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Vine-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a vine cutter that is meant "to simplify the construction of devices of this character by means of an integral formation of the cutter" (lines 8-10). It can be "adapted to be applied to a plow standard or foot consisting of a pair of cutting knives or shares integrally connected by a front cross-piece with a single central opening therein for the passage therethrough of a single securing bolt, the knives being rearwardly divergent and obliquely arranged at a downward angle, the lower edges of said knives or shares being sharpened and their rear ends curved upwardly, the said lower edges of the knives or shares adjacent to the said cross-piece being formed blunt" (lines 90-102).
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Wheeler, John H.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
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