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 County: Cherokee County, TX
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Cotton-Cleaner.

Cotton-Cleaner.

Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Beverages and Sirups from Mustang Grapes.

Improvement in Beverages and Sirups from Mustang Grapes.

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Wood, Joshua C.
Description: Patent for manufacturing a syrup by mixing brown sugar, water, and Mustang grapes.
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Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Trible, Herndon & Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for and improvement in propelling devices for street cars and the like, includes illustration.
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Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Date: September 1, 1874
Creator: Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for a machine to distribute poison to destroy Cotton Worms, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Date: October 7, 1876
Creator: Killough, William B.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cultivators and choppers which will allow for the adjustment by height and width.
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Music-Holder.

Music-Holder.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: French, Clarence E.
Description: Patent for an improved music-holder. The music-holder is comprised of a base adapted to be secured to a music rest with a standard pivoted on the base. The standard is fixed with a spring-pressed shaft in order to press the book to the music stand.
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Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Oliphint, Alfred
Description: Patent for feeders and cleaners for cotton gins: "provide a combined feeder and cleaner for cotton gins which is not only thoroughly and effectually cleans cotton before it passes to the gin, but at the same time it regularly and positively feeds the cotton to the gin in such cleaned condition" (lines 10-15).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
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Derrick.

Derrick.

Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Lindsey, William E.
Description: Patent for improvements in derricks or machines for hoisting heavy objects, which can be easily erected and operated; this device “can be manipulated with ease and by which the article being elevated or lowered may be changed in position without moving the support.” (Lines 20-23) Illustration is included.
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