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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Wallace, Wesley W.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-presses, which increases convenience by using detachable parts to facilitate insertion of material and a windlass with a system of cords and levers to increase compression of cotton.
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Improvement in Portable Fences

Improvement in Portable Fences

Date: October 3, 1876
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Description: Patent for an improvement to portable fences so that they can be "easily and cheaply constructed in sections, and then quickly put together and firmly braced and supported." (lines 14-17) Illustration included.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: February 27, 1877
Creator: Kersh, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for the, "improvement in the auxiliary blades attatched to plows...[and] in the improved method of constructing and attaching the blade to a plow, so that it can be shifted and adjusted in different positions" (lines 14-21). Illustrations included.
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Rack and Spool for Holding Rope Coils.

Rack and Spool for Holding Rope Coils.

Date: September 28, 1880
Creator: Le Roy, Charles Jerome
Description: Patent for a new and improved rack for ropes. This design "consists in a peculiar construction of frame and arrangement of the spools or reels upon the frame to secure a light and compact structure of sufficient stability to support the required number of rope-coils" (lines 15-19).
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WATCH-BARREL.

WATCH-BARREL.

Date: November 5, 1880
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Description: Patent for a winding mechanism for watches with illustrations and instructions included.
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Grinding Planer Knife.

Grinding Planer Knife.

Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Le Roy, Charles Jerome
Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for grinders of wood-planing-machine knives. This design "may be securely attached to the frame of a wood-planing machine for grinding the revolving knives of the planer without removing the knives from its shaft or the shaft from its bearings upon the frame of the machine. . . . in so constructing and combining the parts of the improved device . . . it may be readily adapted to suit various-sized machines" (lines 10-22).
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Reel for Measuring Bagging, &c.

Reel for Measuring Bagging, &c.

Date: December 7, 1880
Creator: Le Roy, Charles Jerome
Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth-measuring machine. This design "consists in the peculiar arrangement of a spool or roller from which the stock is taken, a wheel upon which it is wound from the roller, a cutting board or table, and a measuring-wheel, whereby . . . handling, measuring, and cutting bagging, matting, carpets, and other goods . . . may be effected in a simple and convenient method" (lines 11-19).
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Mosquito Netting Frame.

Mosquito Netting Frame.

Date: March 8, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Alfred H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting frame. This design "consists of a mosquito-netting frame formed of two longitudinal rods removably fastened to uprights attached to the bedposts, and held by cords or wires passing from the outer ends of each of said longitudinal rods to the top of each upright. A transverse rod or bar is removably attached to the outer ends of said longitudinal bars or rods. . . . [The design] is simple in construction, light, durable, and convenient" (lines 9-18).
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Rack and Spool for Holding Rope Coils.

Rack and Spool for Holding Rope Coils.

Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Le Roy, Charles Jerome
Description: Patent for a new and improved rack for spools of rope. This design "consists in a particular construction of frame adapted for supporting spools of different lengths, as well as an improved construction of spool for expanding and holding the coil of rope in the center of the reel while being used, and improved hangers for the wheels, whereby the latter may be arranged within the frame to accommodate the different sizes of coils now manufactured" (lines 14-23).
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Cloth Measuring Reel.

Cloth Measuring Reel.

Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Peters, James H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth-measuring wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar combination and arrangement of the cutting-board with two standards, whereby the said cutting-board is made to act as a sufficient brace for the frame, as well as to perform the offices of a cutting board. The invention also consists in means for producing a variable tension on the cloth as it passes from the roll to the reel, whereby the tendency of different thicknesses of cloth to wind the cloth in greater or lesser lengths than the register indicates is compensated for and corrected" (lines 27-39).
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