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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "washing-machines known as self-regulating machines; and consists in the arrangement for controlling at will the amount of pressure to be used, in combination with the construction of the feed and washing rollers." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1873
Creator: Rowland, William M.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.

Improvement in Harness.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in harness that "enables the detachment of the horse therefrom instantaneously" (lines 8-9) including illustration. It may also be called "safety harness" (line 10).
Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Ellis, Ira

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an "invention to produce a cheap and convenient tie, which is durable, and which will not unlock should the rivet holding the button break from any strain on it, the button still holding by means of slots, and the strain being transferred to a slot in the end of the tie in which the button was riveted." (Lines 15-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1874
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.

Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Description: Patent for "a cheap and easily-constructed fence, and one which neither small nor large stock will be able to jump over or pass through." (Lines 11-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Rush, Alonzo & Yarbrough, Fisher

Improvement in Collars.

Description: Patent for a device improving the speed and efficiency of shirt collar fastening, as well as the securing of items such as scarves and ties, including illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1876
Creator: Mitchell, Frank G. & Saunders, William J.

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design "provides a means whereby [one] can utilize the heretofore wasted heat ascending the stove-pipe to roast coffee and other similar articles, thereby securing for other purposes the large amount of space over or near the fire heretofore occupied by the coffee-roaster; and the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-21).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.

Clothes Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothing hook. This design utilizes elastic, vulcanized rubber end-pieces for the hooks to hold the article of clothing more effectively. These end-pieces can be produced more cheaply than their threaded-metal counterparts, which require screwing on.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Delany, John L.

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cutter. This design consists in "the combination [of] the two-part shaft having bearings in the frame and supported on the wheels of [a] removable wheel, secured upon the end of [a] portion and having the spokes and cups at the ends thereof, arranged to operate between the adjustable plows" (lines 62-68).
Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Smith, Joseph F.

Cotton Picker's Shade.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton picker's shade. This design "consists of a portable frame having an adjustable and detachable awning or shade . . . for the use of cotton-pickers and others whose vocation obliges them to work in the field during the hot season" (lines 19-23).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Arnold, William Noah

Device for Cutting Boiler Tubes.

Description: Patent for a new device for cutting boiler-tubes. This design "is to be adjusted a distance from the head sufficiently in excess of the thickness of the tube sheet to prevent injury to the latter. The device is then inserted into the end of the tube, with the head abutting against the outside of the tube-sheet. By turning the screw the wedges may then be drawn toward each other, thus forcing the block carrying the cutter outward. The device is now to be turned by the shank alternately with feeding the cutter outward until the tube has been cut through, after which it may be readily removed" (lines 75-88).
Date: April 18, 1882
Creator: Franklin, James Johnson

Car Axle Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design "consists in an improved cap for the box, a dust guard or plate, and packing for the same, the object being to render the axle-box dust and oil tight" (lines 14-17).
Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Scott, James O.