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Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: December 14, 1908
Creator: Abrams, Frederic
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a seal padlock, designed to "render it absolutely impossible to gain access to the interior of the lock" (lines 12-14). Illustrations included.
Date: January 14, 1907
Creator: Abrams, Frederic
Item Type: Patent

Weighing Machine

Description: Patent for a weighing machine. Illustration included.
Date: December 20, 1909
Creator: Allison, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent

Hame Tug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-tug. This design "relates to a hame and trace attachment, having for its object to provide a simple, strong, and durable device to connect the front end of the trace chain or strap to the hame, whereby the movement of the said chain or strap is prevented from wearing the parts, and thus necessitating frequent repair or replacement" (lines 9-16).
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Charley N. & McPhaill, Robert
Item Type: Patent

Sunshade Holder

Description: Patent for a sunshade holder. Illustration included.
Date: March 29, 1909
Creator: Atkinson, Earl H.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a clothes-pounder that is simple and effective with the operator using the minimum amount of energy. It is conical with a smaller cone inside it. A diaphragm is between the cones and the brace, and an is air vent inside it.
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Bain, WIlliam W. & Bain, William M.
Item Type: Patent

Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pruner. This design "has relation to that class of pruning elements in which a concave chisel-edge is formed in the upper end of the blade and one concave jaw of a pair of pruning-shears is formed at the lower end of the blade, while a saw is attached to one side of the blade and a pivoted jaw is attached to the lower end, operating together with the lower concave edge, and it contemplates certain improvements upon the pruning implement [of an earlier patent]" (lines 19-29).
Date: August 17, 1886
Creator: Bartly, Robert
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment. Illustration included.
Date: September 4, 1906
Creator: Bates, General Lowel
Item Type: Patent

Wire Fence Machine

Description: Patent for a wire fence machine. This invention is designed to tie wires to the line wires and line wires to the stay. Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1902
Creator: Baumgartner, Blassie
Item Type: Patent

Fluid-Pressure Regulator

Description: Patent for a fluid pressure regulator which regulates the supply of steam and oil to an oil burner. Illustrations included.
Date: December 21, 1909
Creator: Beech, William E.
Item Type: Patent

Planting Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a planting attachment for cultivators. This attachment is designed to raise and lower equally to contours of the land. Illustration included.
Date: February 11, 1903
Creator: Benton, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Chopper Attachment

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper attachment that can be applied to the frames of cultivators. Illustrations included.
Date: March 9, 1910
Creator: Berry, Harvey Scott
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a plumb-level with combined compass and line sights.
Date: November 24, 1903
Creator: Bradshaw, William B.
Item Type: Patent

Machine for Packing Cotton.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packer. This design consists "[i]n a cotton-packer, the combination of the frame, guides mounted therein, rack-bars moving in the said guides, a press-box and steam-cylinder, and heads secured to the rack-bars and moving in the press-box and cylinder, respectively, cog-wheels of different diameters journaled in the frame and meshing with the rack-bars, and anti-friction rollers pivoted in the guides and bearing against the rack-bars" (lines 4-13).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Brady, Farley
Item Type: Patent

Hay or Cotton Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "[i]n a hay-press, the combination of the box or casing having suitable doors in its top, bottom, and side, and supported on longitudinal base-strips, a main lever having a short toggle-arm, a semi-rotating fulcrum thereof, auxiliary arms pivotally connected with the main lever, reciprocating followers, and a drum and cord" (lines 26-33).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Bragg, Thomas P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a cultivator, a type of farm implement used for secondary tillage, a way of plowing or cultivating of soil, including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Brown, Peter C.
Item Type: Patent

Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky-plow. This design "has for its objects to provide simple and efficient means whereby the plow may be caused to run level when breaking upon uneven ground, or, when after breaking, when one wheel is run in a furrow previously formed. These objects [the design] attain[s] by . . . the mechanism for lowering or elevating the [plow] for the purpose of leveling it" (lines 10-20).
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Brown, Peter C. & Bragg, Thomas P.
Item Type: Patent

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design calls for a grooved nut and bolt to hold a pin between the two while the bolt is screwed onto the nut. Depending on whether or not the pin is in said grooves, the nut may or may not be removed from the bolt, which increases the worker's control over the nut and bolt and prevents unintended loosening.
Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Bunker, John Williamson
Item Type: Patent

Improved Hay and Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay and cotton press, "the operation of which shall be such that the platen, in starting, moves quickly, but as it approaches the end of its movement its velocity decreases, and its power proportionately increases." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1868
Creator: Carey, Stephen Q.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful traction engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Chappel, John M.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a harvester. Illustrations included.
Date: February 5, 1904
Creator: Claunch, Jeremiah Cyrus
Item Type: Patent