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Description: Patent for an "invention to produce a cheap and convenient tie, which is durable, and which will not unlock should the rivet holding the button break from any strain on it, the button still holding by means of slots, and the strain being transferred to a slot in the end of the tie in which the button was riveted." (Lines 15-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1874
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for "hoes in which the blade is made detachable from the handle-eye, and the latter made to receive several blades or other attachments." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Description: Patent for a new compound to be used as fish bait, consisting of oil of anise, asafetida, cardamom-seed, golden, yellow, or black root, and buzzard root. Includes instructions.
Date: January 21, 1873
Creator: Goodman, Samuel A., Jr.
Description: Patent for an improved corn-cob splitter for feeding stock using a tapering pin operated by a rack and pinion to split corn whether shuck is on or off. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 2, 1878
Creator: Smith, Joseph F.
Description: Patent for "a cheap and easily-constructed fence, and one which neither small nor large stock will be able to jump over or pass through." (Lines 11-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Rush, Alonzo & Yarbrough, Fisher
Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Description: Patent for "washing-machines known as self-regulating machines; and consists in the arrangement for controlling at will the amount of pressure to be used, in combination with the construction of the feed and washing rollers." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1873
Creator: Rowland, William M.