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 Collection: Texas Patents
BRICK-KILN.

BRICK-KILN.

Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for brick-kilns to "provide means for burning bricks in a much shorter time and more effectively than is possible with usual constructions, and, further, to protect the kiln-walls against the injurious effects of heat" (lines 9-13).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Veneer Basket.

Veneer Basket.

Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for stronger, lighter construction of baskets frequently used in shipping fruit, although the improvement "may be used for any and all purposes of which it is capable" (lines 13-15).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Veneer-Bending Machine

Veneer-Bending Machine

Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Description: Patent for improving veneer bending through a slower process which allows the entirety of the veneer to be heated.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Safety-Valve

Safety-Valve

Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Ball, John W.
Description: Patent for a safety valve that can be used on water and gas boilers.
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Safety-Valve.

Safety-Valve.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Cameron, Charles Hoyle
Description: Patent for an improved safety valve for boilers that consists of a valve chamber with a socket at its bottom, a valve seat with a steam outlet, a valve in the socket, a steam inlet tube that passes through and below the valve, a piston mounted in a guide chamber, a spring that holds the piston, a guide chamber with a valve seat, and a steam cylinder.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
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Cart-Scale.

Cart-Scale.

Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Coupland, Benjamin C. & Hough, Franklin T.
Description: Patent for light, strong, and inexpensive bale weighing scales that "employ a truck or sulky frame, suitable for transporting goods; furthermore, means combined with said frame whereby the goods may be readily weighed; furthermore, means for supporting the goods on the truck independent of the weighing mechanism" (lines 13-19).
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Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Date: September 1, 1874
Creator: Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for a machine to distribute poison to destroy Cotton Worms, including illustrations.
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Dumping-Car.

Dumping-Car.

Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Dunman, William M.
Description: Patent for a dumping-car that "can be operated by two men to discharge its contents with a comparatively small amount of exertion on the part of the operators" (lines 14-17). The car is developed to hold gravel, &c., and can be easily dumped.
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Music-Holder.

Music-Holder.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: French, Clarence E.
Description: Patent for an improved music-holder. The music-holder is comprised of a base adapted to be secured to a music rest with a standard pivoted on the base. The standard is fixed with a spring-pressed shaft in order to press the book to the music stand.
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