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Steam, Air, or Water Engine.

Steam, Air, or Water Engine.

Date: May 9, 1882
Creator: Adams, James A.
Description: Patent for simplifying the construction of steam-engines allowing them efficiently use the power of steam" gas, vapor or air in varying positions, vertical, horizontal, or inclined.
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Rotary-Engine.

Rotary-Engine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
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Saddle.

Saddle.

Date: November 4, 1884
Creator: Adams, James E. & Shero, Philip
Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "consists in a rubber or other elastic seat having a thick central portion with tapering thin edges and a leather covering for the same" (lines 9-11).
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Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Date: August 20, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
Description: Patent for "a simple, practical combined planter and cotton and corn cultivator, which shall be easily adjusted and operated, and shall be cheap and durable" (lines 11-12). The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Cultivator.

Improvement in Cotton-Cultivator.

Date: August 13, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators.
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Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Air Compressor for Deep Well Pumps.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved air-compressor. This design "relates to improvements in air-compressing mechanism for the purpose of pumping for forcing from deep wells and performing similar work; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of a larger and smaller air-cylinder, and the combination therewith of mechanism to force the air from the larger into the smaller cylinder to increase the air-pressure in the latter" (lines 22-30).
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Life Raft.

Life Raft.

Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Adams, John R.
Description: Patent for boat state rooms that convert into life rafts.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Adams, William Franklin
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
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Revolving Target.

Revolving Target.

Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Adams, William H.
Description: Patent for "a revolving target of improved and simplified construction" (lines 15-17), with instructions and illustrations.
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Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Adams, William Hinyard
Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton scraper. This design "is to provide an improved corn and cotton scraper for turning or shovel plows for the cultivation of cotton, corn, and other plants, which is adapted to be attached to the beam of the plow without weakening the same by cutting or boring. The scraper is so arranged as to be adjusted either to the right or left, as desired, and up and down, on a central slotted foot-piece, by means of which the line of draft on the blade of the scraper is at all times the same as that on the beam of the plow" (lines 14-25).
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