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Cotton - Bale Ties

Description: Patent for tying the ends of cotton bale wires or bands.
Date: September 22, 1874
Creator: Szabo, Alexander A.

Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton-stalk cutters by way of an improved framework.
Date: August 9, 1874
Creator: Johnston, George; Cairns, John & Johnston, Michael K.

Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Description: Patent for improvements to cistern covers, combining a cast iron, charcoal filled filter and specially shaped cast perforated iron lid with handles for removing the cover and for changing the charcoal.
Date: July 9, 1874
Creator: Stacey, Ephraim D, of Cirsicana, Texas.

Improvement in Bed-Plates for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for the invention of a new improvement in bed plates for steam engines, allowing improved water-feeding and venting of exhaust steam.
Date: October 14, 1874
Creator: Richardson, John D, of Houston, Texas.

Improvement in Flat-Iron Heaters.

Description: Patent for a device which rapidly heats a flat or smoothing iron utilizing a lamp with multiple burners which can be adjusted to raise the temperature of the flat iron to the desired degree.
Date: July 28, 1874
Creator: Wilmot, Byron

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton-chopping machine, including illustrations.
Date: August 10, 1874
Creator: Burnham, Theodore C.

Improvement in Animal-Traps

Description: Patent for "traps for catching large and small animals; and it consists in the combination of a number of inclined plates or boards, provided with spurs on their lower ends and hinged to fixed ridges on their upper ends, so arranged as to form ridges or elevations and depressions, and to entrap the animals by holding their legs between the spurred ends of said inclined plates" (lines 15-23).
Date: April 14, 1874
Creator: Flournoy, Rice Smith

Improvement in Portable Fences.

Description: Patent for portable fencing with sections that can be connected and set up in a particular area, or removed and put elsewhere at will.
Date: April 21, 1874
Creator: Griffin, James Lee

Improvement in Mechanical Movements.

Description: Patent for a specific arrangement of a single-cylinder engine and two shafts with connecting rods that can be used to drive boat propellers.
Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Franklin, Robert Morris

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Description: Patent for "corn-planters in which the corn is planted in hills or rows; and the particular features of [the] invention consist in the combination, with a pivoted rising and descending charger or cup, of a sleeve-seat for said charger, a charger-carrying stem, and the seed-hopper, whereby the charger is held and carried in position upon a seat to fill, to rise from said seat, and to dump upon its pivot, and to be again brought into and maintained in a vertical position upon said seat while descending through the corn, whereby the charger is held and moved vertically through the grain from the bottom of the hopper to receive and discharge the filled charge above the corn in the hopper." (Lines 7-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Williams, Blasius & Cohn, Morris

Improvement in Standards for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for "a stanchion pivoted in a strong metal box adapted to be fastened to the side of the platform of the car or truck, the box being open at the top and at one end, so that the stanchion can be turned down on its pivot by the side of the platform, to be out of the way of loading the car or truck platform with goods which cannot be conveniently loaded when the stanchions are upright." (Lines 6-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1874
Creator: Martin, James J.

Improvement in Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton presses to bale cotton and other materials, including illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1874
Creator: Brown, Bartlett W.

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for a "means for driving cotton-gins and other light machinery by animal power; and it relates to that form of animal-power apparatus termed the vertical tread-wheel." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1874
Creator: Powell, James M.

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Compounds.

Description: Patent for "a mixture of the arseniate of soda and water, or arseniate of soda, dextrine, and water, prepared in certain proportions of the respective ingredients, for the purpose of destroying cotton-worms." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1874
Creator: Braman, John D.

Improvement in Scissors.

Description: Patent for "scissors for the use of dealers in dry goods; and it consists in providing an ordinary pair of scissors with an extension at or near the end of one of the blades, having an entering point and an eye to carry a thread, and designed to serve a convenient purpose in tagging and retagging goods." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1874
Creator: Waldie, Samuel H.

Improvement in Box and Bale Hooks.

Description: Patent for "a guard or shield, of leather or other equivalent material, combined with the handle or shank of the hook used for turning or otherwise handling bales or boxes, &c., to prevent the hands from rubbing or pressing against the bale or box, whereby the are often injured." (Lines 6-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1874
Creator: Knight, John W.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines

Description: Patent for a seed-planting machine with adjustable mechanisms that allows the user to customize the seeding machine for a specific project.
Date: June 2, 1874
Creator: Lee, Abram & Sinks, Edward Randolph