Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.

Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.

Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for a machine to clear top soil and dispense seed into soil when moving forward, including illustration.
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Excavating and Grading Machine.

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
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Portable Oven.

Portable Oven.

Date: July 12, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for outdoor use of the Dutch oven and skillet converting the cover of the Dutch oven as a way to suspend frying pan or gridiron over coals to heat, including illustration.
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Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

Date: September 27, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for the improvement of fertilizer-distributer which dispense fertilizers from a hopper with revolving arms that is mounted on top of a plow like machine, which would allow the fertilizers fall into the furrow. Including illustration.
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Means for Operating Swinging Gates.

Means for Operating Swinging Gates.

Date: January 12, 1892
Creator: Rhodes, James W.
Description: Patent "to simplify and improve the construction of means for opening and closing swinging gates," (lines 10 - 12) including instructions and illustrations.
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Gate-Hinge.

Gate-Hinge.

Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Westmoreland, Hugh S.
Description: Patent for "an adjustable hinge for use in connection with a suitable upper hinge, for supporting gates in such manner as to permit of their being opened in either direction and allowed to close automatically," and which "also allows the gate to be adjusted to suit the inclination of its supporting-post, or to have its outer end elevated to a sufficient degree to permit dogs and other small animals to pass freely under same when closed." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Machines for Building Earth-Works.

Improvement in Machines for Building Earth-Works.

Date: December 2, 1873
Creator: Morey, Harvey.
Description: Patent for frame-mounted grading machine mounted on casters or wheels with hinged platform.
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Improvement in Dumping-Platforms.

Improvement in Dumping-Platforms.

Date: February 11, 1873
Creator: Atkinson, Jesse.
Description: Patent for a new cart-loader design "for dumping earth into carts or other receptacles" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
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Cotton Stalk Puller.

Cotton Stalk Puller.

Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk puller. This design utilizes "[a] pulling-wheel having radial jaws that are opened and closed by cam devices" when "[i]t is driven astride the [cotton] row, and will be found to operate rapidly and with absolute certainty. It is simple, durable, and may be constructed at a very small expense" (lines 79-84).
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Engineer's Level-Rod

Engineer's Level-Rod

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Description: Patent for an engineer's level-rod which introduces a peculiar manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
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