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Improvement in Farm Gates.

Description: Patent for "a gate herein I dispense with the use of hinges and other similar devices and prevent sagging; also that the operation of opening or shutting the gate, owing to its balanced and suspended condition, is attended with little or no exertion on the part of the operator..." (lines 84-90) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1875
Creator: Snider, Tunis ; Snider, T. ; Tunis Snider, of Fort Worth, Texas.
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Improvement in Smoothing and Fluting Irons.

Description: Patent for improvement in smoothing and fluting irons, which combines a sad-iron smoothing-plate and mechanical fluting iron in one device which includes a heat shield and rollers through which fabric is advanced. The rollers are mechanized via a latch and rack-wheel that are actuated by moving the handle of the device up and down.
Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
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