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Attachment for Sulky-Plows.

Attachment for Sulky-Plows.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Mann, John Quincy
Description: Patent for a sulky-plow that "is designed to secure an even and steady movement of the plow when turning furrows across listed ground, whereby the work is facilitated, the draft lightened, and the task of the laborer reduced" (lines 9-13).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Learmonth, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination of two draw-heads, in one of which is a spring-actuated jaw, which acts as a support for the coupling-pin until the jaw is pushed back into the coupling-head, and in the other a slotted spring-actuated jaw, which has its end so formed as to support the link in position ready to couple" (lines 11-18).
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Chicken-Coop.

Chicken-Coop.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Harp, Charles, A.
Description: Patent for improvements in coops for fowls and other birds by using a combination of a cage with a door having a depending leg, a post and a lever for raising and lowering the cage; the cage door is “automatically opened when lowered and closed as it is raised,” (lines 75-76) "so that the young will be out of danger from attacks of rodents, collecting water, &c...," (lines 22-23) includes illustration.
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Chimney-Cowl.

Chimney-Cowl.

Date: September 1, 1891
Creator: Gardner, Perris W.
Description: Patent for improvements in chimney-cowls by providing a “self-operating smoke-conductor especially adapted for use in all windy climates, to be placed over the discharge-opening of the flues.” (Lines 10-13) So that a “smoke-conductor can be automatically reversed or turned by the wind in any and all directions” (15-18) to carry the smoke away. Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Allen, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-chopper by using a combination of revolving disk, fender disks, a rotary shaft and cultivator-blades to construct a machine that is able to thin and cultivate cotton. Illustration is included.
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Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Elliott, James W.
Description: Patent for a cotton elevating and distributing device, one that feeds cotton to multiple gins at the same time. This device is meant to save time and be simply and efficiently constructed.
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Fifth Wheel.

Fifth Wheel.

Date: July 11, 1882
Creator: Weber, Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved fifth wheel for vehicles. This design "consists of improvements in the construction and arrangement of the fifth-wheel apparatus of carriages, the object of which is to enable the parts to be made more cheaply, also to be more readily removable, and also to be more durable in use than as such apparatus is now made" (lines 7-13).
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Hoisting Apparatus.

Date: March 22, 1892
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for improvements in hoisting apparatus by “employing two cables and two sheaves that one cable and one sheave operate to elevate the weight or object in an approximately-vertical plane, so as to avoid contact with any side obstruction, while the secondary cable can subsequently be slackened sufficiently to permit the traveling sheave of the hoisting-cable to run off in a lateral direction and carry with it the sheave of the slackened secondary cable, for the purpose of transferring the object or weight to a desired position out of the line of the approximately-vertical direction first given to it.” (Page 2, lines 4-16) Illustration is included.
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Hoisting Apparatus.

Hoisting Apparatus.

Date: March 14, 1891
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F. & Davis, Matilda L.
Description: Patent for "an improved hoisting apparatus for use in loading and unloading freight from and upon a wharf, bluff, bank, or other elevated place." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Date: June 3, 1873
Creator: Fewell, Calvin L.
Description: Patent for "a machine for exterminating bed-bugs by steam." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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