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Horse Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "is to supply a cheap, durable, easy fitting and self adjusting or flexible horse-collar for farm and other use, and which shall readily adapt itself to the form of the animal, and thereby obviate those abrasions which are so common with the use of a rigid and unyielding collar. To these and other ends [the] collar is made for the most part of what is known as "moss-yarn," with its strands or fibers arranged and the body of the collar subjected to pressure in a mold or press" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Bailey, William Luther; Knight, Leonard Thaddeus & Knight, Lenis Douglas
Item Type: Patent

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included.
Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Barron, John Davis
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a new improvement for a cotton-cultivator with different tools and connections, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1873
Creator: Bates, Finis L.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press that construct a cotton-press in which the cotton will be compressed by a continuous operation as it is received from the cotton-gin (line 21-24), the device “consists of two series of rollers arranged in a circle” (line 26).
Date: April 16, 1887
Creator: Brady, Lewis Peter & Brady, WIlliam
Item Type: Patent

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new improvements in the construction of the nut lock. Patent for "a new and improved version of the nut-lock and combination of latch or locking device in order to lock the nut to the bolt." (lines 8-27) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new nut-lock and latch, including illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Gin

Description: Patent for an improvements in the combination of devices and overall construction of cotton gins.
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis & Brady, William
Item Type: Patent

Swingletree

Description: Patent for a swingletree. Illustrations included.
Date: April 1, 1904
Creator: Brazell, David H.
Item Type: Patent

Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Brown, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Riveting Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved riveting machine. This design "consist[s], essentially, of an upright-frame having a vertically-movable driving-rod therein, a vertically-separable set loosely mounted upon the lower end of the driving rod, and a stationary upright removably mounted in the frame beneath the driving-rod and set, [and] said upright having a spring-actuated sleeve extending above the upper end thereof" (lines 66-74).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent

Riveting Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved riveting-machine. This design consists "of the upright frame having the cross-head in the upper front part thereof, the vertical driving rods . . . adapted to move in said cross-head, the upright with perforated top and spring-actuated sleeve attached to the frame below the rod, the separable rivet-holder attached to said rod by the arms, the frame, and the sleeve . . . the upright with solid top attached to the frame below the rod, and means, as pivoted levers . . . at the top of the machine, connecting-rods . . . and treadle-levers . . . for actuating the driving-rods" (lines 60-74).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent

Riveting-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in "which rivets may be rapidly set in the material to be riveted, the rivet being driven and headed at the same operatio and without first punching holes in the material to be riveted." (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "consists . . . in pivoting the plow-beam, provided with a shovel for making a furrow into which the seed is dropped, in between the front ends of the beams of the two covering-shovels, the seed-covering-shovel beams being secured to the handles of the machine, whereby the pivoted beam is controlled entirely by the handles; second, in pivoting the seed-box to the rear end of the beam, provided with shovel for forming a furrow for the seed to drop in, by means of the loose link or connection, so that the beam can be moved independently" (lines 14-27).
Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Carter, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent

Tire for Vehicle-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a vehicle-wheel tire with illustrations included. It is expected to provide "simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction adapted to increase the strength and durability of vehicle-wheels" (lines 12-14) and allow for easy replacements.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Carter, Mansion C.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Colquitt, George F.
Item Type: Patent

Muzzle-Yolk.

Description: Patent for a cattle-yolk that stops the animals from jumping or breaking through fences. The yolk "will bind upon him, thus effectually stopping the animal from any further effort" (lines 12-15) if it tries to jump or break through a fence.
Date: March 10, 1896
Creator: Courtney, Thomas Lafayette
Item Type: Patent

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for improvements in horseshoes, which will have two parts that pivot together at the toe. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1891
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoe. This design "is to provide an improved construction of shoe by which [the] contraction . . . of the hoofs of horses . . . at the heels . . . is prevented" (lines 19-24). It consists "of the plate having nail-holes, the depending flange located on the under side of said plate, extending from end to end thereof and having triangular recesses near each end, the triangular toe-calk, and the upwardly-extending beveled flanges at the rear or heel portion of plate" (lines 64-70).
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a durable and secure horseshoe that doesn't let "the heel of the hoof from contracting, thus overcoming the serious defect in other common types of shoes of permitting the horse to have a "narrow heel," as it is called, and to prevent slipping of the shoe on the icy surfaces" (lines 16-21).
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-pickers with design specifications and a description of applications and usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1878
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent

Vehicle-Spring

Description: Patent for the "improved construction of elliptical steel springs" (lines 7-8) in "carriage and car springs" (line 5) including instructions and illustration.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bridges.

Description: Patent for an improvement in Bridges and Self-Supporting Roofs and Girders. The invention provides instruction for "the construction of truss-bridges and self supporting roofs and girders"..."by nailing or bolting securely together successive layers of plank joined at different points."
Date: May 26, 1873
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a horseshoe that has "a double crease in the bottom face or under side of the shoe and peculiarly-arranged corrugations or roughened surfaces in the upper side of the shoe" (lines 13-17).
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Dellinger, Thomas Gamewell
Item Type: Patent