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Fish-Line Bob

Description: Patent for a fish bob that can clamp and grip the fishing line. The fish bob can also be moved at will to any position with the users thumb or fingers.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Bissett, Caleb
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Gas Producer

Description: Patent for a new invention of a "reverse draft gas producer in which a clean and pure dry gas can be obtained from lignite or low grade fuel, and especially adapted for use in connection with explosive engines" (lines 11-14).
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Guggolz, John F.
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Switch Stand and Lock

Description: Patent for an improvement in switch-stand and locks, being that they cannot be picked or tampered with.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Maupin, John D.; Allen, Harry E. & Baldwin, Springfield
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by making baling-presses into a hand held portable press which includes a head block that could be released easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Nicholas, Joseph W.
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Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for improvements on a cattle-guard used on railways. Improvements include a novel method of attaching the guard to rails.
Date: December 16, 1913
Creator: Solomon, George N.
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Pneumatic Tool

Description: Patent for a Pneumatic Tool that is capable of operating automatically at a very high speed." (line 20)
Date: May 27, 1913
Creator: Townsend, Isaac W.
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Plow

Description: Patent for plow improvements, including a "novelly adjusted stock" and "adjustable colter knife," with illustration (lines 10-15).
Date: February 16, 1915
Creator: Hankins, Elias
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Brick-Machine.

Description: Patent for a brick machine that is "effective, yet simple and durable, machine especially adapted to receive bricks from a stiff-mud mill and re-press them and also to provide a means whereby the machine will be automatic in its action." (Lines 7-12) Illustrations included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Anthony, Russell
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Mixer.

Description: Patent for a hand mixer, which can be operated with one hand.
Date: May 18, 1909
Creator: Hood, Thomas Hubert
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Spring-Wheel

Description: Patent for a spring wheel designed with a rim that supports the hub so that the wheel can rotate smoothly and quietly. Illustrations included.
Date: November 19, 1912
Creator: Barnes, George F. & Suttle, Willis A.
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Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner that attaches to locomotives.
Date: June 21, 1910
Creator: Blackmond, William C. & Stoy, Guy Everett
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Vegetable-Separator

Description: Patent for a vegetable separator used to assort and clean fruits and vegetables. Illustrations included.
Date: September 15, 1908
Creator: Sherrard, William J.
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Self Cooling Journal Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved journal-box. This design consists "[i]n a self-cooling journal-box, the combination of the walls having top and bottom supporting the lubricating packing, and the housing forming water-chamber below and at the sides of the chamber formed by the walls and bottom, and [another] water-chamber above the top" (lines 66-72).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Storey, Julius W.
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Treasure Vault for Railway Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design consists in "a safety treasure-vault for express cars, &c., with the combination of the walls, floor, and roof of the vault constructed of bullet-proof steel plate riveted together at their corners, and the angle-irons to which the walls, floor, and roof are riveted, the bullet-proof steel-plate door, the parcel-delivery window, the combined desk-shelf and bullet-proof shutter, the said vault provided with a port-hole and the bullet-proof plug that stops the port-hole" (lines 21-31).
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Olsson, Joseph
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Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he improved interchangeable or convertible machine . . . comprising the diverging bars, the standards pivoted thereto and carrying shovels, the bridle-loops pivoted to the standards and engaging the bars, the journal-boxes bolted to the diverging bars, the axle mounted in said boxes and having a crank-arm at one end, the carrying-wheels mounted on the axle, the hopper removably secured on the diverging bars by the same bolts that secure the bearing-boxes thereto, [and] the longitudinal partition in the hopper" (lines 5-17).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Thornton, Thomas William
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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design has for its object "to render the points or shovels laterally adjustable with relation to each other and the plow-beam and to render the side rows of points or shovels reversible in position on the plow-beam" (lines 19-23).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Kirven, Peter E.
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