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Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "slides over opposite holes in the bottom of its hopper and a dropping-cylinder provided with seed-cups on its periphery and removable screws rising from within the cups, whereby it may be changed . . . so as to plant corn or cotton" (lines 59-65).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Becker, Philipp William Adolph
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Improvement in Door-Securers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safety-locks for doors which consists of only three parts: a screw with sharp points, a nut, and a guard pivoted to the nut. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1879
Creator: Hine, Miller J.
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Improvement in Stalk-Chopper

Description: Patent for an improvement in corn and cotton stalk-choppers, allowing for the stalks to be turned under by the plow and prevent their interference with the machine.
Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
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Water Mill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water mill. This design "relates to current water-mills, the object being to provide a mill of inexpensive and durable construction, having a wheel adapted to rise and fall with the tide, and thus to maintain a constant revolution and working of the mill. The invention consists in the combination of parts" (lines 11-18).
Date: August 28, 1883
Creator: Steinhagen, Cristofer Friderich Carl
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint that connects the opposing ends of a pair of rails while allowing for necessary contractions and expansion of the rails due to atmospheric conditions. It also reinforces the portion of the joint at the meeting ends.
Date: January 23, 1912
Creator: Busa, Adam
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Fly-Trap Shed

Description: Patent for a collapsible shed, which is equipped with a trap to catch flies when flies are being removed from cows in the shed through a water spray.
Date: November 5, 1907
Creator: Harbuck, William H.
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Gate Closer

Description: Patent for a gate closer. This invention uses a counter weight to automatically closes a gate or door. Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Rhodes, Efford B.
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