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 County: Cass County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Planter.

Planter.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Rausheck, John E.
Description: Patent for a planter in which "the seed-dropping mechanism is adjustable to suit the nature of the seed to be planted and to drop the same closer together or farther apart, as desired." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Steam-Engine.

Steam-Engine.

Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Barton, James
Description: Patent for a steam-engine that has "no dead-center" (lines 15-16), and "a volume of one full port will always be exerted on a piston" (lines 18-19). "The full power of the steam will be applied when the crank is on the quarter and there is the greatest leverage in favor of the engine" (lines 21-24). Steam supply is regulated automatically and has a shutoff system in case anything breaks.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Neely Trimmier & Smith, William F.
Description: Patent for a device by which cotton can be easily, quickly and accurately chopped, "leaving cotton stands the distance apart for future cultivation and to insure the most rapid and satisfactory growth," (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Haynes, Leonard Franklin
Description: Patent for an improved plow which is attached in the usual manner to the standard of a suitable beam, when the device is used for cultivating young crops, the fender is place in position and will serve to prevent the loose, dirt from tumbling over upon the growing plants. When the plants grew larger, the fender can be removed and a portion of the loose soil will thus be permitted to cover. (Lines 65-73) Illustration is included.
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: July 19, 1881
Creator: Griffin, James Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design is of a metal band with several slots, so that the accompanying metal button can pass through any two overlapping slots, securing the bale within the band.
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Saw Mill Dog.

Saw Mill Dog.

Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Wickham, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved saw mill dog. This design "is an improvement in the class of dogging apparatus which is affixed to one of the knees of a head-block of the log-carriage" (lines 8-11). The improvement consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, specifically "the notched dog and adjustable slotted drop-catch with the slotted moveable dog-bar and base-stand" (lines 77-79).
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Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Rhea, Robert H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved construction and combination of parts used by machines that convert either into a cotton or corn planter, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Hill, Abner R.
Description: Patent for an improvement in the construction of cotton-scrapers, "which is secured to the stock or standard so as to project out to one side of the cultivator-shovel" (lines 14-16) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: July 29, 1879
Creator: Lively, Mark C.
Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton presses, including an illustration.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: White, Moses F. & Blankenship, Augustus J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved turn-plow which "consists in several features of improvement, by which the preparation and tillage of soil may be done at less the usual expense, and more than the usual convenience to the farmer." (lines 13-18) including instructions and illustrations.
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