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 County: Grayson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
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Automatic Car-Switching System.

Automatic Car-Switching System.

Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for "a system of switching where the cars of a train are pushed up an incline and placed successively on an elevated annular revolving platform, by which they are automatically distributed to their respective receiving-tracks" (lines 9-14).
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Bicycle Attachment.

Bicycle Attachment.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
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Binder for Paper Tablets.

Binder for Paper Tablets.

Date: February 25, 1879
Creator: Murray, Bredett C.
Description: Patent for improvements for tablets for blank paper, leterheads, etc. that holds content securely, including illustrations.
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Board Roofing.

Board Roofing.

Date: December 19, 1876
Creator: Zimmerman, Arnold W.
Description: Patent for a new design of roofing board. The wooden boards are designed to "contract and expand with changes of temperature" (para. 3) and to allow rain to run off without seeping into the joints of the boards.
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Bran Dresser

Bran Dresser

Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: De Haven, Charles
Description: Patent for new and valuable Improvement in Bran-Dressers
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Bills, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design is for a double buckle, "of such a construction that secure fastenings may be obtained, and the two ends of a strap or the adjacent ends of different straps may be readily secured together in a reliable manner, thus admitting of the speedy manufacture of sets of harnesses" (lines 13-18). This eliminates the need for rivets or stitching the strap(s).
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Car-Brake.

Car-Brake.

Date: August 17, 1891
Creator: Braun, Henry F.
Description: Patent for improvements in car brakes, "wherein the ordinary brake-beams are dispensed with and wherein the several brake-shoe-carrying levers will be self-adjusting." (lines 8 - 11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Door Fastening.

Car-Door Fastening.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Buser, William H. & Shaw, Burrell L.
Description: Patent for sliding car-door fastening to improve the fastening of said car-door.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.
Description: Patent for improvements to churns, "and has special reference to what are known as 'vibrating-dasher' churns." (lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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