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Corn-Planter.

Corn-Planter.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Description: Patent for an improvement of a corn-planter using a combinations of, a rotary seed plate that has a circumferential series of perforations, a spherical weight or ball acts as ejector, and a hopper that has a circular opening on the bottom to work together “to prevent too large quantities of seed from entering the seed-cups, but which shall also serve to forcibly eject the seeds at the proper time” (lines 19-22), illustration is included.
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Wood-Working Machine.

Wood-Working Machine.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Walton, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in wood-working machine by using a combination of a toothed bar, a retractable slotted bar, a weight attached to the frame and a revolving wheel. With each single revolution of the drive-wheel, the slotted "bar is fed forward the distance of one tooth, and thus the cutter is gradually embedded in the material being operated upon at the same time it is rotated at a high rate of speed," (lines 94-97) illustration is included.
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Cotton-Planter.

Cotton-Planter.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Description: Patent for a cotton planter by using a pivoted spring-actuated tongue that has a feed-slot and regulating-slide to plant cotton or corn seeds easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
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Type-Writing Machine.

Type-Writing Machine.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for improvements in type-writers by compactly arranged many parts together, such as the sliding block, the vibrating plate, the feed-roller and etc..., "and in which the work can at all times be viewed by the operator. The printing is accomplished on a flat surface... new sheets thus saved,” (p. 4, lines 111-118). Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Weathersby, Sarah Ann
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by enhancing a device called pin-lifter to couple and uncouple rail cars. Illustration is included.
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Device for Packing Cotton.

Device for Packing Cotton.

Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Summer, Dewitt C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in devices for packing and compressing cotton in press-boxes. This patent is an improvement on the inventor's previous Letters Patent of the United States granted June 26, 1883, No. 280,333.
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Beehive.

Beehive.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Tucker, John Q.
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).
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Branham, Robert
Description: Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Sevier, Samuel G.
Description: Patent for an improved turning plow. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Piano Attachment.

Piano Attachment.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
Description: Patent for "an attachment for upright pianos designed to produce a harp, mandolin, of cithern tone, and the object in view is to provide an attachment having an improved construction of strikers." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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