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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo
Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that improves on patents previously granted to the inventor (No. 516,307 and No. 501,785). The improvements include "the provision of a counter balance or lever with a weight slidingly thereon, which can be adjusted so as to better regulate the platform (lines 25-28) and perforated guards, which will not get as damaged by the wind as non-perforated guards. The patent also includes springs under the platform instead of springs under the sills.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo
Description: Patent for a cattle-guard that does not let cattle become entangled and killed in the guard, and does not allow cattle to pass over the rails. Cattle also will not get thrown or trip on the guard, and the trains will not be endangered.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Hills, Lorenzo
Description: Patent for a simple cattle guard for railroads "which may be applied conveniently and economically to a cattle gap, and which will prevent cattle from getting their legs caught between the sleepers above the gap, which will also prevent cattle from passing over the gap, and which will frighten the cattle from the track" (lines 16-22).
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Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Chemical Fire-Extinguisher.

Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Flatau, Louis Spencer
Description: Patent for chemical fire extinguishers "in which the acid-bottle consists of two concentric cylinders, the inner one of which is open at top and bottom, and which, when the bottle is placed in the cylinder containing the water and soda, potash, or other material, a compressed-air seal will be formed, preventing the acid and water from commingling; but when the bottle is inverted the seal will be broken, and the water and acid coming together will generate the gas." (Lines 18-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Planter.

Cotton Planter.

Date: October 28, 1884
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design "consists in a cotton planter constructed with a funnel-shaped hopper, supported by a plate and frame carried by wheels, and an axle driven by a worm and worm-wheel, and held erect by a stationary tube having a flaring upper end, and carrying the furrow-opening plow. With the rotating hopper is connected a screw extending into the stationary tube, so that the seed will be fed out by the revolution of the said hopper" (lines 20-29).
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: September 21, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for a cultivator implement "that is adapted in the event of meeting any impassable obstruction in the soil to turn backward at its lower end and permit the cultivator implement to ride through the action of the draft-power and, with the assistance of the attendant, so as to pass over such immovable obstruction and thereafter perform its intended cultivating function." (Lines 18-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Garden Tile.

Garden Tile.

Date: May 25, 1886
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved garden tile. This design "is to provide a . . . garden-tile which can be used as a plant-protector or as a curbing for walks, &c. The invention consists in a tile having a semicircular or U-shaped cross-section and open at the bottom and provided on its top with one or more necks through which the plants can grow" (lines 7-15).
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: November 14, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for improvements in harrows, "so that any farmer who possesses a Georgia stock or ordinary plow-beam with its attached handles can purchase one of [these] improved harrows per se and without the exercise of any special mechanical knowledge or experience apply the harrow device or contrivance to the beam of such ordinary plow stock." (Lines 40-47) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Harrow and Cultivator.

Harrow and Cultivator.

Date: July 27, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for a combination harrow and cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Combined Seed-Planter, Fertilizer-Distributer, and Cultivator.

Improvement in Combined Seed-Planter, Fertilizer-Distributer, and Cultivator.

Date: November 21, 1876
Creator: Flatau, Louis
Description: Patent for improvement in a combined seed-planter, fertilizer-distributer, and cultivator by attaching some prongs to a dropping-wheel for the purpose of taking hold of the cotton-seed and draw it out of the hopper. This dropping-wheel can be covered with a case when planning seeds and, removed if fertilizer is to be distributed with small seeds. Illustration is included.
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