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Improvement in Fire-Escapes and Extension-Ladders.

Description: Patent for a truck-mounted "portable extension-ladder that may be used by firemen in gaining access to buildings, and may also be used as a fire escape" (lines 15-17) including illustration.
Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Hoyt, William A.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Devices for Use in Reciprocating Churns.

Description: Patent for a churn that has "the cylinder with angular perforations, in contradistinction to round perforations and long slots" (lines 18-20) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 12, 1878
Creator: Forsyth, John
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for a cotton-seed planter with improvements in "the construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 18-19) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 26, 1878
Creator: Nix, Manning L.; Stone, James M. & Anderson, Levi
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Fire-Escape Ladders.

Description: This patent was created for the improvent of fire escape ladders. The inventor gives a comprehensive look at his invention via his image.
Date: April 17, 1878
Creator: Morris, James P.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Corn-Poppers.

Description: Patent for a corn-popper with design specifications and a description for usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1878
Creator: Forsyth, John
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for the improvement of plows, with illustration.
Date: August 13, 1878
Creator: Johnson, Felix
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Spring-Hinges.

Description: Patent for a new spring hinge design which will "either open or close the door or gate after it has passed an angle of forty-five degrees" (lines 20-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Barry, William G.
Item Type: Patent

Improvements in Escapements for Time-Pieces

Description: Patent for inprovements in escapements for time-pieces involving levers and duplex escapements as a way of improving force and regularity in time-pieces. Patent gives instructions and provides illustrations.
Date: October 21, 1879
Creator: Laughlin, Abner G.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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.
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent

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
Item Type: Patent