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Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design has a reversible trough, "having bearings for the detachable rollers and provided with a pair of flat springs affixed rigidly to opposite sides and at opposite ends of the trough, hooked screw-bolts having thumb-screws, and shaft of the main roller" (lines 1-6).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Blake, Llewellyn A.
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Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists, [primarily], of certain devices whereby the coupling-pin raised in the draw-head is supported until the draw-heads strike each other in coupling, when the coupling-pin falls by gravity" (lines 17-21).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Thomason, John W.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow suitable for general purposes, of great durability and efficiency, and provided with a reversible share and landside, which are so arranged that while the point or the one and edge or flange of the other are being worn away or dulled the reversed point of the former and reversed edge or flange of the latter are being pointed and sharpened by contact with the soil through which the plow is driven, thus compensating for the wearing and dullness of the cutting-points and flanges in operation" (lines 23-34).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hopple.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple. This design consists in the combination of the surcingle, the bands connected to the bottom thereof, the supporting straps secured to one of said bands, and the knee-bands constructed of stiff leather in semi-cylindrical form, attached to said straps and having the securing-straps" (lines 37-42).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Burris, John Albert Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved filter. This design "consist[s] of the receptacle having the receiving, settling, and filtering chambers, in the bottom of which filtering chamber are formed transverse wedge-shaped ridges, and at the bottoms of the settling, receiving, and filtering chambers and of the basin are arranged outlet pipes, which receiving, settling, and filtering chambers are separated from one another by walls or partitions of successively varying or lesser heights, and which basin is arranged lower than the filtering chamber, together with a branched supply pipe" (lines 16-27).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Waespi, Jacob; Fretz, Emil; Spellman, John & Frey, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists in "the rings loosely suspended on opposite sides of a central line, levers extended past such central line, and having their inner ends engaged with the rings on the opposite sides of the center from the handle ends, and partition-plates interposed between such levers and the rings past which they are extended" (lines 79-86).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Charleville, George William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trousers.

Description: Patent for new and improved trousers. This design "relates to an improvement in pants; and it consists in a pants-leg having a recess or notch cut in its lower rear edge, so as to prevent it from coming in contact with the ground" (lines 12-16).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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