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Breakwater, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved way of constructing piers, jetties, breakwaters, and similar structures. "It can be constructed from boats, barges, or from a trestle, or can be built continuously from a starting-point on shore to the objective point in the lake, bay, gulf, or other body of water" (lines 17-21). This invention is especially useful for places that don't have banks or ledges.
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Shannon, Alexander M.
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Sheet Metal Fireproof Window

Description: Patent for a sheet metal, fireproof window. The design is a window where the frame and the sash is constructed out of sheet-metal in order for it to be fireproof. The design also allows the sashes to be opened and held in that position but will close automatically when high temperature air comes into contact with them.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Miller, W. H.
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