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 County: Cass County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Neely Trimmier & Smith, William F.
Description: Patent for a device by which cotton can be easily, quickly and accurately chopped, "leaving cotton stands the distance apart for future cultivation and to insure the most rapid and satisfactory growth," (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
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Cotton Seed Planter.

Cotton Seed Planter.

Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Crow, John Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed planter. This design "consists in the combination of a front pair of scraping-wings attached to a central furrow-opener, a revolving biconical wheel for pressing open the furrow and operating a toothed or spiked seed stirring and distributing shaft, and a rear covering-roller having a concave periphery" (lines 18-24).
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Fruit-Picker.

Fruit-Picker.

Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Armstrong, George W.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, efficient, and durable fruit-picker that picks small fruit and does not bruise them. The picker is easily operated.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: November 6, 1894
Creator: Hefner, John M.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive swinging gate that is strong, durable, and doesn't sag. It can be fully opened and easily conteracted.
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Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Date: December 23, 1879
Creator: Rhea, Robert H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved construction and combination of parts used by machines that convert either into a cotton or corn planter, including illustrations.
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