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Seed-Planter Attachment.

Seed-Planter Attachment.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Adkins, Stephen J.
Description: Patent for "seed-planter attachments; and it has for its object to provide a new and useful machine of this character adapted to simultaneously plant two rows of corn, cotton, or other seed at any desired distance apart and to also provide means for marking the third row at any width from the planter." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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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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Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Attaway, Henry F.
Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive advertising device adapted to be placed on street corners and other public places and capable of exciting the curiosity and attracting attention, and thereby directing the attention of persons to the advertisement" (lines 11-16).
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Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Beaver, William G.
Description: Patent for a clothes pounder "which will inclose a body of air and expel the same when it is brought down upon the clothes forcing water through the clothes and filling with water an upper chamber, and which when lifted from the clothes will release a body of water at the top of the pounder and cause water to pass through the clothes" (lines 12-19).
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Bond, George D.
Description: Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors.
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Bridle Bit.

Bridle Bit.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bowles, Zachary Taylor
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle-bit. This design consists "[i]n a bridle-bit, the combination, with the bit-bar, provided with the loops of the angle-levers mounted on the said bar and having their corresponding arms respectively connected by the curb-chain and provided with rein loops or rings and the studs or pins on the levers engaging the loops" (lines 70-76).
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Grass and Weed Exterminator.

Grass and Weed Exterminator.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Briggs, George, W.
Description: Patent for a grass and weed exterminator, especially those weeds that roots are a network of runners that can't be pulled up. The destroyer plows them up, ten inches or more, and sifts through the dirt, pulling up the network of plants.
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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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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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