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Description: Patent for "improvements in cotton-presses, it's object being to produce a compact and efficient apparatus, adapted to be secure in the floor between the first and second stories of a building, in such a manner that the press-box can be filled and the cotton made up into bales in the upper story, while the pressing operation is effected from below." (Lines 7-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Thompson, Robert C. & Thompson, Joseph N.
Description: Patent for an improved ditching machine design that will "easily and rapidly cut or excavate, on the surface of the ground, soil, clay, or soft stone, a ditch or trench of any reasonable width or depth suitable" (lines 33-37) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Description: Patent for improved horse-powered press; it "relates to horse or other power presses for cotton, hay, and other compressible materials; and the nature of my invention consists in a reversible stay-brace; in a series of sliding plates, which fill the space between the main standards; in an arm hung to each one of the side doors, regulating the opening of such doors; and in auxiliary devices" (para. 3).
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved apparatus for washing photographic prints after fixing, for the purpose of removing the double hyposulphite of soda and silver formed in the body of the paper during the process of fixing" (lines 6-11).
Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Caylor, J. L.
Description: Patent for a pill composed of podophyllin, leptandrin, butternut bark extract, rhubarb extract, extract of "jalap," capsicum, quinine sulfate, and salicin. The pill is said to treat a wide variety of diseases.
Date: April 12, 1874
Creator: Roberts, Robert R.
Description: Patent for "a plow which will effect a clean severance of the sod on the land side when operating in heavy, tenacious soil, and which will prevent the accumulation of rubbish against the edge of the mold-board or standard." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Wood, John W.
Description: Patent for an invention that, "relates to certain improvements in motive power for churns, its object being to provide a compact system of automatically-operating gearing, that may be readily attached to the top of an ordinay churn" (lines 7-11). Illustration included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
Description: Patent for "improvement in a class of rein-holding devices consisting each of a pivoted, vertically-swinging cam or locking-jaw and a frame...for attachment to the dashboard of a carriage or other vehicle." (lines 7-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1874
Creator: Royse, John ; Royse, J. ; John Royse, of Dodd City, Texas.
Description: Patent for "means for guiding pivoted propeller-blades so that they can open and close readily and uniformly. It also consists in a new mode of applying a spring there-to so that the obliquity or resistance of the blades will be automatically graduated." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.