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Cotton Seed Dropper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the frame, the roller journaled in the rear side thereof and having the crank, the seed-spout, the supporting bars on opposite sides of the frame, the rigid shaft connecting the said bars, the seed-disk rigidly secured to the said shaft and having the curved fingers or teeth, the hopper journaled on the shaft and adapted to oscillate thereon, the said hopper having the discharge-opening in its lower side, through which the lower edge of the seed-disk connects, and the pitman connecting the crank with the hopper" (lines 26-37).
Date: October 25, 1887
Creator: Ballard, John J.
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Combined Corn and Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design is "to simplify the means employed for providing at will recesses of different depths in the wheel, and also to provide means whereby a recess of both greater width and depth can be provided for cotton-seed than for corn, whereby the cotton-seed can be fed from the hopper in a more certain, free, and efficient manner than heretofore" (lines 23-31).
Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
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Game Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bowling alley. This design calls for depressed gutters running along either side of the elevated alley, with cushions running along the lengths of the other sides of the gutters.
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Henry, Marcus Linsay
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Shoe-Fastening.

Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary
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