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 County: Erath County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Acetylene - Gas Generator

Acetylene - Gas Generator

Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gas generating apparatus, including instructions and illustrations.
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Ant-Trap

Ant-Trap

Date: July 30, 1889
Creator: Davis, Edwin E.
Description: Patent for an ant trap,with illustrations. Purpose of the invention was to be efficient more efficient in both cost and use in comparison to other ant traps being sold at the time.
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Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.
Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
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Automatic Dumping Cage

Automatic Dumping Cage

Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Gordon, William K.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic dumping cage. This invention is to "use in the shafts of coal and other mines"(line 9-10).
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Band Cutter and Feeder for Thrashers.

Band Cutter and Feeder for Thrashers.

Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder and band cutter for thrashers. This design consists "[i]n a band-cutter for a thrasher, the combination with the main frame, main shaft, platforms, and mechanism adapted and arranged to cut the bands, of the crank, rod, oscillating shaft provided with the crank arms . . . reciprocating rod, and depending rod" (lines 38-44).
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33).
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Boot and Shoe Box.

Boot and Shoe Box.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a draw-head having a chamber and a recess from its upper face into the chamber, of a coupling-dog pivoted in the recess and having a notch in its under faces and a hook at its forward end...... and the chain and levers connected with the said eyes.” (Lines 32-41) Illustration is included.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
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Churn Dasher.

Churn Dasher.

Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Hale, James F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn dasher. This design, "[a]s an article of manufacture, [consists in] the conical or concavo-convex churn dasher having a circular rim, the air cups or cells, the arms, and the raised nave or center portion, all of concavo-convex shape in their transverse sections" (lines 28-33).
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