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Cotton or Hay Press.

Cotton or Hay Press.

Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Berry, William Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "[a] duplex cotton or other press comprising connected pressing-boxes, each having a loose lower platen and platen-supports on its sides, devices . . . for raising said lower platens, a truck for supporting said boxes, traveling wheels or rollers journaled to said truck and having bevel or V-shaped treads or peripheries, a track mounted upon suitable supports and having a V-shaped or recessed top face to receive and guide said wheels or rollers during the reciprocatory movements of said truck and the thereto-connected boxes" (lines 15-27).
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Cotton-Compress.

Cotton-Compress.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles L. & Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for a cotton-compress in which the "cotton is fed to the compress direct from the gin, and is wound into a dense cylindrical bale, and the said invention consists in certain novel means for adding additional pressure to the bale as it is being rolled up, in readily detaching the finished bale from the machine, in providing a reservoir for the surplus cotton, when the gin is running and the machine has stopped" (lines 14-22).
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Cotton-Baling Machine.

Cotton-Baling Machine.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles Lewis
Description: Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21).
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-press to form cylindrical cotton bales, including illustrations.
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: November 21, 1893
Creator: Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for an improved, inexpensive, and simple cotton press that is "adapted to compress cotton at the initial point of ginning and in a continuous operation with that of ginning, whereby [the inventor] avoid[s] the expense and labor occasioned by the handling of the cotton during its storage and transportation to the neighboring compress and the expense of said compression, and at the same time produce such compression or condensation of the cotton that I am enabled to secure the cheap rates of transportation accorded cotton which has been compressed to the standard degree of density" (lines 11-22).
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cotton press that gets cotton from a gin, forms it into a soft bat, and compresses it into a bale. The operator can tie a band around the bale. It consists of a frame, rollers, and gears.
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Lock-Hinge.

Lock-Hinge.

Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for a combined lock and door hinge for a door where it "is automatically locked or held in a set position without special adjustment or manipulation, and by which, by the adjustment of a member provided for that purpose, the door may be locked permanently in any desired position" (lines 12-17). It is especially meant for screen doors, coach doors in railway cars, shutters, &c.
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Wheel Cultivator and Planter Attachment Therefor.

Wheel Cultivator and Planter Attachment Therefor.

Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: Bigler, B. J.
Description: Patent for an improved wheel cultivator, which includes a planter attachment, a hopper, a seed-dropping and fertilizer distributing mechanism, and covering plows.
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Branham, Robert
Description: Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
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Mode of and Means for Baling Fibrous Materials.

Mode of and Means for Baling Fibrous Materials.

Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Bruner, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a mode of and means for baling fibrous materials, especially materials that can be made into a lap or web. The invention doesn't have the issues that other balers have and uses a core, supported by the base, to wind the material around. The bale it forms is square so it can be easily shipped and the risk of fire is decreased. Caps for the bale are secured before the bale leaves the compress.
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