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 Decade: 1870-1879
Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: McConnell, John A. & McConnell, William V.
Description: Patent for a better churn which makes butter faster, releases butter from the churn more easily, and is simple to create and use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: De Force, Samuel A. & McConnell, William V.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for cultivating cotton" (lines 15-16)including illustrations. The machine is used to "bar off, scrape, chop, and dirt the cotton upon both sides of a row at one passage." (lines 17-19)
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Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Fruit-Pickers.

Improvement in Fruit-Pickers.

Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: McConnell, William V. & Dickerson, Charles M.
Description: Patent for an improved fruit-picking tool explaining the construction and usage of the tool, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Furnaces for Producing Hydrogen and Treating Ores

Improvement in Furnaces for Producing Hydrogen and Treating Ores

Date: March 28, 1871
Creator: Morris, Joseph R.
Description: Patent for an improvement on heating furnaces, having an external water tank and steam tank and an orifice for the admission of steam from the water chamber.
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Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Date: February 29, 1876
Creator: Ludwig, Carl D.
Description: Patent for improvement in instruments for filling teeth. "The object of this invention is to furnish an improved mode of filling teeth, by the use of which the filling may be built up, hardened, and polished at once, so that the filling will be as hard as marble when the patient leaves the operator's chair, and so that they can be immediately used for masticating."
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Improvement in Seed Planters

Improvement in Seed Planters

Date: February 25, 1873
Creator: Friday, Reuben
Description: Patent for "improvement in Seed Planters as herein described and pointed out in the claim..."(paragraph 4 contains instructions and references to the illustration Fig 1 and Fig 2 as well as these illustrations labeled parts)
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IMPROVEMENT IN SPARK-ARRESTERS.

IMPROVEMENT IN SPARK-ARRESTERS.

Date: April 25, 1876
Creator: Liscow, Robert
Description: Patent for a new and useful Improvements in Spark-Arresters
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Improvements in Expanding Mandrels.

Improvements in Expanding Mandrels.

Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Simons, John
Description: Patent for improvements in expanding mandrels by way of an expanding-chuck.
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