Wagon-Top.

Wagon-Top.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: James, John
Description: Patent for improvements in wagon-bodies by providing "a simple and effective means for tightening the canvas covering over the bows of wagon or other vehicle-bodies” (lines 17-19), includes illustration.
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Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: August 25, 1891
Creator: Thompson, John W.
Description: Patent for improvements in seed-planter by using different sizes of disks to construct a hopper that can be revolved, in which it can be adapted to plant cotton, corn or other seeds. Illustration is included.
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Force-Pump.

Force-Pump.

Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Thompson, John W.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient double action force pump that has one cylinder and one plunger. It also equalizes the opposite strokes of the plunger, and pushes water into the common chamber with both strokes.
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Calculator.

Calculator.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus
Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
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Drag-Saw.

Drag-Saw.

Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Reeves, Newell Antony
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient drag-saw that can be easily transported and adjusted. The saw can also be lifted during operation if necessary. It has a frame, a longitudinally-grooved guiding-bracket attached to the frame, a reciprocating pitman-head that slides into the frame, a crank-shaft that operates the pitman-head, an arm that carries the saw with a pivotal connection to the pitman-head, a saw-frame secured to the pitman-head's outer end, an adjustable strap between the saw-carrying arm and the saw-frame for adjusting the saw-frame, a spring between the arm and the pitman-head, a saw-lifting lever fulcrumed on the machine-frame, a pendent stirrup carried by the lifting-lever and slotted to control the saw-carrying arm, and a guiding-bracket with a slot where the stirrup slides and another slot where the arm moves.
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Corn and Cotton Planter

Corn and Cotton Planter

Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Tedder, Louis
Description: Patent for improvements to corn and cotton planters, including illustrations.
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Whiffletree.

Whiffletree.

Date: May 28, 1889
Creator: Black, William Jackson
Description: Patent for a new and improved whiffletree. This design "compris[es] a front bar, a back rod or spring united to the front bar by welding, the ends of both said bar and rod being bent upon themselves and the parts welded together to construct an eye or opening, whereby both bar and rod are bent around the latter . . . a strengthening-piece placed between the front bar and the back rod or spring, and a casing secured to the back rod and adapted to hold the strengthening-piece in place" (lines 8-18).
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Whiffletree.

Whiffletree.

Date: May 28, 1889
Creator: Black, William Jackson
Description: Patent for a new and improved whiffletree. This design "compris[es] a front rod and a back rod or spring united together by welding, said whiffletree having its ends rounded to form shoulders and provided with hooks fitting upon the rounded ends and prevented from slipping inward by the shoulders, and disks placed upon said rounded ends and attained thereon by swaging the latter" (lines 6-13).
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Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributor

Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributor

Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Gallaway, John Tyler
Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which may be used interchangeably for planting different kinds of seeds-such as corn, peas, cotton, or other seeds-or fertilizing material, and which shall be simple in construction, durable, and easily manipulated" (lines 10-15).
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J.R. Rhyne Hardware Receipts

J.R. Rhyne Hardware Receipts

Date: unknown
Creator: J.R. Rhyne Hardware Co.
Description: J.R. Rhyne Hardware store receipts
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