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 County: Comal County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
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Corn-Husker.

Corn-Husker.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Description: Patent for a "simple, inexpensive, and convenient hand-operated machine employing an oscillating knife or cutter for severing the stalk or stem and at at the same time clamping the shucks, so that the ear, when turned, will effect the bursting open of the shucks, thus permitting the ready removal of the ear" (lines 8-15).
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Corn - Husking Machine

Corn - Husking Machine

Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Werner, Anton, Jr.
Description: Patent for improvements to the corn-husking machine with a butt-end cutter for the ears of corn. (lines 9-10)
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: February 6, 1900
Creator: Bartels, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Design for a Badge, Button, or similar article.

Design for a Badge, Button, or similar article.

Date: July 11, 1911
Creator: National Anti-Tipping League, Inc.
Description: Patent for design for a badge, button or similar article demonstrating the logo for the National Anti-Tipping League.
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Drill.

Drill.

Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Description: Patent for improvements in drills by providing “a frame which may be readily attached to any suitable support and wherein the drill-spindle may be engaged for operation by a common form of chest-brace.” (Lines 9-13) The frame would enable the stock-rest to adjust in proper positions to receive different thicknesses of stock.” (Lines 15-17) Illustration is included.
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Hoe.

Hoe.

Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Willian, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and useful hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Tie Stretchers.

Improvement in Cotton-Tie Stretchers.

Date: August 22, 1871
Creator: Mather, Samuel
Description: Patent for an improvement for an instrument to stretch and tie a band around a cotton bale.
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Improvement in Draw-Gages.

Improvement in Draw-Gages.

Date: June 25, 1878
Creator: Tays, John Henry
Description: Patent for improving the manner in which leather straps may be cut and avoid slippage.
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Improvement in Glass Globes or Reservoirs for Lamps.

Improvement in Glass Globes or Reservoirs for Lamps.

Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Otto, Adolph
Description: Patent for an "invention to prevent the breaking of glass globes used in kerosene lamps as reservoirs for the burning fluid; and this invention consists in the application around the reservoir of a rubber ring let into a groove, but projecting sufficiently to receive the concussion in case the lamp is overthrown." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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