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 County: Cass County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Griffin, Walter R.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in animal traps, including instructions and illustrations.
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: July 19, 1881
Creator: Griffin, James Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design is of a metal band with several slots, so that the accompanying metal button can pass through any two overlapping slots, securing the bale within the band.
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Wright, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design "consists in the combination of the lock-frame with a pivoted plate which is connected to it at one end, and which plate carries the nipple to receive the catch, and is provided with sharp points to catch in the jamb of the door, with a sidewise-moving trigger, which is operated by the door, and a set-screw for securing the lock-plate in position upon the door" (lines 13-21).
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Car Coupler.

Car Coupler.

Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Farnam, Stephen
Description: Patent for a new and improver coupler for railroad cars. This design "consists, first, in a transversely-arranged bar supported by suitable hangers secured to the end of the car a suitable distance above the draw-bar, each end of said transverse bar being provided with hand-wheels having a notch on their outer periphery, with which engage weighed pawls suitably pivoted to the side of the car; secondly, in an arm extending from said transverse bar for supporting the link" (lines 22-31).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 31, 1882
Creator: Griffin, James Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a lever pivoted in the front of the top of the draw-head and provided at its outer end with an aperture, through which the coupling-pin is passed into the aperture in the draw-head, below which lever another lever is pivoted, hanging vertically across the front-opening of the draw-head, and provided at the upper part of its inner edge with a projection, so that when the coupling-link pushes the lower lever inward the upper lever and the pin are raised, and drop as soon as the link has passed into the draw-head" (lines 10-21).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Griffin, James Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to a car-coupling constructed with draw-heads having stationary hooks and recesses in their sides, and provided with pivoted hooks held in place by springs, and provided with a trip plate and lever, and with chains and a lever, whereby the cars will couple themselves when run together, can be readily uncoupled, will uncouple themselves when thrown from the track, and can be prevented from coupling when run together" (lines 23-32).
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Car - Coupling.

Car - Coupling.

Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Oden, Joshua K.
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Burns, John Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design's "objects are, first, to couple cars of various altitudes; second, to couple the cars automatically; third, to uncouple from the top or side of the car; [and] fourth, to dispense with pins" (lines 16-20). It consists in a "draw-head [that] is provided with an elastic cover having a link-lifting arm secured thereto, a lever for oscillating said cover, performing the duplex function of disengaging the link and permitting its egress, a sloping projection from the base of said draw-head engaging the link on contact, and the bent link" (lines 51-58).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 7, 1882
Creator: Nelson, John B.
Description: Patent for an improved car coupling, including illustrations. "This invention relates to an improvement to car coupling, having for its object to effect the coupling of cars with facility and without danger to the operator, the coupling operation being performed automatically, and without requiring the passing of the operator between the cars" (lines 10-15).
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Combined Cotton, Corn,and Pea Planter and Fertilizer Distributer

Combined Cotton, Corn,and Pea Planter and Fertilizer Distributer

Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Nelson, John B.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Combined Mowers and Seed Planter"(lines 5-6), including instructions and illustrations.
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