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Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Carly, John Wesly
Description: Patent for a new and improved advertising sign. This design "consist[s] in the fixed staff or upright having pulley, bent rotary vane having the opening, and adapted for the display of advertisements, inside [the] bent rotary vane, and the governor adapted to regulate automatically the speed at which the vanes are to revolve" (lines 68-80).
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Animal-Poke.

Animal-Poke.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: McWilliams, Anderson W.
Description: Patent for animal-poke that prevents them from jumping or forcing their way through fences. It consists of a yoke with its ends pointing upward, a brow band, rods that connect the brow band and the ends of the yoke, and bulges at the ends of the rods.
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Animal Power.

Animal Power.

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Knox, William Curtis
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal power (engine). This design "consists in an animal-power constructed with a small wheel placed loosely upon a stationary upright shaft, and connected by hinges with the inner ends of arms and sweeps attached to the main wheel, which is mounted upon caster-wheels to support the weight of the wheel and its attachments. . . . The object of this invention is to economize power and promote convenience" (lines 16-25).
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Carter, William B.
Description: Patent for an ant-trap with an inflexible bottom with a hole in the middle, a perpendicular section rough on the inside and smooth on the outside, and the perpendicular smooth sides are attached to the edges of the bottom. The trap has a device that prevents the ants from running around the trap.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Selvidge, Charles W.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in ant-traps.
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Apparatus for Handling Seed Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed Cotton.

Date: December 2, 1884
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Description: Patent for cotton house with bins and conveyors that prevent the cotton from being contaminated.
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Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Seed-Cotton.

Date: December 2, 1884
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Description: Patent for a "mechanism for handling seed-cotton [...] to provide novel means for conveying said cotton directly from the wagon or from the cotton-house to the ginning mechanism, whereby the cotton is cleansed and dried during its passage" (lines 7-13). It also helps to prevent fires and contamination of ginned cotton, and to reduce labor handling seed-cotton.
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Attachment for Cultivators.

Attachment for Cultivators.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for a wheel-cultivator that attaches to planters or plows. It provides "means whereby a planter or a plow-beam carrying any desired cultivating implement can be attached to the frame of a riding or wheel cultivator frame, and thus enable the cultivator-frame to be applied to uses other than that for which it was intended" (lines 25-30).
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