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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: November 15, 1859
Creator: Townsend, John T.
Description: Patent for the improvement of the plow using braces and mold-board for a sturdy and very durable plow, including illustration.
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Improved Steering and Turning Apparatus for Vessels.

Improved Steering and Turning Apparatus for Vessels.

Date: May 29, 1866
Creator: Forshey, Caleb G.
Description: Patent for improvements in steering vessels: "by means of rotary paddle wheels the blades of which are arranged parallel to keel" (lines 21-23).
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Improved Baling-Press.

Improved Baling-Press.

Date: January 12, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, J.
Description: Patent for improvements in portable press by dividing the pressing-chamber into two parts, one of which is fixed to the wagon-frame, the other part is movable. “The movable part contains the follower, adapted to be titled with it, and operated by the winding-drum, cords, wheel and the wings, working in the horizontal slots in the sides of these parts.” (Lines 81-85) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton-Presses.

Date: October 5, 1869
Creator: Berkeley, John
Description: Patent for improvements in presses for hay, cotton and similar substances, by making the machine portable and the box that holds hay or cotton is adjustable vertically and horizontally. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Gin Feeder

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Feeder

Date: September 6, 1870
Creator: Ralston, Joe
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton gins, including endless apron, toothed cylinder, and toothed equalizing and distributing bars. Includes instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Hame-Tugs for Harness.

Improvement in Hame-Tugs for Harness.

Date: August 15, 1871
Creator: Dawson, Paul R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of hame-tugs for harnesses, using a metallic hame-tug. It includes a description and illustration.
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Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Improvement in Fluting Sad-Irons.

Date: November 14, 1871
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Description: Patent for "a new combination of fluting and sad-iron, of such kind that the upper fluting-roller will serve as handle for the sad-iron, there being thus no loose or separate parts required for the two functions." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Brown, Floyd G.
Description: Patent for "a new buckle or tie for holding the ends of the bands of cotton-bales" (lines 18-19) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Button-Hole Scissors.

Improvement in Button-Hole Scissors.

Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward, A.
Description: Improved Button Hole scissors, where the scissors may be "adjusted vertically for suitable Cutting Hole length"(pg 2). The scissors have a "v-shaped" button hole cutter that can be adjusted to pierce the fabric at a desired depth and a tracing wheel.
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Improvement in Fences.

Improvement in Fences.

Date: March 12, 1872
Creator: Stone, John H.
Description: Patent for a new arrangement of posts, rails, and false posts in fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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