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Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for harvesters and mowers. This design is "to afford means whereby a mowing or reaping machine may be enabled easily to travel over soft or marshy ground; . . . the novelty consists in a shoe proper for each driving-wheel of the machine, each shoe made of a curved piece of metal . . . and provided with a long narrow slot running lengthwise of the shoe, . . . and so adapted that under each wheel one of the shoes shall be placed in such a manner that one of the shoes shall pass through the longitudinal slot in the shoe" (lines 19-32).
Date: June 28, 1887
Creator: Jones, Jeremiah C. & Marshall, Sumner B.
Description: Patent for "baling-presses of that class wherein motion is communicated to the plunger from a sweep operated by horse or similar power, and the object in view is to improve the construction of the baling-chamber and attachments, and, furthermore, to provide a simple and efficient construction of plunger-operating mechanism" (lines 8-15)
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Pearce, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bill file. This design "is to provide a cheap and simple file, upon which the papers may be strung and from which they may be removed with the least amount of trouble, and which is adapted to be locked to securely retain the papers thereon in such manner that they are readily accessible for inspection. To this end [the design] provide[s] . . . a wire loop having ends adapted to lap, fit snugly, and lock the one upon the other, and which may be opened for the ready reception and removal of papers, said loop being fitted to turn or swivel about an axis" (lines 11-23).
Date: February 4, 1890
Creator: Seaman, Milton L. B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bolting-reel. This design "relate[s] to bolting-reels for flour-mills; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, having for their object to obtain lightness, strength, compactness, and cheapness of manufacture, as more particularly set forth hereinafter" (lines 8-13).
Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Phillips, Edwin Samuel & Kealy, Stephen Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consist[s] of a draw-head having a spring-actuated sliding piece projecting into the draw-head, with a shouldered end therein, and a hole adapted to register with the coupling-holes in the draw-head, a coupling-link having yielding slotted pieces pivoted at its ends above slots in the ends of the link, and a coupling-pin with reacting spring mounted in a frame having a winding-drum, and a rope connected with the coupling-pin, the latter projecting through and engaging the sliding piece and link" (lines 76-87).
Date: July 24, 1888
Creator: Griffith, William H.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved cleaner for removing gummy and other matter from the saws of cotton-gins while the latter are running, thus permitting the saws to work very effectively in removing the lint from the seed" (lines 8-13).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: Godwin, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Clothes-Pounders. The invention "has its object to provide a simple and effective clothes pounder in which the air as well as the water is used as an agent in removing the dirt from the clothes" (line 12- 16).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Allen, William Robert
Description: Patent for a cotton elevator and distributor meant to "provide certain improvements in apparatus of this character whereby cotton may be conveniently and readily elevated from the store house or wagon, and evenly distributed to any number of gins which may be arranged successively in the same row" (lines 11-16).
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Moffitt, William E. & Williams, James L.
Description: Patent for "an apparatus for elevating and distributing cotton from wagons or other receptacles and feeding the same to cotton-gins or storage-bins." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Moffitt, William E.; Williams, James L. & Bennett, Levi W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker. This design has a spring-actuating "mechanism located upon the casing, and a hood for inclosing said mechanism hinged to one of the side walls of the casing and held closed by a fastening device . . . [and] the casing thereof, the endless picker-belt, flanged drums, and the toothed disks contained within said casing . . . and a pulley and belt for winding the spring" (lines 1-12).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Martin, John Tillman
Description: Patent for an improved method of hanging and supporting window shades. It consists of a bracket with overlapping portions that form a sleeve, lugs that hold a roller, and end pieces to cover the end of the bar in the sleeve.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Snapp, James F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin distributor. This design consists in "the combination, with the casing having an upper vertical portion and chutes diverging from the lower end of the same, of an oscillating valve mounted in the said upper portion, the rotary fans or knockers mounted in the upper ends of said chutes, and mechanism for simultaneously operating said fans or knockers and valve" (lines 16-23).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Williams, James Leonhard