Plow.

Plow.

Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Rutherford, John W.
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using “a double-mold-board plow comprising a plow-point provided with a shank, whose reverse inclines are slightly convex from the upper end of the shank to the plow-point, in combination with two mold-boards that are concavo-convex in cross-section as well as in longitudinal or vertical section” (p. 2, lines 44-50). The described construction of plow would enable the plow to thoroughly broken up the soil. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Scew-Propellers.

Improvement in Scew-Propellers.

Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for "means for guiding pivoted propeller-blades so that they can open and close readily and uniformly. It also consists in a new mode of applying a spring there-to so that the obliquity or resistance of the blades will be automatically graduated." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Planters

Improvement in Cotton Planters

Date: October 13, 1874
Creator: Troat, Oliver H.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in Cotton-Planter" (lines 3-4) with "construction and means to adjust the furrow-opener" (lines 6-8) including instructions and illustrations.
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Knee-Pad.

Knee-Pad.

Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Hamilton, James William & Siebenthall, John Francis
Description: Patent for a simple and expensive knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, &c. The invention affords "the most perfect protection to the user by protecting his knee against contact with objects which would tend to bruise and injure it, and by preventing the dampness of the ground from being transmitted to the knee, which, as is well known, results in various diseases, such as rheumatism" (lines 13-20).
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Stalk Cutter.

Stalk Cutter.

Date: November 29, 1881
Creator: Bolliver, William S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consists in the construction and combination of parts . . . [of] that class of machines for cutting cotton and other stalks, consisting, essentially, of parallel runners or beams carrying outwardly-projecting knives, which serve to cut the stalks as the machine is drawn over the ground" (lines 15-22).
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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Broadfoot, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for a quilting-frame that holds "the quilt in position to be sewed with an ordinary sewing machine" (lines 13-14). The frame has rollers on it.
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Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 7, 1871

Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 7, 1871

Date: January 7, 1871
Creator: Burnett, Tom R.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Honey Grove, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
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Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 3, 1870

Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 3, 1870

Date: December 3, 1870
Creator: Burnett, Tom R.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Honey Grove, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
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Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 24, 1870

Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 24, 1870

Date: September 24, 1870
Creator: Burnett, Tom R.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Honey Grove, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
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Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1871

Honey-Grove Enterprise (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1871

Date: February 11, 1871
Creator: Burnett, Tom R.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Honey Grove, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.
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