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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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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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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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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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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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Caster.

Caster.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
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Ptich-Board.

Ptich-Board.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Frasier, William E.
Description: Patent for pitch-board that is "an instrument adapted for use by carpenters and others, the same being so constructed as to serve as a rule, a square, or angle, and adapted to be arranged for indicating accurately any inclination or bevel that may be desired, and finally that is capable of being folded" (lines 6-12).
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