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 County: Robertson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Boot and Shoe Indicator.

Boot and Shoe Indicator.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Woodlief, George T. & Dunn, George Roe.
Description: Patent for a new and improved boot and shoe display. This design "is to provide an indicator for the use of retail dealers in boots and shoes, or other merchandise and wares, by which apparatus the stock can be kept with great accuracy and facility. To that end . . . an indicating-plate with slides [is included], which is to be attached upon the boxes, shelves, drawers, or other receptacles for the goods, as an indicator for showing what goods are contained in the receptacle" (lines 8-17).
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
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Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Carter, Hiram H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "consists . . . in pivoting the plow-beam, provided with a shovel for making a furrow into which the seed is dropped, in between the front ends of the beams of the two covering-shovels, the seed-covering-shovel beams being secured to the handles of the machine, whereby the pivoted beam is controlled entirely by the handles; second, in pivoting the seed-box to the rear end of the beam, provided with shovel for forming a furrow for the seed to drop in, by means of the loose link or connection, so that the beam can be moved independently" (lines 14-27).
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Cotton Chopper.

Cotton Chopper.

Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Greer, John I.; Harper, Wiley M. & Greer, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "consists in combining with a frame a roller of any desired width and size having one or more slots or openings in its periphery, and so mounted as to roll over and crush the stand of cotton, except those portions which enter the slots or openings referred to, which regulate the distance apart at which the portions of the stand are left remaining" (lines 19-27).
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Fence-Stay.

Fence-Stay.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Munger, Ennis
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive fence-stay that "may be readily applied in a secure manner to horizontal fence-wires" (lines 12-13). The posts are sheets of metal, and metal T-shaped tongues hold the wires in place.
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Fertilizer-Distributer.

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Barron, John Davis
Description: Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included.
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Fish-Trap.

Fish-Trap.

Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Green, John E.
Description: Patent for an improved fish-trap consisting of a net drawn in the rear of two boats with illustrations.
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Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Brown, William B.
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included.
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Game Apparatus.

Game Apparatus.

Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Fisher, Charles A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ring for games. This design is "part of a game apparatus, a ring of wood of a form adapted to be rolled over a flat surface, having a ring of metal cast in a groove cut in its inner surface" (lines 57-60).
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