Water Elevator.

Water Elevator.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with endless chains having links provided with staples, of the buckets having apertured side flanges through which the staples pass, and fastenings passing through the staple in front of the apertured side flanges to hold the buckets in place" (lines 90-96).
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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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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 Sawing-Machines.

Improvement in Sawing-Machines.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Morey, Harvey & Bellah, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for improved sawing-machine, which can be operated either horizontally or vertically so that trees may be felled and cut up with one machine, the driving mechanism of which is in a protective housing.
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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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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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Earth Auger.

Earth Auger.

Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design "relates to a new and improved earth-auger made funnel shaped, with side cutting-edges, and adapted to be inverted for emptying the auger; and the invention consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-12).
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Engineer's Level-Rod.

Engineer's Level-Rod.

Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Description: Reissued patent for an improvement in engineer's level which introduces a novel manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
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Steam Engine.

Steam Engine.

Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved steam engine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement, in connection with a cylinder having bearings for the piston-shaft at each end and steam and exhaust ports at opposite ends, of an axially-elongated piston having opposite spiral threads or ribs of gradually-decreasing pitch from the end at which the steam enters to the end at which it escapes" (lines 19-26).
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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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