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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Heater and Feeder for Steam-Boilers.

Improvement in Heater and Feeder for Steam-Boilers.

Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Hyde, James Boyd
Description: Patent for "a new and valuable improvement in supplying feed-water to steam-boilers" (lines 15-17), including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Heating Tables.

Improvement in Heating Tables.

Date: October 29, 1878
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Description: Patent for improvement of heating tables, "by steam to keep the meat and other articles at proper temperature. It consist more particularly in an arrangement of the steam-heating apparatus that will admit of its application to dining-tables, and will allow the plates of the diners and such of the dishes as may be desired being kept at the desired degree of warmth without necessitating the heating of warmth without the necessitating the heating of all the articles on the table."
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Improvement in Hoe-Handles.

Improvement in Hoe-Handles.

Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Littleton, W. R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of hoe-handle tightening devices, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Hoes.

Improvement in Hoes.

Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Eggleston, Walter H.
Description: Patent for an improved, lightweight hoe with beveled blades used for "weeding cotton and other plants" (lines 13-14) and cutting grass without damaging the stalks, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
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Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Connolly, Charles H.
Description: Patent for the new and improved construction of bee-hives. Provides instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Hooks for Suspending Meat.

Improvement in Hooks for Suspending Meat.

Date: April 8, 1879
Creator: Mason, Sanford.
Description: Patent for an improved meat suspending device that will prevent ants and insects from reaching meat, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Hopples.

Improvement in Hopples.

Date: August 21, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for improvement in hopples: "consists of a metallic band composed of three equal parts, two of which are hinged to a third, and provided with a fastening, by means of which it may be secured to the leg of the animal" (lines 14-19).
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Improvement In Horizontal Hay and Cotton Press

Improvement In Horizontal Hay and Cotton Press

Date: February 23, 1875
Creator: Thomas B. Bennett & Edwin J. Rancier
Description: Patent for a press used in the baling of hay or cotton. Device is portable and supposed to improve the baling process.
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