Improvement in Plows

Improvement in Plows

Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
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Wooden Bridge

Wooden Bridge

Date: April 9, 1891
Creator: Ferguson, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a wooden bridge with a focus on increased durability of the structure and effective drainage for moisture from the timbers and for the free circulation of air between, around, or through the structure.
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Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
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Improvement in Solutions for Preserving Meats.

Improvement in Solutions for Preserving Meats.

Date: March 26, 1878
Creator: McCulley, Franklin
Description: Patent for preserving perishable foods. The "Texas Meat-Preserving Process." (lines 9-10)
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Improvement in Photographic Backgrounds.

Improvement in Photographic Backgrounds.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Moberly, Louis
Description: Patent for a new way of "holding and manipulating photographers' backgrounds" (line 19) including illustrations.
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Compress.

Compress.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Attachment for Plows.

Attachment for Plows.

Date: April 15, 1891
Creator: Williams, George M. D.
Description: Patent for an attachment for plows, which "may be utilized as a cutter or the plow converted into a double-shovel plow," (lines 18-19) with instructions and illustrations.
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Hand-Support for Writers.

Hand-Support for Writers.

Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Yarbrough, William L.
Description: Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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