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Animal-Poke.

Description: Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Dickey, John S.

Switch

Description: Patent for a switch. "This invention obviates likelihood of derailment by splitting the switches, so as to thereby secure a means for preventing the rolling stock from being thrown from the tracks." Illustration included.
Date: August 22, 1905
Creator: Hibbets, Charles M.

Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivator attachments by using “a pair of cutting blades or knives adapted to be adjustably connected to the lister-beam after the plow-blades have been removed and after the planting of the field, and these knives are adapted to straddle the center row and to work down to three inches under the surface of the ground, extending half-way to the adjoining row on both sides of said center row, thus absolutely killing all grass, weeds or the like, and turning up just enough dirt to cover the scrub. By thus treating each row in succession a field may be cleared more quickly, more easily, and more thoroughly.” (Lines 15-27) Illustration is included.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Pope, Henry O.

Sod Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sod-cutter. This design consists, "with a sod-cutter comprising the frame, the horizontal blade, the beam, the handle-bars, and the brace-rod connecting the said beam with the outer handle-bar . . . of the upwardly and outwardly curved guide-rods secured to the rear of the said blades, the curved cutting-blades secured to said rods for dividing the cut sod into separate portions, and the fender provided with a forwardly-bent flange at its upper edge and secured to the said brace-rod diagonally of the machine and behind and above the said blades" (lines 76-88).
Date: July 29, 1890
Creator: White, Maston Timothy