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 County: Grayson County, TX
 Month: May
 Collection: Texas Patents
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
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Bicycle Attachment.

Bicycle Attachment.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
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Flue-Beader.

Flue-Beader.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson F.
Description: Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
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Grave Guard.

Grave Guard.

Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Gent, Alfred
Description: Patent for a new and improved grave guard. This design allows for a grave guard that receives fence posts, headstones, and water for neighboring plants, which compiles these effects from various other devices.
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Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Moore, Andrew A.
Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in brick-presses by which bricks may be quickly and cheaply pressed by hand power from clay taken direct from bank or mixer" ( Lines 1-3 )including instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Double-Bitted Drills.

Improvement in Double-Bitted Drills.

Date: May 30, 1876
Creator: Yarbrough, William H.
Description: Patent for "an easy mode of straightening wells while drilling them through rock or earth, and also for enlarging the same into a cistern when it is desired to keep on hand a large supply of water." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Excavators.

Improvement in Excavators.

Date: May 6, 1873
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Description: Patent for improvement in earth excavators combining a plow, rotating cylinder, and helical plate.
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Improvement in Railway-Gates.

Improvement in Railway-Gates.

Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: McCaffrey, James M. & Larkin, James
Description: Patent for "automatically operating slide-gates which are operated by pressure on treadles, and are suitable for use either as farm-gates or railroad-gates." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Mechanical Motor.

Mechanical Motor.

Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
Description: Patent for an improved and efficient "in motors adapted especially for domestic use, its object being to provide a cheap, compact, durable, and efficient automatic motive mechanism which may be utilized for drivers various household apparatus" including instructions and illustration.
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Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
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