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Clothes Pounder

Clothes Pounder

Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Schofield, Frank B. & Schofield, Joseph L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in clothes pounders, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Wells, Louis B.
Description: Patent for a new and useful plow to "provides means whereby a shovel, plow, sweep, or other soil-working device may be connected with the beam or standard of a sulky or walking plow" ( line 7 - 10).
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful tire tightener, including instructions and illustrations.
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Corn Or Cotton Planter.

Corn Or Cotton Planter.

Date: November 7, 1899
Creator: Linam, John W. & Whitworth, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and useful corn or cotton planter, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Combination-Tool.

Combination-Tool.

Date: December 12, 1899
Creator: Prinzing, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and useful combination tool, including instructions and illustrations.
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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Date: December 26, 1899
Creator: Walters, Loren B.; Davis, Will H. & Hawkins, Augustus L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved acetylene gas generator, including instructions and illustrations.
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Ferriott, Charley L.
Description: Patent for a new invention to improve tire-tighteners."Provides a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device capable of firmly engaging a felly and a spoke and adapted to be readily adjusted to tighten a tire" (lines 12-15) and includes specifications and illustrations.
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Tongue-Support.

Tongue-Support.

Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Brewer, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for improvements to tongue supports. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of tongue-supports and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device designed to be connected with the ends of a doubletree and with the front axle and capable of supporting the front portion of the tongue or pole in an elevated position to relieve the neck of the draft- animals of the weight of the same" (lines 10-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
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PLANTER AND CULTIVATOR.

PLANTER AND CULTIVATOR.

Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Svensen, Svend G.
Description: Patent for "an Improvement in a Combined Planter (cotton and corn) and Cultivator" (lines 5-6).
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Band-Cutter

Band-Cutter

Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Manly, James S.
Description: Patent for band-cutters “designed for facilitating the cutting of bale-bands” (lines 11-12) including illustrations.
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