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Air-Compressor.

Description: Patent for a more efficient air compressor with high and low pressure chambers formed of mating sections that can be detached to make repairs to the piston as necessary.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Murphy, Edward
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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "the combination of a tube having a longitudinal slot in its top at one end and a transverse slot in the bottom near the other end, the top of the tube on each side of the longitudinal slot bent downward, a pen secured to the end of the tube having the longitudinal slot, a portion of one side piece of the pen forming an end for the tube and the other side piece being cut away and secured to the tube, and a receptacle under the end of the tube having the transverse slot, the upper edges of the pen and of the receptacle being bent" (lines 65-77).
Date: February 28, 1888
Creator: Miller, Marshall Crittenden
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Fruit Gatherer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit gatherer. This design consists "[i]n a fruit-gatherer, the combination of the pole, the jaws attached to its upper end, the sliding collar, the links connecting the collar and the sleeve, the rods, the jaws, the ring, the tube attached thereto and encircling the pole below said jaws, and the sleeve which supports the ring and is adjustable on the pole longitudinally for the purpose of adjusting the mouth of said tube in the desired proximity to the said jaws" (lines 13-22).
Date: September 25, 1888
Creator: Hall, Francis Asbury
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Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pruning implement. This design consists in "the combination, with a staff, of the jaw-arms pivoted to the staff and provided with the upwardly-projecting and curved jaws, the collars fitted loosely on the staff, the rods connecting the said collars, and the link-arms pivoted to the collar and to the jaw-arms" (lines 11-17).
Date: September 25, 1888
Creator: Hall, Francis Asbury
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Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky-plow. This design "has for its objects to provide simple and efficient means whereby the plow may be caused to run level when breaking upon uneven ground, or, when after breaking, when one wheel is run in a furrow previously formed. These objects [the design] attain[s] by . . . the mechanism for lowering or elevating the [plow] for the purpose of leveling it" (lines 10-20).
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Brown, Peter C. & Bragg, Thomas P.
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Cotton Compressor

Description: Patent for Cotton Compressor. "This invention relates to apparatus for compressing bales of cotton and for similar purposes." (lines 11-13).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Taylor, George
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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator, a type of farm implement used for secondary tillage, a way of plowing or cultivating of soil, including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Brown, Peter C.
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Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pruner. This design "has relation to that class of pruning elements in which a concave chisel-edge is formed in the upper end of the blade and one concave jaw of a pair of pruning-shears is formed at the lower end of the blade, while a saw is attached to one side of the blade and a pivoted jaw is attached to the lower end, operating together with the lower concave edge, and it contemplates certain improvements upon the pruning implement [of an earlier patent]" (lines 19-29).
Date: August 17, 1886
Creator: Bartly, Robert
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Hay or Cotton Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "[i]n a hay-press, the combination of the box or casing having suitable doors in its top, bottom, and side, and supported on longitudinal base-strips, a main lever having a short toggle-arm, a semi-rotating fulcrum thereof, auxiliary arms pivotally connected with the main lever, reciprocating followers, and a drum and cord" (lines 26-33).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Bragg, Thomas P.
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Breast-Strap for Harness.

Description: Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Russell, Charles H.
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Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved vertically swinging gate. Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Russell, Charles, H.
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Swing.

Description: Patent for a framed swing and churn attachment with seats, foot-rests, and spring lever, with illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Dietz, Thomas H.
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Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "an attachment which can be applied to the table of a sewing-machine and removed therefrom at a moment's notice and which can be taken apart when required and reduced to a small package for the purpose of storing or placing aside when not required for immediate use." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: King, James E.
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Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for invention relating "to improvements in automatic car-couplings" (lines 9-10) for railroad cars.
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Priddy, Miles C.
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Steam Engine

Description: Patent for "useful improvements in Steam-Engines, of which the following is a specification" (lines 5-6). Includes description and illustrations.
Date: July 10, 1905
Creator: Murphy, Joseph F.
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Fire Alarm

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic fire-alarm to "provide an improved alarm of this character especially designed for use in hotels and other large buildings having a large number of rooms" (line 8 -13).
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Staples, John & Spake, William H.
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Mail Crane

Description: Patent for a mail crane. This invention is designed "for instantly shifting the bag or pouch holding arms of the crane" (line 17-18). Illustration included.
Date: December 13, 1904
Creator: Hardwick, Robert L.
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Seal-Padlock

Description: Patent for a seal padlock, designed to "render it absolutely impossible to gain access to the interior of the lock" (lines 12-14). Illustrations included.
Date: June 11, 1907
Creator: Abrams, Frederic
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Machine for Pulling Stalks.

Description: Patent for improvements in machine for pulling stalks in which it “can break the stalks in small pieces and guide the stalks into the pulling-section of the machine; the pulling-section may be adjusted to suit the average height of the stalks and bodily raised and lowered at any time to permit the pulling-section to be carried out of the way of obstructions when occasion so demands.” (Lines 11-21) Illustration is included.
Date: May 24, 1904
Creator: Kirkpatrick, George Milton
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