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 County: Tyler County, TX
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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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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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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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Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Stewart, John W.
Description: Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Date: May 25, 1875
Creator: Goolsbee, John N.
Description: Patent for "vegetable-cutters adapted to cut a number of slices by a single stroke, in which a series of knives, arranged in two converging tiers, are used in conjunction with a centrally-disposed block for supporting the article to be sliced." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lamp-Wick Raiser.

Lamp-Wick Raiser.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: McBride, Martin A.
Description: Patent for a device designed to manipulate a lamp-wick in its guiding tube without cutting or injuring the wick, including illustrations.
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Logging-Truck.

Logging-Truck.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Brough, William, Jr.
Description: Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.
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