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Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design is of "a simple and efficient device for converting a rotary into a reciprocating motion, which may be either vertical or horizontal, and is especially adapted to the various kinds of churns, washing-machines, and the like now in the market" (lines 13-18).
Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Clark, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized churn. This design "has for its object to provide a means for converting a rotary into a reciprocating movement and regulating the range of the reciprocating mechanism" (lines 15-18).
Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Britain, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
Description: Patent for improvements to a cultivator "which, for convenience of operation, may be attached to the wheels or frame of any ordinary wagon or cart, or it may be operated independently of either of the above by attaching the draft animals directly to the main or principal beam to which the plow-points are connected." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Hinckley, Jacob B.
Description: Patent for improvements made to motors that power machinery, called "horse-powers." The specific improvements made are in the arrangement of mechanical pulleys from which the motor derives power, arranged in such a way that will not significantly increase the size or cost of the machine.
Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Description: Patent for Mill Stone Dressing- the pattern on a mill stone for the better grinding of grains into flour. The furrows and grooves of the new design allow grain to be "milled... at greater speed (and)even distribution."
Date: March 8, 1870
Creator: Loy, G. W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.