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Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay bailing machine. "The invention relates to bailing-presses, and more particularly to that class adapted for bailing hay, straw, &c.; and it has for one object to provide a simple and efficient construction in which a continuous rotation of the bailing-lever will act in conjunction with a retractile spring to reciprocate the plunger" (lines 7-13). "A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient construction of detent for holding the gate after the hay or other material has been compressed and while the piston is retracted" (lines 14-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Garrett, Irvin H.
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Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for improvements to fence post design in which a base is added to hold the post upright while keeping it above ground to prevent deterioration from soil with illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
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[Transcript of letter from Enoch D. Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 15, 1870]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Enoch Rushing and Henry Moore to Charles Moore. Enoch Rushing talks about farming, friends, and the large number of Republicans running for local political positions. Henry Moore talks about family health, mill work, and property for sale.
Date: September 15, 1870
Creator: Moore, Henry S. & Rushing, Enoch D.
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[Transcript of letter from Elvira Moore and Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore, January 31, 1872]

Description: Transcript of letter from Elvira Moore and Jo S. Wallace to Charles Moore. They share local gossip, comment on the harsh weather in Tennessee, makes note of recent local weddings, and Wallace talks about a wheat processing device referred to as "the dropper."
Date: January 31, 1871
Creator: Moore, Elvira & Wallace, Jo S.
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