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Patent NameInvention# / year
Improvement in the Mode of Communicating Information by Signals by the Application of Electro-Magnetism0,001,647 / 1840
Improvement in the Manufacture of Iron0,017,628 / 1857
Freight Hoisting Apparatus0,031,128 / 1861
Improvement in Revolving Battery0,036,836 / 1862
Improved Velocipede0,059,915 / 1866
Explosive Compound0,078,317 / 1868
Sweeping-Machine0,091,145 / 1869
Improvement In Telegraphy0,174,465 / 1876
Apparatus for Exhibiting Photographs of Moving Objects0,493,426 / 1893
Clasp Locker or Unlocker For Shoes0,504,038 / 1893
Patent NameInvention# / year
Road-Engine0,549,160 / 1895
Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals0,586,193 / 1901
Navigable Balloon0,621,195 / 1899
Device For Amplifying Feeble Electricities0,841,387 / 1907
Condensation Product And Method Of Making It0,942,809 / 1909
Aircraft of the Direct Lift Amphibian Type1,848,309 / 1932
Electrophotographic Reproduction2,297,691 / 1942
Devitalizing Composition of Matter2,329,074 / 1943
Rupturable Container Carrying Photographic Processing Liquid2,543,181 / 1951
Velvet Type Fabric2,717,437 / 1955

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