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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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 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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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Banker, John P.
Description: Patent for a quilting frame that has "a novel means of supporting and tilting the track, and also other features" (lines 15-16). The frame is suspended in a track, and the track can be tilted so the frame can run in bot directions on the track.
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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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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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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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Water Heater and Purifier.

Water Heater and Purifier.

Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater and purifier. This design consists "[i]n the condenser, having the cover, the water-pipe and exhaust-steam pipe combined with the corrugated convex disk, whereby the water falls upon the disk and the steam enters beneath it" (lines 6-10).
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Planter.

Planter.

Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Hasty, James P. & Hise, George L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with a frame, a hopper, and a wheel provided with pins projecting from its sides, of the slide provided with the pins, the [other] slide provided with the inclined slots, the levers pivoted to the frame, the links connected to the said slides and levers, the stirrer-shaft provided with crank-arms, and the [other] link" (lines 21-29).
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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
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