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Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvement in sash-fasteners by using a ratchet-lock combined with a ratchet-bar. It “can be readily adapted to any ordinary sash and window-frame and it will securely support the sash at any desired elevation and prevent either the upward or downward movement until the lock is released.” (Lines 10-14) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using coupler-head, coupling-pin, different shapes of plates, operating-lever and link-lifter to “couple and uncouple cars without necessitating a person passing between the cars.” (Lines 14-15) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: McBride, Thomas Anderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings in which it can be adapted “to the draw-heads of car-couplings that is already in used and that there need not be two similar couplings of this character in order to permit the device to operate successfully.” (Lines 74-78) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Yates, Junius E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in rail-joint fastenings by providing “curved fish-plates with bearing-surfaces adapted to receive rubber washers, and the bolt has a slot through which the tapered split key is passed and the thin portion thereof turned up against the bolt to prevent displacement.” (Lines 20-25) Thus it will “securely retain in position, easily removed when desired, and [will] prevent rattling sounds as the cars pass over the rails.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Wiley, John Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Twine-Cutter.

Description: Patent for improvements in rope-cutters by designing a “cutter having a slotted bracket with a lateral extension or bearing that has a longitudinal slot and a stop,” with a “combination of a lever-handle having a projecting knife-blade, registering with the slot in the bearing.” (Lines 81-86) This enable the rope to be cut in a single operation without sever the fibers. (Lines 74-76) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Maulden, Chester, Doctor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department