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Cotton-Harvester.

Description: Patent for a cotton harvester designed for the harvesting of the cotton crop, including illustrations.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
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Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
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Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Description: Patent for a baling press "intended for compressing and re-pressing cotton for shipment" (para. 4), and is created using a "simple and efficient" (para. 2) design.
Date: November 27, 1877
Creator: Drake, John
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Machine for Mixing Mortar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for mixing mortar. This design "consists in a cylinder composed of bars set into open heads and rotating beneath a hopper . . . so that the material to be mixed rests upon the cylinder, and is rasped or grated off by the motion of the cylinder and received on the inside of the cylinder between the bars. . . . When the material is received inside the cylinder it is carried around by the rotary motion, and is turned over and forced out" (lines 7-22).
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Schellenberger, Samuel L.
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Cotton-Harvester.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton harvester that is lighter and cheaper to manufacture and "is capable of operating upon two rows of standing cotton and the same time, and to economically harvest the cotton and deliver the same into a suitable receptacle" (lines 16-20), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 25, 1913
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
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Button Attaching Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved button-attaching machine. This design consists in "the combination, with the plunger, of . . . the die having a central projection to enter the concavity of a button and parallel oblique curved recesses in said projection . . . [and] a peripheral flange" (lines 84-99).
Date: January 24, 1888
Creator: Tone, Harrison
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Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the bar having a longitudinal slot, with knife-edge and forked twisting-hooks, and the offsetting lever-handle having flat portion, with notch or wire-seat fulcrumed in the slot of the bar and having its outer end extended in the form of a prong between the twisting-hooks . . . to form a discharging device for the wire" (lines 64-72).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Taylor, Shapley P. Ross
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Foot for Sand Levers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved foot for sand levers. This design consists in "the combination of the semi-cylindrical bearing having an aperture formed in its center, a cylindrical body working in the said bearing and having a square intermediate portion adapted to fit in the same aperture, upward-extending wings made integral with the body and forming a socket, and a lever fitting in the said socket" (lines 29-37).
Date: April 16, 1889
Creator: Vezie, Charles
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Saddle-Stirrup.

Description: Patent for saddle stirrup, with illustrations. The invention "relates to those stirrups which are provided with foot-pieces adapted to oscillate thereupon... and at the same time provide means whereby the foot-pieces can have limited universal movement" (lines 10-15).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Shellenberger, Samuel L.
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Wagon Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n the brake-beams pivoted in the clamp, in combination with the bent rods, castings, brake-blocks, and lever" (lines 87-89).
Date: February 21, 1882
Creator: Zellers, Robert Emanuel
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Improvement In Locks

Description: Patent for an improvement for slide door fasteners and locks. Description and illustrations are attached.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Garlock, William H.
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Portable Folding Poultry-Coop

Description: Patent for "an improvement in portable folding poultry-coops, and more particularly to a'coop or crate used in the transportation of fowls to market by rail or boat" (lines 8-11)
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Yoakum, Robert
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Sash-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a "device which will lock the sashes of a window when they are closed and which will secure them in any desired adjustment," (lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 27, 1891
Creator: Taber, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train-Marker and Signal-Lamp.

Description: Patent for a train-marker and engine signal-lamp meant to "provide a lamp in which the light may be differently colored and the change of color may be effected in an expeditious and convenient manner without the necessity of opening the lamp" (lines 10-14). It also provides "a guard or slide, whereby the opening through which the adjusting device passes may be closed, so as to prevent the wind from entering the body of the lamp and interfering with the flame" (lines 15-20). The lamp is meant for railroads and has two or more lenses, and is durably and inexpensively constructed. One color of light can be shown from the front and back and another from the sides.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Cook, Marion P.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27).
Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Curry, Charles D.
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