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Middle-Breaker and Turning-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in middle-breakers and turning-plows by providing an attachment for the middle breakers or turning plow, in which it will permit lateral adjustment of the wheel, by the use of a compound axle of adjustable length. (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Armstrong, Josiah B. C.

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the frame and the operating-gearing, of the vertical shaft, supported by the frame and acted on by the operating-gearing, the horizontal plate rigidly secured to the lower end of the shaft and provided with radial grooves, and slots in said grooves, the feet having their upper ends bent at right angles, fitted in said grooves and adjustably secured therein by bolts passing through the radial slots, the lower ends of the feet carrying choppers" (lines 39-49).
Date: October 25, 1887
Creator: Ballard, John J.

Cotton Seed Dropper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the frame, the roller journaled in the rear side thereof and having the crank, the seed-spout, the supporting bars on opposite sides of the frame, the rigid shaft connecting the said bars, the seed-disk rigidly secured to the said shaft and having the curved fingers or teeth, the hopper journaled on the shaft and adapted to oscillate thereon, the said hopper having the discharge-opening in its lower side, through which the lower edge of the seed-disk connects, and the pitman connecting the crank with the hopper" (lines 26-37).
Date: October 25, 1887
Creator: Ballard, John J.


Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the oscillating hopper having the opening in its lower side, the slides on the bottom of the hopper, having the slots, the set-screws engaging said slots and securing the slides in place, the seed-slide guided between the opposing edges of the slides, and the operating-lever pivoted on one of the screws and engaging the seed-slide" (lines 62-70).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Ballard, Johnathan J.


Description: Patent for "a simple and effective machine of the character described, which shall possess advantages in point of durability, cheapness of manufacture, and general efficiency" (lines 18-21).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Bigham, Joshua R. & Bigham, Ambrose W.


Description: Patent for a simple and durable churn that quickly makes butter. The butter is churned by pumping a lever, which is connected to a strap that is wrapped around a rod, the rod goes into the container holding the cream and has hoops attached to it inside the container, and the pumping action makes the hoops quickly move back and forth.
Date: May 29, 1894
Creator: Bolding, James P.

Motive Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Motive Power. This design consists "[i]n a motor, the frame, in combination with a windlass or drum, a rope adapted to be wound thereon, a pulley-block provided with a series of pulleys, a weight also provided with pulleys, the rope being passed through the respective pulleys, devices for winding the windlass, and mechanism for transmitting the movement of the windlass while the rope is being unwound" (lines 35-43).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Brown, William A.


Description: Patent for a seed-planter, with illustrations. The "invention relates to an improved seed-planter, adapted to be attached to and operated in connection with any ordinary plow for planting wheat, corn, cotton, or other seed (line 25-28).
Date: December 19, 1882
Creator: Brown, William A.

Smoke and Cinder Conductor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke and cinder conductor. This design "has for its object to provide a simple and efficient conducting mechanism to be attached to the cars, and provided with an improved coupling device at its ends, by which a coupling can be automatically effected with the conducting mechanism of an adjoining car" (lines 11-17).
Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Brown, William A. & Smith, James F.


Description: Patent for a grapple, a device "for handling brick - that is, for moving brick from one point to another" (lines 13-14).
Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Brownfield, James G.