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Roller Bearing

Description: Patent for improvement on roller bearings that include spaced rings and multiple rollers.
Date: November 2, 1911
Creator: Tatum, Franklin M.
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Railway Gate

Description: Patent for improved railway gate which functions as cattle-guard and prevents foot traffic on railroad bridges, and opens and closes automatically for trains.
Date: April 10, 1906
Creator: Lowe, William Madison
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Cord Wood Machine

Description: Patent for cord wood machine. This machine is designed for splitting wood. Illustration included.
Date: February 29, 1904
Creator: Taylor, Lawrence S.
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Nut Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock. Illustration included.
Date: January 11, 1904
Creator: Payne, Newton & Guynes, Allen Perry
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Churn.

Description: Patent is for a churn that accelerates the process.
Date: February 16, 1903
Creator: Frederick, Jeremiah G.
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Petroleum-Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner for providing heat, light, and for cooking or baking. It super heats steam in two steam chambers to generate more heat.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Demory, Alexander F. & Barron, William G.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a tool that can be used for fence construction by stretching the wires to the desired tension, or for repairing fences by crimping the slack in the wires. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopping wheel which can be attached to any style of plow or cultivator. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Rusk, William Thomas.
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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
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Rivet-Set.

Description: Patent for an improvement in rivet-sets which having various sizes of holes and cavities for cutting and setting; it can be riveted by hand or machine. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William A.
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Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
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Portable Pump, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement to a pump "adapted for attachment to small vessels containing oil, water or any other liquid" (lines 10-12) that includes a better means of securing the pump.
Date: September 15, 1885
Creator: Phillips, Richard
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Motor

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design's "object is to provide a motor possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, easy operation, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Watkins, Samuel H.
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Screw-cutting Die.

Description: Patent for a screw-cutting die, including illustrations. The invention includes "a die-plate of special construction, adapted to cut either right or left hand threads" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Müller, Joseph
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Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design is of "a simple and efficient device for converting a rotary into a reciprocating motion, which may be either vertical or horizontal, and is especially adapted to the various kinds of churns, washing-machines, and the like now in the market" (lines 13-18).
Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Clark, William
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Churn-Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized churn. This design "has for its object to provide a means for converting a rotary into a reciprocating movement and regulating the range of the reciprocating mechanism" (lines 15-18).
Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Britain, Thomas J.
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