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 County: Lavaca County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bale-Tie.

Bale-Tie.

Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Johnson, Jordan
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design utilizes a strap-iron binder with notches along the sides that allow for a bail to clamp firmly within them; thus, the bale is fastened.
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Barber's Paper Clip.

Barber's Paper Clip.

Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
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Bed-Brace.

Bed-Brace.

Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Stoermer, Alexander Sr.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bed brace, including instructions and illustrations.
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Bee-Hive

Bee-Hive

Date: December 13, 1882
Creator: Meyer, Edward
Description: Patent for an improved hive, in which bees are fed and watered more efficiently and honey can be removed without the loss of bees. Illustrations and instructions are included.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Burket, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two separate tongues that run freely along a middle bar, which lengthens the life of the strap by distributing pressure and allowing for broken out, frayed, or otherwise worn holes to be circumvented for new ones.
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Corn-Husker.

Corn-Husker.

Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Stahl, Adolf
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn huskers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton - Chopper.

Cotton - Chopper.

Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Richter, Frank L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton choppers machine as the attachment to cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
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Electric Railway.

Electric Railway.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Lomb, George W. C.
Description: Patent for an electric railway that has the electric conductor on or under the ground, in a tube. The tube gets electricity to the trains via contact-pieces embedded in the tube, and it collapses whenever the train wheels go over it. The tube and conductor are kept safe in a u-shaped hanger underground.
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Fan.

Fan.

Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fan. This design "consists mainly, first, in the combination with a swinging bar of metal or wood, or both, carrying the fans, of a balance-weight located at an angle to the line of the bar for the purpose of retarding its backward movement; and, second, in the combination, with a shaft and a hinge-connection uniting the fan-holder clamp to the shaft, of a removable pin by means of which the fan may be caused to move positively with the shaft or swing independently of it, as may be desired" (lines 12-22).
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Fan Attachment.

Fan Attachment.

Date: January 2, 1883
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Description: Patent for a new and improved fan attachment. This design "consists of an attachment for rocking-chairs, cradles, &c., and having an oscillatory arm adapted to hold a fan" (lines 9-11).
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