Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: May 1, 1894
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive and efficient hay-press that has an improved plunger mechanism. The mechanism is simple, inexpensive, durable, and easily operated.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
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Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Improvement in Picket-Fences.

Date: December 24, 1872
Creator: Willhite, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new design for a picket fence which is simple in construction and inexpensive in manufacture.
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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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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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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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Cotton-Handling Device.

Cotton-Handling Device.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Moffitt, William E.; Williams, James L. & Bennett, Levi W.
Description: Patent for "an apparatus for elevating and distributing cotton from wagons or other receptacles and feeding the same to cotton-gins or storage-bins." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Suspension-Bridge.

Suspension-Bridge.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijan
Description: Patent for a suspension-bridge “which will permit the main cable to expand and contract in different temperatures without materially affecting the principal parts and causing them to become displaced by reason of the slack of increased camber” (line 24-29, p.1), illustration is included.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Thomas, James C.
Description: Patent for a cultivator used for sub-soiling and cultivating small grain.
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