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Burglar-Alarm.

Description: Patent for a portable device that can be hung on a door knob and sound an alarm when the knob is turned, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 18, 1914
Creator: Dick, Archie P., Jr.
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Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers. This invention is adapted to be attached to a double shovel cultivator so that the chopper will rotate so as to protect plants. Illustrations included.
Date: November 13, 1906
Creator: Connell, Alexander Hardee
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Vehicle-Top.

Description: Patent for a canvas top for a wagon that is attached to wooden bows and can be folded up into a seat rest when not in use.
Date: July 9, 1907
Creator: Kelley, Harrall M.
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Chuck.

Description: Patent for a chuck used with a jewelers lathe to hold watch crystals in place while cutting them down to size.
Date: November 24, 1908
Creator: Bruton, David A.
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Sash Lock

Description: Patent for an invention which improves "the construction of sash locks" for "great strength and durability" (lines 11-13) including illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Baker, Howard Allen
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Buggy-Top Support.

Description: Patent for buggy-top support by providing a device that can “secure the folding top of any vehicle and will protect the bows from strain and breakage, when in lowered position and will also prevent all rattling of and shocks of the folding top.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
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Carriage Top Support

Description: Patent for a carriage top support. This carriage top support is designed "with sufficient resiliency to take up all the jolts and strains between the body and the top" (line 16-18). Illustration included.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
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Tool-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a tool sharpener for various farm equipment such as plows or tools.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: Kirksey, Elijah F. & Stegall, John T.
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Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay-press. This design consists in "the frame having the pulley, the follower having the pulleys, and the shaft having the loose drums . . . means for locking either of the said drums to the said shaft, the rope attached to the drum and passing over the pulley with which the follower is provided, and secured to an immovable object, and the rope attached to the drum, passed over the pulley and attached to the follower" (lines 27-35).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Bryant, William Hoggs
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Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists in "the combination, with the side walls, of the stop-blocks comprising the places secured in recesses in the same, and the offsets formed integrally with the said plates, the plunger having recesses in its sides which engage said offsets, the operating-lever, and the pitman connecting the latter to the plunger" (lines 93-100).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Bryant, William Hodges
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Hunting Lamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lantern for hunting. This design "is to produce a light, cheap, and convenient lamp that can be carried upon the head with greater comfort, and at the same time be more efficient than any heretofore known" (lines 10-13).
Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Brittan, Edward H.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an Artesian or oil well drilling apparatus that has a detachable drill-bit in its tubing and has an "improved means whereby an expansion drill bit or blade of any preferred construction can be secured to or detached from the drill tubing without removing the latter from the well" (lines 12-15). The tubing does not accidentally detach, and the tubing can rotate in either direction.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Bit for Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an expansion bit for a well-drilling apparatus that can be "adjusted and removed without without withdrawing the well tubing, and to provide means whereby a bit capable of drilling a hole sufficiently larger than the well tubing to accommodate a casing may be introduced through the tubing" (lines 11-16).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient well sinking or drilling mechanism, especially meant for bit-securing devices, and the drill bits can be easily removed without removing the well tubing from the hole. The inventor uses "a stem or core carrying the drill bit and adapted to fit snugly in the bore of the tubing, together with a simple combination of devices whereby such stem or core can be locked against longitudinal and rotary movement by the manipulation of an operating rod which extends to the top of the well" (lines 16-22).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling-press for cotton and uses a compression chamber and a head or compressor block to compress the cotton. The invention is more effective and more expeditious than other baling-presses.
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus that easily attaches drill-bits to the ends of drill-tubes without removing the tubes from the well. It is meant for Artesian well-boring machines.
Date: April 9, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
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Steam-Compress.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, durable, and powerful steam-powered compress for cotton bales that compresses them into standard size and density.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Bryant, William hodge
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Puzzle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved puzzle. This design consists in a "trick-puzzle, the same consisting of one false and three true members, each of a stiff wire bent at its center into a loop or ring, with its ends extending therefrom and standing approximately parallel, the bends of the true members being in one direction and of the false member in the opposite direction" (lines 5-12).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Walker, William Turner.
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