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 County: Cooke County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Date: August 21, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Francis John & Irick, William Madison
Description: Patent for "a book holder especially designed to receive large books for reference, such as a dictionary for example, and to so construct the mechanism of the holder that a cradle will be provided for the reception of the book, which cradle will be adapted to be carried upward and outward from the holder in a manner which will bring the book in proper position for consultation, and which mechanism will also act to lower the book, without jar or injury to it, within the holder when the book is no longer required." (Lines 14-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Cole, Henry J.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings known as “automatic” by providing actuate means to “throw the pin downward and locks the link in a horizontal position.” (Lines 24-25) For uncoupling the cars from either the top or either side of the car; “a spring-actuated device is provided for keeping the link in a horizontal position with a yielding force.” (Lines 27-29) Illustration is included.
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Cultivator and Scraper.

Cultivator and Scraper.

Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Huneycutt, Noah
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivators and scrapers: "The object of our invention is to provide a cultivator and scraper of simple and economical construction" (lines 15-17).
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Expansible Pulley.

Expansible Pulley.

Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Kennerly, Samuel J. & Cox, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "expansible pulleys, or pulleys of that character or description which may be expanded or contracted, so as to increase or decrease the circumference thereof." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Mills, John Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in fishing tool for oil wells: "in connection with oil well drilling and pumping apparatus" (lines 9-10).
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Improvement in Bale-Ties

Improvement in Bale-Ties

Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Andrews, Thomas S.
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie whose frame is provided with an end bar having wedge-shaped catch.
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Improvement in Buckles

Improvement in Buckles

Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle for use with hame-straps, breech-straps, etc. The patent contains an explanation of the buckle and various illustrations.
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Improvement in Faucets.

Improvement in Faucets.

Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Andrews, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a faucet "which is inexpensive in its construction, easily repaired, and efficient in operation" (lines 7-8), including illustrations.
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Improvement In Fences.

Improvement In Fences.

Date: August 10, 1878
Creator: Lenox, John S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fence, the materials for which would could be easily obtained by farmers and the results would be strong enough to contain livestock.
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Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Andrews, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a rope-and-pulley fire escape apparatus, including illustration.
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