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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator for cotton farming meant to be strong and durable as well as light and inexpensive to construct; to make it convenient to adjust the shovel beams for different distances between rows; and to support the shovel-beams in an elevated position so that they do not contact the ground and to allow them to be lowered as needed.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Comstock, Andrew J.
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Burial Apparatus

Description: Patent for improvements in burial apparatus, relating particularly to linings and coverings for graves, which are designed to do away with all appearance of earth or dirt in the placing of caskets or coffins in the ground.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Spear, William
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Design for a Badge

Description: Patent for a design for an ornamental badge celebrating the Emancipation of slaves by Abraham Lincoln.
Date: October 6, 1906
Creator: Whitney, Junius P.
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Ironing-Table

Description: Patent for ironing table with capability of adjustable height and folding features, including illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Witt, Silas Henry
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Guard-Rail Clamp.

Description: Patent for guard rail clamps to securely clasp guard rails with the main rail with features such as spikes and braces.
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Akers, Harry R.
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Support for Attachment to Desks.

Description: Patent for "a stand, shelf, or holder for attachment to desks...for the purpose of supporting a type-writer [or] reference-book... the object in view being to provide a support of this character with means for attaching the same to a desk and means for swinging or revolving said support so that the... article may be readily and conveniently brought around to the front of the desk for use... and then swung back out of the way upon the side of the desk." (lines 12-24)
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Bell, William Jackson
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Improvement in Corn-Cob Splitters.

Description: Patent for an improved corn-cob splitter for feeding stock using a tapering pin operated by a rack and pinion to split corn whether shuck is on or off. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 2, 1878
Creator: Smith, Joseph F.
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the plow consisting of a modified foot of the plow and curved blade. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Moore, Thomas M.
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Tool for Cleaning Out Nuts.

Description: Patent for a tool for cleaning out internally-threaded apertures. This removes rust and dirt from screw-threads without damaging the threads, and is much less destructive than acid baths, heat, and screw-taps.
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Rall, Frederick A.
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Clothes Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothing hook. This design utilizes elastic, vulcanized rubber end-pieces for the hooks to hold the article of clothing more effectively. These end-pieces can be produced more cheaply than their threaded-metal counterparts, which require screwing on.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Delany, John L.
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Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate-latch. A latch-pin secured in a beam, another latch secured to the inside of another post, with two pivoting hangers, and plates come together to form this latch.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
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Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate latch that works by having stop-pins secured to the gate, while a rod goes through the post, with a handle on one end and a latch on the other end. The latch is shaped so that it catches the pin.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Berry, John S.
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Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design "provides a means whereby [one] can utilize the heretofore wasted heat ascending the stove-pipe to roast coffee and other similar articles, thereby securing for other purposes the large amount of space over or near the fire heretofore occupied by the coffee-roaster; and the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-21).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
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Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cutter. This design consists in "the combination [of] the two-part shaft having bearings in the frame and supported on the wheels of [a] removable wheel, secured upon the end of [a] portion and having the spokes and cups at the ends thereof, arranged to operate between the adjustable plows" (lines 62-68).
Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Smith, Joseph F.
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Railway Oil-Box Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and efficient railway oil-box jack, or "hoisting jack", that is easier and faster to use than other similar jacks.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Moore, Francis A.
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Combined Air-Hose Coupling and Stop-Valve.

Description: Patent for a combined air-hose coupling and stop-valve. One must shut off the cut-off valve before the coupling can be disconnected. When the valve is closed, air pressure is balanced so the couplings can be safely disconnected, and prevents dirt from getting into the train-pipe.
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Heidelburg, Samuel R.
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Spark Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the stack, of the upper and lower portions . . . of the inner cylinder, separated by the annular opening, the spiral wing-guide, the collar-flange, between the stack-wall and [a] section, and the cylindrical partition below said collar-flange in the flue" (lines 73-79).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Jones, James A.
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Locomotive Valve Gear.

Description: Patent for a new and improved valve-gear. This design "is especially designed for locomotive-engines; and the invention consists of a combination of rockers, shafts, arms, levers, links, and connecting-rods worked from the cross-head of the locomotive exclusively, and so arranged as to give the valve a correct motion" (lines 7-13).
Date: December 8, 1885
Creator: Lewis, Wallace James
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Combined Vegetable Slicer and Grater.

Description: Patent for a combined vegetable slicer and grater that consists of a main frame with vertical arms and bearings, a screw that attaches the arms to the frame, a shaft journaled with an annular flange into the bearings, a cylinder made of sheet metal that serves as knives, and spring tongues that regulate the thickness of the cut vegetables.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
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Car Axle Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design consists "[i]n an axle-box, the combination, with the box having the wedge-shaped projections and slots, of the cover having pins and wedge-shaped recesses formed between said pins and the top of the lid, whereby the gravity of the cover will wedge it to the box when the pins are without a bearing" (lines 52-58).
Date: June 9, 1885
Creator: Scott, James O.
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Sawing-Machine

Description: Patent for an improvement in the invention of sawing machines. Illustrations and instructions are included.
Date: March 21, 1883
Creator: Irwin, Hall M.
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