Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
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Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for an expansion bit for a well-drilling apparatus that can be "adjusted and removed without without withdrawing the well tubing, and to provide means whereby a bit capable of drilling a hole sufficiently larger than the well tubing to accommodate a casing may be introduced through the tubing" (lines 11-16).
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
Description: Patent for a baling-press for cotton and uses a compression chamber and a head or compressor block to compress the cotton. The invention is more effective and more expeditious than other baling-presses.
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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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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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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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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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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for an Artesian or oil well drilling apparatus that has a detachable drill-bit in its tubing and has an "improved means whereby an expansion drill bit or blade of any preferred construction can be secured to or detached from the drill tubing without removing the latter from the well" (lines 12-15). The tubing does not accidentally detach, and the tubing can rotate in either direction.
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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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