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Corn-Planter.

Corn-Planter.

Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Koepke, William. Wm. Koepke.
Description: Patent for improvement of corn-planters, with illustrations. The purpose of this corn-planters patent was to improve existing corn-planters through, "peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims" (lines 9-12).
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Corn-Planter.

Corn-Planter.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Yarborough, William O.
Description: Patent for a cotton or corn planter with detachable parts.
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Corn-Planter

Corn-Planter

Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: Williams, James T.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of corn planters.
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Corn Planter and Dropper.

Corn Planter and Dropper.

Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Dawson, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter or dropper. This design utilizes a hopper, a shaft provided with cups, a bevel having a countersunk opening provided with a recess, a gate hinged in said recess and held in contact with the cups on the shaft by a spring, and a concave partition fitting the periphery of the shaft, all constructed and arranged in a novel way (lines 68-75). Additionally, this design utilizes a wheel, the motion of which dispenses the seed.
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Corn Planter Attachment.

Corn Planter Attachment.

Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Dean, Robert A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter attachment. This design consists "of a suitable hopper which is to be attached to the side of the beam, a spring-actuated seed-slide, an extension or support which projects from one end of the hopper, a pivoted lever placed upon the extension and connected to the seed-slide at one end, a strap connected to the outer end of the lever, and the singletree to which the draft animal is secured . . . to convert any ordinary plow or cultivator into a corn-planter . . . which is operated by the pivoted motion of the singletree as the draft animal moves forward" (lines 14-29).
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Corn Planting Attachment.

Corn Planting Attachment.

Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for planters. This design consists in "the combination of a standard having a seed box at its upper end provided with a longitudinal groove in the upper side of the bottom, and with slots in the end walls registering with the groove and having an arm projecting laterally from the lower end, a wheel journaled upon the said arm, a seed-slide in the groove, a bell-crank fulcrumed upon a rearwardly-projecting bracket of the box, a connecting-rod pivoted to the wheel and to the rear arm of the bell-crank, and a connecting-rod pivoted to the upper arm of the bell-crank" (lines 41-53).
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Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Green, Frank
Description: Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
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Corn Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Aten, Frank L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved corn-planting attachment for plows. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such an attachment, which may be secured to the rear end of the beam of a common breaking-plow, having a wheel running in the furrow operating the dropping mechanism" (lines 22-28).
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Corn-Sheller.

Corn-Sheller.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Bander, Charles Bornet
Description: Patent for improvement in corn-shellers; in which “it consists in a perforated casting provided with radial teeth or projections which extend toward its center and which is to be secured to a support having an opening through it, combined with a double-ended handle which has an opening through its center and teeth projecting from the opening.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included.
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Corn-Sheller.

Corn-Sheller.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Townsley, Christopher C.
Description: Patent for improvements in corn-shellers in which it would be easily-operated and consists of “a semi-cylindrical trough having serrations upon the sides and bottom thereof, so that upon pushing the ear back and forth in the trough the corn will be scraped off.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
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