Clevis.

Clevis.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Word, Aaron Matthias
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and improved clevis that can be easily manufactured and employed to a draft-beam. It can be used without a lapring in order to connect to a singletree. The singletree can have its "staple or eye...disposed in a plane with the said singletree" (lines 16-17).
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Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Conley, Andrew J.
Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling meant to "provide a coupling of great simplicity of construction forming a tight and efficient connection by which the hose can be connected without turning it, without the screwing together of the sections and without a loose washer within one of the couplings which is readily lost and quickly gets out of order" (lines 12-19).
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Bracket.

Bracket.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Porter, Charles
Description: Patent for improvements in brackets that used to support shelf or for other purposes by using a combination of hinged brackets, a longitudinal wire formed with bends to receive the inclined portions of the brackets, and with hooks at its outer ends; this improved brackets “can be folded in close contact with the shelf, so as to occupy little space for shipment or storage.” (Lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by “employing a combined brace for the mold-board and a locking device for the share” (lines 46-48), including illustration.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Brown, William Franklin
Description: Patent for improvement in plows by using a “combination of mold-board, land-bar, and share, which will effectually shed the land and prevent the latter from adhere to it.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
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Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Green, Frank
Description: Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
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Hanging Bed.

Hanging Bed.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Buell, Will M.
Description: Patent for improvements in hanging or hidden beds by having “hangers pivoted at their upper ends to fixed supports and having upwardly-opening angular hooks at their lower ends, of a bed-frame, legs pivoted to the ends of the end bars thereof, pitman-rods extending inwardly from said legs, a piece to whose ends said rods are connected, an outward projection between the ends of said piece detachably engaging and closely fitting one of said hooks, and a pivot passing through the projection and piece and into the end bar, as and for the purpose herein before set forth.” (Page 2, lines 26-36) Illustration is included.
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Fence.

Fence.

Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Tucker, Thomas Neal
Description: Patent for a suspended wood panel fence with "advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of construction, adaptability, effectiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-13). It improves on patents held by J. S. Ferguson, W. A. Tillman, W. T. Manry, and others. The fence panels are suspended between the posts by wires. The wires extend to the bottom of the fence panel's braces at either end of the panel.
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Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Date: March 16, 1869
Creator: Switzer, W. C.
Description: Patent for improvement in combined planter and cultivator by “combining instruments such as hoppers, plow-beans, brace-bars, foot-levers and many others that required for preparing the ground, planting the seed, and cultivating the plants and which may be easily adjusted for the various uses.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
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Head-Rest.

Head-Rest.

Date: May 16, 1893
Creator: Wesson, Miley B.
Description: Patent for "an improved head rest which can be easily attached to a car seat without injuring or marring the wood work or upholstering thereof, and which will be compact in structure, light in weight and cheap and durable in general construction, and readily adjustable in height, and angle of inclination" (lines 14-21).
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