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Indicator for Scales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved indicator for scales. This design "consists in a weighted rocker and indicating-arm combined with a scale-beam for operation thereby . . . [it has] for [its] object to dispense with the slides heretofore used and provide for an automatic indication of weight" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Fulcher, Valentine M.
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Mixture For Fish-Baits.

Description: Patent for a coating for fish-bait of any kind which includes ingredients and instructions. The ingredients are water, asafeotida {(foul smelling gum resin from the root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb) see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459456/}, oil of anise, and honey.
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: Bates, Carol F.
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Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed planter. This design "consists in the combination of a front pair of scraping-wings attached to a central furrow-opener, a revolving biconical wheel for pressing open the furrow and operating a toothed or spiked seed stirring and distributing shaft, and a rear covering-roller having a concave periphery" (lines 18-24).
Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Crow, John Alexander
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design's "objects are, first, to couple cars of various altitudes; second, to couple the cars automatically; third, to uncouple from the top or side of the car; [and] fourth, to dispense with pins" (lines 16-20). It consists in a "draw-head [that] is provided with an elastic cover having a link-lifting arm secured thereto, a lever for oscillating said cover, performing the duplex function of disengaging the link and permitting its egress, a sloping projection from the base of said draw-head engaging the link on contact, and the bent link" (lines 51-58).
Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Burns, John Calvin
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Pot-Rack.

Description: Patent for a pot-rack which can hold a scalding-crate, cooking-pan, or canning-machine in a boiler at any depth of one's choice, including illustrations. The pot-rack is simple in design, durable, and inexpensively manufactured.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Cloninger, Ellie B.
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Teacher's Contract for Pearl Vinson

Description: Teacher's contract for Pearl Vinson from 1925. The contract stipulates that she will teach for 7 months at a rate of $85/month in the Cross Roads Elementary in Cass County. Other signatures on the contract include J. F. Joyner, M.A. Harrell and R.E. Hall, trustees, and J. F. Lovelace, County Superintendant.
Date: May 5, 1925
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Teacher's Contract for Pearl Vinson, 1924

Description: Teacher's contract for Pearl Vinson from 1924. The contract stipulates that she will teach for 7 months at a rate of $85/month in the Cross Roads Elementary in Cass County. Other signatures on the contract include J. F. Joyner, M.A. Harrell and R.E. Hall, trustees, and J. L. Lovelace, County Superintendant
Date: August 4, 1924
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