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Plow

Description: Patent for a plow with adjustable handlebars and a better guidance system for depth and position in the ground.
Date: January 29, 1907
Creator: Tucker, Samuel Houston
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Cotton Chopping Machine

Description: Patent for a cotton chopping machine. This invention is used to thin cotton plants with revolving blades that cut and destroy plants. Illustrations included.
Date: January 29, 1907
Creator: Tucker, Samuel Houston
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Ditcher.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Ditchers" (lines 5-6).
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Brown, John Dayton
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Window Fastener

Description: Patent for a "combined automatic window fastener and lock by means of which a sliding window-sash may be securely held and fastened at any desired point of elevation and locked against movement in either direction."
Date: September 2, 1902
Creator: Parks, Leonard D.
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Sash-Holder

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Sash-Holders," an invention which "aims to provide a sash-holder of simple construction for supporting a sash at any elevation and which will secure it when closed against being opened from the outside."
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Hardy, Isham B.
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Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that can be used as a garden hoe. Illustrations included.
Date: January 28, 1913
Creator: Weaver,John Robert
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Vibrating Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vibrating churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the standard, of the vertically-adjustable frame having a vertical opening about its middle, with a horizontal journal bearing at one end, carrying a vertical fly-wheel and crank, and a horizontal and vertical journal-bearing at the other end, the first carrying a vertical toothed segment, a pitman connecting the fly-wheel and segment, and a pinion and shaft-socket arranged about a vertical axis and deriving motion from the toothed segment" (lines 81-91).
Date: July 20, 1886
Creator: Fellrath, Charles John
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Well Bucket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a body having a valve-seat facing downward in its bottom, a valve having a conical guide upon its upper surface, a flange at its lower end bearing against the seat with a washer and formed with an upwardly-projecting eye or link at its top, and a rod for the attachment of the hoisting-rope passing out at the top of the bucket and having an eye at its lower end connected to the eye of the link" (lines 40-49).
Date: August 24, 1886
Creator: Fellrath, Charles John
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Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to and for washing machines, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: June 9, 1883
Creator: White, Miller
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Shot Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shot case. This design "is to draw given quantities of shot from the case without the necessity of weighing each draft. To this end the invention consists in a case, means for hanging the same, and a charger" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Ellis, Quincy Adams.
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Meat Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved meat chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame having horizontal slots, a sash having interchangeable cutting and tenderizing blades, devices for operating the sash, and wires or rods adjustable in said slots to accommodate either blade . . . [and] [t]he combination of [a] shaft with spur-wheels, pinion, crank-shaft, pitman, sash, removable blade, shaft, carrying spur-wheel, and pinions, and [a] meat-board or table with racks" (lines 91-101).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Mathes, William McConnell
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
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Trace Iron.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-iron. This design "is to provide a new and improved trace-iron which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to readily connect with the end of the trace without the employment of rivets and which can be readily attached to or detached from the hame. The invention consists of two leaves pivotally-connected with each other and adapted to fold one on the other, one leaf being provided with a hook passing through an aperture in the other leaf and adapted to engage the trace" (lines 7-19).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
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Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire-tightener. This design "has for its object to improve the means for lifting the felly so as to permit the insertion of a washer between the felly and the spoke, so as to take up any slack or looseness that may have occurred, and thus tighten the tire on the felly" (lines 15-20). It consists, "with a block adapted to be clamped to a spoke and an adjusting-screw, of a jaw operated by said screw and having its upper portion extended or curved to one side and then bifurcated to form two arms, each of which is provided with a fork adapted to lie against the under face" (lines 39-46).
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Cayce, Robert Walter
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Improvement in Photographers' Bath-Warmers

Description: Patent for keeping photographers' chemicals and bath water the same temperature throughout the liquids. The patent contains instructions and illustrations for the creation and use of the invention.
Date: March 27, 1877
Creator: Fellrath, Charles J.
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