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 Decade: 1880-1889
Beam or Girder.

Beam or Girder.

Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Cousins, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved girder. This design is "composed of a vertical web and a flange or flanges, a mass of the metal in a flange or flanges projecting from the web at and near one-half the distance between the axis and the neutral line" (lines 48-53).
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Car Brake.

Car Brake.

Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "the combination of the swinging arms arranged in front of the wheels, the curved brake-shoes pivoted at their front ends to the lower ends of the arms, and the swinging slotted links connecting intermediate points of the brake-shoes to a stationary part of the car, whereby the free end of the shoe is capable of a swinging movement independent of the links" (lines 76-84).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 16, 1881
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence Earnest. & Pool, George Washington.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the rack-bars seated in ways recessed in the sides of the draw-head, toothed segments engaging therewith, a shaft carrying said toothed segments, and also bearing within the cavity of the draw-head a vibratory arm and a setting-lever, from which the coupling-pin is suspended, connected to said vibratory arm" (lines 24-32).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: January 19, 1886
Creator: Persohn, John William
Description: Patent to an improvement to churns "in which its action may be either single or double acting by means of a simple and efficacious arrangement of parts" (lines 18-21).
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Combined Dish-Washer and Churn

Combined Dish-Washer and Churn

Date: June 16, 1885
Creator: Fletcher, William Nelson
Description: Patent for a combined dish-washing machine and churn, with illustration and description of parts.
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Cotton-Gin Building

Cotton-Gin Building

Date: February 27, 1883
Creator: Ferguson, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton gin buildings granted to Benjamin F. Ferguson to reduce the risk of fire and the cost of ginning cotton.
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Cotton Packer.

Cotton Packer.

Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Moore, Ralleigh Cabert
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design is "to provide means for taking the cotton from the gin and packing the same in the bale box, ready for the action of the press-follower, without manual labor" (lines 22-26).
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Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W.
Description: Patent for improvements on cotton or other seed planters with a new design that allows for "simultaneously adjusting-i.e., raising and lowering-the plows in front and in rear of the seed-dropping drum " (lines 29-31) including instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Thompson, Francis Marion
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk cutter. This design "is to facilitate the operation of cutting down of cotton-stalks in preparing the ground for a new crop. The invention consists in the combination, with the sled provided with a series of holes, in its upper surface, of the hinged perforated bars, the cross-bar, the pins, and the knives; also, in the combination, with the sled carrying the hinged perforated bars, cross-bar, and knives, of the platform secured to the rear part of the sled and the standards secured to a cross-bar of the sled in front of the platform" (lines 17-29).
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Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Pearce, Aaron B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design utilizes a frame with two small, curved blades, which, with the assistance of pins, can be locked in place either in two corresponding recesses or outwardly when in use.
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