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Cotton-chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. The text describes the construction of the machine and explains how it is different from current cotton choppers.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Forrest, Bedford W.
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Wagon Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon-brake. This design consists "of a suitable support which is attached to the rear axle-tree, the brake which is pivoted to this support, the connecting-rod pivoted to the brake, and the operating lever pivoted upon a supporting bar which extends from one standard to the other . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a wagon-brake which is simple in construction, effective in operation, and by means of which the driver can instantly apply the brake with great power" (lines 14-25).
Date: May 7, 1889
Creator: Griffin, William Sidney
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Steam Engine

Description: Patent for an "new and improved steam-engine in which a dead center position is obviated and the pressure of the live steam is completely and very advantageously utilized" (line 7-11)
Date: August 30, 1887
Creator: Rush, Peter S.
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Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved steam-engine, in which the pressure of the live steam is completely and very advantageously utilized," (lines 8-10) including illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Rush, Peter S.
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Burglar Alarm.

Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in the combination of the lock-frame with a pivoted plate which is connected to it at one end, and which plate carries the nipple to receive the catch, and is provided with sharp points to catch in the jamb of the door, with a sidewise-moving trigger, which is operated by the door, and a set-screw for securing the lock-plate in position upon the door" (lines 13-21).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Wright, William Henry
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Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the construction of cotton-scrapers, "which is secured to the stock or standard so as to project out to one side of the cultivator-shovel" (lines 14-16) including illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Hill, Abner R.
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Plow.

Description: Patent for an improved plow which is attached in the usual manner to the standard of a suitable beam, when the device is used for cultivating young crops, the fender is place in position and will serve to prevent the loose, dirt from tumbling over upon the growing plants. When the plants grew larger, the fender can be removed and a portion of the loose soil will thus be permitted to cover. (Lines 65-73) Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Haynes, Leonard Franklin
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Watchmaker's Tool.

Description: Patent for a watchmaking device that allows for the operator to hold the watch wheel in one hand "while the instrument is fastened upon the roller by the other" (lines 20-22). The invention also has a centering device and auxiliary appliances that make all movements by the extractor accurate and even. This device does not injure the staff or pivot.
Date: January 16, 1894
Creator: Bricker, John A.
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Fish-Trap.

Description: Patent for a fish trap with a closure, which leads fish coming from any direction into the body of the trap.
Date: September 17, 1907
Creator: Law, Tomas W.
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Fish-Trap

Description: Patent for a fish trap that may also be used to capture birds or various smaller animals. Illustrations included.
Date: May 12, 1908
Creator: Crowson, Jonas Henry
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Means for Utilizing Electrical Energy

Description: Patent for a means of using electricity more efficiently, which entails "utilizing the extra current generated by the break in the circuit of an electromagnetic apparatus" (lines 16-18). Illustrations included.
Date: July 13, 1909
Creator: Perkins, Thomas F.
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Water-Elevator.

Description: Patent for an improvement in water elevators to raise and lower a pair of buckets, meant to be simple, inexpensive, and more efficient than other designs. In particular, it is meant "to move the buckets in either direction without necessitating the operator's changing his position with relation to the apparatus" (lines 19-22).
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Griffin, Walter R.; Thomas, Joseph E. & Griffin, Samuel D.
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Lock

Description: Patent for a lock. Illustrations included.
Date: December 15, 1908
Creator: Greene, George W.
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Well-Cleaning Machine.

Description: Patent for a well cleaning machine with spring activated jaws for scoops that pick up mud and leaves from the bottom of wells.
Date: September 24, 1907
Creator: Crowson, Jonas Henry
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