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Cotton-Topping Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement to cotton-topping machine to make growth compactly, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Palm, George William
Item Type: Patent

Gin-Saw Filer.

Description: Patent for improvement in gin-saw filer in “which the saws may be sharpened without removing them or any other operative part from the gin and wherein the files in sharpening one tooth automatically operate to impart a partial rotation to the saw to bring the next saw-tooth in position to be filed.” (Lines 11-17) Illustration is included.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Reynolds, Richard J.
Item Type: Patent

Corn or Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for a corn or cotton planter that is simple, durable and low-cost.
Date: November 19, 1901
Creator: Ferriott, Charley L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a seed planter in which the “plows is used in connection with the purpose of opening a furrow to receive the seed and for quickly covering the seed after it has been deposited.” (Lines 15-18) In addition, an auxiliary plow is attached “to work directly in front of the seed tube, as to provide the scattering of the seed and to cause it to be deposited directly into the furrow.” (Lines 29-32) Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for window screens with frames, side members and end members that can be fixed, detached and adjusted.
Date: April 18, 1905
Creator: McGlamery, William H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for gate-latches in which the gate will close automatically and may be opened by releasing the latch by hand or by the manipulation of the gate. (Lines 10-14) Illustration is included.
Date: December 1, 1903
Creator: McRae, Daniel M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent is for a seed planter that plows and seeds at the same time.
Date: August 4, 1903
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent

Insect-Collecting Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine to collect insects such as cotton-bool weevils and other pests from crops.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Ferriott, Charley L.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention relates to pneumatic cotton-pickers using a suction box for detaching bolls of cotton from pods. Illustration included.
Date: May 26, 1905
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher "to provide a device of the class embodying new and improved features of utility, convenience, indestructibility, and cheapness." (lines 8-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 3, 1905
Creator: Kimbro, John A. & Kimbro, Jeremirah H.
Item Type: Patent

Band Cutter

Description: Patent for a band cutter. This invention is designed to cut bale-ties on cotton bales. Illustration included.
Date: November 27, 1903
Creator: Manly, James S.
Item Type: Patent

Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "an Improvement in a Combined Planter (cotton and corn) and Cultivator" (lines 5-6).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Svensen, Svend G.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements to tongue supports. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of tongue-supports and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device designed to be connected with the ends of a doubletree and with the front axle and capable of supporting the front portion of the tongue or pole in an elevated position to relieve the neck of the draft- animals of the weight of the same" (lines 10-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Brewer, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new invention to improve tire-tighteners."Provides a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device capable of firmly engaging a felly and a spoke and adapted to be readily adjusted to tighten a tire" (lines 12-15) and includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Ferriott, Charley L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements of rail joints in terms of "rigidity, durability, and efficiency" (lines 10-11), and to prevent "low joints" (line 21). Includes illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Stephens, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a Tire Tightener that tightens the tire by expanding the felly of the wheel.
Date: October 31, 1905
Creator: Alten, George P.
Item Type: Patent

Musical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new plucked string instrument "having a peculiarly sweet tone and which may be easily played" (lines 16-17), including illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1906
Creator: Williams, Amanda A.
Item Type: Patent

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher. Illustration included.
Date: January 8, 1906
Creator: Wright, Jessie T.
Item Type: Patent

Insect Exterminator

Description: Patent for an insect exterminator that removes insects from plants and then sprays a solution. Illustrations included.
Date: June 15, 1905
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L. & Logan, Malcolm H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a railway tie that may be cheaply made from sheet or cast metal. Illustrations included.
Date: December 27, 1906
Creator: Brister, William T.
Item Type: Patent

Well-Pipe Lifter

Description: Patent for a lifter made to lift pipes and rods from wells. Illustrations included.
Date: May 20, 1907
Creator: Kimbro, John A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a gate. Illustrations included.
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Aeschlimann, Adolf E.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a clamp. This invention is used for pump-rods, well-tubes, and like implements. Illustration included.
Date: May 5, 1906
Creator: Imhoff, Louis P.
Item Type: Patent

Derailing Frog

Description: Patent for a derailing frog. Illustration included.
Date: April 15, 1905
Creator: Bain, William Y.
Item Type: Patent