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 County: Bosque County, TX
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Animal Shears.

Animal Shears.

Date: December 9, 1884
Creator: Carter, Francis W.
Description: Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design is "to secure an equal wear of the teeth of the stationary and the revolving cutter-plates . . . whereby the instrument may be run double the usual time before it is necessary to grind the plates, and enabling the tool to be used as a right or a left hand cutter; also, to render the cutters separable without arresting the motion of the rotary blade . . . also, to provide means whereby the rotation of the cutter may be reversed . . . finally, to provide a simple device for throwing the miter-gears into and out of mesh" (lines 15-29).
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Bale or Bundle Wiring Tool.

Bale or Bundle Wiring Tool.

Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for a tool that tightly twists wire around a bale in a bale press. It works quickly and works better than other wiring tools. "This tool is so constructed that two or more wires can be grasped at two different times independent of each with one movement of the hand, not loosening the grip on the first wire while the second wire is grasped and cut off" (lines 35-40).
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Bale-Wiring Tool.

Bale-Wiring Tool.

Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for a bale wiring tool that "consists of a shank of proper length and diameter, with wire clamping and cutting mechanism on its lower end, and mechanism on its other end to rotate said tool" (lines 23-27). It also has "two independent clamping and cutting jaws, so that one wire can be clamped in the tool, while the other wire can be drawn tight around the bale and then placed in the tool and clamped and cut off, when the tool can be rotated by a brace or by a rack and pinion...and the wire twisted to form a tie" (lines 28-35).
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for an improved quarter circular baling press that forms "a catching and tripping mechanism simple in construction and low of production; and second, to retain the plunger-bar within its proper limits to again come in proper position on the other catch or set block after being tripped, independent of any vertical or horizontal guides as hereinafter fully described" (lines 19-26).
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: May 23, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for a baling press that has a rebounding plunger and is meant to have "an effective and substantial tripping and catching mechanism, simple in construction, low of production, and durable and easy to trip" (lines 22-25).
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for an improved quarter circular press with a rebounding plunger. The "improvements are in the arrangements and securing of the plates to receive the king-bolt; and braces to guide and support the lever; and, the links linking the plunger-bar direct to the king-bolt, and suitable tripping mechanism" (lines 20-26).
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Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Banker's Daily-Balance Index.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Thomas, Thomas Parry
Description: Patent for a banker's daily-balance index meant to "promote the speed and accuracy of book-keepers in keeping the personal daily balance ledger in banking and other like business" (lines 9-12). The patent is for a piece of paper divided with ink into strips on the front and back.
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Bed Bottom Spring.

Bed Bottom Spring.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Jarrett, Joshua V.
Description: Patent for new and improved bed springs. Due to this design's construction, "in addition to the support furnished by the top spirals, the platform furnishes a broad level bearing for the mattress and prevents sagging between the springs or injury to the mattress itself. Also, the parallels, being springs in themselves, additional comfort and elasticity are added to the bed, and the springs themselves are more readily adapted to the varying width of the slats of different beds" (lines 25-34).
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Bridle.

Bridle.

Date: August 19, 1884
Creator: Roeber, Alexander.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle. This design "consists in a novel manner of constructing driving-bridles, whereby a leverage upon the bit and curb proportionate to the needs of any particular occasion may be drawn up so that it will be impossible to hold the bit out of control of the driver" (lines 7-14).
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Car-Door.

Car-Door.

Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Description: Patent for "sliding doors for freight cars, stock cars, &c., in which the car door is suspended at its upper end by means of suitable hangers engaging a track or guide rail extended above and to one side of the door-way in such manner that the door, when unfastened, may be made to slide sidewise to give access to the interior of the car." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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