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Improvement in Clevises

Improvement in Clevises

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah, B.
Description: Patent for an adjustable clevis, consisting of a hinged loop and an eyebolt.
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Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-hoes for the purpose of saving time when spacing and thinning cotton plants by providing an angular handle with bent arms that can be attached to the back of the hoes. The hoe is made up with three separate cutters with spaces in between to allow young plants equally spaced in each row. The middle cutter can be removed when second thinning is needed to avoid injuring the plants. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-picker and cleaner by using rotary breakers combined with fixed breakers to break the branches and outer coverings of the cotton in the bolls. The cotton then passes through an “inclined-way” where the rotary breakers are spirally-arranged on a concentric cylinder to carry the cotton out of the cleaner. (Lines 69-75) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Plow and Planter

Improvement in Cotton-Plow and Planter

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton-plows and planters.
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Improvement in Cotton-Plows.

Improvement in Cotton-Plows.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-plows by making the plow blades curved for the purpose of breaking up the land to prevent the plow from clogging. (Lines 27-30) The plow can break up the soil and laying off seed-furrows simply by reversing and removing the blades to a different position of the frame. (Lines 59-60) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Plows

Improvement in Cotton-Plows

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent an improved cotton-plow with curved flanges, with illustrations.
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Improvement in Stalk and Cane-Puller.

Improvement in Stalk and Cane-Puller.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in stalk puller by using “two pointed teeth or prongs peculiarly constructed, and secured to a suitable handle to which an adjustable fulcrum is connected, in order to allow the implement to be manipulated by persons of different statures and strength.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Three-Horse Equalizers.

Improvement in Three-Horse Equalizers.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in treble-trees by using “two stretcher-loops that are jointed on the double-tree at points on each side of the centre, so that the strain is not at one point, but somewhat distributed.” (Lines 42-44) “The loops can be adjusted so that should there be any material inequality in the strength of the three horses, one can equalized by arranging the loops accordingly nearer to or further away from the centre on either one or both sides.” (Lines 45-49) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Two-Horse Equalizers.

Improvement in Two-Horse Equalizers.

Date: August 2, 1870
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for an adjustable device that redistributes weight so that two animals of unequal strength can perform their equal share of work. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Cleaners.

Improvement in Cotton-Cleaners.

Date: July 4, 1871
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton picking and cleaning before the cotton is ginned.
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