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 County: Hays County, TX
 Month: April
 Collection: Texas Patents
Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Franks, Lewis W.
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient baling-press that has an improved press-box and plunger-operating power. The connections between the power and the plunger will be lighter and the feed-opening of the press-box will be closed automatically. The machine has a continuously-rotating operating wheel that allows for an easier way to engage and disengage the pitman.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: April 16, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvements in chairs: "the back, seat, foot rest, and head rest are all self adjusting, and operated by the natural movements of the occupant" (lines 11-13).
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Haupt, W. W.
Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters that is able to plant different kinds of seed by simply adjust the position of the lower ends of the end-plates in the seed-box. Illustration is included.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
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Ventilating Cover.

Ventilating Cover.

Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Smith, Ralph Julius
Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating cover. This design "consists in the detailed construction of the same . . . whereby the contents of . . . vessels are protected from dust, insects, and all kinds of impurity, and at the same time are thoroughly ventilated by free communication with the atmosphere, and so that any gases arising from the contents of said vessels will not be confined with the contents, but will pass off through the ventilating-cover into the surrounding air" (lines 16-26).
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