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Description: Patent for a skeleton glove for picking cotton that protects the fingers from chafing from the plant through the use of metal or leather thimbles on the end of each finger of the glove.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Adkins, Willis

Steam Engine Governor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine governor. This design consists in "the combination, with the valve-stem and governor-balls, of a lever connected with the said valve-stem, a weighted lever connected with the said valve-stem lever, a piston-rod connected with the said weighted lever, a piston attached to the said piston-rod, and a small cylinder in which the said piston operates, and which is connected at one end with the interior of the steam-chest" (lines 93-102).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.

Rail Tie And Brace

Description: Patent for rail tie and braces. This invention is designed to couple opposite rails of the road-beds of railways allowing them to be adjusted as occasion requires. Illustration included.
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Barnes, Ned E.


Description: Patent for a type of insecticide for cotton and vegetable plants. Particularly effective for use against the "boll-weevil" of cotton plants.
Date: May 26, 1903
Creator: Bourlon, Eugene A.

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in rotary engines, specifically in engines where the piston is operated by direct and expansive force of steam.
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Carothers, Samuel Eugene

Plow Mold Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow mold board. This design "consists of a circular roll arranged in the mold-board near the point and covered with belting, which, in the forward movement of the plow, is revolved and carries the earth backward on an endless belt passing around rollers journaled in the end of transverse slots made in the mold-board, whereby, in the forward movement of the plow, the belt is revolved and the friction of the earth on the mold-board decreased and the plow scoured" (lines 17-28).
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Dahlman, Carl Oscar


Description: Patent for a flood-gate meant for use in mill-dams, races, and levees. Its intended use is to allow water to come to a certain height, and automatically release water once it gets past that point. When the water returns to a reasonable height, the gate automatically closes.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Dean, Asa

Insect-Destroying Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in insect-destroying machines to remove and destroy the boll-weevil of cotton plants by “gathering the branches of the plant into position to be effectively operated upon by a revolving brush which sweeps the weevils from the plant into a box carried by the machine without injury to the cotton plants.” (Lines 25 -30)
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Dyer, Charles V.

Insect - Destroying Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine developed for the removal of insects from cotton plants by means of rotary brushes on each side and crushing rolls below the brushes to kill the insects dislodged.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Dyer, Charles V. & Willette, Willie S.

Plow Cleaning Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow cleaner. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the mold-board of a plow, having parallel longitudinal slots . . . of upper and lower rollers, belts passing around the same beneath the mold-board, scrapers connected to said belts in line with the slots and adapted to pass over said mold-board, and means for rotating said belts" (lines 93-99).
Date: May 6, 1890
Creator: Dyer, Charles Valentine.

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for a mechanism to lock a nut in place on a bolt that also automatically releases when a wrench is applied to turn the nut.
Date: August 4, 1914
Creator: Edwards, Whitfield H.