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Railway Switch Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railway-switch lock. This design "consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby an independent key is used to unlock the latch or bolt of the bolt-case" (lines 14-17).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Angus, Alexander & Phillips, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blasting Cartridge.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blasting-cartridge. This design is "composed of two similar semi-cylindrical sections having flat smooth faces their entire length, adapted to rest or bear against each other and grooved to form the cylindrical fuse-opening" (lines 94-98). It further consists in the "bore tapering from said fuse-opening to the bottom or inner end of the shell, said semi-shells being provided on their outer sides and at their front ends for a portion of their lengths only with sharp… more
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Todd, James Polk & Welch, John Steel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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