Improvement in Painter's Scaffold-chairs.

Improvement in Painter's Scaffold-chairs.

Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John R.
Description: Patent for use of house-painters and others an improved scaffold-chair that may be elevated and lowered at pleasure by the person sitting on the scaffold.
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Improvement in Insect-Destroyers.

Improvement in Insect-Destroyers.

Date: October 16, 1877
Creator: Fordtran, Eugene H.
Description: Patent for improvements on insect destroyers to be used in cotton fields, including illustrations.
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Bird-Cage.

Bird-Cage.

Date: February 3, 1880
Creator: Flato, Fridrich W.
Description: Patent for improvements in bird cages by "having a woven-wire casing the meshes of which cannot be penetrated by ordinary insects, such as flies,&c., will be lured into the cage to be devoured by the bird" (lines 16-21).
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: Yeager, George
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton worm destroyer, includes instructions and illustration.
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Improvment in Spray-Nozzles

Improvment in Spray-Nozzles

Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Yeager, George
Description: Patent for an improvement on spray nozzles for use with force pumps. These force pumps are used for spraying insecticide on cotton to protect the crop from cotton-worms and other insects.
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Motor.

Motor.

Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Forister, John Hardin
Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "relates to a mechanical power adapted to operate a churn, saw, and for other light work, and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction effective in its operation, and one that will be strong and durable" (lines 9-15).
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Ribbon Holder.

Ribbon Holder.

Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Lane, Isaac Theophilus
Description: Patent for a new and improved ribbon holder. This design consists in "[a] rotary ribbon-holder case made in sections having slots and arc-latches, and the removable rotary-spindles, having squared portions to engage the spools and projecting heads, formed with necks to engage the arc-latches and key-sets" (lines 70-75).
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Nitschmann, Franz
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the adjustable standard-iron and the handles, of the transverse bar, clamp or hook bolt, and the pivoted adjustable brace, connected to the furrow-bar of said iron" (lines 87-91).
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Sewing Machine Table.

Sewing Machine Table.

Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Williamson, Weldon Jones
Description: Patent for a new and improved table for sewing machines. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the divided opening in the top, the bearing-bar extending across the same below its level, the hinged sewing machine plate or support, the hinged filling-section and its under-folding hinged extension, whereby the top may be entirely closed over the machine" (lines 20-27).
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Tie-Plate Machine.

Tie-Plate Machine.

Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Greenshield, William H.
Description: Patent for "a machine for properly positioning and securing metal plates to the cross-ties in the construction of railways, and which will obviate the coupling, buckling, or warping of the said plates when applying them to the wooden ties." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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