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Description: Patent for an improved "oliver," a blacksmith's hammer operated by foot power or another mechanism. It provides improved means for mounting the hammer, adjusting the blow of the hammer or cushioning it, and arranging the hammer at different positions when not in use.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Raiza, William J. & Souther, Alsom
Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett
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.
Description: Patent for "a novel arrangement of circuits in connection with a pair of telephone-receivers at each subscriber's station, whereby the subscriber can cut out the station, so that the conversation is being carried on between two subscribers cannot be heard by the other subscribers on the same line" (lines 9-17).
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Bennett, William W.
Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.