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Improvement in Safety-Guards for Cars.

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Guards for Cars" (lines 5-6) intended to pervent derailment of railway cars, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 5, 1878
Creator: Harding, John W. & Towell, Issac
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Description: Patent for a wheeled vehicular device to destroy cotton worms that can be connected to a horse or a wagon. It carries a poisonous cotton-worm destroying agent and disburse this substance on crops or foliage to deter worms.
Date: October 13, 1873
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
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Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
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Seed Cotton Cleaner and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and distributor. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder and drum, of a shaft mounted in bearings on the frame and extending through the said cylinder and provided with blades of varying length, a fan located in the drum, a pipe leading tangentially out from said drum, said pipe having openings formed therein, and guides secured on said pipe over said openings, said guides having wire sides" (lines 46-54).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Elliott, James W.
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Quilting Mechanism for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, inexpensive, and efficient quilting-frame and makes quilting much faster. "The frame is provided with a longitudinal bar having a groove to form a track, in which travels a gage-wheel, which is adjustable and held by a spring-arm, which serves, also, as a means of changing the position of the wheel" (lines 22-26).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Delany, Charles William
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Composition For Staining Wood.

Description: Patent for a “paint or stain, which, when applied, will harden on the common woods of commerce, render them durable and smooth, and give them the exact appearance of black walnut” (lines 15-18).
Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Gloger, Anton F., Jr. & Gloger, Joseph P.
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Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
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Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "relates to harness, and is more particularly a trace-carrier connected to the back-band thereof at its point of connection with the traces; and the same consists of a buckle composed of two parts having laterally-extending arms hinged together at their outer ends, whereby an open eye or loop is produced for receiving the trace" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Brooks, George Washington
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Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for improvement in churns by using an oblong box with a diamond-shaped dash fixed in the box. The churning is done by rapidly swing the box back and forth until butter is obtained. Illustration is included.
Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
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Improvement in Portable Fences.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in fences made in sections or panels. It consists in the construction and arrangement of the brackets or supports for the panels.
Date: January 12, 1875
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles & Reinhard, Fred
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Improved Bridge.

Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide certain improvements in the construction of bridges, whereby the parts thereof, of wood, may be readily removed for the substitution of others, when decayed or broken, without interfering with the use of the bridge or weakening it (lines 10-15)". The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: McDowell, H. S.
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Street Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved street car. This design "has reference to the construction of steam and other street-cars, whereby the same can be readily turned around corners, having for its object the simplifying of the construction and lessening the cost of construction" of previous street cars (lines 22-27).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Towell, Isaac
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Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the seed-hopper and seed-slide, of the stationary catch and elastic spring-catch, both secured to the hopper and arranged to grasp the head of the brush" (lines 60-64).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Brooks, James Madison
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Umbrella and Sun Shade.

Description: Patent for a new and improved (sun) umbrella. This design utilizes an adjustable metal frame that can be attached to a piece of equipment (e.g., a tractor) or worn comfortably by a person. This allows for hands-free use while being protected from the sun and/or rain.
Date: February 8, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston.
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LIFTING JACK.

Description: Patent for lifting-jack invented by Calvin W. and Eugene Tanner. This lifting-jack invention is meant to be more durable in material, the material more inexpensive to acquire.
Date: July 3, 1906
Creator: Tanner, Calvin W. & Tanner, Eugene
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Automatic Switch Indicator

Description: Patent for an automatic switch indicator. This invention is designed to "prevent accidents resulting from misplaced switches, due to the carelessness of the railroad employees or the inability of the engineer to see the customary track-signals" (line 14-19). Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1905
Creator: Coffin, Edward F.; Shaw, Carey & Green, Samuel
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