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 County: Ellis County, TX
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Adjustable Stool.

Adjustable Stool.

Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Smith, William Alexander & Smith, Robert Toumbleson
Description: Patent for an adjustable and foldable stool for but not limited to field workers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n a device for catching ants, the combination, with an open frame, of the end piece or trough, having a concave bottom and overturned edges" (lines 84-87).
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: February 28, 1888
Creator: Miller, Marshall Crittenden
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "the combination of a tube having a longitudinal slot in its top at one end and a transverse slot in the bottom near the other end, the top of the tube on each side of the longitudinal slot bent downward, a pen secured to the end of the tube having the longitudinal slot, a portion of one side piece of the pen forming an end for the tube and the other side piece being cut away and secured to the tube, and a receptacle under the end of the tube having the transverse slot, the upper edges of the pen and of the receptacle being bent" (lines 65-77).
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schubert, George
Description: Patent for improvements in baling presses: "This invention relates to baling presses provided with runners, (instead of the usual wheels,) to be removed about the field; and my objects are, to construct such a press in such a manner that it can be readily started down with but few stakes, second; to provide a rigid but removable side brace to prevent the press from canting, and third; to prevent the operating lever from canting or swinging upward or downward when in operation; and to promote simplicity" (lines 17-27).
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Breast-Strap for Harness.

Breast-Strap for Harness.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Russell, Charles H.
Description: Patent for "a breast-strap so constructed as to obviate pressure on the windpipe of the horse and to transfer such pressure to the shoulders; to obviate chafing or rubbing of the breast-strap upon the shoulders, and to permit them to move freely in advance of each other as a result of the movements of the horse." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Broom Rack.

Broom Rack.

Date: June 24, 1890
Creator: Neely, William D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved broom rack. This design "compris[es] the lower ring provided in its outer edge with a series of notches adapted to receive the head of the brooms, the upper ring arranged to fit within the opening of the lower ring when not in use and provided with a series of perforations to receive the handles of the brooms, the chains or other suitable means for connecting the rings, and the chains . . . secured to the upper rings" (lines 79-88).
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Broom-Rack.

Broom-Rack.

Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: Jones, Wesley C.
Description: Patent for a new suspended broom rack design with increased capacity for holding brooms, including illustrations.
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Calculating Device.

Calculating Device.

Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved calculator. This design "consists in having a central disk provided on each side with a disk somewhat smaller, the three being pivoted centrally, so that the smaller disks on the sides may be rotated independently of the central disk. The central disk has twelve or more marginal figures on each side, equidistant from each other, and a column of figures extending inwardly from each marginal figure" (lines 19-27).
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Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
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