention is to provide such a cultivator with two beams, each carrying a shovel, which beams are independently capable of vertical and lateral movements, whereby the operator can guide or lift the beams and shovels to avoid plants or obstacles" (lines 11-22).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Jones, Fred B.
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Sleigh-Runner.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable sleigh runner designed to be easily applied and removed from wheeled vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
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Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the board, the clip detachably securing said board to the plow-beam, the hopper secured to the rear end of the board and provided with the openings and brush, the lever pivoted upon the clip, the spring, the seed-slide secured to the end of the rear arm of the lever, and the dropping-tube screwed through its wing to the plow standard" (lines 37-46).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.
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Cotton-Compress

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient device and to secure economy in power and in construction" (lines 9-11).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Taylor, George
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Railway Car.

Description: Patent for improvements in railway car design to protect passengers against train robberies by a combination of "several walls of the compartment and doors connected therewith bullet-proof lining, and in providing several walls and doors, each with a series of port-holes" (lines 27-31) from which occupants can fire weapons in defense with accompanying illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Warren, Gerald Patrick
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Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for "improvements in devices for converting reciprocal into rotary motion, and is more particularly adapted and intended for use with windmills in applying the reciprocal motion of the pump-rod to the operation of rotating machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Fulton, James C.
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Combined Shaft Holder and Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shaft-holder and wrench. This design "consist[s] of the arms having their lower ends tapered to form screw-drivers of different sizes, the heads on the upper ends of the arms, the jaws on the heads, and the threaded shaft attached to one of the arms and engaging a tapped aperture in the other arm" (lines 92-98).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Nott, Henry W.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to improvements in plows, particularly to that portion of the plow known as the point; and it has for its object to produce a point that may be reversed, so that both ends may be utilized or may be made to project sufficiently to convert the plow into a sub-soil plow. To this end the invention consists of a blade with two or both sets of bolt-holes and a double-ended point with holes nearer one end than the other" (lines 11-21).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Rhodes, William Taylor
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Fire-Escape

Description: Patent for "a fire-escape and observation-tower, which may be raised or extended at any point, or be lowered and compactly folded for transportation" (lines 7-10).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Rüllmann, John D.
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Temperature-Regulator

Description: Patent for "improvements in thermostatic devices for automatically regulating the temperature of lumber-driers" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
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Fire Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the expansible rod, the sweep arm or lever pivotally connected thereto, the horizontal rod, the doors, the cord connected to said doors and to the rod and adapted to be disengaged from said rod by the sweep-arm, the steam-pipe provided with a cut-off valve, and the weight supported normally in an elevated position by the sweep-arm and adapted to be released thereby to open the valve" (lines 72-81).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
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Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "is to provide a fire-escape consisting, essentially, of a cushion adapted to receive and break the fall of persons jumping from a burning building, the said cushion being so constructed as to enable it to be folded to a convenient and portable size" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Simon, Jacob Peter
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Cartridge-Loading Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to the machine originally patented on August 10, 186 by Edward A. Franklin of Brenham, patent no. 347,268.
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
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Radial Tube Boiler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler. This design "consist[s] of a horizontal steam reservoir, a vertical cylinder provided with radial tubes suspended therefrom and forming a steam-generating chamber, all supported by standards placed underneath said horizontal steam-reservoir and outside of the casing surrounding said steam-generating chamber, and the fire-box placed under said steam-generating chamber" (lines 67-75).
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Clarke, John & Savage, Robert W.
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Artist's Easel and Attachable Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved easel and rest. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rest . . . of the bar pivoted to [a] holder by bolt, the perforated bar pivoted to [another] bar by [another] bolt, and the easel united to the [first] bar by a suitable round bolt" (lines 97-101).
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Johnson, John Alexander
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Wire-Tightener

Description: Patent for invented certain new and useful improvement in Wire-Tightener invention relates to an improvement in and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set here in after and particularly pointed out in the claim.
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Bulter, Constant, B.
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Saw-Gin

Description: Patent for a saw-gin which when constructed can run all of its parts with a single belt, which reduces the need for space allowing for more gins to be used in the same amount of space.
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
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Gas Retort.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gas-retort. This design "is to provide a new and improved retort for generating gas for illuminating or other purposes from stone coal, and being specially adapted to be used on cooking-stoves. The invention consists of a fire-pot fitting onto the eye of a stove, of a spherical retort held to turn on the said fire-pot and made of two parts, and of a gas outlet formed in one of the trunnions of the retort" (lines 7-16).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Jones, Wesley Corry
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Feed Device for Gin-Saw Sharpeners

Description: Patent for "a feeding device for the teeth which is independent of the filing devices, and which shall be so constructed that it will properly feed the teeth of saws of varying diameters, so as to give a regular and uniform size to each tooth without reference to the number of teeth in the saw" (lines 18-24).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Behan, William & Friensehner, Paul
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Dental Chair

Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient chair which may be folded to render it portable, so that it may be carried from place to place by the dentist when his practice is away from his office" (lines 9-13).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Moorman, Zach B.
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Combined Corn Sheller and Washboard.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn-sheller and washboard. This design "consist[s] of the frame, the backing, the transverse rods secured to said backing upon one side thereof, the vertical strip upon the opposite side of said strip, and the transverse rods secured to the outer edge of said strip, the pivoted legs, and the bars" (lines 96-102). Said bars are pivoted to "side bars of the frame and at the other provided with elongated slots engaging pins on the legs" (lines 1-3).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Stukes, John Marion & Reid, Oliver Phillip
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