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Cord-Tying Device.

Cord-Tying Device.

Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Postley, Charles A.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cord tying devices, including instructions and illustrations.
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Core-Holding Mechanism for Cotton-Baling Machines.

Core-Holding Mechanism for Cotton-Baling Machines.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Hamilton E.
Description: Patent for a core-holding mechanism for cotton-baling machines that provides "new and improved means for engaging and disengaging the core, so that it is guided vertically, and the bale is susceptible of being conveniently and rapidly removed from the machine and a core introduced for the formation of another bale" (lines 19-24).
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Cork Extractor.

Cork Extractor.

Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Crump, William E., Jr.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cork extractor. This design consists, "with the side-slitted cork, of the double-wire extractor having loop ends engaging the slits of the cork and extending beyond the same and the securing-wire passing through said loop ends and around the shoulder of the bottle-neck" (lines 47-52).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Williams, George W. & Hook, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main frame . . . provided with the hopper, covers, and transporting-wheel, of the vibrating-lever pivoted at its lower end to the side of the frame, and pivoted at its middle to the lateral arm, secured to the feed-slide and operated by means of the pitman, which is connected at its lower end to the crank-axle, the upper end thereof being pivoted to the upper end of the lever" (lines 17-26).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
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Corn and Cotton Planter

Corn and Cotton Planter

Date: August 31, 1880
Creator: Kr├╝ger, Theodore Charles Herman
Description: Patent for "a machine for planting corn or cotton, that may be attached to almost any kind of plow, simple in construction, easily repaired by an ordinary blacksmith, and capable of use in a satisfactory manner for planing where stumps and rocks would interfere with the operation of machines of ordinary construction" (lines 9-15).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Howard, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton planter. This design "is an improvement in the class of rolling-hopper planters; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the devices whereby the hopper is attached to the beams or frame of the machine" (lines 8-12).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Williams, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the upright frame supported on the beam and carrying the two pivoted arms, in combination with the wheel having studs on both sides, the wires, and the lever middle fastened to the agitator-shaft . . . a hopper having the circular excision in its bottom, of the horizontal feed-wheel and arms, fast to a vertical vibratory shaft" (lines 79-88).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: McNorton, John T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n a corn and cotton planter, a hinged hopper provided with a removable partition and an agitator connected at one end to a longitudinal brace on said hopper, in combination with a platform rabbeted, as shown, and formed with slots, disks working in the slots, one of which is provided with pins to operate the agitator and the other disk having pockets" (lines 4-12).
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