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Improvement in Fruit-Corers.

Improvement in Fruit-Corers.

Date: December 17, 1872
Creator: Alexander, Oscar W.
Description: Patent for a device to core fruit and cut it into slices.
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Post Hole Digger.

Post Hole Digger.

Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient device, the levers of which can be readily separated, so that either of them can be used as a spade or shovel to fill in the earth around the post after it is placed in the hole" (lines 14-19).
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
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Corn or Cotton Planter.

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
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Insect Destroyer.

Insect Destroyer.

Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
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Trace Carrier.

Trace Carrier.

Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Brooks, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "relates to harness, and is more particularly a trace-carrier connected to the back-band thereof at its point of connection with the traces; and the same consists of a buckle composed of two parts having laterally-extending arms hinged together at their outer ends, whereby an open eye or loop is produced for receiving the trace" (lines 8-15).
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Seed Planter.

Seed Planter.

Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Brooks, James Madison
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the seed-hopper and seed-slide, of the stationary catch and elastic spring-catch, both secured to the hopper and arranged to grasp the head of the brush" (lines 60-64).
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Combined Cotton and Corn Planter and Cultivator

Combined Cotton and Corn Planter and Cultivator

Date: April 11, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Description: Patent for...
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Cotton Planter

Cotton Planter

Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edwards D.
Description: Patent for a machine used to plant cotton. Contains mechanisms for both plowing a furrow, planting seeds, and covering the seeds.
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Description: Patent for improvement in churns by using an oblong box with a diamond-shaped dash fixed in the box. The churning is done by rapidly swing the box back and forth until butter is obtained. Illustration is included.
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