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Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient device, the levers of which can be readily separated, so that either of them can be used as a spade or shovel to fill in the earth around the post after it is placed in the hole" (lines 14-19).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Item Type: Patent

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Item Type: Patent

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to the turning-plow, with convertible attachments for other forms of plow.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua, Sr.
Item Type: Patent

Thread-Cabinet.

Description: Patent "...relates to cabinets for spooladapted to contain spools of thread of different sizes and from which the spools may be easily extracted one at a time" (lines 7-11) including illustrations and descriptions.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Armstrong, John, S.
Item Type: Patent

Post driver

Description: Patent for a portable post driver.
Date: March 16, 1900
Creator: Armstrong, Joseph Milton
Item Type: Patent

Telegraph Instrument

Description: Patent for a telegraph instrument. It is designed to simplify and improved telegraph-transmitter for use by individuals with no knowledge of Morse code.
Date: February 28, 1902
Creator: Armstrong, Martin
Item Type: Patent

Two-Piece Box.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in two piece boxes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, Martin
Item Type: Patent

Plow Stock Or Standard.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in plow stocks or standards. including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 27, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, William T.
Item Type: Patent

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Bale Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a short thin plate of metal having two tongues . . . fronting each other, said plate being pivoted at one end to the bale-hoop . . . the other end of the bale-hoop being passed under the tongues and drawn tightly around the bale, the expansion of the bale on the hoop causes the respective ends to pull on the respective ends of the tie-plate . . . so as to grip the edges of the end passed between the tongues and hold it firmly" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Arnold, Abbott
Item Type: Patent

Baling Press

Description: Patent for "an improvement in that class of presses adopted for baling hay" (lines 10-11) with illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent

Draft-Appliance.

Description: Patent for a draft appliance (animal-driven vehicle) with the purpose of changing and equalizing the draft between draft-animals and making the draft line easily adjustable.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent

Construction of Railroads.

Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Railroad

Description: Patent for "improvements in elevated railways; and the object of my invention is to produce an elevated-railway system which is comparatively cheap, which is absolutely safe, and in which the cars are arranged so that they ride very easily and can be readily adapted for both passenger and freight traffic" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in cattle guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent

Cattle Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle guard that will turn horses, cattle, mules, etc.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent

Rail-Joint Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in railroad rail joint fastenings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet, L.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Umbrella-Supporters.

Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient device for supporting and carrying a parasol or umbrella in such a way as to leave the hands free, and which will enable the parasol or umbrella to be tilted or inclined forward or back, or to either side, as may be required" (lines 8-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Arnold, Eliza M.
Item Type: Patent

Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Description: Patent for double acting cylinder pumps capable of continuous operation and a continuous stream of water, including illustration.
Date: October 15, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent

Double-Acting Cylinder-Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in double-acting cylinder-pumps by making “the cages and check-valves detachable from the piston-cylinder without removing or disturbing either the casing or piston-cylinder and can be replaced in the same manner.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration in included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent

Fruit Picker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit picker. This design consists in "two bags or receptacles [which] are secured upon an endless chain or cord, which passes over a pulley at the top of the pole of the picker and under a pulley near the lower end of the pole, so that the weight of one fruit picked and received in the bag will draw the other bag upward ready to receive another fruit, while the fruit in the descended bag may be removed from the said bag, which will thus be ready to ascend, when another fruit is picked" (lines 24-34).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Arnold, Hudson H.C.
Item Type: Patent