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Improvement in Post-Hole Diggers

Improvement in Post-Hole Diggers

Date: November 20, 1877
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in Post-Hole Diggers.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: August 7, 1860
Creator: Cottingham, G. W. & Menefee, John S.
Description: Patent for an ant-trap using a portable receptacle with three different designs, each can be used as an individual trap or in any combinations to lure ants into the bottom of the receptacle without any means of escaping, including illustration.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Doss, William C.
Description: Patent for a seed feeder using a tube connected to a revolving cylinder at the bottom of the hopper to deposit the seeds into the earth, including illustration.
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Colter Attachment for Plows.

Colter Attachment for Plows.

Date: July 19, 1898
Creator: Haynes, Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and useful colter attachment for plows, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: August 24, 1858
Creator: Keiper, D. B. & Fox, A. C.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration.
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Wire Stretcher.

Wire Stretcher.

Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: La Bauve, Odelon Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design is "for stretching and repairing wire, the combination of a main bar having a longitudinal slot, and having an upwardly-facing shoulder provided with a groove, a guide-block in the lower end of the slot, a shaft journaled in the sides of the slot and having a pinion within the slot and a ratchet handle at its outer end for revolving it, a spring pawl engaging the pinion, a cam-lever pivoted upon the upper end of the main bar and engaging the grooved shoulder with its cam end, [and] a rack-bar sliding in the lower end of the slot upon the guide-block" (lines 43-55).
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Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Date: June 11, 1891
Creator: McDowell, Anthony B.
Description: Patent for a sewing machine attachment "which can be used for the purpose of sharpening any instrument of small size - such as needles, scissors, knives, &c.;" (lines 11-13) with instructions and illustrations.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: McDowell, Anthony B.
Description: Patent for a snap-hook for general use that can be used for attaching whips, ropes, and similar things to saddles and harnesses. It is composed of a flat metal plate with screw holes, a hook that is secured to the edge of the plate, and a screw.
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Wire Stretcher.

Wire Stretcher.

Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: Menefee, Stephen Austin & Mullinax, Eli Stephens
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design "has relation to that class of wire-stretchers in which a drum is journaled in a frame and is provided with a ratchet-wheel at one end, and in which a lever is pivoted in the frame, which engages the ratchet-wheel, serving to revolve it, and a pawl engages the ratchet-wheel, so as to prevent it from revolving backward, the frame being provided with a wire-clamp, and a rope or chain upon the drum being also provided with a wire-clamp, so that by revolving the drum one end of the wire may be drawn toward the end of another wire" (lines 25-37).
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Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Milby, Frank Whitson
Description: Patent for an improvements in animal traps. It is similar to a hook and proper for mouse and rat.
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