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 County: Colorado County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
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Barrel

Barrel

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
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Bee Hive.

Bee Hive.

Date: May 21, 1878
Creator: Walton, George Slaughter
Description: Patent for improvements to "that class of bee-hives or bee-houses having a series of compartments..." (lines 15-17) with instructions and illustrations.
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Car Ventilation.

Car Ventilation.

Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
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Improved Bridge.

Improved Bridge.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: McDowell, H. S.
Description: Patent for an invention that "is to provide certain improvements in the construction of bridges, whereby the parts thereof, of wood, may be readily removed for the substitution of others, when decayed or broken, without interfering with the use of the bridge or weakening it (lines 10-15)". The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties

Improvement in Bale-Ties

Date: August 13, 1878
Creator: Roeber, Alexander
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton bale-ties, with illustration.
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Improvement In Bale-Ties.

Improvement In Bale-Ties.

Date: April 16, 1878
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Description: This patent was created for free ends of wire to be united and form a circular shape. The wire is then interconnected with a loop that has been doubled by the device.
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Description: Patent for improvement in churns by using an oblong box with a diamond-shaped dash fixed in the box. The churning is done by rapidly swing the box back and forth until butter is obtained. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles
Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Sprinklers

Improvement in Cotton-Sprinklers

Date: November 11, 1879
Creator: Schier, John
Description: Patent for Improvements to cotton-sprinklers that provides "effective distribution of poisonous liquids upon cotton-plants, for the purpose of destroying the cotton-worm or other destructive insects." (lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustration.
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