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Teneriffe Disk

Description: Patent for a teneriffe disk. This invention provides a "disk or holder by which the crossing threads may be firmly confined in place" (line 11-13). Illustration included.
Date: January 17, 1905
Creator: Lowe, Luella M.
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Rotary-Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a light rotary-disk plow that is as strong as other plows, and has multiple concave plow disks that are arranged diagonally to the line of draft. The disks are adjustable and avoid excess friction. The plow's motion drives it into the ground.
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Hardy, Clement A.
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Traction Gang Plow

Description: Patent for a traction gang plow. This invention uses multiple disks for furrowing. Illustration included.
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Johnson, Charles J. & Lumpkin, James J.
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Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
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Clutch.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive clutch used for transmitting power. The clutch has "independent rotable disks that act on peripheral eccentric proportions, which are so arranged that the said disk will be held free from contact with the drive-shaft and the entire bearing of the clutch mechanism thrown on the grip members, whereby the shaft-apertures in the disks can be made sufficiently large to overcome any irregularity of the bearing-faces of the internal cam portions and obviating the necessity of providing outside collars" (lines 17-27).
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Carleton, Ernest WIlliam
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Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a durable, simply constructed, and inexpensive seed-planter. It has a main frame, adjustable supporting-wheels, diagonal parallel bars, disk-beams with "angular front ends pivoted in brackets on the main frame" (lines 48-49), and "disks supported by stub-shafts projecting from the spindle-supporting bar" (lines 49-51).
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Leissler, John C.
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Barrel-Washer.

Description: Patent for a machine that cleans barrels. It has "barrel-supporting rollers to rotate the barrel in contact with brushes" (lines 13-15), which are more durable than rollers made from rubber tires. The rollers also each have an inner portion, a detachable annular exterior, and an elastic ring around the outside. Brushes are attached on opposite sides of the barrel, held up by a frame.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Herold, Charles
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Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (no. 526,962)for a disk cultivator. The improvement is that "the disks are supported at any point on the under side of the disk-frame and in means whereby the disk-supporting frame may be elevated from the ground" (lines 16-19).
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
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Well-Bucket.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-bucket that are used in bored, drilled, and dug wells. This invention will not get caught on things when it is being raised and lowered, can, by design, can withstand wear, and is meant to be automatically filled and emptied of its contents.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
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Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a disk cultivator that can be used without supporting wheels, and cuts stalks or tracks while cultivating. It is also adjustable in both height and width.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
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Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for an improved combined corn and cotton planters that "effectively carr[ies] out the duplex functions of planters of this class, which will possess advantages in point of simplicity, durability, effectiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Wittich, George
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Permutation-Padlock.

Description: Patent for an improved and simple combination padlock that only opens if the operator knows the combination, and it can be used with watch charms, bracelet locks, valises, trunks, bicycles, tool chests, writing desks, store rooms, and similar articles.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Sanderson, Benjamin A.
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Harrow-Disk Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a device that puts disk harrows back into working condition after becoming worn. The invention consists of a socket, frames, a rod with an end-bearing, a handle, and a sharpener.
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Ingle, Jacob Oden, Jr.; Stedman, Thomas R. & Lawson, Robert J.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and thinners by using a combination of “a rectangular frame having the transverse arch, the axle having the ground-wheels and the drive-gears mounted on the axle, a stirrups shafts, cogs, rotary cutters, and a bifureated cam” (p. 2, lines 85-92) to construct the chopper. This new construction will “provide means for easily adjusting the knives or cutters, and for regulating the distance between the stands of cotton.” (Page 1, lines 12-15) Illustration is included.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: McCaul, James L.
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Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for an improved, inexpensive, and simple planter that is "adapted to plant either corn or cotton and that at predetermined distances; to so construct the machine as to adapt it readily for change from one form of planter to the other; and to improve the manner of securing the furrow-opening shovel-carrying standard and the seed tube, whereby the former and latter are prevented from breaking or becoming injured should they contact with a stone, stump, or other obstacle of sufficient size and firmness to injure them" (lines 10-21).
Date: May 16, 1893
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
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[News Clip: Compubible pk]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6 P.M.
Date: July 15, 1985
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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