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Improved Stitching-Horse.

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvements in chairs: "the back, seat, foot rest, and head rest are all self adjusting, and operated by the natural movements of the occupant" (lines 11-13).
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Haupt, W. W.
Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters that is able to plant different kinds of seed by simply adjust the position of the lower ends of the end-plates in the seed-box. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Dixon, Shadrach
Description: Patent for a medical compound of alcohol (or "good brandy"), asafetida, camphor, laudanum, yellow jessamine, sassafras, and water.
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: November 5, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvement in chairs consisting of self-adjusting chair-backs.
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Self Cleaning Plow.

Self Cleaning Plow.

Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Jones, Allen
Description: Patent for a new and improved self-cleaning plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a mold-board having a plane face on the larger portion of its area, a blade having an axle journaled near the center of the said plane, a wheel journaled in the plow, with its rim parallel to and extending below the landside of the plow, a beveled gear-wheel upon the said wheel-axle, and another beveled wheel upon the blade-axle, engaging each other" (lines 79-87).
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Reeves, Alexander Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
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Meat-Cutter.

Meat-Cutter.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Ricks, Tillmon Perry
Description: Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
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