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Improvement in Fences.

Improvement in Fences.

Date: March 12, 1872
Creator: Stone, John H.
Description: Patent for a new arrangement of posts, rails, and false posts in fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Plows.

Improvement in Cotton-Plows.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-plows by making the plow blades curved for the purpose of breaking up the land to prevent the plow from clogging. (Lines 27-30) The plow can break up the soil and laying off seed-furrows simply by reversing and removing the blades to a different position of the frame. (Lines 59-60) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-hoes for the purpose of saving time when spacing and thinning cotton plants by providing an angular handle with bent arms that can be attached to the back of the hoes. The hoe is made up with three separate cutters with spaces in between to allow young plants equally spaced in each row. The middle cutter can be removed when second thinning is needed to avoid injuring the plants. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Stalk and Cane-Puller.

Improvement in Stalk and Cane-Puller.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in stalk puller by using “two pointed teeth or prongs peculiarly constructed, and secured to a suitable handle to which an adjustable fulcrum is connected, in order to allow the implement to be manipulated by persons of different statures and strength.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Improvement in Apparatus for Destroying Worms on Cotton-Plants.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Perl, M.
Description: Patent for improvement in insect destroyer by “placing a gas-generator on a wagon, in its lower chamber, a fire box is placed for creating sulphurous gas. A bellows attached to its lower end to regulate sufficient air in forming the sulphurous gas.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Hair-Triggers.

Improvement in Hair-Triggers.

Date: August 24, 1869
Creator: Schenck, F.
Description: Patent for improvement in fire-arms by arranging a hair-trigger on to a fire-arm that have a guard and a trigger without alternation of the interior mechanism of the gun-lock; it is not necessary for the application of a fly in the hammer to prevent the catching of the trigger in the rest-notch of the hammer. (Lines 11-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-picker and cleaner by using rotary breakers combined with fixed breakers to break the branches and outer coverings of the cotton in the bolls. The cotton then passes through an “inclined-way” where the rotary breakers are spirally-arranged on a concentric cylinder to carry the cotton out of the cleaner. (Lines 69-75) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Machines for Operating Pumps.

Improvement in Machines for Operating Pumps.

Date: December 7, 1869
Creator: Moore, Robert E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water pump operating system. The patent includes an illustration and instructions.
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Improved Bridge.

Improved Bridge.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: McDowell, H. S.
Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide certain improvements in the construction of bridges, whereby the parts thereof, of wood, may be readily removed for the substitution of others, when decayed or broken, without interfering with the use of the bridge or weakening it (lines 10-15)". The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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