Cotton-Cleaner.

Cotton-Cleaner.

Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
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Music-Holder.

Music-Holder.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: French, Clarence E.
Description: Patent for an improved music-holder. The music-holder is comprised of a base adapted to be secured to a music rest with a standard pivoted on the base. The standard is fixed with a spring-pressed shaft in order to press the book to the music stand.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
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Derrick.

Derrick.

Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Lindsey, William E.
Description: Patent for improvements in derricks or machines for hoisting heavy objects, which can be easily erected and operated; this device “can be manipulated with ease and by which the article being elevated or lowered may be changed in position without moving the support.” (Lines 20-23) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Wrenches.

Improvement in Wrenches.

Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Killough, William B.
Description: Patent for furnishing "an adjustable wrench for holding and turning bolts, pipes, taps, &c." (lines 7-9). Includes instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton and Corn Planters.

Improvement in Cotton and Corn Planters.

Date: December 10, 1878
Creator: Hall, James Madison
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton and corn planter design with an axle that has agitators, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fire-Dog.

Fire-Dog.

Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive fire-dog adapted to be used in any ordinary open grate and capable of affording convenient means for cooking in an open fireplace." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Beverages and Sirups from Mustang Grapes.

Improvement in Beverages and Sirups from Mustang Grapes.

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Wood, Joshua C.
Description: Patent for manufacturing a syrup by mixing brown sugar, water, and Mustang grapes.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: April 10, 1883
Creator: Thomas, Floyd W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with [a] frame, having [a] hook on [a] cross-piece and [a] tongue on [another] cross-piece, of a loop or keeper, arranged on the under side of frame and between the two cross-pieces" (lines 69-73).
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