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 Collection: Texas Patents
Bed Stay.

Bed Stay.

Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a bed-stay, of wires connected to the corners of the bed-stead, blocks on the wires, loops connected to the blocks, a lever hung to the loop, and a latch device locking the free end of the lever to the loop" (lines 10-15).
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Bed Stay.

Bed Stay.

Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design "consist[s] of wires doubled at their center parts and twisted . . . to form loops . . . and diverged from said twisted parts and attached to the corner portions of the bedstead, and a tension and locking device consisting of a straining-lever fulcrumed to one of the loops and adapted to lock thereon and engaging the other loop" (lines 90-97).
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Corn-Thinner.

Corn-Thinner.

Date: February 17, 1903
Creator: Horn, Henry G.
Description: Patent for improvements in corn-thinners for removing excess stalks in the field by constructing the “upper portion’s blade flat to present straight side cutting edges, and having the lower portion curved transversely to present to a lower semicircular cutting edge.” (Lines 53-56.) With this design, the operator would not have to stoop over, making the thinning operation easier. Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Levings, Enoc
Description: Patent for improvements a cotton chopper that "consists of a two-wheeled carriage having a hoe situated to thin the cotton and is operated by bevel gear-wheels, a ratchet-wheel, and a spring" (lines 12-15).
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Cotton compressor.

Cotton compressor.

Date: 1885-9-1
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for cotton compressor using platens, bearings, pulleys, levels, rods and shafts.
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Device for Measuring Logs.

Device for Measuring Logs.

Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Cowart, Laurance P.
Description: Patent for device for measuring logs consisting "of a pair of calipers, a measuring-segment, an arm, a plate, and a disk" (lines 13-14) in order to measure "the number of lumber feet in a log" lines 16-17), including illustrations.
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Electric Car-Brake.

Electric Car-Brake.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for improvements in electrically controlled car-brakes with the various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes, signaling from car to car or train to car, lighting trains, and other purposes to which it may be adapted, including illustrations.
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Electric Car-Coupling.

Electric Car-Coupling.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes; signaling from car to car, train to car, or vice versa; lighting trains; and other purposes to which it can be adapted, including illustrations.
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Electrical Connection and Signal for Railway-Cars.

Electrical Connection and Signal for Railway-Cars.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to suitable electrically-operated devices throughout a train, including illustrations.
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Engine.

Engine.

Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Baker, Joseph Clark
Description: Patent for a reciprocating steam-engine that both live steam and exhaust-steam may be utilized with a single piston to reciprocate it.
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