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Device for Handling Seed-Cotton to be Ginned.

Device for Handling Seed-Cotton to be Ginned.

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: James, Andrew P.
Description: Patent for a gin-house constructed of double tramway that can be used to improve the process of gaining seed-cotton.
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Device For Illustrating the Transposition of Musical Scales

Device For Illustrating the Transposition of Musical Scales

Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Neill, John, Frances
Description: Patent for invention relates to an improvement in machines for transporting musical scales, and it consists in the first the combination of a suitable frame having marked one or more of its side musical scale through which movable levers or devices upon which the sharp and flats are marked. [10-15]
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Device for Jointing and Setting Saws.

Device for Jointing and Setting Saws.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Magee, Richard Needham
Description: Patent for improvements in saw jointing and setting machines in “which [it] will serve to hold the saw-blade securely in place, will serve as a guide for the file, and by the simple movement of a conveniently-arranged lever the saw-teeth may be quickly and accurately set. Mechanism is provided whereby the movements of the file-blade may be readily adjusted and whereby the set of the saw may be changed, as desired.” (Lines 19-27) Illustration is included.
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Device for Jointing, Gaging, and Setting Saws.

Device for Jointing, Gaging, and Setting Saws.

Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Cummings, Virgil T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for jointing, gauging, and setting saws. This design consists "[i]n a saw-jointer and gage . . . the body-plate or block, having laterally extending arms, a groove extending entirely through the said arms, overhanging flanges extending from the said arms, a slot in the bottom of the groove forming an open space between the flanges, and a flat spring secured in the groove, facing the flanges" (lines 28-35).
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Device for Loading Baggage

Device for Loading Baggage

Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Samuel Richard Heidelberg
Description: Patent for the description and illustration of an "improved device for lifting baggage such as trunks or other articles, in loading and unloading them form cars, platforms or other locations"(lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new lifting device design with different size baggage, including illustrations.
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Device for Marking Live Stock.

Device for Marking Live Stock.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Conine, Frederick B.
Description: Patent for improvement in devices for marking livestock by using steel blades either to cut or heated to burn the surface of livestock’s skin. (Lines 71-73) There is no mistaking the marks of one owner from those of another. (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
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Device for Measuring and Folding Dress Goods, &c.

Device for Measuring and Folding Dress Goods, &c.

Date: August 4, 1890
Creator: Talley, James Milton
Description: Patent for a device on which textiles can be "quickly and accurately measured and folded upon a revolving reel." (Lines 14-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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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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Device for Packing Cotton

Device for Packing Cotton

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Summers, Dewitt C.
Description: Patent for device used to compress and pack cotton into a press box.
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Device for Placing Torpedoes.

Device for Placing Torpedoes.

Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Seamands, James D.
Description: Patent for "a device especially adapted for placing torpedoes on railroad tracks and at the same time fixing the torpedo in position, the work being accomplished in a simple and expeditious manner while the train is in motion, whereby one train following another may be signaled without stopping the first train, thus preventing rear end collisions." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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