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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
Item Type: Patent
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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.
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Hawk-Traps

Description: Patent for an improved hawk-trap.
Date: June 27, 1876
Creator: White, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Seed-Planters

Description: Patent for an improvement in seed-planters, which allows for adjusting to plant less or more seeds as desired.
Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
Item Type: Patent
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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
Item Type: Patent
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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
Item Type: Patent
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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: October 25, 1900
Creator: Rhodes, Efford B.
Item Type: Patent
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[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.
Date: February 25, 1860
Creator: Kennard, Michael M.
Item Type: Letter
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