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Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in combined planter and cultivator by “combining instruments such as hoppers, plow-beans, brace-bars, foot-levers and many others that required for preparing the ground, planting the seed, and cultivating the plants and which may be easily adjusted for the various uses.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 16, 1869
Creator: Switzer, W. C.
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Method of Making Mattresses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making mattresses. This invention "consists in first disintegrating the material and simultaneously forcing the same into a suitable receptacle, fanning said material as it passes into the receptacle, and finally compressing the same . . . thereby dispensing with tacking of the bat" (lines 15-22).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
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Carpenter's Hatchet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's hatchet. This design, "by curving or convexing the back of the hatchet downward from the eye to the rear end of the blade [it] greatly facilitates the ease and efficiency with which the hatchet can be used in driving nails in angles and corners—an improvement which will be at once appreciated by all carpenters—while by forming the back of the blade with the opposite recesses, leaving the thin wall between them, the hatchet can be used as a screw-driver,… more
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
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Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a simple, metallic, and inexpensive clothes pin that can be used with a rope or wire line. It can be attached easily but will not blow off. It does not rust or tear the clothes.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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