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Combined Cotton Chopper and Planter

Description: Patent for a combined cotton chopper and planter, made to be easy to construct and easy to convert between functions.
Date: October 11, 1892
Creator: Parker, Francis H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a device that efficiently and quickly travels over cotton-drills, spacing the stands uniformly apart and covers up any grass or weeds around the stands, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Totty, William
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gates.
Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Gilbert, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for "improvements in hand fertilizer-distributers and seed-drills," (lines 19-20) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Barbee, Napoleon B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful harrow, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 26, 1899
Creator: Blount, Blanton E. & Guice, Benjamen R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a lifting-jack that has "strength with durability necessary in this class of devices and that will be simple in construction and easy of operation" (para. 2).
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Lynn, John McKinzie
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a plow that has a new design for a "subsoil and harrow attachment to the ordinary break-plow" (lines 9-10).
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Bowers, Thomas M.
Item Type: Patent

Propelling Attachment for Garden or Like Implements.

Description: Patent for "a harness so constructed that it may be comfortably worn by the operator, male or female, and further to provide an adjustable attachment between the harness and the implement or machine, being so made that all the force or weight that the operator is capable of exerting may be brought to bear upon the implement to propel it, without unduly fatiguing the operator or rending the work disagreeable, and whereby further the work of propelling the implement or machine will be beneficial to the operator, inasmuch as the harness will compel the operator to assume an upright position and expand the lungs." (Lines 10-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Wilson, Hampden
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame for sewing machines. This design "is to combine the parts by which a quilter is suspended from a ceiling and connected with a sewing-machine" (lines 15-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he track having a bead on the inner side of top, an eye at each end, and suspended on an incline from the ceiling by two wires at each end, said wires diverging from the track-eyes to the ceiling, in combination with the head-block arranged on the opposite side of track from the sewing-machine arm and carrying rolls suspended from a block" (lines 78-86).
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Touchstone, Jonas Carnie & Worthington, James Monroe
Item Type: Patent

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for improvements to a harness back band buckle and chain carrier, so that "strain is taken off from the center of the buckle, where the ordinary buckles often break" (lines 71-73), including illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Nichols, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved, simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient trephine that is easily assembled and takes up little space. It retains better results than other trephines.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: MacKenzie, Joseph Alexander
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved truss for relieving or supporting hernia, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Oliver, Zebulon
Item Type: Patent