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Seed Separating Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed separator. This design "provide[s] a machine for [separating seeds] in which the grinding and separating actions will be performed continuously and in a more automatic manner, dispensing with the work of the hand, requiring a less amount of water, and at the same time performing the grinding and separating actions in a more rapid and perfect manner" (lines 29-36).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Blocker, James M.

Straw Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved straw cutter. This design "relates to certain improvements in straw-cutters; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-15). The novel construction and arrangement of parts means that "[t]he machine is simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction, will not readily get out of repair, and will perform the necessary work in an efficient manner" (lines 1-4).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Cornish, John A.

Curtain Fixture.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fixture. This design calls for a rubber roller in which a curtain can withdraw and from which a curtain can emerge. The roller has holes for screwing and mounting.
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Nix, Manning L. & McClelland, Stephen

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for cars. This design "relates to that class of couplers that are self-couplers; and it consists of an open-top hook-shaped draw-bar provided with a pivoted T-shaped vertically-moving coupling-bar, and provided also with an end socket for using the ordinary coupling link" (lines 7-12).
Date: June 21, 1881
Creator: McCray, John Henry Branic

Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bolt-lock. This design is for a flat piece of metal (the "lock") that secures the head of the bolt so that, when the adjoining nut becomes rusted, the nut and bolt can be successfully separated without damaging the surrounding material.
Date: October 18, 1881
Creator: Berry, John T.

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the fork-shaped draw-heads having under-beveled bearings between the branches, the slotted coupler-bars having hook-lugs in front of the slots and adapted to interlock, the side bearings or ledges on each side of each hook-lug, designed to support the sides of the bar and to allow the hook-lugs to enter the slots in coupling" (lines 19-27).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Anderson, Lee

Cotton Chopper and Harrow

Description: Patent for "a cotton chopper, the combination, with the wheeled vehicle, of the side and central section-bars carrying the inclined knives, the handles secured to the central section, and double rack connecting said handles, the adjusting-levers pivoted to the central section, and the pivoted perforated arms connecting the levers and outer section bars" (lines 40-47).
Date: December 26, 1882
Creator: Roberts, George W.

Sash Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash holder. This design "relates to that class of sash-holders in which the sash is held at any desired height, and locked when held down by means of a latch pivoted to angular upright wings which are integral with side plates securing the elastic cam, and adapted to impinge and bind upon the window-frame; and the novelty consists, in connection with the elastic cam, of the metallic plates arranged one upon each side of the said cam, and secured thereto by means of a pivotal device" (lines 17-27).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Nix, Manning L. & McClelland, Stephen

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that aims "to promote convenience in adjusting and regulating cotton choppers" (line 44-46), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Mowrey, Ephraim L.

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder for cotton gins. This design consists in "the combination, with the driving mechanism, of the alternating sections, the shaft or rod, loop-rods and staples, the crank-shaft, and hooked rods . . . [and] of the adjustable comb, the crank-shaft, hinge-connection, arm, and cross-bar" (lines 3-12).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Nix, Manning Lafayette

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the radial arms of the wheel-frame and the vertical pivot-posts thereon, the sails or fans pivoted to said posts, the pivoted detents, and the pivoted governing-levers to which said detents are connected, said levers carrying adjustable weights" (lines 16-23).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank

Corn Sheller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn sheller. This design "comprises a double-shelling surface of peculiar construction in one plate or bed-piece, whereby a corn-sheller having but little weight is produced, which shall be capable of shelling either one ear of corn, or, by using both hands, two ears of corn at the same time, and which shall do its work with increased ease, ready clearance for the shelled corn, and protection, when using both hands, against their striking each other" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 4, 1884
Creator: Matthews, Luther