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Cotton Picker's Shade.

Cotton Picker's Shade.

Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Arnold, William Noah
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker's shade. This design "consists of a portable frame having an adjustable and detachable awning or shade . . . for the use of cotton-pickers and others whose vocation obliges them to work in the field during the hot season" (lines 19-23).
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Gate-Hinge.

Gate-Hinge.

Date: July 27, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a "gravity-hinge for causing a gate to automatically close, and which is susceptible of such adjustment that if the gate-post and the latch-post, either or both, become disarranged as regards their perpendicular position, or if they are not exactly coincident with relation to each other, the gate can be centered relatively to the latch-post, or rather the hinged end of the gate can be set precisely perpendicular or be shifted laterally to any required angle of inclination for the purpose of causing the gate to properly close and engage the latch on the latch-post." (Lines 11-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Gate-Latch.

Gate-Latch.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a gate-latch. A latch-pin secured in a beam, another latch secured to the inside of another post, with two pivoting hangers, and plates come together to form this latch.
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Gate-Latch.

Gate-Latch.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
Description: Patent for a gate latch that works by having stop-pins secured to the gate, while a rod goes through the post, with a handle on one end and a latch on the other end. The latch is shaped so that it catches the pin.
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Improvement in Damping-Rollers.

Improvement in Damping-Rollers.

Date: August 20, 1878
Creator: Brown, John Anderson
Description: Patent for an improvement of copying-roller through "moistening the leaves of letter-books to take impressions" (lines 15-17), with illustration.
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Coffee Roaster.

Coffee Roaster.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design "provides a means whereby [one] can utilize the heretofore wasted heat ascending the stove-pipe to roast coffee and other similar articles, thereby securing for other purposes the large amount of space over or near the fire heretofore occupied by the coffee-roaster; and the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-21).
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: April 13, 1875
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for an improved, cheap and convenient bale-tie. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: October 20, 1874
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for an "invention to produce a cheap and convenient tie, which is durable, and which will not unlock should the rivet holding the button break from any strain on it, the button still holding by means of slots, and the strain being transferred to a slot in the end of the tie in which the button was riveted." (Lines 15-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale - Ties.

Improvement in Bale - Ties.

Date: December 29, 1874
Creator: Cain, Washington G.
Description: Patent for new and improved bale - tie, and to be applied to other things, such as barrels, tubs, bracelets, and ladies' garters.
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Vehicle-Brake.

Vehicle-Brake.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Christian, John R.
Description: Patent for improved vehicle brakes, and the "object is to arrange the brake shoes so that when applied they will bear on the wheels slightly below a point on a line drawn horizontally through the center of the wheel, whereby a greater brake power is obtained with less force exerted, and further, to so construct and arrange the brake shoes that during the backing of a team for any purpose the brakes will automatically release themselves and not bear upon the wheels to interfere with said backing." (Lines 21-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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