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Vehicle-Seat.

Vehicle-Seat.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Johnson, James M.
Description: Patent for an improvement in vehicle-seats, intended especially for uses in wagon-seats, by constructing a supporting frame consist of two shafts, each having two cranks with two springs connected with the wrists of the cranks. The seat is supported upon these springs which are secured to the underside of the seat-board by employing two blocks that are safely attached beneath the seat. The movements of the springs preserve the horizontal position of the seat even when weight is unequally disposed. Illustration is included.
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Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
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Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Description: Patent for a new device for handling and cleaning seeding cotton by atmospheric suction in which the cotton may be conveyed and cleaned without passing through the exhaust-fans, thereby avoiding danger of the machine being choked while in operation. (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included.
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Account-Book.

Account-Book.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
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EARTH-AUGER.

EARTH-AUGER.

Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
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BED-BOTTOM

BED-BOTTOM

Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Pafford, John R.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable.
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Design for a Watch-Chain.

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
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Thill Carrier for Harness.

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
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Saddle Pad.

Saddle Pad.

Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis Anton
Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle pad. This design "consists of a saddle-pad formed of an upper and lower cover connected by lacing, provided with pockets, and filled intermediately with layers of felt or cloth" (lines 13-16). The saddle pad was designed to increase comfort for the rider while maintaining comfort for the animal.
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Process of Tanning Hides.

Process of Tanning Hides.

Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Rogers, John Charsley
Description: Patent for "an improved process of tanning hides in an expeditious and economical manner, and to produce a fine quality of leather" (lines 8-11). The limed and haired hides are baited thrice, afterwards the hides are packed into "tanning-vats with bark and covering them with a solution of alum and water" (lines 80-82). The hides are then leached in salt water and scoured and dried.
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