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 County: Houston County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
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Combination Tool.

Combination Tool.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Beazley, James Harvey
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design "consists in a combination-tool embodying in a single implement a nail and staple-puller, pinchers, nail-straightener, and wire-cutters, the device being more particularly designed for use in constructing, taking down, and resetting wire fencing" (lines 7-12).
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Cotton-Spacer.

Cotton-Spacer.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Totty, William
Description: Patent for a device that efficiently and quickly travels over cotton-drills, spacing the stands uniformly apart and covers up any grass or weeds around the stands, including illustrations.
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Frame Building.

Frame Building.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Boyd, John Allen
Description: Patent for frame building. This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of buildings, especially frame buildings, and has for its object to provide a means whereby the building may be erected at a minimum cost and in a simple, convenient, and expeditious manner.
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Game-Board

Game-Board

Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Thompson, James Whiteford.
Description: Patent for "a game-board having a trough at its head and squared apertures near said head, and numbered cubical blocks adapted to be revolved in said apertures" (lines 18-21) and "has relation to games to be played on bowling-alleys or boards with balls" (lines 16-17) including illustrations.
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Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Barbee, Napoleon B.
Description: Patent for "improvements in hand fertilizer-distributers and seed-drills," (lines 19-20) with instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: McConnell, John A. & McConnell, William V.
Description: Patent for a better churn which makes butter faster, releases butter from the churn more easily, and is simple to create and use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: De Force, Samuel A. & McConnell, William V.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for cultivating cotton" (lines 15-16)including illustrations. The machine is used to "bar off, scrape, chop, and dirt the cotton upon both sides of a row at one passage." (lines 17-19)
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Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Fruit-Pickers.

Improvement in Fruit-Pickers.

Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: McConnell, William V. & Dickerson, Charles M.
Description: Patent for an improved fruit-picking tool explaining the construction and usage of the tool, including illustrations.
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