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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fire-Dog.

Fire-Dog.

Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive fire-dog adapted to be used in any ordinary open grate and capable of affording convenient means for cooking in an open fireplace." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper that cultivates "the rows of plants simultaneously with thinning them out; and a further object of the invention is to provide such a machine which will be durable and simple" (lines 11-14).
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Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic combined plow, chopper, and planter that provides "a machine which will open the land, plant and fertilize at the same time, and which may be quickly adjusted for chopping cotton plants and at the same time cultivate rows of plants" (lines 10-13). The parts can be attached to a common frame.
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Fence-Post.

Fence-Post.

Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
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Horse Detacher.

Horse Detacher.

Date: February 13, 1883
Creator: Willson, Sam A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for detaching animals from vehicles. This design "relates to horse detaching devices, the object being to provide a device of this character of simple, inexpensive, and durable construction, and adapted to readily disengage the traces from the single tree. [The] invention consists in the improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 10-16).
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Dumping-Car.

Dumping-Car.

Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Dunman, William M.
Description: Patent for a dumping-car that "can be operated by two men to discharge its contents with a comparatively small amount of exertion on the part of the operators" (lines 14-17). The car is developed to hold gravel, &c., and can be easily dumped.
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Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Trible, Herndon & Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for and improvement in propelling devices for street cars and the like, includes illustration.
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Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Date: September 1, 1874
Creator: Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for a machine to distribute poison to destroy Cotton Worms, including illustrations.
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Nail-Holding Attachment for Hammers.

Nail-Holding Attachment for Hammers.

Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
Description: Patent for a durable and simple nail-holding attachment for hammers that can be used with any hammer. It holds the nail in place to drive it home.
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