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 County: Callahan County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Pyeatt, Jessie Newton.
Description: Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bell-Ringer.

Bell-Ringer.

Date: October 15, 1891
Creator: Baker, John L.
Description: Patent for a bell ringer for use in locomotives, with instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
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Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
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Gate Latch.

Gate Latch.

Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Charleville, George William
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists in "the rings loosely suspended on opposite sides of a central line, levers extended past such central line, and having their inner ends engaged with the rings on the opposite sides of the center from the handle ends, and partition-plates interposed between such levers and the rings past which they are extended" (lines 79-86).
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Grate.

Grate.

Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
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Hair-Tonic.

Hair-Tonic.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Fraser, Samuel T.; Gilliland, William E. & Wilson, David J.
Description: Patent for improvements in “a compound for the removal and prevention of dandruff;” (lines 7-8) formula of the compound is listed and instructions on how to mix the compound are included. No illustration.
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Hanging Bed.

Hanging Bed.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Buell, Will M.
Description: Patent for improvements in hanging or hidden beds by having “hangers pivoted at their upper ends to fixed supports and having upwardly-opening angular hooks at their lower ends, of a bed-frame, legs pivoted to the ends of the end bars thereof, pitman-rods extending inwardly from said legs, a piece to whose ends said rods are connected, an outward projection between the ends of said piece detachably engaging and closely fitting one of said hooks, and a pivot passing through the projection and piece and into the end bar, as and for the purpose herein before set forth.” (Page 2, lines 26-36) Illustration is included.
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Day, John W.
Description: Patent for improvements in harrows which can be “adapted to be reversed for pulverizing and leveling the surface traversed, to avoid evaporation as far as possible, and place the ground in the best condition for the travel of harvesters and other machines in gathering crops” (lines 9-14), illustration is included.
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Implement for Stretching Wire-Fence Strands.

Implement for Stretching Wire-Fence Strands.

Date: June 21, 1898
Creator: Neeb, William
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in implements for stretching wire-fence strands.
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