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 County: Smith County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
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Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Brace for Heel-Sweeps.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Ferrell, Augustus C. & Hamrick, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable brace for heel-sweeps. The wings of the sweep will not close, and "that portion of the sweep through which the heel-bolt passes will be materially strengthened" (lines 14-16). It also braces sweeps whatever their size, and all the brace's parts are adjustable.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Brown, John Anderson
Description: Patent for a back band buckle that consists of a plate with its ends turned up and two upper longitudinal slit, the lower slit having teeth, and a hook with nibs.
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Car Axle Box.

Car Axle Box.

Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Scott, James O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design "consists in an improved cap for the box, a dust guard or plate, and packing for the same, the object being to render the axle-box dust and oil tight" (lines 14-17).
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Car Axle Box.

Car Axle Box.

Date: June 9, 1885
Creator: Scott, James O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-axle box. This design consists "[i]n an axle-box, the combination, with the box having the wedge-shaped projections and slots, of the cover having pins and wedge-shaped recesses formed between said pins and the top of the lid, whereby the gravity of the cover will wedge it to the box when the pins are without a bearing" (lines 52-58).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Jernagan, Alexander Jefferson
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] hand-lever and two chains as used in combination with the spring-latch catches. . . . [It further consists in a] brake-lever attached to main lever, a spring and spiral to hold said main lever in place, and a chain to main lever attached to the spring latch-catches aforesaid of each draw-head" (lines 53-59).
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Car-Door.

Car-Door.

Date: January 23, 1891
Creator: Moore, Francis A.
Description: Patent for improvements in car doors. These improvements make the doors fire and water proof and allow the door to be locked. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Clothes Hook.

Clothes Hook.

Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Delany, John L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved clothing hook. This design utilizes elastic, vulcanized rubber end-pieces for the hooks to hold the article of clothing more effectively. These end-pieces can be produced more cheaply than their threaded-metal counterparts, which require screwing on.
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Coffee Roaster.

Coffee Roaster.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design "provides a means whereby [one] can utilize the heretofore wasted heat ascending the stove-pipe to roast coffee and other similar articles, thereby securing for other purposes the large amount of space over or near the fire heretofore occupied by the coffee-roaster; and the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-21).
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Combined Air-Hose Coupling and Stop-Valve.

Combined Air-Hose Coupling and Stop-Valve.

Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Heidelburg, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for a combined air-hose coupling and stop-valve. One must shut off the cut-off valve before the coupling can be disconnected. When the valve is closed, air pressure is balanced so the couplings can be safely disconnected, and prevents dirt from getting into the train-pipe.
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