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Improvement in Construction of Jails.

Description: Patent for improvement in construction of jails; in which a system of flues in between layers of a double floor provide ventilation through grates in the walls and upper layer of the floor, without compromising security.
Date: October 19, 1875
Creator: Seeber, John A. & Croxton, James C.
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Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved knockdown chair. This design of a knockdown chair (a chair that isn't fully assembled until at its destination so that it may be collapsible, saving space until then) marks improvements over previous models. This design calls for side-rails that extend through the mortises and countersunk apertures so that the ends of the side-rails can expand in the countersinks.
Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: Creager, Frank A.W.
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Mattress Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mattress making machine. This design calls for a box with a hinged door and gauges that adjust the box to the desired width for mattress making. Additionally, slats at the bottom of the box and along the inside of the hinged lid have straps and pins that one uses to bind the mattress material after it fills the box.
Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: Howe, Charles P.
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Sprinker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pesticide sprinkler for cotton plants. This design "provid[es] . . . a relief-valve, so that should the nozzle become stopped up at any time this valve will open and let the fluid escape through the piston without doing any harm to the pump or stopping the vehicle" (lines 14-19).
Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
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Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design features "the construction and combination of parts whereby the spokes may be adjusted radially outward, and also forced tightly around the axle-box, to compensate for shrinkage" (lines 11-15).
Date: October 19, 1880
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
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Box Car Door Fastener and Spark Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved box-car door fastener and spark arrester. This design consists in "the door, the screws extending therefrom, the strips having the inclined slots received on the screws, and provided with the projections, the lever pivoted on the screws outside the strip, stops on the lever to engage the projections, and means--such as cord--for locking the lever" (lines 4-11).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Lynch, Hubbard Calhoun
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Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton scraper. This design consists in "the vertical standard having the horizontal reardwardly-extending arm at its lower end, the cotton-scraper attached to the said arm and extending rearwardly and outwardly therefrom, and having the upturned curved broadened rear end forming the blade, and the clip-bolts and clamping-plate to secure the standard to the plow-standard and permit the said standard to be vertically adjusted" (lines 82-91).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Basham, Wesley Houston
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Ironing Table.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design consists in "the rigid supporting-frame of an ironing-table, a cross-piece secured to the outside of the upper ends of the supports at one end of the frame, so that its upper edge shall project above the supports, an ironing-board top hinged to one side of the cross-piece, and a shelf secured to the upper edge and projecting to the opposite side of said cross-piece" (lines 86-94).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
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Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
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Show-Case

Description: Patent for "improvements in show-cases for displaying ribbons and in devices for measuring the same; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices" (lines 10-13)
Date: October 19, 1887
Creator: McNeill, Alexander
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Beehive.

Description: Patent for improvements in beehives: "invention is to improve the construction of beehives and to provide a simple and efficient one, which will permit food to be readily supplied to the bees when desired and enable the apiarian to have him to cut bee entrances to the same." (lines 9-15).
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Tucker, John Q.
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Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that is comprised of a hammer, wrench, staple puller, wire cutter, and a claw. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Burkhalter, William P.
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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a new and improved Cotton Chopper, which explains what it is used for and what the new improvements are.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Hyland, Robert R.
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Design for Match and Cigar Safe.

Description: Design patent for a match and cigar safe that looks like a house.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Weiss, Martin
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Design for Rein Holder

Description: Design for a rein holder that has a longitudinally-curved base piece that ends with opposite duplicate substantially U-shaped bends.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Saunders, David R.
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Flower-Pot.

Description: Patent for a new flower pot with metal siding and a removable bottom, including illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Simpson, McDuff
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Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Description: Patent for a mechanism to sharpen the blades of a gin saw. Includes illustrations of the device.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Beavers, John M.
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Ink-Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements in in bottles: "it consists, essentially, of a hexagonal or analogous polygonal shaped body having dip cups arranged adjacent to one and thereof at such angles as to regulate the flow by turning the body and bringing it to bear on different bases." (lines 12-17).
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alexander C.
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Unicycle Road and Racing Sulky.

Description: Patent for a one-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle, with illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Coleman, Thomas Gardner
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Attachment for Phonographs, &c.

Description: Patent for an attachment for phonographs to be used to have records play on a loop. Illustrations included.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Perrenot, George F.
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Carbid-Feed Device for Acetylene-Gas Generators.

Description: Patent for a carbide-feed device for Acetylene gas generators, which prevents moisture from getting into the carbide and causing it to stick to the walls of the feed tube.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Weaver, John W.
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Carpenter's Square.

Description: Patent for a carpenter's square, which has a table of rafter cut measurements, a table of measurements in inches, and the standard carpenter's measure table.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Bailey, Louis Eugene
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Combination Chair and Ironing Board

Description: Patent for a chair that can fold and act as an ironing board. Illustration included.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Hufft, Rose; Harrell, Cullen Carr & Hufft, John J.
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Combined Indian Club and Dumb-Bell.

Description: Patent for a combined Indian club and dumbbell, which are easily interchanged and having varying weights.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Burr, William H.
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