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Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Date: May 10, 1859
Creator: Gilbert, R. B.
Description: Patent for a corn-planter that allows the seed to be placed in a hopper and disperses the seed through a cylinder that is connected to a wheel to place and cover the seed, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Smith, P. M.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter through the arrangement of a seed dispenser over a reciprocating slide and agitator operated by a pulley system simultaneously when moving forward, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Collier, T. T.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the hopper, stirrer, and distributor in cotton-planters that dispenses seeds into the soil using two horizontal united disks that discharges the seeds regularly and evenly, including illustration.
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Improvement in Fences.

Improvement in Fences.

Date: August 28, 1866
Creator: Seabaugh, Conrad
Description: Patent for improvements in fences: "simple and cheap construction, strong, and durable" (lines 21-22).
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Improvement in Gun-Locks.

Improvement in Gun-Locks.

Date: September 11, 1866
Creator: Schenck, F.
Description: Patent for gun locks: "This invention relates to the arrangement of a complete hair trigger for Colt's revolving pistols, which is so constructed that it may be adjusted to anyone of said pistols without the assistance of a gunsmith, the only tool required for the purpose being a screw driver." (lines 21-26.)
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Improvement in Baling Press.

Improvement in Baling Press.

Date: November 20, 1866
Creator: Gillis, C. W.
Description: Patent for improvement in baling press "for compressing cotton, hay, and other substances for baling" (lines 10-11).
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Improved Medical Preparation.

Improved Medical Preparation.

Date: June 11, 1867
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
Description: Patent for an invention of a powder that is said to aid in curing scurvy. The patent includes a description, instructions, but no illustration(s).
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Improved Medicinal Preparation.

Improved Medicinal Preparation.

Date: April 7, 1868
Creator: Lege, Charles L.
Description: Patent for improvements made the medicinal preparations generally used for poultices. The patented improvement involves the application of dried and powdered leaves, stalks, and joints of the cactus opuntia or cockinifer.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: April 13, 1869
Creator: Herrin, I. F.
Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters by using a combination of lock-lever, bars, set-screw and a tongue to “construct accurate planters in which the planting may be readily done in exact check row, and which will allow the dropping device to be instantly thrown into or out of gear when desired.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Needle-Threaders for Sewing-Machines.

Improvement in Needle-Threaders for Sewing-Machines.

Date: April 20, 1869
Creator: Thielepape, Wilhelm C. A.
Description: Patent for improvement in needle-threaders for sewing machines by using an “eyelet-frame that formed by two equal parallelopipeds. These parallelopipeds are being kept together by two springs and may be separated by pressing the pins toward each other.” (Lines 32-35) “The axis of a conical eyelet will be laid in the joint planes of the parallelopipeds, its apex in the front side, its basis in the opposite side of the eyelet-frame, through which eyelet the thread has to pass when the instrument is used and applied to the machine-needle.” (Lines 37-42) This instrument can be used with curved or straight needles. Illustration is included.
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