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 County: Comal County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Hoe.

Hoe.

Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Willian, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and useful hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Draw-Gages.

Improvement in Draw-Gages.

Date: June 25, 1878
Creator: Tays, John Henry
Description: Patent for improving the manner in which leather straps may be cut and avoid slippage.
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Saddle-Tree Fork.

Saddle-Tree Fork.

Date: February 17, 1880
Creator: Mittendorf, Gustav Adolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle-tree fork. This design "strengthen[s] the iron fork by means of a bent wooden part" (lines 14-15). It also utilizes ribs running into and through the neck cavity, which strengthens the neck of the saddle, as when bearing the strain of a lasso.
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Windmill.

Windmill.

Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Benoit, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design consists in "the sectional spiral vanes of the wind-wheel, having a flange on the outer edge, widest at the end of the vane on which the wind first takes effect, and inclined to the plane of the vane for deflecting the wind thereon . . . [and] [t]he brake, having guide-pulley and combined with the pull-cord, tail-vane, and the wheel-shaft, said shaft having a friction-wheel" (lines 13-22).
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Portable Dark Room.

Portable Dark Room.

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved portable dark room. This design "consists in a box provided with an opening in one side and a sleeve of pliable material extending outward from this opening, which box contains two smaller boxes for receiving the exposed and unexposed dry plates. The box is provided with a handle for carrying it" (lines 13-19).
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Rotary Force Pump.

Rotary Force Pump.

Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary force-pump. This design "consists in a rotary force-pump constructed with a tubular standard provided with one or more flexible tubes having interior half-tubes and an interior cylinder mounted upon a crank-shaft and provided with adjustable bars carrying rollers whereby a liquid can be raised by the successive action of the said rollers upon the said flexible tubes" (lines 22-29).
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Corn-Husker.

Corn-Husker.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Description: Patent for a "simple, inexpensive, and convenient hand-operated machine employing an oscillating knife or cutter for severing the stalk or stem and at at the same time clamping the shucks, so that the ear, when turned, will effect the bursting open of the shucks, thus permitting the ready removal of the ear" (lines 8-15).
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Wind Engine.

Wind Engine.

Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved wind engine. This design "relates to an improvement in wind-engines, in which a vertical circular frame having a wind-wheel is covered to the half by a hemispherical roof supported by posts" (lines 8-12).
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Sulky-Plow.

Sulky-Plow.

Date: June 20, 1893
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable sulky-plow that "may be shifted laterally by the driver during the act of plowing whenever such action is deemed advisable, thereby changing the cut whenever occasion may demand" (lines 10-14). The plow can attach to any type of wheeled plow.
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Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
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