Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Priestley, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved combined stalk cutter and rake that has a main frame, a rake frame, a hanger attached to the axle-bar under the frame, arms at the back of the frame, a transverse rod in the hanger and slots in the arms, a rock-lever, connections for operating the frame, a rake at the end of the frame, and an operating lever.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the landside share attachment, provided with the horizontal blade, sloping outward from the point of the plow, made sharp on the said sloping-edge, and having the flange projecting upward from the horizontal blade, and the bolts for securing the said flange and plow together, and the removable landside attachment" (lines 81-89).
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Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
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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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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: March 18, 1873
Creator: Millegan, William E.
Description: Patent for an improvement in waching machine design, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Compound Engines.

Improvement in Compound Engines.

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including 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 Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Cummins, Allison G. & Cummins, John R.
Description: Patent for an improved gang-plow with an adjustable crank-axle, mechanism to raise and lock the plows, and a brace for increasing rigidity.
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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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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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