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Horse Collar.

Horse Collar.

Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Bailey, William Luther; Knight, Leonard Thaddeus & Knight, Lenis Douglas
Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "is to supply a cheap, durable, easy fitting and self adjusting or flexible horse-collar for farm and other use, and which shall readily adapt itself to the form of the animal, and thereby obviate those abrasions which are so common with the use of a rigid and unyielding collar. To these and other ends [the] collar is made for the most part of what is known as "moss-yarn," with its strands or fibers arranged and the body of the collar subjected to pressure in a mold or press" (lines 9-20).
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Fertilizer-Distributer.

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Barron, John Davis
Description: Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Cultivators.

Improvement in Cotton-Cultivators.

Date: May 6, 1873
Creator: Bates, Finis L.
Description: Patent for a new improvement for a cotton-cultivator with different tools and connections, including instructions and illustrations.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis
Description: Patent for a new improvements in the construction of the nut lock. Patent for "a new and improved version of the nut-lock and combination of latch or locking device in order to lock the nut to the bolt." (lines 8-27) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new nut-lock and latch, including illustrations.
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Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Brown, William B.
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included.
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Riveting-Machine.

Riveting-Machine.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Description: Patent for improvements in "which rivets may be rapidly set in the material to be riveted, the rivet being driven and headed at the same operatio and without first punching holes in the material to be riveted." (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included.
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Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Carter, Hiram H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "consists . . . in pivoting the plow-beam, provided with a shovel for making a furrow into which the seed is dropped, in between the front ends of the beams of the two covering-shovels, the seed-covering-shovel beams being secured to the handles of the machine, whereby the pivoted beam is controlled entirely by the handles; second, in pivoting the seed-box to the rear end of the beam, provided with shovel for forming a furrow for the seed to drop in, by means of the loose link or connection, so that the beam can be moved independently" (lines 14-27).
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Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Colquitt, George F.
Description: Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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