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Fence-Stay.

Description: Patent for fence stays which have "novel and improved means for effectively bracing and spacing the wires of a fence." The invention "will possess advantages in points of efficiency and durability, is inexpensive to manufacture, and at the same time, is simple in construction and operation."
Date: April 20, 1915
Creator: Benson, Autha C. & Benson, A. C.
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Process of Extracting Cotton-Seed Oil.

Description: Patent for the process of extracting cotton-seed oil from cotton-seed meal with a hydrocarbon such as kerosene and making the hydrocarbon reusable in the process by producing a cotton-seed oil soap through adding caustic soda to the mixture of cotton seed meal and hydrocarbon.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Bird, Maurice
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Synthetic Adhesive Gum.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in the production of synthetic adhesive gums, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1899
Creator: Cunningham, Edward B. & Thele, Felix C.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "for automatically coupling cars of various heights, and also to provide devices for uncoupling the cars without the necessity of going between them. [The] invention consists in a spring-pressed hook attached to or formed upon a rock-shaft extending to the top of the car, and provided with a hand-wheel, by which it may be turned. It also consists in the combination, with the hook, of a rod connected thereto and extending to the side of the car, for uncoupling the car from the ground" (lines 16-27).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a shaft journaled at its lower end in the ordinary draw-bar and at its upper end in a bracket . . . and in the combination therewith of a brace . . . adapted to support the lower end of said shaft, a hook placed between the brace and the draw-bar, and a spring surrounding the shaft and arranged to hold the shaft and hook normally . . . It also further consists in . . . the hook, . . . a spring-actuated uncoupling-rod extending through a bracket . . . and a retaining-latch. . . adapted to hold the said rod in a retracted position" (lines 22-37).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new automatic car coupling design for train cars, including illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
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Improvement in Hoes.

Description: Patent for an improved, lightweight hoe with beveled blades used for "weeding cotton and other plants" (lines 13-14) and cutting grass without damaging the stalks, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Eggleston, Walter H.
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Stock Food.

Description: Patent for stock food that can be perfectly rationed, useful for feeding cattle and hogs, and useful for building up working stock. It is inexpensive and will not deteriorate.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Eldridge, T. William.
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RUNNING-GEAR FOR WAGONS

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon coupling. The invention is related to "king-bolts and coupling devices that connect the forward axle of wagons, carriages, and other vehicles." (lines 8-9)
Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Fowler, Joseph C.
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Nut and Bolt Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wrench. This design consists in "a wrench-head having a handle and a longitudinal slot through the wrench-head, a slidable bar having a jaw moving in said slot, a rack upon said bar, a worm-wheel in the wrench-head, meshing with the rack, and a jaw upon the wrench-head, jointly with a screw-driver inserted in the end of the slidable bar, said wrench-head having a plane outer surrounding surface in proximity to the longitudinal slot" (lines 1-10).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Hoval, John
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Centrifugal Machine

Description: Patent for centrifugal machine. This invention is specific to centrifugal machines used as sugar-driers to separate the molasses from crystallized sugar.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Kennon, James Daniel; Dobbins, G.W. & Shields, L.T.
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Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved farm gate that pivots in its center and can be swung in either direction. It is operated by a pull chord and levers. The pull chords are set on posts on either side of the gate, each side having two chords in order to open the gate in either direction. The posts also act as a brace to stop the gate from swinging further.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Mulcahy, Richard T.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and combination of the parts . . . the object of [the] invention being to provide a car-coupler which will automatically couple the cars to each other without the use of links or pins, and which is provided with means whereby the car can be uncoupled from the top of the car" (lines 17-25).
Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination of the draw-heads provided with forwardly-projecting portions having curved faces and notches in the rear thereof, bails pivoted centrally on vertical pins passing through the center of the draw-heads, springs exerting a rearward pressure on the rear ends of the bails, and chains secured to the forward ends of the bails to move them in opposition to the pressure of their springs" (lines 78-87).
Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "in combination with the jaws . . . which are arranged to move laterally and simultaneously . . . each having two side hooks combined with the bar and springs . . . the levers, shaft, pulleys, and the chains which pass over the pulleys and connect the rollers with the jaws" (lines 86-96).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Neal, Adam Sylvester
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