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Furrow-Opener

Description: Patent for a spring-operated furrow opener which creates openings in the soil for the reception of a seed. Illustrations included.
Date: December 22, 1908
Creator: Pogue, Steward A.
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Railway-Tie

Description: Patent for a railway tie that may be cheaply made from sheet or cast metal. Illustrations included.
Date: September 10, 1907
Creator: Brister, William T.
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Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design "relates to that class of gates which are used to close and open passages through fences; and its object is to compensate for shrinkage of the gate in dry weather and swelling thereof in wet weather, in order that the bolt or latch may at all times extend the right distance from the edge of the gate to properly engage the gate post or jamb" (lines 9-16).
Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Magruder, Robert
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Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for improvements in a device that cools pails of milk by evaporating water. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ledbetter, John W.
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Device for Cooling Milk and Butter.

Description: Patent for improvements in devices for cooling milk and butter by using textile materials to cover the buckets or pails that contain milk or butter or other food articles, then saturated these textile covered buckets or pails with water; thus reducing the temperature of the articles contained in the buckets or pails, owing to evaporation. Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Hall, Charles T.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-choppers by "providing a frame in which is journaled the shaft carrying the cutting-wheel, which derives its motion through connection with the traction-wheels, the said shaft being arranged at an angle to the line of travel of the machine and connected by knuckle or swivel joint with a shaft comprising a part of the driving mechanism.” (Lines 19-26) Illustration is included.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Poole, Luther M.
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Wheel-Scraper.

Description: Patent for a scraper to be mounted on a vehicle for the purpose of removing mud from a wheel. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Gray, John B.
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Plow Attachment for Planters.

Description: Patent for an invention "to equip any style of planter with a plow attachment for breaking and opening the soil in advance of the furrow-opener and seeding mechanism." (Lines 8-11). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Conoley. Malcom C.
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Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for "agricultural implements to be used for tilling the soil and planting, either separately or at one and the same operation, and has for its object to reduce the expense incurred by the general practice of first preparing the land for planting and subsequently sowing the seed. By this inventions the land can simultaneously prepared and the grain deposited therein." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Dycus, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department