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Automatic Blast-Generator.

Automatic Blast-Generator.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Smith, William Fredric
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "is to promote convenience in operating baling-presses and increase the efficiency of said presses. The invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-20).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a jointed rod which has its lower end fastened to one of the hooks of the coupling and its upper end fastened to a vertically-moving ring that slides upon the brake-rod, whereby the coupling hook can be raised upward and supported in such a position that it will not couple when the cars run together" (lines 14-20).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head provided with a flange upon one of its sides, ways for securing said draw-head in place and allowing it a longitudinal movement, an abutment which is secured to said ways upon one side, a hook which is pivoted in the draw-head on the side opposite to the flange, which hook is provided with a weight for keeping it normally closed, and which has a notch formed upon its pivotal end, and a latch which is pivoted to one side of the draw-head" (lines 64-74).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a coupling for air-brakes, of the movable arm having the recess or socket, and the pivoted arm having the shoulder or offset adapted to fit the recess and provided with the [other] arm to direct the said shoulder or offset to the said recess when the coupling-arms come together, the said shoulder and recess forming the terminals of the air-pipes at the ends of the cars" (lines 92-100).
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: August 3, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for for a new cloth-measuring machine design, including illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Hyde, Frank Sule
Description: Patent for a simple and effective cotton chopper that leaves the plants in bunches that is easily operated and uses a reciprocating motion to rotate the blades and chop the stalks.
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Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Date: August 9, 1887
Creator: Hess, Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and condenser. This design "is to provide a machine that will take the cotton as it comes from the gin and clean and condense it at one operation; and to this end the novelty consists . . . in an inclosing-shell having a foraminous drum revolving about an open-ended shell which has a longitudinal opening in its periphery, so as to remove the sand and dirt, and . . . in a foraminous drum revolving within a semicircular wire cage, whereby the cotton will be carried around in rolls on the drum and inside of the cage, so as to remove the leaf and trash" (lines 16-28).
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Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Wherry, William B. & Smith, William F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and condenser. This design "is to produce a cheap and simple machine of this class which is adapted for use in connection with a cotton-gin and which will rapidly separate the dirt from the cotton and will also condense the cotton, so that it may be easily handled and baled" (lines 10-16). It consists in "[t]he combination of the case or frame having an inlet and its lower end and a hinged downward-curved hood at its upper end with the endless carrier mounted in the said case or frame with its higher end within the curved hood" (lines 47-52).
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