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Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Description: Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
Item Type: Patent

Book-Support.

Description: Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Muir, James Alfred
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
Item Type: Patent

Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cleaner for seed cotton, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Hart, Edward
Item Type: Patent

Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined planter and cultivator. This design has for its object "to facilitate the planting of seed and the cultivating of plants, and to promote convenience in adjusting the machines for the different kinds of work. The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 21-27).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Shannon, Thomas Brandon
Item Type: Patent

Corn and Cotton Planter Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "is to provide a planter which may be used as a cotton-planter or other small-seed planter, the various parts being so arranged that the number of grains planted in a hill may be regulated as desired, while the depth of the furrow may also be regulated in accordance with the requirements of the case" (lines 8-15).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Davis, Joseph Green
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Hopkins, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in disk plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Item Type: Patent

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Item Type: Patent

Dog Attachment for Logging-Cars, &c.

Description: Patent for a new dog attachment "for logging cars, sleds, and wagons, &c., [...] which will securely retain logs on a car, sled, or wagon and also readily release the same for unloading when required" (lines 9-13), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Hudgens, George Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjusting rifle barrels and holding those adjustments in place. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Alston, William F.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Compound Tools.

Description: Improvement in Kitchen-Utensil for lifting pots, kettles, plates, and as a means for holding a device for mangling meats.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel B.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for "an improved cotton-press, which is mainly devised for use on smaller cotton-plantations for baling smaller crops in a very convenient and rapid manner, with considerable economy in power and hands." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1874
Creator: Koehl, William
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Dumping-Cars.

Description: Patent for improvements to Dumping-Cars used for loading locomotives with wood or coal, including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Stephen.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Earth Scrapers

Description: Patent for improved earth scrapers, the class of which are " mounted on Wheel and provided with slatted carriers" (pg 1). This earth scraper has a novel system that allows the machine to be turned around and still used where other machines cannot do so (pg 1).
Date: August 27, 1872
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Machines for Sprinkling Cotton-Plants.

Description: Patent for a wheeled, horse-drawn machine, "whereby plants are firs dampened with water and then overspread with poisonous powder, the latter being caused by the former to adhere to the plant" (para. 9).
Date: January 6, 1874
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Item Type: Patent

Improvements in Cotton-Gins

Description: Patent for improvement in the Cotton-Gin with moveable brushes. This object is designed to make the brushes on the cotton machine move closer to the saw when they become shortened from constant use. This will improve the quality of the machine like a brand new equipment.
Date: June 22, 1875
Creator: Koehl, William
Item Type: Patent

Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock. This design "is to produce a lock and key in which the lock-case has no exterior opening communicating with its wards or works, but is provided with a recess only for supporting the shank or axis of the key, while the only opening for the admission of the key to the interior of the lock, whereby its wards or bolt may be operated or controlled, is upon the interior of the lock-case, so that there is no possibility of introducing . . . picking devices therein, or of introducing any explosive agents" (lines 15-27).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Markham, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent

Nut and Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for fastening a bolt and nut in position, whereby the tendency of the bolt or not to become displaced under jar or strain is obviated." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions or illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Rush, George L.
Item Type: Patent