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Improvement in Thill-Couplings.

Description: Patent for improvements in thill-couplings "whereby provision is made for the easy connection and disconnection of the shafts or pole of the vehicle without any unscrewing or removal of bolts or pins" (para. 2).
Date: November 26, 1872
Creator: Fitzsimmons, Henry

Tree-Heater.

Description: Patent for Tree-Heater. "The object of the invention is to provide a device of the character described for the purpose of generating and distributing heat and so constructed that it may be suspended from or placed beneath small trees and shrubs for the purpose of raising the temperature of the atmosphere surrounding the same in order to prevent said trees or shrubs and the fruit thereof from being injured by reason of cold" (lines 11-19).
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Wilson, Luther M.

Spring-Wheel.

Description: Patent for an improvement in spring wheels in which "a maximum of resiliency or shock absorbing power is obtained, with the employment of comparatively few elements" (lines 11-14). The spring wheel has multiple spokes that are telescoping sections of coil spring, held in a distended position to eliminate lateral strains upon the wheel.
Date: December 10, 1912
Creator: Kilgore, Starling

Cotton Picker.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton picker and cleaner that is cylindrical in design, with a drum that contains rows of spikes or teeth and which rotates by a connecting shaft that can be connected to a motor. Includes illustrations.
Date: August 13, 1912
Creator: Ball, William D. & Bradburn, Justin G.