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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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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Williams, George W. & Hook, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main frame . . . provided with the hopper, covers, and transporting-wheel, of the vibrating-lever pivoted at its lower end to the side of the frame, and pivoted at its middle to the lateral arm, secured to the feed-slide and operated by means of the pitman, which is connected at its lower end to the crank-axle, the upper end thereof being pivoted to the upper end of the lever" (lines 17-26).
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Cotton Chopper.

Cotton Chopper.

Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Miller, Julian Tolbert
Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk chopper. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable carrying-frame, which is to be attached to the plow, a shaft on which the chopping-wheel is placed, and which is operated by the revolving axle, and the chopping-wheel having adjustable cutting blades" (lines 13-18).
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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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Earth Auger.

Earth Auger.

Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design "relates to a new and improved earth-auger made funnel shaped, with side cutting-edges, and adapted to be inverted for emptying the auger; and the invention consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-12).
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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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