Mowing-Machine.

Mowing-Machine.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Rich, Benjaman F.
Description: Patent for improvements in mowing-machines by “providing a simplified means of applying the power direct to the cutter-bar by means of levers and connections,” (lines 16-18) in which will result in an easily run and quieter machine. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
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Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Date: October 10, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a steam-powered device for cleaning seed-cotton. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Aubrey, Henry W.
Description: Patent for a cultivator that has its frame and attachments are mounted on carrying-wheels, and the plows depend on the wheels. It is operated more easily than other cultivators.
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Rein Holder.

Rein Holder.

Date: July 25, 1882
Creator: Hyde, Leslie Russell
Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design "consists of two cuneiform sleeves mounted loosely and eccentrically on two upright shafts inclined toward each other and provided with spiraled grooves, into which pins in the sleeves pass, these sleeves being provided at the bottom with plates engaging with each other, so that both sleeves will move simultaneously, the reins being grasped between these sleeves" (lines 10-18).
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Combined Whip Socket and Rein Holder.

Combined Whip Socket and Rein Holder.

Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: Bellah, William Newton
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined whip socket and rein holder. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the pivoted whip-socket, its serrated eccentric face and bearing-plate, and a spring connected to the socket and bearing-plate, whereby the eccentric face is brought to bear automatically" (lines 20-25).
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Machine for Sharpening and Gumming Saws.

Machine for Sharpening and Gumming Saws.

Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Hulme, William A. & Hulme, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a machine that sharpens and gums saws for cotton-gins. It does so quickly and does not fatigue the operator. It automatically feeds "the saws so as to bring the teeth successively into position to be operated upon, and which will cut the teeth uniformly, thereby preserving the circular outline of the saws and preserving the teeth of a uniform length and appearance" (lines 15-20).
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Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Farmer, Francis Marion
Description: Patent for a wire stretcher and tightener meant for wire fence rails. It is easy and convenient to use, and consists of a lever with a fixed pulley on one end, a rope or chain passes through the pulley, and the rope or chain has hooks attached to its ends.
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Hopple for Horses.

Hopple for Horses.

Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Cottle, Julius O. & Ivie, Rufus
Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple for horses. This design "consists in the combination of two curved or bent pieces which are to go around the horses ankles . . . [each with] three links and a ring . . . allow[ing] the horse to walk slowly about, permitting [it] to graze at leisure, and enabling [it] to be easily caught when desired" (lines 14-34).
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Pruning Implement.

Pruning Implement.

Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Baiey, George M.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient pruning implement meant to prune trees, cutting brush, and trimming hedges. It has a reciprocating knife, an improved hatchet-blade, and an extensible saw-blade "which is seated within a groove or recess in the shank of the implement and capable of being extended and held in operative position by means of a retaining-spring" (lines 16-20).
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