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Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Date: December 2, 1884
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Description: Patent for a "mechanism for handling seed-cotton [...] to provide novel means for conveying said cotton directly from the wagon or from the cotton-house to the ginning mechanism, whereby the cotton is cleansed and dried during its passage" (lines 7-13). It also helps to prevent fires and contamination of ginned cotton, and to reduce labor handling seed-cotton.
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Apparatus for Handling Seed Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed Cotton.

Date: December 2, 1884
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Description: Patent for cotton house with bins and conveyors that prevent the cotton from being contaminated.
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Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A. & Clark, Frank S.
Description: Patent for an improved cotton elevator, separator, and distributor that is meant to move cotton from a wagon or storage, remove dirt, and deliver it to a gin. The "improved apparatus comprises a pneumatic cotton-conveying tube by which the cotton is lifted or carried to the distributor, a separator for removing the cotton from the air current, and a distributor comprising a trunk for receiving the cotton from the separator extending over the two gin feeders, having openings delivering into the feeders, and an endless chain conveyer moving in said trunk, causing the cotton to travel along therein and drop out therefrom through the delivery openings into the feeders" (lines 16-27).
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Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Apparatus for Heating up Locomotive-Boilers.

Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Connor, John T.
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for kindling fires in locomotives; and it is intended to provide an improved apparatus by which the fires may be rapidly and economically kindled and steam may be gotten up without much of the tedious delay now ordinarily incident to raising steam in a cold locomotive-boiler." (Lines 13-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Lamb, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale hoister. This design "relates to apparatus for loading and unloading wagons, and it has for its object to provide an apparatus of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, effective in its operation, strong and durable, an apparatus by the use of which a wagon may be quickly loaded and unloaded" (lines 9-15).
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Apparatus for Impregnating Liquids with Gases.

Apparatus for Impregnating Liquids with Gases.

Date: October 8, 1889
Creator: Radam, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for impregnating liquids with gases. This design "relates to apparatus for impregnating water or other suitable liquid with the fumes emanating from the consumption of a combustible composition of matter, such as sulphur, which when ignited emits a gas containing suitable medicinal qualities" (lines 14-19). It consists in "the closed reservoir for containing the liquid, having windows upon opposite walls thereof, of the transverse beam having its ends supported in said windows, the sulphur-containing vessel . . . the man-hole, the air-hole, and cocks" (lines 4-10).
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Apparatus for Irrigating Land.

Apparatus for Irrigating Land.

Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Briggs, Elias
Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation machine. This design "consists in an irrigating-pipe having lapped side joints and notches in the inner edges of the lapped joints. The invention also consists in the combination, with a tank, of a trough below it, tubes projecting from the trough, and irrigating-pipes connected with the said tubes" (lines 12-18).
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Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
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Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Apparatus for Loading Cotton-Bales, &c.

Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Thompson, George
Description: Patent for an apparatus for loading cotton-bales onto trucks from the compress. It is comprised of a cylinder, a piston, a piston rod, an inlet and exhaust pipes and a valve, a chain with grapnels at one end end and the other end is connected to the piston rod, a sheave, an adjustable slidable trip rod, a pivoted trip lever connected to the cylinder, a four armed lever connected to the valve, and connecting rods.
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Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
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