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Description: Patent for an improved cotton-bale tie, which is a metallic hoop having an opening and protruding metal lugs on one end through which the other end, having openings that correspond to the lugs, is passed and secured with same.
Date: July 13, 1875
Creator: Dawson, Paul R.
Description: Patent for bale ties that are designed "to have a series of holes in each end portion of the hoop, so that two keys can be used; also so that the hoop can be taken up short and again used on the compressed or repressed bale." (Lines 20-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 27, 1874
Creator: Jones, Henry B.
Description: Improved Button Hole scissors, where the scissors may be "adjusted vertically for suitable Cutting Hole length"(pg 2). The scissors have a "v-shaped" button hole cutter that can be adjusted to pierce the fabric at a desired depth and a tracing wheel.
Date: February 27, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward, A.
Description: Patent for an insecticide compound that combines Paris green, flour, and lime, which allows the poison, arsenic, to better adhere to cotton plants. Includes instructions.
Date: January 14, 1873
Creator: Whisenant, Green F.
Description: Patent for a “combination of flour and cotton-seed meal with paris green, for the destruction of cotton-worms or caterpillars, and other pestiferous insects” (lines 47-50).
Date: May 26, 1874
Creator: Royall, William B.
Description: This patent is an upgraded corn and seed planter machine that plants corn, cotton, and other types of seeds for mass production. The machine is aligned with the surface of the ground. It does not converse with the plows that are attached to it, freeing up the machine to release seeds proficiently with ease.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Adams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in a cotton press. "Our invention has for its object to furnish an improved press for baling cotton as it comes from the gin, &c., &c." (lines 14-16).
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Crenshaw, William T. & Carothers, Robert J.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses by using “a combination of a horizontal double reversed screw, an open semi-cylindrical and longitudinal screw-threaded recess, provided with wheels or rollers to sustain and carry the superincumbent weight or pressure.” (Lines -, p. 2) Illustration is included.
Date: March 21, 1876
Creator: Jones, Henry B.
Description: Patent for improvement in rail-fence by using “triangular-shaped posted or couplings; it consists in arranging posts of a triangular form and a certain construction diagonally with the rails forming the body of each panel, so that long and short rails may be utilized.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
Date: August 20, 1872
Creator: Willie, William T.
Description: Patent for an improvement in fences through the manufacturing of a fence or fence-paneling of hoop-iron, so that it may be sold in sections of any desired length, rolled up in compact form, easily and cheaply transported to any distance, and put up by the farmer with rapidity and facility.
Date: June 4, 1872
Creator: Brown, Floyd G.