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Improved Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1868
Creator: Gaines, James W.
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Mail-Box Hanger

Description: Patent for a mail box hanger for mailboxes that allows the mailman to easily deliver mail to them.
Date: December 3, 1912
Creator: Bell, Fred
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Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow, which attaches to cultivators that both turns the earth destroying weeds and puts some soil around the tops of the young plants to keep them low growing.
Date: May 11, 1909
Creator: Avery, Charles Lafayette
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Spring-Seat

Description: Patent for a spring seat for wagons designed to absorb sudden shocks or vibrations caused by rough terrain in order to ensure that the driver or occupant is safe. Illustrations included.
Date: April 26, 1909
Creator: Speir, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a tool sharpener for various farm equipment such as plows or tools.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: Kirksey, Elijah F. & Stegall, John T.
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Chuck.

Description: Patent for a chuck used with a jewelers lathe to hold watch crystals in place while cutting them down to size.
Date: November 24, 1908
Creator: Bruton, David A.
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Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment. This invention is used to provide stalk-cutting the stalks and chopping of cotton. Illustration included.
Date: October 31, 1908
Creator: Nicks, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Air-Brake Coupling

Description: Patent for an air-brake coupling for railroad cars which connects cars automatically and can be fully controlled by the train engineer in the engine.
Date: July 23, 1907
Creator: McMillan, Thomas B.
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Vehicle-Top.

Description: Patent for a canvas top for a wagon that is attached to wooden bows and can be folded up into a seat rest when not in use.
Date: July 9, 1907
Creator: Kelley, Harrall M.
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Coupling

Description: Patent for a coupler designed to connect the pipes of train cars. Illustrations included.
Date: June 21, 1907
Creator: Mc.Millan, Thomas B.
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Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap that requires the animal to fully enter the jaws of the trap to reach the bait and that reliably springs the trap upon the entrance of an animal but not when refilling the bait in the trap.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Dubois, James Madison
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Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers. This invention is adapted to be attached to a double shovel cultivator so that the chopper will rotate so as to protect plants. Illustrations included.
Date: July 25, 1906
Creator: Connell, Alexander Hardee
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Alarm.

Description: Patent for an alarm designed to attach to windows or entryways and sound to alert residents of a burglary attempt, with illustrations.
Date: May 29, 1906
Creator: Hobbs, Francis Marion
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Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe wrench. "One object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient" (lines 12-14) pipe wrench. "Another object of the invention is to obviate the use of link connections and yet obtain a positive binding action off the jaws upon the pipe, bolt, or other object to which the device may be applied." (lines 15-19)
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Coffman, Seburn E.
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Carpenter's Jack

Description: Patent for a carpenter's jack specifically designed for "carpenters or workmen in laying flooring, putting up siding, or any similar operations" (lines 9-11).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: McCulley, Perry J.
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