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Cotton Packer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design is "to provide means for taking the cotton from the gin and packing the same in the bale box, ready for the action of the press-follower, without manual labor" (lines 22-26).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Moore, Ralleigh Cabert
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Improvement in Solutions for Preserving Meats.

Description: Patent for preserving perishable foods. The "Texas Meat-Preserving Process." (lines 9-10)
Date: March 26, 1878
Creator: McCulley, Franklin
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Sewing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing machine. This design calls for a clamp and a needle with a bend toward the eye so that the needle may easily be adjusted and changed out, depending on the task at hand.
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Fuqua, Marcellus B.
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Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design has "the combination of the A-shaped frame, consisting of side pieces hinged together at their forward ends, and provided with lateral projecting knives or cutters and horizontal slots, in which work set-screws for adjusting the cross-braces, tongue or pole, hinged at its rear-end to a bracket, vertically adjustable on the front side of [the] cross-brace, and the seat-bar hinged or otherwise secured to the underside of [the] cross-brace" (lines 76-85).
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Horn, John W.
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Umbrella-Stand.

Description: Patent for an umbrella-stand. It is meant to display umbrellas, parasols, walking-canes, etc. The frame is made from tubing secured by wire, a channeled plate along the sides of the frame, and the base is adapted to support umbrella tips.
Date: November 26, 1895
Creator: Perry, Thomas C.
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