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Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.

Wire Tightener

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire tighteners. This design "consists in features of construction and novel combinations of parts in a wire tightening device for repairing wire fences and attaching wires to fence-posts" (line 13-16).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Short, William A.


Description: Patent for a new and useful seeder attachment for plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1899
Creator: Dodds, Edward J. & Jackson, Tomas A.

Damper Regulator For Stoves

Description: Patent for a damper regulator for stoves. Illustration included.
Date: October 16, 1903
Creator: Reed, Jesse R.

Journal Adjusting Device

Description: Patent for journal adjusting device. Illustration included.
Date: August 11, 1904
Creator: Daniel, William B.

Wire Fence Tool

Description: Patent for tool "which may be used for various purposes in connnection with wire fences" (lines 16-17) including an illustration.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Neeb, William


Description: Patent for a trap. Illustration included.
Date: July 5, 1907
Creator: McEachern, John Walter

Wire Tightener

Description: Patent for new and improved construction of wire tightener allows for post in place while wire is being fastened.
Date: July 28, 1900
Creator: Short, William Andrew

Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for "the production of simple and inexpensive means whereby the ordinary farming implements--such as plows, cultivators, and the like--may be readily convert to the sulky or wheeled type." (line 11-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Cornelison, Jesse U.

Buggy Bow Strings Attachment

Description: Patent for improvements to buggy transportation carts. These improvements are primarily to prevent bending and breakage.
Date: July 12, 1905
Creator: Johnson, George A

Harvesting Apparatus

Description: Patent for a harvesting apparatus.This invention is to "provide an effective apparatus of this character which may be operated with the minimum amount of power" (line 9-13). Illustrations included.
Date: June 8, 1906
Creator: Russell, George D.


Description: Patent for a cotton gin. Illustrations included.
Date: August 2, 1909
Creator: James, Walter W.


Description: Patent for improvements in “a compound for the removal and prevention of dandruff;” (lines 7-8) formula of the compound is listed and instructions on how to mix the compound are included. No illustration.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Fraser, Samuel T.; Gilliland, William E. & Wilson, David J.

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.

Wheel Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel-hub. This design "relates to that class of wheel-hubs which are made up of several parts in order that they may be cast in metal; and the object of the invention is to adapt the mortise-piece of the hub to be cast independently of the flanges, to form a positive clamp for the shoulders, and the protect the bearings from sand" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.


Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.

Preparing Fruit for Canning and Preserving.

Description: Patent for a process of skin removal from various fruits that leaves the peeled fruit in "good condition" (line 12) for making preserves or for use in other preparations.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: McDermett, Ida L.

Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Description: Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Pyeatt, Jessie Newton.


Description: Patent for improvements in harrows which can be “adapted to be reversed for pulverizing and leveling the surface traversed, to avoid evaporation as far as possible, and place the ground in the best condition for the travel of harvesters and other machines in gathering crops” (lines 9-14), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Day, John W.


Description: Patent for washing-machines that "employ a circular corrugated or fluted bed with a conical roller revolving about a central post" (lines 12-14).
Date: February 10, 1880
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "is an improvement in that class of nut-locks in which so-called 'jam-nuts' are turned up on the bolt against the nut to be locked; and the present invention lies, mainly, in the particular construction of the end or ends of the thread of the locking nut or washer by which to more securely and effectually lock the nut in place on the bolt" (lines 8-15).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Terry, David C. & Maltby, William J.


Description: Patent for an improvement in belt fasteners, "especially adapted for use in connection with the running belts of planning, sizing, matching, molding and like machines" (lines 10-12) so that belts may be adjusted to tighten or loosen easily.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Noble, John B. & Hensley, Joseph B.