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Cotton Chopper.

Cotton Chopper.

Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Ferriott, Charlie L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination of an axle, a frame, a shaft journaled longitudinally in the frame, radial arms mounted on the said shaft, gear connecting the said shaft with the axle, rectangular blades secured upon the ends of the said arms, the said blades being set diagonally, making their side edges parallel with the spiral path of the arms . . . and one blade being narrower than the others . . . whereby each blade will exactly coincide with the spiral path of its motion and stands will be left uncut at equal intervals" (lines 24-36).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Levings, Enoc
Description: Patent for improvements a cotton chopper that "consists of a two-wheeled carriage having a hoe situated to thin the cotton and is operated by bevel gear-wheels, a ratchet-wheel, and a spring" (lines 12-15).
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Cotton-Chopper

Cotton-Chopper

Date: September 2, 1890
Creator: Smith, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for "a cotton-cultivator which will chop out the superfluous plants and at the same time work up the soil between the rows of plants, the implement being made to straddle the row and produce a fine tilth on both sides thereof" (lines 15-20).
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Cotton-Chopper

Cotton-Chopper

Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
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Cotton-Chopper

Cotton-Chopper

Date: June 12, 1900
Creator: Smith, Gilbert L.
Description: Patent for a new cotton chopper with improvements that have the ability to raise or lower the height of the blades and keep them nearly horizontal to the ground, including illustrations.
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Cotton-chopper

Cotton-chopper

Date: November 27, 1900
Creator: Walker, Millard F.
Description: Patent for a cotton chopper mounted on wheels.
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivaor

Cotton Chopper and Cultivaor

Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: McCracken, Ninian S.
Description: Patent for a combine cotton chopper and cultivator, illustrations included.
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and cultivators by using “the shearing action between a rotary hoe and a cutter-bar traveling along beside the row” (lines 20-22) to cut off the cotton. Illustration is included.
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: May 15, 1883
Creator: Pettitt, Francis Alexander.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chopper-handle, of the notched-roller, the mortised cross-beam, having the pivot across its mortise or hole, and the spring, attached to an upright, and the handle, whereby the chopper may be operated" (lines 73-78).
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Summers, Dewett C.
Description: Patent for an improved combined cotton chopper and cultivator.
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