Tool for Building Wire Fences.

Tool for Building Wire Fences.

Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Highsmith, Lewis C.
Description: Patent for a simple and effective tool used for building wire fences that is "a nail holding and driving device, a measuring attachment, and a wire cutter" (lines 12-14).
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Self-Setting Trap.

Self-Setting Trap.

Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Dowell, Lawson Henry
Description: Patent for a useful self-setting trap, meaning the captured animal will set the trap for another animal. In this self-setting trap the bait is held against molestation, and which may be employed to successively catch and confine all animals that may pass therein.” (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Pruning Implements.

Improvement in Pruning Implements.

Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Booker, David
Description: Patent for "an improved implement for trimming hedges and for cutting and laying down hedges" (lines 8-10) with instructions and illustrations.
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Device for Elevating Wagon-Bodies.

Device for Elevating Wagon-Bodies.

Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Booker, David
Description: Patent for a pulley system for elevating wagons off the ground and "keeping them suspended under the roof of a barn or other roofed structure while not in use" (lines 19-21), including instructions and illustrations.
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Hopper for Leaching Ashes.

Hopper for Leaching Ashes.

Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Alexander, Abbington B.
Description: Patent for improved ash-hopper that is composed of suitable frame, two side boards, two triangle end boards that can be used to improve leaching ashes.
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Corn Planter and Dropper.

Corn Planter and Dropper.

Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Dawson, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter or dropper. This design utilizes a hopper, a shaft provided with cups, a bevel having a countersunk opening provided with a recess, a gate hinged in said recess and held in contact with the cups on the shaft by a spring, and a concave partition fitting the periphery of the shaft, all constructed and arranged in a novel way (lines 68-75). Additionally, this design utilizes a wheel, the motion of which dispenses the seed.
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Lap Ring.

Lap Ring.

Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Matthews, James Levi
Description: Patent for a new and improved lap ring (or link). This design utilizes a hinge to allow for half of the ring to part from the other half, which creates a larger opening and allows for connection with a wider range of things (e.g., larger clevises).
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Lap Ring.

Lap Ring.

Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Morris, John P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved carabiner ("lap ring"). This design calls for the hinged bar to interlock more with the body of the ring. This design prevents the stretching of the ring when bearing a heavy load, representing an improvement over previous designs.
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Wagon-Body Lifter

Wagon-Body Lifter

Date: August 24, 1880
Creator: Morris, John P.
Description: New and useful improvements in Wagon-Body lifters. Furnish a wagon-body lifter simple in structure, efficient in its operation and durable.
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Combined Fire Screen and Fender.

Combined Fire Screen and Fender.

Date: July 19, 1881
Creator: Matthews, James Charles
Description: Patent for a combined fire screen and fender. This design "works in the mantle-piece by means of weights, and is secured in position by by means of a spring-latch that catches in notches in the jamb. This screen thus arranged can be made to answer for three purposes: By letting it down nearly to the hearth it acts as a blower; by letting it entirely down accidents from fire are prevented, and when let down in the summer time it makes a handsome summer screen" (lines 21-30).
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