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Description: Patent for an improvement in baling-presses that uses a plunger operated press for maximum compression and minimum power.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Hayes, Daniel George
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Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
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Description: Patent for a match-box that prevents "the wholesale removal therefrom of large numbers of matches by users and borrowers and their consequent wasteful expenditure, which, when this happens, as it commonly does in hotels and stores, makes the cost of matches an item of considerable expense to the proprietor" (lines 14-20).
Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Holm, Martin
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Sad Iron Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved iron heater. This design "consists of an elliptical iron-receiver adapted to fit within a stove-opening, the upper edge of which is provided with a surrounding flange adapted to rest upon the edge of the opening and thus support the receiver depending below said opening, a pair of openings formed in the top of the receiver, each of said openings being provided at opposite edges with iron handle-receiving pairs of notches, a pin extending from the top of the receiver opposite one of the notches" (lines 90-100).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Thomason, Sue
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Description: Patent for a plow that has "a mold-board of independently-yielding bars and the upper end thereof mounted upon yielding supports so that better results are attained and the earth broken up as it is thrown up by the point and turned aside and completely over as soon as it comes in contact with the said wires or spring rods" (lines 12-19). The mold board can easily be changed.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Fancher, Alexander R.
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Description: Patent for pin fastener that safely allows for buttons, jewelry and other items to attached to clothes and not pierce the wearer.
Date: October 5, 1915
Creator: Towler, Mary E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department