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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Carly, John Wesly
Description: Patent for a new and improved advertising sign. This design "consist[s] in the fixed staff or upright having pulley, bent rotary vane having the opening, and adapted for the display of advertisements, inside [the] bent rotary vane, and the governor adapted to regulate automatically the speed at which the vanes are to revolve" (lines 68-80).
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Animal Power.

Animal Power.

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Knox, William Curtis
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal power (engine). This design "consists in an animal-power constructed with a small wheel placed loosely upon a stationary upright shaft, and connected by hinges with the inner ends of arms and sweeps attached to the main wheel, which is mounted upon caster-wheels to support the weight of the wheel and its attachments. . . . The object of this invention is to economize power and promote convenience" (lines 16-25).
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Carter, William B.
Description: Patent for an ant-trap with an inflexible bottom with a hole in the middle, a perpendicular section rough on the inside and smooth on the outside, and the perpendicular smooth sides are attached to the edges of the bottom. The trap has a device that prevents the ants from running around the trap.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
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Attachment for Cultivators.

Attachment for Cultivators.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for a wheel-cultivator that attaches to planters or plows. It provides "means whereby a planter or a plow-beam carrying any desired cultivating implement can be attached to the frame of a riding or wheel cultivator frame, and thus enable the cultivator-frame to be applied to uses other than that for which it was intended" (lines 25-30).
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Bevel.

Bevel.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for "bevel-squares adapted to be converted into a try-square through the medium of a pivoted and adjustable blade." (Lines 13-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Baugh, Edward H.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective combined churn motor and dasher that continuously and smoothly circulates cream. It has a large wheel the operator turns, which is connected through a series of pulleys to the dasher. A large frame holds the parts in place.
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Churn Power.

Churn Power.

Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Brace, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design utilizes paralleled uprights, shafts, through-holes, screw-holes, a crank, pit-men, and a cross-head (lines 85-92). This combination and arrangement of parts allows rotary motion to be converted to reciprocal motion, which improves the churning process.
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Combined Seed Planter and Guano Distributer.

Combined Seed Planter and Guano Distributer.

Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Hood, Calvine B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter and fertilizer distributor. This design "consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, whereby the machine can be readily attached to and removed from a cultivator of any suitable description and used for planting seeds of different kinds and distributing guano at the same time that the seeds are being planted" (lines 15-22).
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