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 County: Milam County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bridle.

Bridle.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Mayes, David H.
Description: Patent for "improved means for detachably connecting blinds to bridles, whereby the bridle may be used with or without the blinds," and also "to provide a combined double box-loop and blind." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
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Combination Cotton-Plow.

Combination Cotton-Plow.

Date: August 10, 1891
Creator: Williams, Charley Mabry
Description: Patent for a combination cotton plow that makes hoeing more efficient and profitable. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.

Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.

Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Key, Joseph H.; Brevard, Horace & Purifoy, William R.
Description: Patent for a door-bell joined with a tray or card-receiver, which is installed in a door. "When pulled out it will bring said tray outside the door to receive a card, letter, or package or any mail-matter, and when released will carry it inside the door again" (lines 11-15). The bell goes off when the tray, which has a toothed edge that engages the bell-hammer, is released.
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Cotton Planter.

Cotton Planter.

Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Walton, Jacob Gipson
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design is for "a cotton-planter, the vibrating agitator having radial flanges and lateral flanges upon its bow, and clamped to the under side of [a] rocking shaft by means of cuffs and [a] clamp-screw, in combination with [a] hopper having [a] removable adjustable bottom" (lines 62-67).
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Cotton Stalk Puller.

Cotton Stalk Puller.

Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk puller. This design utilizes "[a] pulling-wheel having radial jaws that are opened and closed by cam devices" when "[i]t is driven astride the [cotton] row, and will be found to operate rapidly and with absolute certainty. It is simple, durable, and may be constructed at a very small expense" (lines 79-84).
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Engineer's Level-Rod

Engineer's Level-Rod

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Description: Patent for an engineer's level-rod which introduces a peculiar manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
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Engineer's Level-Rod.

Engineer's Level-Rod.

Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Description: Reissued patent for an improvement in engineer's level which introduces a novel manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
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Excavating and Grading Machine.

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
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Gate-Hinge.

Gate-Hinge.

Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Westmoreland, Hugh S.
Description: Patent for "an adjustable hinge for use in connection with a suitable upper hinge, for supporting gates in such manner as to permit of their being opened in either direction and allowed to close automatically," and which "also allows the gate to be adjusted to suit the inclination of its supporting-post, or to have its outer end elevated to a sufficient degree to permit dogs and other small animals to pass freely under same when closed." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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