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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Langill, Charles H.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-presses adapted for pressing cotton into bales including instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 16, 1875
Creator: Frost, Willis Lee
Description: Patent for "a press by means of which the cotton can be backed and pressed into the bale in small quantities at a time, by alternating pressing a quantity, then lifting the follower, and inserting more, and pressing again, and so on until the bale is formed." (Lines 19-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: April 6, 1875
Creator: Knowles, William W.
Description: Patent for "cotton-presses of the upright kind; and the nature thereof consists in combining, with a pulley-wheel keyed upon the shaft of a gear-wheel actuating the follower-screw, and a larger pulley-wheel keyed upon the shaft of a gear-wheel actuating a cog-wheel upon the end of an actuating-shaft, having its bearings at one end in the press-frame, and at the other in a vibrating lever, whereby the said friction-pulley can be brought to bear against the larger pulley, for the purpose of running up the follower, or against the small pulley for the purpose of running it down, by drawing the said level inward or outward." (Lines 15-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 24, 1874
Creator: Koehl, William
Description: Patent for "an improved cotton-press, which is mainly devised for use on smaller cotton-plantations for baling smaller crops in a very convenient and rapid manner, with considerable economy in power and hands." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Thompson, Robert C. & Thompson, Joseph N.
Description: Patent for "improvements in cotton-presses, it's object being to produce a compact and efficient apparatus, adapted to be secure in the floor between the first and second stories of a building, in such a manner that the press-box can be filled and the cotton made up into bales in the upper story, while the pressing operation is effected from below." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Description: Patent for "a new and improved cotton-press" (line 3) using a stationary toothed wheel, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: December 26, 1871
Creator: Simpson, Thomas D. & Lamkin, William S.
Description: Patent for a "new and improved cotton-press" (line 5) relating to "improvements in friction-clamping apparatus used on vertical bars or rods of presses for holding the follower and lever in working the follower in passing the bale" (lines 11-14) including instructions and an illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: October 17, 1876
Creator: Davis, James Harvey & White, William
Description: Patent for an improved cotton press: "Our invention consists of a contrivance for driving the screw, which works the follower by a worm when doing the work, and a toothed wheel when returning the follower; also, of a removable case which receives the pressed bale and carries it away on a truck to be tied, while another box takes its place to receive the next bale" (lines 8-15). Includes illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Description: Patent relating to "certain improvements in presses for baling cotton or hay" (lines 15-16) including instructions and an illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: Salmon, William A.
Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Cotton-Press" (lines 4-5) with illustration.
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