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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 Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: September 28, 1869
Creator: Hall, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators by using adjustable screw-rods from the ends of short laterally-vibrating levers to suspend the cultivator-beams in the front; the levers are arranged to be operated by an attendant’s feet. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Sewing-Machine.

Improvement in Sewing-Machine.

Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: Clever, P. J.
Description: Patent for improvements to the sewing machine. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Improvement in Machine for Cutting Stalks in the Field Preparatory to Plowing.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Wright, Reuben
Description: Patent for improvement in machine for clearing cotton and corn-fields of the stalks after the crops have been gathered by “providing a revolving drum or roller with knives, set spirally around it, which cut the stalks of cotton or corn-fields into pieces of any desired length, for the purpose of being plowed under the surface for fertilizing, by rolling it over them.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Morgan, Asa
Description: Patent for improvement in brick machines by “providing the mixing and grinding-shaft with arms at the bottom, adapted in form and arrangement for pressing the clay through the openings, in the bottom of the curb, into the moulds, below, which rest on ways above a sliding carrier, provided with brackets, for forcing the moulds out.” (Lines 26-34) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Combined Plow-Carrier and Cotton-Chopper.

Improvement in Combined Plow-Carrier and Cotton-Chopper.

Date: May 18, 1869
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
Description: Patent for improvement in combined plow-carrier and cotton-chopper by “combining with a plow-carrier, a revolving wheel, placed at right angles with the line of direction of the plows, and provided with a number of horizontal cutters at the ends of its spokes, for the purpose of cutting square across the ridges of earth cast up by the plows, in which cotton seed is sown, and dividing the ridges into isolated hills, each containing one or more cotton-plants.” (Lines 23-29) Illustration is included.
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Improved Horse-Power.

Improved Horse-Power.

Date: May 18, 1869
Creator: Dillaha, J. G.
Description: Patent for an improvement in horse-powers (tread-powers) by changing the construction and arrangement of the driving wheels.
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Improvement in Wrench.

Improvement in Wrench.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvements in monkey wrenches.
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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 Combination Locks.

Improvement in Combination Locks.

Date: September 12, 1871
Creator: Hall, William N.
Description: Patent for improved combination locks, with a bolt that is locked or unlocked by the combination of spindles and pivoted buttons. The invention combines the spindles in to an "annular ring having letters or numbers and a series of different shaped pegs or combinations of letters or figures or both jointly" (pg 1).
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