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 County: Hays County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improved Stitching-Horse.

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
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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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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: November 5, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvement in chairs consisting of self-adjusting chair-backs.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Dixon, Shadrach
Description: Patent for a medical compound of alcohol (or "good brandy"), asafetida, camphor, laudanum, yellow jessamine, sassafras, and water.
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
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Bit-Brace.

Bit-Brace.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Description: Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fumigator.

Fumigator.

Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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