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 County: Anderson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Car-Seat.

Car-Seat.

Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Meier, Hermann
Description: Patent for improvements to the "Scarritt-Forney" seat so that the seat body and frame are detachable from each other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Toler, Henry Wilson.
Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Washington Pounders by "having a series of concentric cones between the sides of which communication is had through apertures to carry away steam, and affords a suitable circulation of the water and air through the clothes." (Lines 17-22) Illustration is included.
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Hoe.

Hoe.

Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Brown, Henry M.
Description: Patent for improvements in hoes, the inventor designed the handle of the hoe to carry two shanks; the shanks diverging form the handle and bent to be parallel with each other. A connecting-rod at the end of two shanks is being threaded and provided with locking-nuts, which used to secure the hoe blades. The hoe blades can be adjusted laterally. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Date: August 15, 1887
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Description: Patent for improvements to animal-traps to wound or kill rats, mice, and game with the size and strength being adjustable to the size of animals sought.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Wallace, Wesley W.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-presses, which increases convenience by using detachable parts to facilitate insertion of material and a windlass with a system of cords and levers to increase compression of cotton.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: February 27, 1877
Creator: Kersh, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for the, "improvement in the auxiliary blades attatched to plows...[and] in the improved method of constructing and attaching the blade to a plow, so that it can be shifted and adjusted in different positions" (lines 14-21). Illustrations included.
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Improvement in Portable Fences

Improvement in Portable Fences

Date: October 3, 1876
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Description: Patent for an improvement to portable fences so that they can be "easily and cheaply constructed in sections, and then quickly put together and firmly braced and supported." (lines 14-17) Illustration included.
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Label and Twine Cabinet.

Label and Twine Cabinet.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Haynes, Thomas M. & Gunning, William H.
Description: Patent for a label and twine cabinet which allows for quick removal of various kinds and quantities of labels, including illustrations.
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Pilot-Coupling.

Pilot-Coupling.

Date: June 4, 1895
Creator: Heidelberg, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for "an automatic pilot coupling, which will enable the pilot bar of a locomotive to be coupled with a car by a brakeman while standing to the side of the locomotive out of the way of all danger, from which position he can accurately operate the device, thus doing away with all necessity for going between the moving engine and the car to which it is to be coupled." (Lines 15-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Railroad-Rail Joint.

Railroad-Rail Joint.

Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Trammell, Jefferson D.
Description: Patent for a specialized railroad joint that has a "novel combination of a T-shaped splice rail" (lines 12-13) in combination with other parts, "connected with downwardly-curved truss-bolts passing through the vertical member of the splice-rail in such matter as to hold all of the parts firmly together..." (lines 19-23).
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