Improvement in Cotton-Cultivator.

Improvement in Cotton-Cultivator.

Date: August 13, 1867
Creator: Adams, Jesse
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators.
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Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Gaines, Thomas W., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvements “in facing-slip and label holders to be used by mailing and postal clerks” (lines 13-14) “by providing a convenient and readily-accessible means in applying the facing-slips to packages of mail-matter and to adapt such holders for placement with respect to a case of letter-box as to always have such slips and labels with the receptacle containing the letters to receive a slip corresponding with such mail-matter.” (Lines 16-23) Illustration is included.
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Clevis.

Clevis.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Bruton, Alonzo D.
Description: Patent for improvements in clevises in which a clevis can be used upon plows or harrows. When it is used, it “will obviate the necessity of using links or open rings in connection with the clevis and the singletree, as well as enable the plowman to cause his plow to run in the soil any desired depth or to cut a narrow or wide furrow.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
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Trap.

Trap.

Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Williams, Lloyd Franklin
Description: Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improved Millstone-Dress.

Improved Millstone-Dress.

Date: November 24, 1868
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Description: Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: September 24, 1872
Creator: Messick, William P. & Messick, Harvey T.
Description: Patent for improving a butter church mechanism.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Date: November 21, 1871
Creator: Sivley, John J.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton and hay presses with elevated levers. It includes a description and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Gin Flues

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Flues

Date: August 13, 1872
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton ginning appartatus using a set a valves to throw lint-cotton into different rooms without stopping the gin (line 2), including illustration.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
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