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Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
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Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
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Design for a Watch-Chain.

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
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Hame Fastener.

Hame Fastener.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "consists of an adjustable regulating fastener for the upper and lower ends of the hames, and this fastener is further provided with a swinging loop, to which the breast-strap may be attached on the lower fastener and the strap on the upper fastener when desired" (lines 19-25).
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Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Grafton, William
Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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Washing-Machines.

Washing-Machines.

Date: January 20, 1874
Creator: Eberhardt, T. C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement.
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Helm, Jackson
Description: Patent for "a new machine for removing the destructive cotton-worms from the cotton-plants without injury to the plants, and for destroying the worms," which "consists in the arrangement of a movable frame, which is by animals drawn over the fields to straddle the rows of cotton, and which is provided with brushes for sweeping the worms from the plants, and with jointed bottom pieces or slides, which crush them on the ground." (Lines 15-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
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