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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a coupling for air-brakes, of the movable arm having the recess or socket, and the pivoted arm having the shoulder or offset adapted to fit the recess and provided with the [other] arm to direct the said shoulder or offset to the said recess when the coupling-arms come together, the said shoulder and recess forming the terminals of the air-pipes at the ends of the cars" (lines 92-100).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
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Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and condenser. This design "is to provide a machine that will take the cotton as it comes from the gin and clean and condense it at one operation; and to this end the novelty consists . . . in an inclosing-shell having a foraminous drum revolving about an open-ended shell which has a longitudinal opening in its periphery, so as to remove the sand and dirt, and . . . in a foraminous drum revolving within a semicircular wire cage, whereby the cotton will be carried around in rolls on the drum and inside of the cage, so as to remove the leaf and trash" (lines 16-28).
Date: August 9, 1887
Creator: Hess, Daniel
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a bale-tie designed to "provide a simple, strong, durable, and easily adjustable tie for bales of cotton, hay, etc." (para. 4), using a hook, a band, and a beveled eye. The hook has a barb attached to the end, and is described as a double hook.
Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Hill, William
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peach-Parer.

Description: Patent for a paring device for peaches using prongs to hold and rotate the fruit while a blade pares the peach. Includes illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Hermans, Alva & Hermans, Mary E.
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Automatic Blast-Generator.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
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Combined Baling and Compress Machine.

Description: Patent for a combined baling and compress machine for cotton gins, which makes bales that fulfill the rules of transportation companies on cotton bale density and is cost efficient enough for small gins to purchase.
Date: June 8, 1909
Creator: Crow, Robert D.
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Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Description: Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel & Nadel, Abraham G.
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Lapel-Spring for Coats.

Description: Patent for improvements in lapel-springs for coats and similar articles of clothing by using a loop-shaped spring and a rod or bar pivotally connected with or hinged to both ends of the spring. It will hold the lapels of a coat or similar garment in proper position. Illustration is included.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Crow, Robert Dlouglas
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Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for a cotton compress. This invention "is to produce a compress which will make a condensed bale of the regulation shape and which can be operated faster than the common form of compress" (line 16-20) illustrations included.
Date: June 16, 1903
Creator: Crow, Robert Douglas
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Peanut-Shelling Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved peanut shelling machine that can be regulated according to the size and quality of peanuts. The machine also improves upon the cylinder and concave tension, that would allow the machine to be more easily maintained.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Huston, John T.
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