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Railroad-Track Lifter.

Railroad-Track Lifter.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Brown, Hiram David
Description: Patent for improvement in railroad-track lifters by using “the combination of a base, a upright, a lever and two pawls engaging notches of the upright” (lines 97-99) and “hand mechanism for operating the pawls,” (lines 1-2, p. 2) for easily raising sections of railway-track. Illustration is included.
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Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Littlefield, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton: "provide a simple, cheap and efficient apparatus for taking seed cotton from a wagon, or other source of supply cleaning it, and delivering it in the desired quantity and in a suitable condition for ginning to one or more gins or gin feeders" (lines 13-18).
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allgaier, George E.
Description: Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55).
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Rein-Holder.

Rein-Holder.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Watson, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for improvement in rein-holders that are being used in carriages and wagons by using two horizontal jaws, one with a downwardly-projecting rear end and the other with a downwardly-projecting front end; the first jaw is secured to the side of the wagon and the second jaw is pivoted to the first jaw. This device will "hold the reins when the driver is absent and capable of being tripped by pressure of the driver’s foot" (lines 11-13). Illustration is included.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Richardson, Jerome Shipley
Description: Patent for wire-stretching levers, with instructions and levers.
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Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Green, Frank
Description: Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
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Improvement In Apparatus For Washing Dishes and Table-Cutlery

Improvement In Apparatus For Washing Dishes and Table-Cutlery

Date: August 12, 1879
Creator: Walling, Edmund, P.
Description: Patent for improvements to a dish washing machine with specifications and illustrations attached.
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Grisham, James Madison
Description: Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: September 25, 1891
Creator: Cansler, Hurnon K. & Cansler, Thomas G.
Description: Patent for "a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators... to be applied to the ordinary sulky-cultivator frame... and when so applied to constitute and efficient machine for chopping and thinning cotton." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Telephone Attachment.

Telephone Attachment.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Christopher, William O.
Description: Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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