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Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
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Barrel

Barrel

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
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Bee Hive.

Bee Hive.

Date: May 21, 1878
Creator: Walton, George Slaughter
Description: Patent for improvements to "that class of bee-hives or bee-houses having a series of compartments..." (lines 15-17) with instructions and illustrations.
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Car Ventilation.

Car Ventilation.

Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
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Clevis.

Clevis.

Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling
Description: Patent for a new and improved clevis. This design "is to provide a clevis with a series of attaching-loops whereby the line of draft may be changed as circumstances may require, to bring the line of draft to either side of the plow-beam, or above or below the same, and to provide a clevis with a centrally-located attaching-loop, to be used where a direct or central draft is needed" (lines 11-18).
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Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: November 30, 1886
Creator: Walker, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to the construction of a planter so arranged that by simply shifting the connection between the corn-slide and the crank-arm of an agitator the device may be adjusted to act as a planter of corn or cotton, but a single connecting-rod being employed in connection with a single driving crank-shaft to operate the planter both as a cotton and a corn planter" (lines 8-16).
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Combined Cotton and Corn Planter and Cultivator

Combined Cotton and Corn Planter and Cultivator

Date: April 11, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Description: Patent for...
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Composition For Staining Wood.

Composition For Staining Wood.

Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Gloger, Anton F., Jr. & Gloger, Joseph P.
Description: Patent for a “paint or stain, which, when applied, will harden on the common woods of commerce, render them durable and smooth, and give them the exact appearance of black walnut” (lines 15-18).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
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Corn or Cotton Planter.

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
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