Attachment for Disk Harrows.

Attachment for Disk Harrows.

Date: June 10, 1889
Creator: Moffitt, William E.
Description: Patent for improvements in disk harrows, including instructions and illustrations.
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Walking Seed-Planter

Walking Seed-Planter

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Thomas, Joseph H.
Description: Patent for an improved walking seed-planter.
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Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Moffitt, William E. & Williams, James L.
Description: Patent for a cotton elevator and distributor meant to "provide certain improvements in apparatus of this character whereby cotton may be conveniently and readily elevated from the store house or wagon, and evenly distributed to any number of gins which may be arranged successively in the same row" (lines 11-16).
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Metal-Cutting Shears.

Metal-Cutting Shears.

Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Autrey, Benjamin P.
Description: Patent for simple and effective metal-cutting shears that cuts hot or cold metals. The shears are mounted on a frame, and a hand-operated lever forces the upper shear down.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: April 26, 1892
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Description: Patent for centrally pivoting gates that can "be readily opened and closed from a vehicle or from on horseback" (lines 13-14).
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Distributer for Cotton Gin Feeders.

Distributer for Cotton Gin Feeders.

Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Williams, James Leonhard
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin distributor. This design consists in "the combination, with the casing having an upper vertical portion and chutes diverging from the lower end of the same, of an oscillating valve mounted in the said upper portion, the rotary fans or knockers mounted in the upper ends of said chutes, and mechanism for simultaneously operating said fans or knockers and valve" (lines 16-23).
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Wire Tightener.

Wire Tightener.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-tightener. This design consists, "with a curved metallic bar having a central groove in its convex side, and aligned openings of different diameters in the sides of the groove, of the looping-pin having two tapering arms at an angle to each other and of different sizes" (lines 78-83).
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Improvement in Water-Elevators.

Improvement in Water-Elevators.

Date: June 6, 1876
Creator: Smith, Edgar J.
Description: Patent for "an endless chain of buckets on a reel for working them, so contrived that it tilts the buckets so that they empty and pass the spout without revolving, whereby the contrivance is simpler and better than when they are made to revolve, and the buckets are linked together by a novel contrivance for carrying them, to enter the water bottom downward, and to allow the air to escape when filling." (Lines 5-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Adding-Machines.

Improvement in Adding-Machines.

Date: December 7, 1875
Creator: Butt, Dennis, L. R.
Description: Patent for an improved adding-machine design.
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Improvements in Wheel-Plows.

Improvements in Wheel-Plows.

Date: September 21, 1875
Creator: Flow, James
Description: Patent for an improvement in riding attachment for plows.
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